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Wednesday, March 3, 2004


10 a.m.
EHS 535
Hot Work Permit Training Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
The Quark Gluon Plasma Seen at RHIC
Miklos Gyulassy, Columbia U.
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class With Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Probing Phonons in Plutonium Using High Resolution Inelastic X-ray Scattering
Joe Wong, LLNL
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
College of Chemistry Imaging of Protein Adsorption and Self Assembly at the Solid/Liquid Interface by AFM  
David Kim
120 Latimer Hall


7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ironage Shoemobile Visit cafeteria parking lot

9:30 a.m.
Complex Oxide Heterostructures:   Challenges and Opportunities
R. Ramesh, UC Berkeley Bldg. 2-100B

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis Seminar Annealing Thin Films of Amorphous Solid Water: Atomic Force Microscopy at T<150K  
Sam Fain, U. of Washington Bldg. 66 Auditorium 7

4 p.m.
Physics Division
The New DsJ States at CLEO Selina Li, U. of Minnesota
Bldg. 50A-5132

Morning Editions: Corned Beef Hash, Two Eggs & Toast
Market Cavery: Salisbury Steak, Corn & Au Gratin Potatoes
Fresh Grille: Veal Parmesan Sandwich with Pasta Salad
Menutainment: Greek Chicken Salad
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

Dynes to Hear From Lab Scientists on Friday

University of California President Robert Dynes visits the Berkeley campus tomorrow and Friday as part of his inaugural tour. He will hear presentations by several Berkeley Lab scientists, who will discuss their work for the QB3 Institute and CITRIS. They include Physical Biosciences director Graham Fleming, Susan Marqusee and Jay Keasling , also with Physical Biosciences, and Dave Culler and Dorian Liepmann, with the Computational Research Division.

California Primary
Results Are Now In

Based on votes in yesterday's primary, John Kerry appears to have locked up the Democratic presidential nomination; the state will take out a $15 billion bond to balance the budget (Prop. 57); Bay, Richmond and San Mateo bridge commuters will pay an extra dollar to cross (Measure 2); and California's schools and universities will receive $12.3 billion for construction and repair (Prop. 55). Go here for a complete listing of election results.


Lab Hosts 5th Bay Area Scientific Computing Day

On Saturday, March 13, Berkeley Lab will host the Fifth Bay Area Scientific Computing Day, an informal gathering to encourage the interaction and collaboration of Bay Area researchers in computational science and engineering. The Fifth BASCD will include 10 technical talks, a 60-minute panel discussion, 10 poster presentations, and opportunities for networking. Go here for information on registration, logistics and the program. The event is organized by Tony Drummond, Parry Husbands, Sherry Li and Osni Marques of the Scientific Computing Group in the Computational Research Division.


Gap headquarters in San Bruno uses green roof technology

Incentives Help Green Roofs Gain Popularity

The development of "green" buildings that regenerate degraded urban environments is essential to building healthy, sustainable communities in the 21st century. According to research from the Heat Island Group (led by Hashem Akbari) in Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, rooftops represent 15 percent to 30 percent of the total land area in major cities. As such, they present a tremendous opportunity for positive change as a key component of green building and sustainable roof system design. Full story.


Guardrail a Tribute to Neighbors' Efforts

The City of Oakland has erected a guardrail on Grizzly Peak Road in an area between Claremont and Centennial Drives, along a route frequently traveled by Berkeley Lab commuters from Contra Costa County. The spot is a dangerous place where one can view the residuals of automobiles that met their fate beyond the embankment. Action was sparked by efforts of the North Hills-Phoenix neighborhood group and supported by Oakland City Councilwoman Jane Brunner. A second guardrail is in the works at Lookout Point a half-mile west of Claremont on Grizzly Peak.


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