Building Emergency Team Training
ALS Special Seminar
Magnetism of Rare Earth Epitaxial Films and Rare Earth-Based
Karine Dumesnil, Laboratoire de Physique des Matériaux,
Université H. Poincaré, Nancy, France
6-2202 Conference Room
Center for Beam Physics Seminar
Motivations and Methods for Conditioning Beams for FELs
Gregg Penn, Andy Wolski and Carl Schroeder
On the Speed of Gravity and the v/c Corrections to the Shapiro
Stuart Samuel, Theory Group
Chemical Physics Seminar
Diffusion of laser-polarized He-3 in Lungs
Mark Conradi, Washington University
D-62 Hildebrand Hall
Life Sciences Seminar
Self-Assembly and Switching of the Bacterial Flagellum
Keiichi Namba, Osaka University
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Vacuum Equipment and Thin-Film Equipment Exhibit and Technical
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Zeiss Technology Product Demonstration
Life Sciences Seminar
The Role of Hydration in Protein Structure, Folding and
Teresa Head-Gordon, UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 66 Auditorium
Market Carvery: TBA
Fresh Grille: TBA
a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Option to Compete for Labs
The University of California Board of Regents
yesterday took action that would preserve the
university's option to compete for the contracts
to manage three national laboratories, including
Berkeley Lab. While the board did not make a decision
to compete, its action allows the university to
continue to prepare as if it will participate.
"The regents' action allows UC to take the
necessary steps with the Department of Energy,
including the extension of the laboratory contracts
for up to two years, to ensure that the vital
missions at each laboratory continue to be met,"
said UC President Robert C. Dynes. "This
action is about ensuring that the university is
able to compete, and compete successfully, should
the regents make a decision to move forward with
Technology Group To Hold Product Fair
Representatives of the Carl Zeiss, Inc., technology
group, makers of microscopes and bioscience instrumentation,
will visit Berkeley Lab next Tuesday to demonstrate
its product line. At the invitation of Life Sciences
Division Deputy Director Damir Sudar,
Joon Lee and colleagues will be in room 84-202
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All interested employees
are invited to stop by, especially those who work
in metals, plastics, composites, ceramics and
crystals. For information, call 5746.
Pacific Gas and Electric will be performing switching
on the 115-kilovolt transmission line to the Laboratory
tomorrow and on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 22 and
23. The procedures will be transparent to the Laboratory
community and it is highly unlikely that an interruption
of power will occur. However, the possibility of
an electrical power interruption always exists.
Please take all necessary precautions. For additional
information please contact Jim Murphy at 4175 or
Mahesh Gupta at 5220.
Closed Monday For King Holiday
Lab will join in the federal observance of Martin
Luther King Jr. Day on Monday and will be closed
for normal business. “Today at Berkeley
Lab” will resume publication on Tuesday.
of the Small
Inspires Big Dreams
- Star Trek, X-Files and Terminator sequels --
for the past 10 years, nanotechnology has starred
in some of the most action-packed, science fiction
thrillers. But where Tinsel Town sees trendy plot
devices, scientists see a golden future. The creation
of miniaturized devices, some as small as 1/50,000th
the diameter of a human hair, holds the promise
of non-invasive cancer treatments, vast solar
power cells, and blindingly fast computer processors.
But it won't be today's white-coated scientists
and rumpled engineers who bring the nanodream
to fruition. It will be today's teenagers -- the
targets of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's
latest educational outreach program. Full
Hit’ Will Mark
Start of 51B Removal
high noon today, Lab Director Charles Shank, Deputy
Director Sally Benson and Facilities Director
George Reyes, along with Berkeley Site Office
Manager Dick Nolan and DOE Project Manager Warren
Yip, will join with a representative of Evans
Brothers, Inc., for an "It's a hit!"
demolition ceremony at the Building 51 External
Proton Beam (EPB) Hall. Golden hammers will be
wielded by the participants to kick off removal
efforts the will continue over the next few months.
More details will appear in next Friday’s
issue of The View.
Can Be Certified
Via 'Proof of Support'
new California state law (AB 1230) that went into
effect Jan. 1, 2004, now allows a union to represent
a unit of employees at state universities, including
Berkeley Lab, without a sanctioned election among
members of the proposed unit. Previously, a union
was required to furnish to the Public Employee
Relations Board (PERB) "proof of support"
of at least 30 percent of the proposed unit as
a pre-condition to a representation election,
but an election always was held. If the majority
of the votes cast supported a union, then PERB
certified the union on the basis of the election
results. Now, if the showing of interest is greater
than 50 percent, no election will be held and
the union will be certified by PERB upon the evidence
of signed cards alone. Read the legislation here.