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Thursday, October 27, 2005


11 a.m.
Analysis of Nano-Scale Stress in Silicon Microelectronics Devices by the Convergent Beam Electron Diffraction Technique
Peng Zhang, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 72-201

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Synergies of Catalyst Design and Reactor Engineering in Paraffins Dehydrogenation, Today and Tomorrow
Domenico Sanfilippo
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
The Future of CDMS Bernard Sadoulet, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 50A-5132

6 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Reception for LGBT in Science and Technology
775 Tan Hall (campus)



8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection Lab Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
50 Years of Antiprotons: An Anniversary Symposium
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

10:30 p.m.
Center for Beam Physics
Multi-GeV Energy Gain in a Plasma Wakefield Accelerator
Mark Hogan, SLAC
Bldg. 71-264

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

Noon to 1 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Marine World Fright Fest Ticket Sale
Cafeteria Lobby

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Modeling and Computing Two Settlement Oligopolistic Market Equilibrium in a Congested Electricity Network
Shmuel Oren and Jian Yao, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 50A-5132

1:15 p.m.
EHS 735/739/738
Bloodborne Pathogens/Biosafety Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

2 p.m.
UC Berkeley
A Molecular Ruler Based on Plasmon Coupling of Metal Nanoparticles
Jan Liphardt
390 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

3 p.m.
EHS 730
Medical/Biohazard Waste
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Postdoc Society
Dissecting the Mechanisms for the Localization of the Centromeric Histone H3-Like Protein CID/CENP-A
Barbara Mellone
Bldg. 84-318 (videoconference in 223 Berkeley West Biocenter)

4:30 p.m.
Life Sciences Postdoc Society
Evaluation of DNA-PK and p53 as Predictors of Radio-Sensitivity in Ovarian Cancer

Gregory Langland
223 Berkeley West Biocenter (videoconference in Bldg. 84-318)

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Morning Editions:
Corned Beef Hash and Eggs with Toast

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs

Market Carvery: Sliced Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
The Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt with Fries and Coleslaw
Menutainment: Eggplant Parmesan with Side Salad

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

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IceCube: One Hole
Done, 79 More to Go


With hot water and a hose fit for a giant, drillers melted the first hole for the world's largest neutrino detector. The hole is the first of 80 that will eventually perforate a cubic kilometer of Antarctic ice. When it's done, IceCube will be nearly invisible from above, but 4,800 glass eyes will be frozen into the ice below, each watching for a spark of blue light indicating one of the universe's smallest and most elusive particles had a fatal collision. "One of the most exciting things about IceCube is that we just don't know what we will find," said Berkeley Lab astrophysicist Spencer Klein. Full story. Go here to read a Berkeley Lab story on IceCube.


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 tomorrow and Saturday. 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.


IT Division Upgrades
To Interrupt Service

The Lab's Information Technology (IT) Division will be upgrading its central directory servers (LDAP) today from 6 to 8 p.m. Authentication for services, such as IMAP, Calendar, web, and some business applications, may be disrupted for short periods during this time. The IT Division will also perform an electrical upgrade on some of its communications equipment on Saturday, Nov. 5, between 7 and 10 a.m. This will interrupt the Lab's voicemail and LBLnet service. Telephone service will not be affected.

Friday Events Will Make
On-Site Parking Difficult

Special events that will bring off-site visitors to the Laboratory tomorrow will involve the reserving of numerous parking spaces in Lots H-1 and H-2 (the lots next to buildings 50, 70 and 70A) and K-1 (the cafeteria lot). Employees who are used to parking in those lots should seek alternate lot locations or consider taking public transit on Friday.

No Fright Fest
Ticket Sales Today

The ticket sales for the Marine World Fright Night event this weekend have been cancelled for today. The sale will resume tomorrow in the cafeteria between noon and 1 p.m.


New Rates for Lodging, Mileage and Airfare

The Lab's Travel Office would like to share information on lodging rates, new mileage rates (from 40.5 to 48.5 cents per mile), and YCal and VCal discount airfares. Go here to view complete details.

Chance of rain.
High: 66 (18 C)
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SECON level 3

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