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Tuesday, September 16, 2003


EETD Seminar
Design and Optimization of Lithium-ion Batteries for Vehicular Applications
Venkat Srinivasan
Bldg. 90-3148

Berkeley Ultrafast Science Seminar
Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Probed by Femtosecond Spectroscopy
Jens Stenger, UC Berkeley
Building 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Physics Division
A Novel Application of HEP Technology to the Problem of Audio Preservation
Vitaliy Fadeyev
Bldg. 50A-5132

Life Sciences Division
Functional Elucidation of Cancer Genomes
Joe Gray
Building 66


1:30 p.m.
Ergonomics for Computer Users
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
College of Chemistry
Celiac Sprue: An Odyssey Into Biomedicine
Chaitan Khosla, Stanford
120 Latimer Hall

Market Carvery: Roasted Chili Rubbed Pork Loin with Cornbread Stuffing
Fresh Grille: Turkey Burger with Mushrooms & Provolone Cheese Fries or Onion Rings
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad
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
Triplett Steps Down As Engineering Director

Jim Triplett, who has served as Division Director for Engineering since 1999, has stepped down from his position and returned to technical duties. Kem Robinson, the Lab’s Project Management Officer, will serve as Interim Division Director. Lab Deputy Director Sally Benson said a national search process for a new director will begin soon. “I am extremely grateful for Jim’s service,” she said, and Lab Director Charles Shank noted Triplett’s “major successes” during his tenure. Benson’s staff memo can be read here.

In the News

Yang in MIT’s 100 Top Young Innovators List


California has an abundance of the hot young scientific talent that will transform the world — according to the judges of MIT’s Technology Review award program — and Berkeley Lab materials scientist Peidong Yang is among them. The magazine recently announced its selections for the 100 Top Young Innovators who have made major contributions in information technology, biotech, nanotechnology and other fields before the age of 35. Full story.

Strohmaier Writes Cover
Story for Trade Magazine

When Scientific Computing and Instrumentation magazine started looking for someone to write an article about their twice-yearly Top 500 list of supercomputers, they contacted Erich Strohmaier, a member of the Future Technologies Group in the Computational Research Division. Strohmaier, a founding editor of the list when it was launched in 1993, wrote “Who’s Who in High Performance,” about the utility of the list and how it can be used to track a number of trends over time. Go here to read the article.



On-Site Computer Classes Available

CompUSA will offer on-site training for a number of computer applications over the next three months. Topics include Excel, Windows XP, HTML, Word 2002, PowerPoint, and Dreamweaver. Classes cost $199 each and are held in Bldg. 51L. To enroll, look under the ‘Training’ and ‘Computer Applications’ categories at the Employee Self-Service website.

Avoid Problems by
Registering Your Vehicle

Left your car lights on? Is a car blocking your exit? These and similar problems can be easily taken care of if all Lab employees register their vehicles. This will enable the parking office to identify vehicles and contact those staff who are affected. To register, visit the Employee Self-Service website, and click on the ‘Parking Permit’ header on the left side of the page.


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