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Monday, March 1, 2004

11 a.m.
Scientific Computing
Global Parameter Estimation for Cell Cycle Modeling in Systems Biology
Jian He, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Bldg. 50B-6208

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Keith Olson Bldg. 70A-3377

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Cold Atoms Without Laser Cooling: The Frontier of Buffer Gas Trapping
Jack Harris, Harvard U.
1 LeConte Hall


Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Maya Smith Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 277
Confined Space Permit Writer
Bldg. 75-124

Morning Editions: 3 Pancakes with Strawberries, Blueberries & Whipped Cream
Market Cavery: Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Vegetables
Fresh Grille: BBQ Chicken, Bacon & Cheese Sandwich & Onion Rings
Origins: Cheese or Chicken Enchiladas with Rice & Beans
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

Storm Knocked Out ALS, But No Major Damage

Last week’s unusually intense winter rainstorm, with winds that were at one time clocked at 60 knots on the Hill, was responsible for a blackout at the Advanced Light Source and massive debris movement all over the site. But no major equipment losses were reported, and structural damage was minimal, according to Operations Maintenance Manager Don Weber. Full story.


LANA Plans Summer Trip To Shakespeare Festival

The Latino and Native American Association club is organizing a trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival on the weekend of July 31. The cost is $275. The price includes admission to "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Henry V1 Part One," hotel rooms (double occupancy), dinner with actors, and the bus trip. Those interested in going should contact Alice Ramirez.

First Meeting for Outdoor Activity Club on Thursday

Lab employees who enjoy the great outdoors are invited to attend the first official meeting of the Berkeley Lab Outdoor Activities Club. The gathering will be held in Perseverance Hall from 12:45-1:45 p.m. on Thursday. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches as well as ideas and suggestions for the club. For information, contact Dinah Levy.


Left to right: Robbie Korin (coach), Lev Pisarsky, Jasper Shau, Yi Sun, Anjali Vaidya, Mason Liang.

Harker School Wins
Regional Science Bowl

The Harker School of San Jose won an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. and the National Science Bowl as it bested 16 other high school teams on Saturday at Berkeley Lab in regional competition. Harker emerged from both the morning's round-robin and the afternoon's double-elimination rounds as champion over runner-up Albany High School, a former national champ, and third-place Homestead High of Cupertino. More on the day's events will appear in Friday's issue of The View.


New Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics Used

For the first time, scientists from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore Lab have observed that distant larger stars formed in flattened accretion disks just like the sun. Using the laser guide star adaptive optics system created by LLNL scientists, the team was able to determine that some of the relatively young yet massive Herbig Ae/Be stars contain biconical nebulae, polarized jets and circumstellar disks. Full story.


Rain likely.
Highs in the 50s (12° C).

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