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Thursday, October 6, 2005

Days Until Runaround



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

1:30 p.m.
EHS 276
Fall Protection
Bldg. 70A-3377


Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions:
2 Pancakes with 2 Eggs and 2 Bacon Strips

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs

Market Carvery: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Salad
The Fresh Grille: Chicken Wings with Fries and Coleslaw
Menutainment: Cheese Enchiladas with Rice and Beans

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

Full menu

Edward Lofgren (center) and antiproton discoverers (l-r) Emilio Segre, Clyde Wiegand, Owen Chamberlain, and Thomas Ypsilantis

Symposium Celebrates
Antiproton Anniversary

As part of its observance of the World Year of Physics, Berkeley Lab's Physics Division will celebrate "50 Years of Antiprotons" with a two-day symposium on Oct. 28 and 29.  The antiproton was discovered 50 years ago by the Emilio Segrè group at the Lab's Bevatron. The symposium is free, but registration is required. Go here for more information.


Atom-Swapping Reaction Wins Chemistry Nobel

The Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded yesterday for developing metathesis, a chemical "dance" that makes molecules swap atoms, a process now used to produce medicines, plastics and other products with more efficiency and less environmental hazard. The $1.3 million prize will be shared by Yves Chauvin at the French Petroleum Institute, Robert Grubbs at the California Institute of Technology, and Richard Schrock at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Full story.



Japan's Supercomputing
Plans Topic of Lecture

Yoshio Oyanagi, a professor of computer science at the University of Tokyo, will discuss Japan's plan for petaflop/s computing at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in Building 50A-5132. His talk is part of Computing Sciences' Distinguished Speaker series. According to Oyanagi, the Japanese government plans to build a 10 petaflop/s (10 quadrillion calculations per second) supercomputer by 2011. Oyanagi will discuss what has been done and what remains to be decided in terms of system architecture, software and applications.

Talk Explores Question:
Is There Life Out There?

As part of the symposium honoring the 90th birthday of UC Berkeley Nobel Laureate Charles Townes, three innovative scientists in astronomy and astrophysics will present a free talk tomorrow on "Other Worlds: From Imagination to Image...The Great Challenge of Building Supertelescopes in Search of Extraterrestrial Life." The 8 p.m. discussion in Zellerbach Hall features Berkeley astronomer Geoffrey Marcy and physicist Reinhard Genzel and French inventor Antoine Lebeyrie talking about how new space- and ground-based exploration technologies are expanding the vision of modern science and of our place in the cosmos. Go here for more details.
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