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Today

9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator

Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

Noon
Dance Club
Samba Practice

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Noon
Public Affairs
Summer Lecture: The ATLAS Experiment: Mapping the Secrets of the Universe
Michael Barnett
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins

Bldg. 70-191

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Fractionalization of the Electronic Charge in Two Dimensions
Dung-Hai Lee UC Berkeley
Bldg. 6-2202


Tomorrow

8:30 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection Fundamentals

Bldg. 70A-3377

9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
ARPES Study of the Electronic Dynamics in Graphene and Graphite
Shuyun Zhou, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 6-2202

10 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Evolution of Fermi Surface and Pseudogap in Chemically Substituted High-Tc Cuprates by ARPES
Zhihui Pan, Boston College
Bldg. 6-2202

11 a.m.
Computational Research
Shape Modeling and Alignment: Applications to Biomedical Informatics

Heng Huang, U. of Texas
Bldg. 50A-5132

Noon
Environmental Energy Technologies
Polymer Membrane Materials for Fuel Cells and other Energy Applications
John Kerr
Bldg. 90-3122

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Breakfast: Ham & Cheddar Scramble with Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Strawberry Cinnamon French Toast with Sausage
Cultural Cuisine: Chicken Enchilada Cassarole

Pizza: Goat Cheese and Roasted Vegetables
Deli: Portabello and Brie Prestini with Sundried Tomato & Pesto Mayonnaise
Grill: Salmon Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Carvery: Roast Pork Loin with Garlic Mashed Potaotes

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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ATLAS Experiment
Summer Lecture Today


Simulation of black hole in ATLAS Detector
The fifth and final summer lecture, to be held today at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, will feature Michael Barnett of the Lab’s Physics Division. He’ll discuss the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The collider will explore the aftermath of collisions at the highest energy ever produced in the lab, and will recreate the conditions of the universe a billionth of a second after the Big Bang.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


'Crooked' Career Paths
That Are Rewarding


Berkeley Lab researchers are invited to attend the next meeting of the East Bay Association for Women in Science to hear a talk on "A Crooked Career Path Can Still Provide Rewards,” by Martha Booz of BioRad Laboratories. The lecture takes place tomorrow from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 2223 Fulton St., 6th floor, on campus. Go here for more information and directions

Discount for Shakespeare
Theater in Orinda


Berkeley Lab employees are eligible for a 20-percent discount off ticket prices to see the California Shakespeare Theater’s production of “Man and Superman,” which runs through July 29.  Call the box office at 510-548-9666 and mention your Berkeley Lab affiliation to receive the discount. It is not available online. Cal Shakes is a highly acclaimed company that stages four major works each summer in the outdoor Burns Amphitheater in Orinda.  There is ample parking and the theater is BART accessible.  Go here for more information.

IN THE NEWS


Chemical in Cleaner May
Cause Fertility Problems

Nazaroff

Dozens of common household cleaning products contain hidden toxic chemicals linked to fertility disorders in lab animals, according to data gathered by a women's research group. A type of glycol ether is frequently found in popular cleaning products, says a report released by Women's Voices for the Earth. Berkeley Lab environmental energy technologist William Nazaroff said the EPA erred when it removed the chemical from the hazardous air pollutants list. He conducted a study for the California Air Resources Board in 2006 on the indoor air chemistry of cleaning agents and toxic air contaminants. Full story.

Internet Service Provider
Seeks Green Data Center

Unfortunately, IT is more of an energy-consuming “Big Foot” than it would like to admit, according to Bryan Chan, president of Madison, Wisconsin's SupraNet Communications. According to Chan, less than 10 percent of the energy used by a data center actually goes into powering computers; the rest goes to providing an environment suitable for operation. Creating that environment has led to some are troubling statistics about the industry's appetite for power: In 2005, Berkeley Lab reported that energy usage by Internet service providers alone had exceeded color television sets as energy consumers in the United States. Full story.
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