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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Special Event

Foundry Workshop on Functional Soft Nanomaterials

Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry is hosting a two-day workshop on “Frontiers in the Design, Synthesis and Integration of Functional Soft Nanomaterials” this Friday and Saturday. The workshop's technical program will focus on implementation in various applications — from biosensors and nanomachines to organic electronic devices and beyond. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in three sessions during the workshop and hear speakers including Bartosz Grzybowski (Northwestern), Colin Nuckolls (Columbia), Alex Jen (University of Washington), and many more. More>

Research: ESnet Helps Create Network Research Framework

computingAs the pace of global collaborations increases, scientists need to reliably exchange massive datasets between research centers. ESnet is collaborating with Dutch network SURFnet and Scandinavian network NORDUnet to explore common methodologies to accelerate such data transfers, including open source development of software. This capability is essential to provide the high-speed connectivity that can support "exascale science," which requires data on the petascale and intensive computing to conduct visualization, simulation, modeling and analyses. More>

Special Event: Guest House Opens Doors For Tours Tomorrow

guest houseThe Berkeley Lab Guest House is hosting an open house tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All employees are invited to stop by and enjoy light refreshments and tour the facility. The Guest House offers free high-speed wireless Internet access, 32-inch flat-screen TVs with over 200 channels including Showtime, room service from local restaurants, and 24-hour front desk availability (495-8000). Parking is complimentary and no occupancy tax is charged. Contact Tom Farrell for information on direct billing. More>

skullSpecial Event: 'New Tricks with Old Bones' Topic of Neanderthal Genomics Talk

Rachel Mackelprang, with the Joint Genome Institute and the Lab's Genomics Division, will be presenting a talk on "Neanderthal Genomics: New Tricks with Old Bones" on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Bone Room (1573 Solano Ave. in Albany). She will discuss the evolutionary and biological insights gained from the genome sequence extracted from ancient Neanderthal bones. More>

cookingResearch: Take Cooking Survey to Help Scientists With Indoor Pollution Study

The Lab’s Indoor Environment Department (Environmental Energy Technologies Division) is investigating potential exposures to pollutants generated during cooking. This research requires estimates of the amount of time that people use their cook tops and ovens. Employees are invited to help researchers obtain preliminary data by responding to a 10-to-15 minute anonymous survey. Contact Agnes Lobscheid or Brett Singer for more information about the study.

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