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Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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10 a.m.
The Red Storm Computer
Cray, Inc.
Building 50 Auditorium

3 p.m.
ALS/CXRO Seminars in X-Ray Science & Technology:
Multifrequency FMR Study of FexPt1-x Nanoparticles
Magda Ulmeanu, U. Duisberg, Germany
Building 6, Room 2202

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division Distinguished Lecturer Series: Intracellular Signaling: Communication Between the Endoplasmic Reticulum and the Nucleus, Peter Walter, UCSF
Building 66 Auditorium


9 a.m.
Technical Talks, Undergraduate Research Group
Building 2, Room 100B

9:30 a.m.
ALS/CXRO Seminars in X-Ray Science & Technology: Holographic Imaging of Atomic Structure: What Is It and Where Can It Go?, Charles S. Fadley, UC Davis & Materials Science Division, Berkeley Lab
Conference Room 6-2202

4 p.m.
Physics Research Progress Meeting
Rare Vector-Vector B Decays: a Laboratory for Strong and Weak Dynamics, Andrei Gritsan
Building 50B, Room 4205


Cray Team Will Discuss
‘Red Storm’ Supercomputer

A team from supercomputer manufacturer Cray Inc. will give a presentation today on the new Red Storm computer being developed with Sandia National Labs. The presentation will start at 10 a.m. in the Building 50 auditorium and is open to all interested employees. Announced last October, Red Storm is expected to have peak speed of 40 trillion calculations per second. Full story.
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Soup: Mushroom Bisque
Origins: Roasted Turkey
Adobe Cafe: Spinach Quiche
Fresh Grille: Ham 'n Gruyere
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Reports Say DOE Will
Seek Los Alamos Bidding
The Associated Press

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The Energy Department will take competitive bids for the contract to run Los Alamos National Laboratory for the first time in the history of the nuclear weapons lab, congressional sources said today. The decision, expected to be announced by Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham this afternoon, follows a string of high-profile management breakdowns. Congressional aides familiar with the decision said Abraham would announce that the contract would be opened for bidding when it lapses in September 2005, but would not be terminated early. Full story.

Tomorrow morning, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold the third in a series of hearings regarding Los Alamos. Among those expected to testify are UC President Richard Atkinson, Senior Vice President Bruce Darling, Auditor Patrick Reed and Vice President Anne Broome. A live web broadcast of the hearing beginning at 6:30 a.m. can be accessed here.

Madia leaving Oak Ridge
For Top Post at Battelle

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Bill Madia, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and president of UT-Battelle, announced he is leaving Tennessee and returning to Battelle headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Madia has been ORNL's director since April, 2000, when the University of Tennessee and Battelle were selected to manage the Department of Energy's billion-dollar research laboratory in Oak Ridge. In his new job Madia will manage all of Battelle's DOE business, which includes, in addition to Oak Ridge, Battelle's Columbus laboratories and three other national laboratories in New York, Colorado and Washington. Full story.
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Lab Life Scientist Wins Swedish Research Prize

Mattias Klintenberg, a scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Life Sciences Division, has been awarded the prestigious Gustafsson prize for outstanding young researchers in Sweden. The prize, valued at $120,000, is given for outstanding merit in physics. The award is considered one of the most prestigious a young scientist can receive in Sweden. Klintenberg is also an Associate Professor at Condensed Matter Theory in the Department of Physics, Uppsala University in Sweden. His research focuses on materials science, trying to understand and optimize materials properties using quantum mechanics.

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Next for Stanley Project:
Excavation for Building

Now that the old building and site demolition is complete (photo), the next step in the Stanley reconstruction project on campus begins today, when excavation for the new structure and off-site hauling begins. This effort, which is expected to slow traffic around the area, will continue until about July 30.

Power Outage Saturday
Will Affect Building 84

A scheduled power outage affecting only Building 84 will take place on Saturday from about 6 to 10 a.m. This outage will complete installation of a power factor correction capacitor bank on primary transformer bank 460. Take all necessary precautions. A Hill-wide public address announcement will be made prior to switching. For questions or additional information, contact Bill Mattson at 4127 or Jim Murphy at 4175.

Spring Semester Student
Technical Talks Tomorrow

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Eight spring semester undergraduate students who have been conducting research around the Hill will be giving their technical talks tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m. in Building 2, Conference Room 100. The talks are hosted by the Center for Science and Engineering Education. View a full schedule of topics and speakers here.
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