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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

10 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 51-201

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Diffraction Imaging of Yeast: Strategies and Limitations of High Resolution Imaging
David Shapiro, SUNY
Bldg. 6-2202


8:30 a.m.

EHS 400
Radiation Protection-Fundamentals
Bldg. 51-201

9:30 a.m.
Momentum Resolved Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering as a Novel Emergent Tool to Study Correlated Electron Systems
M. Zahid Hasan, Princeton U.
Bldg. 6-2202

11 a.m.
Probing Local Stoichiometry in InGaN Based Quantum Wells of Solid-State LEDs
Joerg Jinschek
Bldg. 72-201

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science
Combination of Enzymes and Metal Catalysts: A Powerful Approach in Asymmetric Catalysis
Jan-Erling Backvall, Stockholm U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


Morning Editions: Breakfast Bagel
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Chorizo Burrito
Origins: Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Two Sides
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Sausage Sandwich with Peppers & Onions
Fried Chicken, Rice & Vegetable

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

Eisen is 'Publisher
For the People'
By Will Harper


For biologist Michael Eisen, the ultimate test of his plan to radically change the future of science came down to convincing his skeptical younger brother to print a breakthrough paper in Michael's unproven research journal. It was the fall of 2003, and PLoS Biology was set to debut in a matter of weeks. This was the first journal from the nascent Public Library of Science, a nonprofit co-founded three years earlier by Eisen, a 37-year-old Berkeley Lab Genomics Division scientist. Full story.


Latest 'Science Review'
Features Lab Research

From top, Fung, Mathies, and Alivisatos

The latest edition of the student-produced magazine Science Review features research taking place here at the Lab and on campus. Stories highlighting work at the Lab include Phil Hugenholtz's work with microbial genomics, physical bioscientist Richard Mathies' search for extraterrestrial life on Mars, Paul Alivisatos' leadership of the Molecular Foundry, and earth scientist Inez Fung's modeling of global climate change. Copies of Berkeley Science Review are available in the cafeteria lobby, while supplies last.


Chu to Deliver Speech
At Nanotech Meeting


Berkeley Lab Director Steven Chu will deliver a keynote address at the International Congress of Nanotechnology on Nov. 9 in San Francisco. The conference -- "Bridging to the Next Frontier" -- will focus on the convergence of biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and medicine in today's laboratories. In his speech, Chu will discuss "Biology as Nanotechnology Solutions to Engineering Problems." Go here for more information on the event.


On-Site Drivers: Buckle Up, Avoid Cell Phone Use

State law requires that seat belts be used by anyone in a moving vehicle. This policy applies to driving at the Lab as well, whether in personal or government cars, say officials from the Environment, Health, and Safety Division. Drivers should also refrain from using cell phones, which can cause distraction and compromise safety while on the road.

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