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Monday, August 18, 2003


3 p.m.
Theoretical Physics Seminar
Long Time Scales and Black Hole Thermodynamical Equilibrium

Eliezer Rabinovici, Hebrew University
Building 50A-5132


8 a.m. to noon
Environment, Health And Safety Crane Training
Building 51-201

Market Carvery: Baked Trout Stuffed With Spinach & Mushrooms
Fresh Grille: French Dip Sandwich with Fries Or Onion Rings
Menutainment: Chicken Picatta with Pasta Alfredo & Steamed Asparagus
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Genomes of Tiny Microbes
Yield Climate Change Clues
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By analyzing the genomes of several microscopic ocean-dwelling organisms sequenced at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI), scientists are gaining new insights into how the planet’s oceans affect its climate. Comparative studies of four types of cyanobacteria -- "photosynthetic" microbes that derive energy from sunlight, just like plants – were published recently on the websites of the journals Nature and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Three of the microbes – two strains of Prochlorococcus and one of Synechococcus -- were among the first organisms to have their DNA sequenced at JGI in the late 1990s, and are the first ocean bacteria to be sequenced. Full story.
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Physicists Play
'Hunt the Particle'

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LHC Test String

A two-month-long competition is running to test the detective skills of physicists who will grapple with data from the next generation of particle accelerators, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which, beginning in 2007, will fire beams of protons in opposite directions down its tunnels, and when two collide, their energy will be ejected in a spray of new particles. Studying the debris from such collisions has helped physicists to piece together the rules of the subatomic world. But "the LHC opens up a new energy regime, so you are never sure what you might find" says Berkeley Lab’s Ian Hinchliffe, one of the competition's organizers. Full story.

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Building 90 Walkway
Will Close for Repair

Carpenters will begin repairing the walkway from the Building 90 loading
dock up to Chamberlain Rd. starting on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The work is expected to take about four weeks to complete. During construction, the walkway will be closed to pedestrian traffic, and signage will inform those in the area of alternate routes. For more information, call the Facilities Carpenter Shop at x7334 or x6022.

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Need a Projector? Contact
TEID’S Audio-Visual Services
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Summer is a busy time for TEID’s Audio-Visual (A/V) Services. Student presentations, summer lectures, and other activities all feature speakers who need microphones and projectors, and help setting them up. Those sponsoring upcoming events can learn more about the equipment available through A/V Services, the support they offer, and guidelines on how to submit requests by visiting their website.

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