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Friday, October 28, 2005


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

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)



Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Present Status of the Theory of High Tc
Philip Anderson, Princeton U.
1 LeConte Hall (campus)

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Morning Editions:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs

Monday's Breakfast:
Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Bacon and Fruit

Market Carvery: Chicken Dijon with Baked Potato and Veggies
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Sausage Sandwich with Peppers and Onions
Menutainment: Viva El Burrito

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

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Lab, Fetzer Winery Get
'Flex Your Power' Award

Flex Your Power, California's statewide energy efficiency campaign, recognized Berkeley Lab and Fetzer Winery as leaders in energy efficiency with a 2005 Flex Your Power Award. A total of 35 businesses, local governments and institutions were selected from a competitive pool of more than 260 applications. The Flex Your Power Awards originated in 2001 to acknowledge outstanding leadership in energy efficiency that helped California through the energy crisis. The Lab and Fetzer Winery were highlighted for developing an easy-to-use, computer-based tool and a handbook to help California's wineries reduce energy and water costs. Full story.

Updates on Lab Research
In Latest Issue of SABL

Water molecule

In the most recent issue of Science at Berkeley Lab, or SABL, employees can read about the golden anniversary of the antiproton, closing in on elusive "glueballs," the controversy over how molecules bond in liquid water, Type Ia supernovae, and a series of stories on "The Parallel Processor." Go here to read these articles.


Students Getting 'Edge'
In Program, Lab Visit

Berkeley Lab will be host to 40 underrepresented minority and woman graduate students from UC Berkeley tomorrow on the last day of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Berkeley Edge program. The conference identifies and encourages qualified graduate school candidates in the sciences, engineering, math and computing sciences and matches students and faculty members for three days. At the Lab Saturday, they will hold a poster session in the cafeteria (9 a.m.), tour the Advanced Light Source and other programs (10 a.m.-noon), and have lunch in the cafeteria (12:30 p.m.), engaging with division representatives in small groups. Go here for more detail on the conference.


Lab Scientists Lauded
At R&D 100 Ceremony

Eleven Berkeley Lab scientists received their prestigious R&D 100 awards at a special ceremony in Chicago this past Monday. Physicists Carl Haber and Vitaliy Fadeyev were recognized for their optical sound restoration system; Eleanor Blakely, Ian Brown, Kathy Bjornstad, Jim Galvin, Othon Monteiro, and Chris Rosen for the Neural Matrix CD, and Henry Benner, Ron Krauss, and Patricia Blanche for their Ion Mobility Analysis. Go here to read a DOE press release on the awards, and here to learn more about Berkeley Lab's winners.

27 Lab Drivers Earn
Safe Driving Credits


A total of 27 bus, truck and fleet drivers were honored yesterday in Berkeley Lab's 50th Annual Safe Driver's Award Program. Each driver who has not had a preventable vehicle accident — in this case, during the calendar year 2004 — received a certificate for one year of credit towards his or her safe driver record. Truck driver Shelley Caras received a SPOT award for 10 years of safe driving (SPOT awards are given at every 5-year interval), and special mention was given to fleet operator Charles Benjamin, who has driven safely for 23 consecutive years. To see a list of the drivers who earned certificates, go here.


Nano*High3 Begins
With Chu on Saturday

The third year of Materials Sciences' highly successful lecture series for high school students, "Nano*High," gets started on Saturday with Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu giving the first of six talks for 2005-06. He will speak at 10 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium on "Global Warming, the Energy Crisis and What We Can Do About It." Registration for this event is closed.

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