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Wednesday, March 10, 2004


9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher
Bldg. 48-109

11 a.m.
Computational Research Division
Performance Characteristics of Modern Supercomputers
Gerhard Wellein, U. of Erlangen, Germany  
Bldg. 50A-5132

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

3 p.m.
Crystal Structure of the GpIba-Thrombin Complex Essential for Platelet Aggregation
John Dumas, Wyeth Research
Bldg. 6-2202


11 a.m.
BlueGene/L: MPI Testing and Application Experiences
David Skinner  
Bldg. 50A-5132

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Spectroscopic and Kinetic Studies of Surface Intermediates and Mechanisms: Catalytic oxidation Reactions on Platinum
John Gland, U. of Michigan
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

1:30 p.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electric Safety
Bldg. 51-201

Morning Editions: Breakfast Bagel
Market Carvery: Meatloaf and Brown Gravy with Two Sides
Fresh Grille: Grilled Sausage Sandwich with Peppers & Onions
Origins: Chipotle Roasted Chicken, Steamed Rice & Veggie
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

Goldberg Gives Next 'Friends' Lecture


At the next "Friends of Science" lecture, on Wednesday, March 18, Berkeley Lab materials scientist Kenneth Goldberg will discuss "Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography: Proof Is in the Printing." During his talk, Goldberg will explain how this technology is the leading successor to the traditional technique for printing microchip circuit patterns. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in Building 2-100B. Go here for more information about the "Friends of Science" organization.


Workshop Next Week
On Non-DOE Research

The Business Services Division's Sponsored Research Office (SPO) and the ASD training academy are co-sponsoring a workshop designed to inform and assist those private investigators and their support staff who are currently managing non-DOE sponsored contracts and/or are expected to generate such research funding. It will be held on Thursday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Building 50 Auditorium. Go here to register (course is listed as "ASD9030 "The Non-DOE Sponsored Research Overview").

Nominations Open For Rappaport Award

The Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is now accepting nominations for the 2004 Paul Rappaport National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Award. This national award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of energy efficiency and renewable energy by an individual, team, or organization. Completed nomination packages are due on April 2. Go here for more information.


Hot Ice Finds Gas,
But No Gas Hydrates

CAT scan of a permafrost core.

The Department of Energy said that although the Hot Ice well dug on the North Slope of Alaska "did not encounter methane hydrate as expected," it "did produce information that should help to overcome the substantial technical obstacles to the eventual commercial production of this abundant energy resource," DOE said. Hot Ice "also provided an Arctic test of a state-of-the-art CAT scan tool developed by Berkeley Lab earth scientists -- including Barry Freifield, Tim Kneafsey, Jacob Pruess, Paul Reiter, and Liviu Tomutsa. Full story. Go here to read a Berkeley Lab story on CAT scan research.


Science Committee Critiques S&T Request

Last week, the House Science Committee released a 14-page review of President Bush's FY 2005 request for key science and technology programs. These "Views and Estimates" are intended to guide the House Budget Committee, and Congress more generally, in making funding decisions for the fiscal year that starts on October 1. About half of the committee members signed this document. Full story.


Meza (left) and Oliva

Lab Poster Recognized At SIAM Conference

At the 11th conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) last month in San Francisco, Ricardo Oliva of the Scientific Computing Group and High Performance Computing Research Department Head Juan Meza were recognized for one of the three best posters at the conference. Their poster was entitled "TRGSS: A Trust Region Generating Set Search for Nonlinear Optimization."


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