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Tuesday, October 7, 2003
Only 4 Days Until the Runaround


8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
ALS Users Meeting
50 Auditorium, ALS

11 a.m.
Materials Sciences Division
Science for Support Staff lecture
Hold that Thought! The Future of Information Storage: Novel Magnetic Oxide Materials
Yuri Suzuki

1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid
Bldg. 48-109

1:30 p.m.
NT Users Group Meeting
50B-4205 Conference Room

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division
Retroviral Insertional Mutagenesis Provides a Roadmap for Characterizing the Cancer Genome
Eddy Rubin
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
ALS Users Meeting

11 a.m.
Computational Research Division
Flat MPI vs. Hybrid: Finite-Element Benchmarks on Seaborg and the
Eath Simulator

Nakjima Kengo, RIST, Japan

Nuclear Science Division
Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay: From Rates to Majorana Masses
Petr Vogel, California Institute of Technology
50 Auditorium

2 p.m.
Tri-Lab Career Fair
Pauley Ballroom, campus

5:30 p.m.
Information Session and Reception
LBNL, LLNL, LANL recruitment
Seaborg Room, Faculty Club

Market Carvery: Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes & Vegetable
Fresh Grille: Garden Burger, Mushrooms & Cheese with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad
Choice of Roasted Lemon & Herb Chicken, Salisbury Steak with Two Sides, or Fried Catfish w/ Cajun Tartar Sauce & Two Sides
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 7 p.m.
Full Menu
World of Science
Trio Shares Physics Nobel
For Superconductor Work

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2003 "for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids" jointly to Alexei A. Abrikosov (for a long time at the Institute for Physical Problems in Moscow and now at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago), Vitaly L. Ginzburg (Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow) and Anthony J. Leggett (University of Illinois, Urbana). The award goes for work done on systems that operate under two regimes very far from human experience: the quantum realm and the low-temperature realm. Full story.

Scientists Share Nobel
For Developing MRI

This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine was announced yesterday, to be shared by Paul C. Lauterbur of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Peter Mansfield of University of Nottingham, England. They were honored for their discoveries in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The Nobel Assembly’s press release can be read here.

People   In the News

Computing’s McCurdy
To Focus on Research

After nearly eight years as Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences, Bill McCurdy has announced his intention to leave the position and to devote himself full-time to his scientific teaching and research. Laboratory Director Charles Shank praised McCurdy’s “visionary leadership, which has brought LBNL’s computing power and capability into the 21st century…Computation is now an integral component of all aspects of LBNL’s scientific portfolio.” Shank shared the announcement with Computing Sciences staff yesterday in an all-hands meeting and a memo, posted here.

Fermilab’s Witherill
To Step Down in ‘05


Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Director Mike Witherill announced to employees last week his intention to resign his position, effective June 2005. He said the advanced notice will give Fermilab’s manager, the University Research Associates, and the Department of Energy ample opportunity to find a successor. His statement in "Fermilab Today" can be read here.

Tri-Lab Career Fair Seeks Grad Students

An historic first-time gathering of recruiters and scientists from the Berkeley, Livermore and Los Alamos laboratories will discuss potential employment opportunities with graduate students, post-docs and faculty at UC Berkeley tomorrow. A career fair will start the program at 2 p.m. in the MLK Student Union’s Pauley Ballroom, followed by an information session and reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Seaborg Room at the Faculty Club. All prospective scientists and engineers are encouraged to attend.


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