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Friday, Nov. 13, 2009


Bowtie Nano Color Sorters from Molecular Foundry

James Schuck, Stefano Cabrini and Zhaoyu Zhang were part of a team of researchers at the Molecular Foundry that engineered a class of bowtie-shaped devices that capture, filter and steer light at the nanoscale. These "nano color sorter" devices act as antennae to focus and sort light in tiny spaces, a useful technique for harvesting broadband light for color-sensitive filters and detectors. More>

People: Earth Scientist Wins ‘Young Investigator’ Award

gilbertBenjamin Gilbert of Berkeley Lab's Earth Sciences Division was chosen by the Mineralogical Society of America as 2010’s Young Investigator Award winner. The award is considered the highest honor for a young scientist working in mineralogy or related fields. Gilbert, 36, has made important contributions to the rapidly evolving field of nanogeoscience — the study of the properties and geochemical interactions of natural nanoscale minerals. Much of his research involves the development and application of synchrotron x-ray experiments and analysis methods for the study of mineral nanoparticles. More>

People: New Library Partnership Named After Glenn Seaborg

seaborg[San Francisco Chronicle] Other communities have pulled together to replace aging libraries, so in a sense, the opening of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center isn't unique. However, what deserves a second look is a new concept about what a library can be. Lafayette citizens reimagined the library as a place for lifelong learning and collaborated with 12 of the region's leading arts, science and educational institutions to showcase their traveling programs. Named the Glenn Seaborg Learning Consortium, this collection of nonprofit organizations honors the Berkeley Lab scientist who called Lafayette his home for more than 40 years. More>

Parking: Be Sure to Follow Guidelines for Stack Parking

stack parkingWith construction limiting the number of available parking spaces at the Lab, the use of stack parking has become even more critical. However, staff should be aware of the regulations for stack parking. Those who stack park must display a card on their dashboard that contains: name, permit number, normal office location, phone number, and when off-site, the phone number of the person in custody of your keys. Contact the Site Access Office (x4855) for a stack parking card, or stop by the Building 65A trailer.

Construction: Weekend Work Affects Traffic, Parking at Lab

Exterior painting of Building 50 tomorrow and Sunday will require the closure of the H1 and H2 parking lots and the connecting roadway. Tomorrow only, Glaser Road will be closed from the west end of Building 77 to the loading dock area at the east end of Buildings 77/77A to accommodate crane work. As with all Lab construction projects, drivers and pedestrians in the area of work are asked to use caution and follow flagger directions and posted signage.

HR Benefits: December Calendar of Events Available

From a new employee benefits orientation to a "Taking Charge of Your Financial Fitness" workshop, the HR Benefits department hosts a number of events to help staff manage their work and life. To assist in tracking upcoming events, the department produces a monthly calendar, and the December edition is now available.

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