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Thursday, April 24, 2003
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8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Registration, Cafeteria

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis Seminar
"Bio-inspired Synthesis of Micropatterned, Oriented Crystalline Materials"
Joanna Aizenberg, Lucent Technology
Building 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Graduate Research Conference
Aaron Van Tassle, graduate student with Graham Fleming
"Photoisomerization of the Green Fluorescent Protein Chromophore"
120 Latimer Hall

6:30 p.m.
UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum
Anderson Auditorium, UCB


8 a.m – noon
Building 26 – Health Services
Appointments: x6266

10:30 AM
CBP Seminar: Optical stochastic cooling and its application to RHIC, Max Zolotorev, CBP (Refreshments served at 10:20 AM)
Albert Ghiorso conference room (71-264)

Environmental Engineering Seminar Series, Real-time salinity management in the San Joaquin Basin - a innovative approach to TMDL regulation, Nigel Quinn, Earth Sciences Division
240 Bechtel Engineering Center, Hudson Room

1 – 2 p.m.
Scientific Computing Seminar: Automated Network Management - The Search for the Holy Grail , Prof. Joseph S. Sventek, Department of Computing Science,University of Glasgow.
Building 50A, Room 5132

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis Seminar, Designed Biomaterials, Joe Kennedy, University of Akron
Building 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Glenn T. Seaborg Lecture (sponsored by ExxonMobil), Innocent and Non-innocent Ligands in d-Transition Metal Complexes from a Computational Perspective, Odile Eisenstein, Université Montpellier
120 Latimer Hall, Pitzer Aud.

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Soup: Beef Barley
Origins: Eggplant Parmigiana
Adobe Cafe: Fried Chicken
Fresh Grille: Garden Burger
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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UC Libraries Unveil
New Melvyl Catalog

The California Digital Library yesterday rolled out the new online Melvyl-T catalog, allowing library patrons – including Berkeley Lab’s library – to search a state-of-the-art catalog of the millions of books, journals and other items held by the libraries of University of California campuses. Melvyl-T has a new format and design, offers users a variety of enhanced features, and contains completely updated data for the holdings of the UC system. All Berkeley Lab holdings, both books and journals, are included in the catalog. Full story.

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Doubly Doped Semiconductor
Makes a Fast Scintillator

At cryogenic temperatures some semiconductors can convert ionizing radiation into visible light with high efficiency and speed. In cadmium sulphide, for example, electron-hole pairs produced by ionizing radiation promptly form excitons with a radiative decay time of about 0.2 ns. However, at room temperature almost all of the holes are trapped on non-radiative centres, that is, crystal defects and impurities. Now Stephen Derenzo, Edith Bourret-Courchesne, Mattias Klintenberg and Marvin Weber at Berkeley Lab have found that if one impurity is added to trap the holes and another impurity is added to provide an abundant supply of electrons, then bright fast scintillation can occur at room temperature. They hope that their work will lead to a new class of fast, luminous scintillators... Full Story.
Daughters and Sons Converge on Lab Today

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About 180 youngsters between the ages of 9 and 15 will be attending workshops on the Hill today as part of the national "Daughters and Sons to Work Day." For the 10th consecutive year, Lab employees will be giving talks and demonstration to workers’ children and guests. Beginning with registration at the cafeteria at 8:30 and concluding with an ice cream social there at 2:30, the visitors will have fun learning about the Lab and its programs. For a full schedule and workshop descriptions, go here.
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Rates Today

A reminder that special rates for automobile and homeowner/renter insurance are available to eligible Lab employees through A-PLUS Auto & Home Insurance. A-PLUS also offers employees an option to make premium payments via a convenient payroll deduction. A representative will be at the Lab today from 11:30 to 1:30 in the Cafeteria Lobby to answer questions about special rates available. No obligation rate and coverage comparisons are also available toll-free at 1-877-999-8952.

Cafeteria to Consider
New Dinner Service

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The Lab is considering a dinner service in the Cafeteria for employees working swing or late shifts, as well as those who might occasionally want to bring a dinner home. Anyone interested in this service has the opportunity to offer feedback by filling out the Cafeteria's online survey.

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