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Friday, July 22, 2005

Brown Bag With Director Chu

Bldg. 937-302

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70A-3377

2 p.m.
Life Sciences
Postdoc Society annual picnic
Padre Site, Tilden Park


Life Sciences
Write or Radiate: Inscribed Matter vs. Electromagnetic Communication
Christopher Rose, Rutgers U.
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky

Bldg. 70A-3377

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Morning Editions:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs

Monday's Breakfast: Swiss and Avocado Omelette with Hash Browns and Toast
Market Carvery: Pasta Primavera
The Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt with Fries and Coleslaw

Menutainment: Viva El Burrito

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

Next Summer Lecture:
The World as a Hologram


The flat logo on your credit card manages to encode all the information needed to produce a 3-D image — and the universe may do something similar. Can the Holographic Principle, which derives from the study of black holes, resolve the long-standing mismatch between quantum mechanics and the theory of gravity? In "The World as a Hologram," the next installment of the 2005 Summer Lecture Series Wednesday at noon, Raphael Bousso of the Physics Division will explain how quantum information is coded in the geometry of surfaces. Employees and guests are invited to bring their lunches to the Building 50 Auditorium.

Professor Will Discuss
Best Way to Contact E.T.

In a special "World Year of Physics" talk on Monday, Rutgers Electrical Engineer and wireless theorist Christopher Rose will answer the question: "Write or Radiate? Inscribed Matter vs. Electromagnetic Communication." What he will be talking about is contacting extraterrestrial life forms through cosmic communications, a topic that has consumed much of his research and was the subject of a broadly recognized Nature cover story last year. His seminar in the Building 50 Auditorium begins at noon and is sponsored by the Life Sciences Division.


Combinatorial Chemistry
Technology Honored

Symyx — a start-up company using combinatorial chemistry technology developed by former Lab employee Peter Schultz and his colleagues in the Materials Sciences Division — will be honored with Frost & Sullivan's 2005 Technology Leadership Award. The award honors the development of enabling technologies and methods that aid better, faster and more efficient research and development. Frost and Sullivan is a growth consulting firm in Palo Alto. Go here for more information.



Life Scientists Assist With Parkinson's Drug Therapy

Berkeley Lab life scientists William Jagust and Jamie Eberling used dopamine tracer fluorometatyrosin- based PET scanning to visualize evidence of a gene product that aids in the prevention of Parkinson's disease. Their work was part of a clinical trial of the drug AV201 conducted at the Lab and UC San Francisco. The study has produced encouraging results in the treatment of mid- to later-stage Parkinson's disease. Go here to read a press release on the study, and here to read a View story on PET scanning.

Turnaway Crowd Can
Hear Director Aug. 1


When Lab Director Steve Chu kicked off the 2005 Summer Lecture Series on June 22 with the talk "Physics Meets Biology," so many people tried to crowd into the Building 50 Auditorium that the fire marshall turned more than 100 of them away. As they were leaving, Chu promised that he would repeat his talk again so that they could all hear him. Thus, on Monday, Aug. 1, the Director will return to the auditorium at noon to present another talk, this one focused more on biology. Those planning to attend should arrive early to be assured a seat.

Interference With
Cingular Cell Phones

The Lab is experiencing radio frequency interference with the on-site Cingular cell phone service. Cingular, LGC engineers, and the Lab's Networking and Telecommunications personnel are currently working on resolving this issue. As part of this work, the antennas near Building 6 and 80 must be turned off, which will affect service in this area. The soonest they will be brought back on-line is Monday. Employees will be advised of any schedule changes.

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