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Friday, September 12, 2003


1:30 p.m.
Physics Division
High-Resolution Analysis for Materials Characterization
Hubert Gnaser, U. of Kaiserlautern
Bldg. 5-136

Physics Division
Search for WIMPs With CRESST: Technique and Recent Results
Wolfgang Rau, TUM, Garching
375 LeConte Hall

Physics Division
First Results from the Salt Phase of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Alysia Marino, Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

4 p.m.
College of Chemistry
Synthetic Development of Crystalline Porous Chalcogenides With Tunable Electrical and Optical Properties
Pingyun Feng, UC Riverside


INPA Journal Club
Precise Measurement of the 7Be(p,g)8B S-factor
Arnd Junghans, U. of Washington
Bldg. 50-5026

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Control of Quantum Systems for Information Processing
Birgitta Whaley, UCB
1 Le Conte Hall

Origins: Roasted Chicken Adobo w/Spanish rice and Asparagus
Fresh Grille: Hoki Filet with Sundried Tomato Pesto Cream Sauce
Menutainment: Viva La Burrito! Chicken or Pork
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
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Manga Makes Popular
‘Brilliant Ten’

Michael Manga, who holds a joint appointment in Berkeley Lab’s Earth Sciences Division and UC Berkeley’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is among Popular Science's "Brilliant 10." The ten scientists were selected by editors who scoured the halls of academia and organizations for young thinkers who are causing a stir and whose work is admired. Manga was selected for his work developing models to understand planetary evolution. For details, go here.

Computer Update

Protect Against New
Windows Worm

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Windows NT, 2000 and XP system users should install a security patch to protect against a new worm that is extremely likely to strike the Internet soon. The worm exploits the RPC DCOM interface vulnerability. Microsoft has released a bulletin that supercedes the previous one about the vulnerability that the Blaster worm and its variants have been exploiting. It's now necessary to install the appropriate fix, available here, to defend against Blaster and its variants, even if users have installed the previous hot fix, MS03-026. For help, contact the Help Desk at [email protected] or x4357.

For the Cafeteria,
Dinner is Served

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Beginning this Monday, the Lab’s cafeteria will begin serving dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The menu will feature such items as steaks, fresh fish, and whole roasted chickens. Take-out service will also be available. The menu will be added to Today at Berkeley Lab starting next week.

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Executive 'Brown Bag'
Returns Next Week

The second in a series of "brown bag" lunch conversations with Berkeley Lab's senior leadership has been scheduled for next Friday, Sept. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in Building 84's third floor conference room. All laboratory employees — and, in particular, members of the host Life Sciences Division — are invited to attend. Lab executives will offer briefings on key issues in science and operations and, as they did in the inaugural program on March 25, will answer questions from the attendees.

No E-Mail Service
This Sunday

The Lab’s central e-mail systems will be out of service from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday for regularly scheduled maintenance. Although employees won’t have access to their IMAP e-mail or centrally stored e-mail folders during this time, all incoming messages will be stored and delivered once the system is back on line. For information, contact the ITSD Help Desk at x4357.


Sunny. Highs in
the upper 80s.

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SECON level 3

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