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Thursday, September 18, 2003


9 a.m.
EH&S Class
Fire Extinguisher
Bldg. 48-109

11 a.m.
MAC Users Group
Unix 101
Thomas Vincent, Unix consultant

Atomic Ordering in Semiconductor Quantum Dots
Peter Moeck, Portland State U.
Bldg. 72-201

Environmental Energy Technologies
Energy Derivatives and Risk Management

Douglas Hale, DOE
Bldg. 90-3148


10:30 a.m.
CBP Seminar
Amplification of Ultrashort Laser Pulses in Plasma; Characterization of Laser-Accelerated Proton Beams
Matthias Dreher and Malte Kaluza, Max Planck Institute
Bldg. 71-264

11 a.m.
Earth Sciences Division Seminar
Critically Stressed Fractures and Faults and Fluid Flow: From the Strength of the Intraplate Lithosphere to the Frictional Strength of the San Andreas Fault
Mark Zorback, Stanford University
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing Seminar
Finite difference method for electronic structure calculations
Jean-Luc Fattebert, Center for Applied Scientific Computing, LLNL
Bldg. 50A-5132

Market Carvery: Beer & Brown Sugar Roasted Chicken w/ Wild Rice
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Deli Meat & Cheese Sandwich with Potato Salad
Menutainment: Tuna Casserole & Salad
Dinner: Roasted Chicken or Steak Roll
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

Hubble Supernovae Shed
Light on Dark Energy

A unique set of 11 distant Type Ia supernovae studied with the Hubble Space Telescope sheds new light on dark energy, according to the latest findings of the Supernova Cosmology Project based at Berkeley Lab. The new study reinforces the remarkable discovery, announced by the Project early in 1998, that the expansion of the universe is accelerating due to a mysterious energy that pervades all space. Full story.
In the News
Physicist Turner on
Accelerators and Dinosaurs

In a wide-ranging article published in Physics Today, Fermilab physicist Michael S. Turner explores the past, present, and bright future of accelerators. His article spans Ernest O. Lawrence’s early research to how today’s cosmologists use accelerators to better understand the universe's origin, its evolution to its present state, and its ultimate destiny. Read the article here.


Solar Cities Summit
To Visit Lab Tomorrow

Mayors from cities throughout the nation will converge on the Bay Area today and tomorrow for the Solar Cities Summit, a conference devoted to the discussion of solar energy and other clean energy technologies and the cities’ role in advancing them. After a day in San Francisco today, the group moves to Berkeley Lab tomorrow morning for meetings in Perseverance Hall, followed by a tour at noon of the Lab’s new Windows Test Facility (see story in Friday’s The View). The Environmental Energy Technologies Division is hosting the visit. Read more about the summit here.


Power Outage Correction; Chamberlain Road Closed

The Facilities Department has announced a correction to its announcement yesterday on power outages this weekend. Power will be turned off in the Building 71 trailers from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and not to Building 71 itself as originally stated. Also, the Department announced the closure starting today, and lasting about a week, of a stretch of Chamberlain Road behind Building 90. From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., trees will be removed to create a fire break. Limited parking will be available during the closure.


Stuck for Dinner? Try the Cafeteria

Starting this week, the Berkeley Lab cafeteria has added dinner options to its menu. From 5 to 7 each night, employees can dine in or take out one or two entrees. Tonight, it’s roasted chicken and steak roll. Tomorrow, the roasted chicken will be joined by pesto sun-dried-tomato-crusted salmon. It’s quick and easy for after-hours workers on site or for take-home convenience. The daily choices will be listed in Today at Berkeley Lab.


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