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Wednesday, January 21, 2004


Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins

3 p.m.
ALS/CXRO Seminar
Two-dimensional photoelectron
angular distribution from Cu 3d orbitals: Atomic orbital analysis and atomic stereophotography

Fumihiko Matsui, Nara Institute
of Science and Technology
(NAIST), Ikoma, Nara, Japan

4 p.m.
Chemical Engineering
Nanoscience and Catalysis: The Effects of Local Composition and
Structure on Catalyst Activity and Selectivity

Professor Alexis Bell, UC
120 Latimer Hall, Pitzer Aud.


9:30 a.m.
SSG Lecture Series
Atomic Structure and Nanochemistry at Silicon Carbide Surfaces and Interfaces
Patrick Soukiassian, NREL
Bldg. 6-2202

11 a.m.
EETD Seminar
Uncertainties in Biological Weapon Effects: Atmospheric Anthrax Releases
Dean Wilkening, Stanford University
Bldg. 90, Room 4133

New Dance Club series: the Hustle
Every Thursday, 4 to 6 weeks.
Bldg. 71-146U

Life Sciences
Beauty is Skin Deep: Stem Cells and their Lineages in the skin
Elaine Fuchs, The Rockefeller University
Bldg 50 Auditorium

2 p.m
Computing Sciences
Nine Good Reasons to Be Ethical at the Lab
Dr. Al Erisman, Seattle Pacific University
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Physics Division Research Progress Meeting
Measurement of B-hadron Masses at CDF II
Andreas Korn, Uppsala Astronomical Observatory
Bldg. 50A-5132

Market Carvery: Cheese Tortellini with Choice of 3 Sauces
Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham with Greyer & Artichoke Hearts on Sourdough
Menutainment: Spinach Quiche with Pasta Salad
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu


Carlos Bustamante Wins NAS Biophysics Award

Carlos Bustamante, head of the Physical Biosciences Division’s Advanced Microscopies Department, and a professor of molecular and cell biology, physics, and chemistry at UC Berkeley, has been awarded the Alexander Hollaender Award in Biophysics by the National Academy of Sciences. Bustamante, who receives a $20,000 prize, was chosen "for his ingenious use of atomic force microscopy and laser tweezers to study the biophysical properties of proteins, DNA, and RNA, one molecule at a time." For more information, go here.


Physicists Split on
Big Bang Experiments
By Keay Davidson

Particle physicists are on the brink of a fabulous new discovery about the birth of the universe. There's just one catch: They're not sure what it is. It could be the same discovery they've sought for two decades -- an eerie entity called the "quark-gluon plasma," the hypothetical mother of all cosmic matter. Or it could be something radically different, something so strange they can't even precisely define it. Full story.


Talk Will Explore 9
Reasons to be Ethical


Dr. Al Erisman has been invited by Computing Sciences to give a talk entitled "Nine Good Reasons to Be Ethical at the Lab," starting at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Building 50 auditorium. Erisman is a professor who teaches business ethics in Seattle, and also is an applied mathematician who formerly managed a staff of 250 researchers at Boeing. He is familiar with both the research environment and the ethical issues confronted by staff working in a large research organization. All Lab employees are invited to attend.

U.S. Bank E-Mail
On Fraud is a Fraud

Clients of the U.S. Bank credit card, which is used at Berkeley Lab, are warned that a small number of cardholders may be the victims of a fraud. They may have received an e-mail suggesting that their U.S. Bank account has been suspended due to fraudulent activity. The e-mail also provides a link to verify the cardholder's identity and to reactivate the card. The message is itself a fraud. Recipients should not reply and should not click on the link. Rather, forward it to [email protected]. No cards have been suspended and all Corporate Cards are secure and remain active. Also, the Lab does not provide U.S. Bank with cardholder e-mail addresses.

New Version of Mimail
Worm Now Spreading

A new version of the Mimail worm, Downloader.Mimail.B, has been spreading on the Internet. This variant sends e-mail messages with the following subject: PAYPAL.COM NEW YEAR OFFER. Each message offers a prize for registering with PayPal and has two attachments, a Zip file and a web site to a download that infects Windows systems. Do not register with personal and financial information, and do not open the attachments.


Mostly sunny.
Highs: mid-50s (13° C).

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SECON level 3

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