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Thursday, March 11, 2010


‘The rosenfeld’ Measures Unit of Energy Savings

Arthur Rosenfeld

Pioneering French physicists Marie and Pierre Curie have the curie, a unit of radioactivity, named after them. Renowned inventor Nikola Tesla is honored with the tesla, which measures a magnetic field. And now, the rosenfeld, proposed as a unit for electricity savings, will be named after the man seen by many people as the godfather of energy efficiency, Arthur Rosenfeld. More>

Special Event: EETD Talk on Indoor Chemical Exposures

weschlerAt the next Environmental Energy Technologies Division Distinguished Lecture Charles Weschler of Rutgers University will discuss “Indoor Chemical Exposures: Humans' Non-Respiratory Interactions with Room Air.” The event takes place Thursday, March 18, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. His talk will summarize findings about human/room-air interactions, and how measures that increase energy efficiency in buildings affect chemical exposures in indoor environments. More>

Special Event: TEAM Workshop at NCEM Draws a Crowd

NCEMMore than 80 researchers from across the country were at Berkeley Lab this past Monday attending the “SofTEAM Workshop” hosted by the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM). The future microcharacterization of interfaces between soft and hard materials using the National Center for Electron Microscopy’s world-class TEAM 0.5 instrument was the theme of this day-long workshop. The morning keynote speaker was Hiroshi Jinnai of Japan’s Kyoto Institute of Technology, pictured with NCEM Director Uli Dahmen (left) and Miquel Salmeron (center), director of the Materials Sciences Division. More>

start upTech Transfer: Course on Start-Ups, Commercializing Technology

Researchers, postdocs and graduate students interested in either commercializing technology or forming a start-up are invited to participate in a free online course offered by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer. The course, a series of nine lectures, begins March 16. Two seminars will be presented each week on such topics as intellectual property protection, licensing agreements, and start-up company funding and marketing strategies. Each seminar concludes with a Q&A session addressing questions e-mailed by online participants. The series is free, but registration is required. More>

carpoolCommuting: Over 250 Lab Employees Now Registered Wtih Zimride

To date, 257 employees have registered with the Lab's Zimride ride-sharing service. Zimride matches drivers and riders who are headed in the same direction, helping commuters to save money and limit the negative impact on the environment. And unlike a van or car pool, commuters can schedule their trips whenever they want. Go here to get started, using your LDAP username and password.

pie chartTraining: Creating Scientific Visual Displays

What’s the best way to illustrate scientific information? On March 17, Berkeley Lab Learning Institute will offer Creating Effective Visual Displays for Research Journals (BLI0115). This workshop, designed for postdocs, research associates, and scientists, reviews typical requirements for journal graphics and provides tips on creating a variety of graphical displays. The course instructor is director of UC Berkeley’s Technical Communications Program. Registration required.

Correction: Managing Stress Workshop is Today at 11:30 a.m.

The incorrect day for the managing stress workshop was listed in yesterday’s edition of Today at Berkeley Lab. The event takes place today at 11:30 a.m. in the Perseverance Hall Addition.

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