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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Cafeteria Parking Lot

9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

10 a.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

10:30 a.m.
Status of SSRF and Its Beamlines
Hongjie Xu and Zhentang Zhao, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF)
Bldg. 6-2202

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
Lattice QCD and Nuclear Physics
Martin Savage, U. of Washington
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Amateur Emergency Radio Group
Bldg. 48-109

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

3 p.m.
Are Metallic Ruthenates Really Simple?
Felix Baumberger, Stanford U.
Bldg. 6-2202


7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Red Wing Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

8:30 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection Fundamentals
Bldg. 70A-3377

10 a.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Presentation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

11 a.m.
Materials Sciences
Contact Mechanics and Adhesion Between Elastic Bodies with Randomly
B.N.J. Persson, IFF, FZ-Juelich
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

1 p.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Cosmology and SN Ia Rates With the SNLS
James Don Neill, U. of Victoria
Bldg. 50A-5132

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Morning Editions:
Cheese Omelette with Hash Browns and Toast

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Chorizo and Eggs with Hash Browns and Toast

Market Carvery: Sweet and Sour Pork over Rice
The Fresh Grille:  Tuna Melt with Fruit and Fries
Menutainment: Udon Noodle Soup Bar

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

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NERSC's Kramer Heads
Computing Event Lineup


National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) Deputy Division Director Bill Kramer was recently featured in HPC Wire online for his successful efforts as chair of this week's SC05 conference to get Microsoft's Bill Gates as the keynote speaker. In the article, Kramer explains it took more than two years to snag the head of Microsoft, which is "not even considered a legitimate HPC (high performance computing) player by many in the field." Full story.

Technology Achievement
Awards for Lab Staff

Bay Area companies and individuals snared six of 50 technology achievement awards announced Wednesday by Scientific American magazine. Berkeley Lab earth scientist Inez Fung was selected for demonstrating the potential for increases in global warming due to greenhouse gases. Genomics Division researcher Michael Eisen was recognized, along with Patrick Brown, for championing open access to scientific and medical research. See additional Bay Area winners here.


'Anger Camera'
Inventor Dies

Hal Anger, the "quiet genius" who had a tremendous influence on medical research and diagnostics with his invention of a gamma- based imaging device known as the Anger camera, died in his home in Berkeley on Oct. 31. He was 85. Anger came to the Lab following World War II and worked here until his retirement in 1982, primarily developing imaging technologies. The Anger camera, which enables physicians to track metabolic processes in the human body, is still in wide use today. A memorial gathering is planned for Saturday, Nov. 19, at noon in the Hotel Durant in Berkeley. For more about Anger, click here. To RSVP for the memorial, send e-mail here.

Mathematician Wins
Engineering Medal

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers announced that Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt of the Computational Research Division's Mathematics Group was awarded the Timoshenko Medal "for seminal contributions to nearly every area of solid and fluid mechanics, including fracture mechanics, turbulence, stratified flows, flames, flow in porous media, and the theory and application   of intermediate asymptotics." The medal was established in 1957 and commemorates mechanical engineer Stephen Timoshenko's contributions as an author and teacher.

Materials Scientist
Honored for Nano Work

The Nano 50T Awards, presented by Nanotech Briefs magazine, recognize the top 50 technologies, products, and innovators that have significantly impacted, or are expected to impact, the state of the art in nanotechnology. Berkeley Lab materials scientist Seung-Wuk Lee was among this year's recipients. He is working toward the development of bone-like structures that could replace current metallic bone implant materials and cure many bone-related diseases.

Funding Received For
Water Heater Efficiency

Researchers in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division — including Jeff Lutz, Girish Ghatikar, Diane Fisher, and Jeff Warner — have received funding from the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research program to address energy efficiency in natural gas-powered residential water heaters. The $1.4 million, which includes subcontracts, will fund research to update California's Title 24 energy efficiency codes to include efficient water heating; a feasibility study for a super-efficient gas water heater development program; and a field study of hot water distribution systems in California households. Contact Lutz for more information.


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