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Thursday, March 18, 2004


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

8:30 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection-Fundamentals
Bldg. 51-201

9:30 a.m.
Complex Oxide Heterostructures: Challenges and Opportunities
R. Ramesh, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 6-2202

10:15 a.m.
Decreasing the Computation Time for Generalized Pattern Search Optimization Algorithms by Using Adaptive Precision Cost Function Evaluations
Michael Wetter
Bldg. 70-191

11 a.m.
Lab Mac User Group
Mozilla on Your Mac
Nat Stoddard
Bldg. 70A-3377

Determining the Adequate Level of Distributed Generation Penetration in Future Grids
Johan Driesen
Bldg. 90-314

3 to 9 p.m.
University of California
Lab Director Search
Perseverance Hall
(invitation only)

5:30 p.m.
Friends of Science
Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography: Proof Is in the Printing
Kenneth Goldberg
Bldg. 2-100B


8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection-Lab Safety
Bldg. 51-201

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70A-3377

Morning Additions: Chorizo Scramble with Flour Tortillas and Home Fries
Origins: Udon or Soba Noodles Beef, Shrimp or Vegetarian
Fresh Grille: Chicken Parmigiana Sub with Pasta Salad
Menutainment: Chili Rellenos, Rice, Beans, & Side Salad
Full Meal Deal : Chili-Cheese Burger, Onion Rings, Side Salad, Coke, & Pie
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Full menu


Lab, U.S. Help Shape China's Energy Growth
By Brian Stempeck


With Chinese demand for energy soaring, a small contingent of U.S.-based organizations and environmental groups is helping to chart the country's energy development in hopes of stemming some of the environmental damage caused by the burning of fossil fuels. But Green House Gas reductions are not necessarily driving Chinese acceptance of new policies. "The Chinese tend to stress these gains in terms of electricity saved or power plants avoided," said David Fridley, a scientist for Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division. Full story.


Semiconductor Research Program Expanded

The U.S. semiconductor industry recently announced the infusion of $29 million into its six-year-old collegiate research program that matches the nation's top researchers with long-term technology challenges. "This is our industry's most ambitious research effort to keep the American semiconductor industry at the forefront of innovation," Intel CEO Craig Barrett said in a statement. This year, lead universities and the technology issues to be addressed include: UCLA on nanoscale materials; UC Berkeley on system design; Carnegie Mellon on circuit design; and MIT on nanoscale devices. Full story.


'Friends' Talk Explores
EUV Lithography

At tonight's "Friends of Science" lecture, 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. Send e-mail here to register for the event.


Reminder on Wash
And Re-Lamp Project

The Lab's annual "wash and re-lamp" project starts on Monday. Affected buildings include 84, 84A, 74, 66, 62, 62A, 25, 25A, 26, 2, 46, 46A, 46B, 46C, 46D, 47, 65A, 65B, 55, 90, 90 trailers, and 937. The work will take place between 6 p.m. and around 4 p.m. For more information, contact Larry Begley.

Workshop On Non-DOE Research Today

The Business Services Division's Sponsored Research Office and the ASD Training Academy are co-sponsoring a workshop today, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, for private investigators and support staff who mangage non-DOE sponsored contracts, or will in the future.


Mostly sunny, a bit cooler.
Highs: upper 70s (26° C).

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