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Thursday, April 10, 2003
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4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division: Electron Tomography of Cells and Tissues:Studying Subcellular Multi-Protein Complexes at Molecular Resolution, Manfred Auer, Rockefeller University
Building 84, Room 318

Physics Division: Reports on European Conferences: Moriond and La Thuile, Karsten Heeger and Laurent Vacavant
Building 50A, Room 5132

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5:30 p.m.
Friends of Science:
Toward a Commercially Viable Fuel Cell, Steven Visco, Materials Sciences
Perseverance Hall


9 a.m.
Telegraph Avenue Banner Unveiling: Saluting UC Berkeley’s 18 Nobel Laureates
Cody’s Book Store

Environmental Engineering:
Mark A. Widdowson, VT
Hudson Room, 240 Bechtel
Engineering Center

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing:
Using Bitmap Indexing for Interactive Exploration of Large Datasets, Keshang Wu
Building 50A, Room 5132

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Origins: Country Meatloaf
Adobe Cafe: Pasta Toss
Fresh Grille: Chicken Snwch.
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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SECON level 2

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Eight-fold Quantum States
Appear in Superconductor

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STM images of superconductor atoms under varying voltages.
Berkeley Lab researchers have used a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to reveal eight-fold patterns of quasiparticle interference in a high-temperature superconductor. Electronic interference is known in metals and low-temperature superconductors, but this is the first time the unique eight-fold configuration of quasiparticle interference, predicted by theory, has been seen in high-transition-temperature (high-Tc) superconductors. They report their findings in today’s issue of Nature. Full story.

Goodbye, Stanley
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UC Berkeley campus’ Stanley Hall, shown as demolition proceeded on Tuesday. Information on the 50-year-old building’s fall and its replacement’s rise this summer can be read here.

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Cal Student Science
Magazine Available

UC Berkeley science students have produced their fourth copy of “Berkeley Science Review,” and the Spring issue is now available for free in the Cafeteria lobby. The 44-page magazine includes articles on Gammasphere, the detector built at the 88-inch Cyclotron; the work of life scientist Ron Krauss on cholesterol; and the Keck Telescope, which was conceived at Berkeley Lab.

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Java Wave Grounded;
No Service Today

The Java Wave mobile coffee and refreshment truck will be unable to make its rounds today due to mechanical problems. Those repairs should be completed by Friday, so that it can resume regular service by mid-morning tomorrow.


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UC Berkeley Provides
Information on SARS

The public health challenges faced as a result of the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) are being addressed by a campus task force of medical and health experts. No cases have been reported locally, but Chancellor Robert Berdahl has urged the campus community to keep up-to-date on guidelines and recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control. Information and guidance on SARS is at the University Health Service web site.

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On-Site Computer
Classes for April-June

CompUSA provides on-site training in a number of computer applications. Upcoming classes and dates are Excel 2000 Fundamentals (4/30), Presentation Skills using PowerPoint (5/1), Windows XP Fundamentals, (5/19) Dreamweaver 4.0 Introduction (6/3), PowerPoint 2000 Intermediate/Advanced (6/12), Excel 2000 Intermediate (6/17) And Dreamweaver 4.0 Intermediate(6/26). Cost is $199 per class and sessions are held in Bldg. 51L. Read class descriptions and enroll under “Training” and “Computer applications” at the self-help site here.

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