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Tuesday, September 2, 2003


11 a.m.
Organic Chemistry
Metabolic Engineering of Bacteria for Production of Terpenoids
Jay Keasling, UCB
120 Latimer Hall

3 p.m.
Special Materials
Nanostructure Processing of Advanced Catalysts and Biomaterials
Jackie Ying, MIT
775 Tan Hall

4 p.m.
Physical Chemistry
Molecular Dynamics in Internal Coordinates and Fock Matrix Dynamics
Peter Pulay, U. of Arkansas
120 Latimer Hall


3 p.m.
Photoemission and Photon Sieves: Perspectives for VUV-FEL-Nanospectroscopy
Lutz Kipp, U. of Kiel
Bldg. 6-2202

5 p.m.
Berkeley Lab Martial Arts Club Mtg.
Bldg. 71

Morning Editions: Steak & Eggs with Toast & A Small Fountain Juice
Market Carvery: Roasted Turkey with Sourdough Stuffing & Two Sides
The Fresh Grille: Beef Fajita Quesadilla with Fries or Onion Rings
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad with Ground Turkey

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Balancing Earth's
Hydrogen Budget

Kristie Boering

Discovering what happens to hydrogen gas in the atmosphere will help scientists assess the impact of the emissions from hydrogen-fueled vehicles. In a study recently published in Nature, a team of scientists — including Kristie Boering, with Berkeley Lab's Earth Sciences Division — finally balances the Earth's hydrogen budget, accounting for where the hydrogen comes from and where it goes. Read the full story in a news release by UC Berkeley's Robert Sanders.

In the News

Lab Touts Renewable
Energy's Price Stability


Natural gas is the fuel of choice for new power plants in the United States, but the high cost and volatility of gas prices calls into question reliance on a single fuel source. Although the price stability of renewable energy is widely recognized, utilities, energy analysts, and policymakers often fail to recognize this when comparing renewable to other types of generation, say Berkeley Lab researchers Mark Bolinger, William Golove and Ryan Wiser, with the Environmental Energy Technologies Division. Full story.

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Limited Service at Badge Office

The Lab's Badge/Parking Office in Building 65A will offer limited service on Thursday, Sept. 4 and Friday, Sept. 5, while equipment upgrades are made. They will be unable to issue new or replacement ID/proximity cards, or change existing building security access. Parking permits will continue to be issued during these two days. Security access managers must have any additional weekend access programmed by 5 p.m. tomorrow.


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