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Wednesday, February 2, 2005

11 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
Development of a Beam Condition Monitor System for the Experimental Areas of the LHC Using CVD Diamond
Luis Fernandez Hernando, CERN
Bldg. 71-264

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

4 p.m.
College of Chemistry
Vacuum Beam Studies of Fluorocarbon Radicals and Argon Ions on Si and SiO2
Yoshie Kimura
120 Latimer Hall


7:30 a.m.
Iron Age Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

11 a.m.
Magnetization Reversal in Nano-Structured Materials
Erol Girt, Seagate Technology
Bldg. 72-201

1 p.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users
Bldg. 51-201

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
The Electronic Structure Effects in Catalysis
Anders Nilson, SLAC
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


Morning Editions: Huevos Rancheros with Beans & Flour Tortillas
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Wrap
Market Carvery:
Chili Colorado Rice and Salad
The Fresh Grille: Garden Burger with Mushrooms & Cheese
Menutainment: Chicken Caesar Salad

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

Chu Speaks at Physics
Congress in Australia

Lab Director Steve Chu is among the plenary speakers attending the Australian Institute of Physics 16th Biennial Congress in Canberra this week. His talk, "What Can Physics Say About Life?" will explore "the increasing number of physical scientists who are beginning to devote considerable attention to biological problems. As more physical/mechanistic understandings of biological systems emerge, we are beginning to develop a deeper, quantitative understanding of how biological systems work. With this understanding, we are beginning to appreciate the extraordinarily clever ways living systems have chosen to solve what can be thought of as essentially engineering problems."


Bicycle Policy Draft
Comments Due Monday

The Environment, Health and Safety Division, the Berkeley Lab Bicycle Coalition, and Director Steve Chu encourage employees to review the new bicycle safety policy draft and submit relevant comments by Monday. The draft policy, which mandates helmet use and has been reviewed by the Bicycle Coalition, will combine with future elements on motor vehicle and pedestrian safety  to ensure the protection and well-being of all individuals who traverse the Lab's roadways. Send feedback to Jack Salazar. Those wishing to receive more information about the Bicycle Coalition can go here.


Gadgil Water System
On Discovery Channel


Berkeley Lab Environmental Energy Technologies Division scientist Ashok Gadgil's water cleaning system has received much attention lately, in part due to its application to tsunami relief efforts. The Discovery Channel Canada website is currently featuring a video that describes Gadgil's water system and its potential as a long-term solution to protect those in Sri Lanka from potentially fatal diseases. To view the clip, titled "Cleansing the Waters," go here (requires Windows Media Player).


CSO Offers Printing
And Binding Services

The Creative Services Office maintains a printing capability that can meet departmental needs for brochures, posters, presentation materials, proposals, etc. Both black-and-white and color photocopying are available for documents up to 11-by-17 inches, from both hard copy or electronic files. Same-day turn-around is available in most cases. Several binding options are also offered. Call Faye Jobes (x6787) or Michael Muller (x5281), or visit the CSO Printing Office at Building 46-140.

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