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Friday, October 15, 2004


9 a.m.
Washington Projects Office
The Advanced Networks And Services Underpinnings of Modern, Large-Scale Science: DOE's Esnet
William Johnston
Washington D.C.

9:30 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 51-201

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 274
Confined Space Hazards-Retraining
Bldg. 51-201

Scientific Computing
A Library for Coupling Multi-Componet Models on Distributed Memory Architectures and its Application
Helen He
Bldg. 50A-5132

2 p.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201


Employee Activities Assoc. Yoga Class with Inna Belogolovsky ($10/$12) Bldg. 70A-3377

4:30 a.m.
Physics Department
Global Dynamics of the Jovian Magnetosphere
Margaret Kivelson, UCLA
1 Le Conte Hall


Morning Editions: Two Eggs with Ham, Biscuit & Gravy
Market Carvery: Petite Swordfish Steaks with Seared Pineapple Salsa Saffron Rice & Baked Broccoli
The Fresh Grille: Garden Burger Italiano with Provolone Cheese & Marinara
Viva La Burrito! Chicken or Pork

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

Five Lab Physicists
Receive APS Awards


Deputy Director Pier Oddone and four other Berkeley Lab researchers were among the winners of awards and prizes for 2005 from the American Physical Society (APS). An APS award or prize is considered one of the highest honors a physicist can receive. Oddone will receive the W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in experimental particle physics for his conception of the asymmetric B-Factory. Other Berkeley Lab winners were Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Yuri Suzuki, David Chandler and Roger Falcone. Details on the winners and their awards will appear in the Oct. 29 issue of The View. For a complete list of APS 2005 winners, click here.

Nye, left, and Perlmutter

'Science Guy' Tapes
Show With Perlmutter

Bill Nye The Science Guy, who until 1999 hosted a long-running children's science show on PBS, visited the Lab yesterday to interview physicist Saul Perlmutter. The conversation will appear in an upcoming eight-part series on the Discovery Science Channel. One of the segments explores astronomy, including the accelerated expansion of the universe, a discovery shared by Perlmutter and his Berkeley Lab team. While here, Nye also visited the Supernovae Acceleration Probe (SNAP) lab and the NERSC visualization center. The series is scheduled to air from December to February.


Audio Research Featured On Canada Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel Canada's Daily Planet show featured the media preservation work of Lab physicists Carl Haber and Vitaliy Fadeyev in an Oct. 1 segment. The story highlights their efforts to digitally restore and preserve aging and damaged audio recordings using a precision optical metrology system. Their research has appeared in numerous TV broadcasts and newspaper articles throughout the world over the last several months. Go here and scroll down to "audio grooves" to listen to the broadcast (requires Windows Media Player 9)

NSF Seeks Proposals
For Underground Lab
By Bill Harlan

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently asked for site proposals for a "deep underground science and engineering laboratory" -- or DUSEL. "This is great news," Berkeley Lab physicist Kevin Lesko said. "It's out, and it's out before the election. The NSF is doing what they said they'd do." The final decisions on whether to build a DUSEL and where to build one are years away. The NSF's "program solicitation," however, is a milestone in a process that began four years ago when Homestake Mining Co. announced it would close the mine in Lead. Full story.

October is Energy
Awareness Month

Every year, the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) reminds us that October is Energy Awareness Month. This year's energy awareness theme, as evidenced by the posters now on display around the Lab, is "Smart Energy Choices: Support our economy, protect our environment, and increase energy independence." FEMP's mission is to reduce the cost of government by helping agencies reduce energy and water use, manage utility costs, and promote renewable energy. FEMP works closely with the Facilities Division to find ways of reducing Berkeley Lab's energy use. Go here for more information.

UCPD Patrols Lab To Check Safe Driving

To increase traffic safety at the Lab, members of the University of California Police Department will be conducting periodic patrols of the Hill. For drivers who aren't aware, the California Vehicle Code (CVC) applies to Berkeley Lab, which means drivers must abide by all laws that govern roads in the rest of the state. Those traversing the Lab by car must obey all traffic and parking signage and are encouraged to be aware of bicyclists, pedestrians and weather and road conditions which may affect driving. For more information, contact Jim Breckinridge at x4855.

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