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Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Days Until Runaround



11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
The End of the Semiconductor Roadmap: The Collision of Physics, Economics, and Sociology
Eli Yablonovitch, UCLA
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Beamline Optics for Protein Crystallography
Simon Morton
Bldg. 6-2202

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

3 p.m.
Resonant X-Ray Emission Spectroscopy in High Tc Related Cuprates and Transition Metal Compounds
Akio Kotani, RIKEN
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
3D Silicon Detectors
Sherwood Parker, U. of Hawaii
Bldg. 50 Auditorium


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

Advanced Controls Technologies and Strategies Linking Energy Efficiency and Demand Response
Sila Kiliccote
Bldg. 90-3148

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Fundamental Studies on NOx Storage Materials
Janos Szanyi, Pacific Northwest Lab
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

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Morning Editions:
Breakfast Bagel with Fruit and Hash Browns

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
2 Pancakes with 2 Eggs and 2 Bacon Strips

Market Carvery: Chicken Cacciatore with Rice and Side Salad
The Fresh Grille: Reuben Sandwich with Fries
Menutainment: Pot Roast with Potatoes and Vegetables

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

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Director Chu Featured
In Campus Web Story


Lab Director Steve Chu discusses his Nobel Prize, academic career, and "crusade" to find carbon- neutral sources of energy in an interview with Bonnie Azab Powell, a reporter for UC Berkeley's NewsCenter. In the story, Chu shares tidbits about his background ("I used to sculpt when I was young"), why he left Stanford University to lead the Lab, and his quandary over what kind of hybrid car to purchase. Go here to read the full interview.


2 Americans, German
Win Physics Nobel Prize

Americans John L. Hall and Roy J. Glauber and German Theodor W. Haensch won the 2005 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for work that could lead to better long-distance communication and more precise navigation worldwide and in space. The prize was given to the three for their work in applying modern quantum physics to the study of optics. Engineers have used their observations to improve lasers, Global Positioning System technology and other instruments. Full story.

Einstein's Equation
Gets NOVA Treatment


The Department of Energy's Office of Science is co-sponsoring a NOVA program on E=mc2, Einstein's revolutionary equation explaining the theory of relativity. The show, "Einstein's Big Idea," will air on local PBS station KQED on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 16, at noon. Go here for more information.


New Cluster Speeds
Geophysical Imaging

Members of the National Center for Supercomputing Application's cluster computing staff last month traveled to Berkeley Lab to help the Department of Energy center install a new high-performance computing cluster. Named Geophys, the system will help solve large-scale geophysical problems in computational seismology and electromagnetic imaging. "It's a smoker," said Lab earth scientist Greg Newman. "The cluster is now solving large-scale geophysical imaging problems, providing critical information on subsurface geological processes with implications for energy and the environment." Full story.


DOE's Bodman Kicks Off
'Save Energy' Campaign

Energy Hog, DOE's save-energy mascot

Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman Monday unveiled a comprehensive national campaign to highlight how Americans can save energy in response to rising winter energy costs. This effort will provide consumers, industry and federal agencies with a variety of energy saving ideas, which if done properly can yield significant savings. Go here to read the DOE's press release on this initiative, and here to view energy saving tips.


Discount Tickets For
Marine World Fright Fest

The Lab's Employee Activities Association is offering discount tickets to Marine World's Fright Fest, good for any Friday, Saturday or Sunday during the month of October. The $20 ticket includes entrance to the park as well as to Fright Fest activities. A meal ticket is also available for an additional $8. Contact Arabella Schmidt (x2902) for more information and to purchase tickets.

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