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Thursday, April 29, 2010


Hi-Res Lensless Imaging of Cells with Soft X-Rays


Using x-ray diffraction microscopy to make images of whole yeast cells, scientists at the Advanced Light Source have achieved the highest resolution images of biological specimens ever, obtaining resolutions of 11 to 13 nanometers (billionths of a meter). Their success indicates that full 3-D tomography of whole cells at equivalent resolution should soon be possible. More>

People: Buluç Nameed 2010 Alvarez Fellow

bellAydın Buluç has been named as the 2010 Luis W. Alvarez Fellow for the Computational Research Division. During his fellowship with the High Performance Computing Research Department, Buluç will apply his expertise in combinational scientific computing primarily to increasing the reliability of the electrical grid and improve the nation's ability to respond to energy disruptions. The Alvarez fellowship, named for Dr. Luis W. Alvarez, the Nobel Laureate and physicist who worked at Berkeley Lab, was established to encourage the development and application of tools to advance scientific research by supporting recent graduates with a strong emphasis on computing or computational science. More>

People: Physicists in Medicine Group Honors Life Scientist

bellA paper written by Jonathan Maltz of the Lab’s Life Science Division was recently recognized by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. The Sorkin Greenfield Award was bestowed upon Maltz’s “Fixed Gantry Tomosynthesis System for Radiation Therapy Image Guidance Based on a Multiple Source X-ray Tube With Carbon Nanotube Cathodes.” The work was performed at Siemens Healthcare, with which Maltz holds a joint appointment. He’ll receive his award during the association’s annual meeting in July in Philadelphia.

IT: Brief Telephone Service Interruption at 7 p.m. Tonight

computer supportTelephone service will be interrupted this evening, beginning at 7 p.m. for approximately 15 minutes. The interruption is required to upgrade the software on the telephone system. If there is a life-threatening emergency during this time, dial 911 from a cellular phone. To report incidents that are not life threatening, dial 486-6999 from a cellular phone. Those experiencing trouble with their telephone service on Friday morning can contact Telephone Services (x7997).

Purchasing: Web Training for eBuy Gas Users

A webinar training for the new Alliance Gas/Praxair eBuy website will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5. The webinar may last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour, depending on how many questions are asked. Join this webinar if you are unfamiliar with the site and have been ordering compressed cylinder gases via fax method on the old B2B. Send e-mail here to register. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, May 3. Details will be forwarded after registration is received.

bellEmployee Activity: Discount Tickets for Oracle Arena Boxing Match

Lab staff can purchase discounted tickets for a middleweight world championship fight between Andre Ward (pictured) and Allan Green on Saturday, June 19, at 5 p.m. at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Ward is an Oakland native and 2004 Olympic gold medalist. Go here to purchase tickets, using CHAMP as the group-discount promotion code.

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