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Monday, August 29, 2005

Yoga Club Class with
Inna Belogolovsky

Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Implementation Details of Eigensolvers in SLEPc and Plans for Future Developments
Jose Roman, Valencia U. of Technology
Bldg. 50A-5132


Dance Club
Night Club Two-Step Dance Lesson
Building 71-146J

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Morning Editions:
Sausage Patty and Eggs with Toast

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Strawberry Pancakes with Eggs

Market Carvery: BBQ Chicken with Corn and Potatoes
The Fresh Grille: Chili Cheese Burger with Fries and Coleslaw

Menutainment: Carved Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

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

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Regent Blum Gets Look
At Berkeley Lab Science

University of California Regent Richard Blum, the new Chair of the Regents Oversight Committee on the National Laboratories, visited Berkeley Lab on Friday for a tour and briefings by Lab Director Steve Chu. Blum (at right above), who is also the husband of U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein, is shown hearing about the Advanced Light Source from Chu as Deputy Director Graham Fleming looks on. Blum, a Regent since 2002 and a UC Berkeley alumnus, is Chairman of Blum Capital Partners, L.P. and Co-Chairman of Newbridge Capital, LLC.


Computer Busted?
He Can Fix It For You


Meet David Busby, a technician in the Lab's Information Technology Division. His specialty: fixing computers in which the internal workings have gone caput. Among the most memorable moments during his nearly quarter-century career here was watching a massive electrical storm move in across the Bay, as viewed from the Building 71B catwalk. "It was beautiful," he recalls. In his spare time, Busby — who spent 11 years in the Navy, including three tours in Vietnam — likes to ride his motorcycle (a 1992 Yamaha Virago) along Grizzly Peak to "The Wall," a favorite resting spot where he can smoke a cigar while watching the sunset.


Physicist's 'Invisible'
Talk at Snowmass


Berkeley Lab physicist Hitoshi Murayama recently took his show on the road, giving a talk on "Seeing the Invisibles" to attendees of the International Linear Collider Physics and Detector Workshop in Snowmass, CO. "There is a lot more in the universe than meets the eye," Murayama said. "Seeing the invisibles — kinetic energy and dark matter — is the challenge to 21st century physics." His presentation included many of the slides and topics he covered during his summer lecture here at the Lab earlier this month. A PDF version of his lecture can be accessed here.


Volunteers Needed
For Solano Stroll

Every year, the Lab sponsors a booth at the Solano Stroll, a daylong fair that takes place along this street of shops, businesses and restaurants, which runs through North Berkeley and Albany. This year's event takes place on Sunday, Sept. 11, and volunteers are needed to hand out information and answer questions about the Lab for one- to two-hour shifts. A Lab contingent also participates in the community parade, which begins at 10 a.m. To participate, contact the Community Relations Office (x7292).

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