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Tuesday, March 30, 2004


11 a.m.
Organic Chemistry
Creating Electronic Materials Through Self-Assembly
Colin Nuckolls, Columbia
Pitzer Aud., 120 Latimer Hall

Computer Protection Brown Bag
Hacker Tools and Windows Systems
Bryan Geraldo, Symantec
Perseverance Hall

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

3 p.m.
EHS 730
Medical/Biohazard Waste
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
Rare Beauty and Charm Decays and Indirect Searches for New Physics
Matthew Herndon, Johns Hopkins U.
Bldg. 50A-5132

Physical Chemistry
A New Saga with the Classic Lac Operon: From Single-Molecule Enzymology to Single-Cell Gene Expression, One Molecule At A Time
Sunney Xie, Harvard
Pitzer Aud., 120 Latimer Hall


10 a.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
ALS Special Seminar
X-Ray Tomographic Imaging at the Swiss Light Source
Marco Stampanoni, Swiss Light Source
Bldg. 6-2202

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

3 p.m.
Electronic Structure of Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
Kai Rossnagel, U. of Kiel
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Chemical Engineering
Mechanism of Protein Aggregation and the Role of a Molecular Chaperone
Wei Liu
Production of Secondary Metabolites in Fungal and Bacterial Hosts
Jessica Marshall
120 Latimer Hall

Morning Editions: Ham & Smoked Cheddar Scramble with Potatoes & Bagel
Market Carvery: Spicy Vegetable & Tofu Stir-Fry Rice Bowl
Fresh Grille: Fish Sandwich with Cheese
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad with Ground Turkey
Full Meal Deal: Texas BBQ Burger, Fries, Side Salad, Coke & Pie
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Selection Panel Named
For Engineering Director


Deputy Director for Operations Sally Benson last week announced the formation of a selection committee to assist her in recruiting the next division director for Engineering. Physics Division Director Jim Siegrist is the chair of the committee, which also includes Joe Gray, John Corlett, Natalie Roe, Jian Jin, Howard Padmore, Yvonne Tsang, and Russ Wells. The target for a new selection is June 1. Applications and nominations are encouraged and should be forwarded to Recruitment Manager Ed Sayson or to Jim Siegrist. Go here and type 016953 in the keyword box to read a position description.

Four Lab Projects
Submitted for R&D100

Proposal teams coordinated by the Technology Transfer Department have completed four submissions of innovative Berkeley Lab science to the competition for 2004 R&D 100 awards. Sponsored annually for 41 years by R&D Magazine, the contest honors organizations and individuals for the most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace. Go here to read more about the lab’s submissions and to see a photo of applicants honored in a recent Lab ceremony.


Autonomic Computing Aims
To Ease Complexity, Costs
By John Moore

The phrase "autonomic computing" smacks of science fiction, conjuring images of self-sufficient machines. But it's real and numerous vendors are developing this technology. The industry aims to develop solutions that let computers configure, heal and optimize themselves. The Department of Energy is testing software designed to help computer clusters and grids diagnose problems and automatically recover from faults. The software will be put to use at Berkeley Lab in an application that analyzes data from a nuclear physics experiment. Full story.


ASD to Host Audio, Video Conference Training

All interested Berkeley Lab employees are invited to attend a special training presentation entitled "Audio and Video Conferencing Capabilities at LBNL" on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Perseverance Hall. The training, sponsored by the Administrative Services Department, will be presented by the Networking and Telecommunications group. Topics include audio conference phones, audio bridging services, and video conferencing capabilities and services. No registration is required.


Hacker Tools Talk
And Demo Today

The March Computer Protection Brown Bag event will be held today at noon in Perseverance Hall. Bryan Geraldo of Symantec will talk about and demonstrate hacker tools used against Windows systems. Bring your lunch and your questions.

Berkeley Lab Search
Is Going Google

The Berkeley Lab internal search page,, will soon be based exclusively on the Google search appliance. After an evaluation of both search engines, the Information Technologies and Services Division determined that Google is considerably more powerful and precise than the current UltraSeek Lab search engine, which will be phased out over the next several months.


Mostly cloudy, chance of
rain. Highs mid 60s (19° C).

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