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10 a.m.
Computational Research
Multi-level Data Clustering and Visualization with Applications to Geographical Information Systems
Kang Zhang, U. of Texas-Dallas
Bldg. 50A-5132

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins

Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Dance Club
East Coast Swing Dance Class Practice
Bldg. 51 Lobby (Bevatron)


7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Iron Age Shoemobile
Building 51 Parking Lot

General Sciences
African Astronomy/Mentoring
Hakeem Oluseyi, U. of Alabama
Perseverance Hall

5:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Yoga with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions: Cheese Omelette with Hash Browns and Toast
Market Carvery: Mandarin Beef with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

The Fresh Grille: Pork Roast Sandwich with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Vegetarian Lasagna

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Huge R&D 100 Haul: 4 Berkeley Lab Awards

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R&D Magazine has announced its pick of the year's 100 most significant technological advances, with four 2006 R&D 100 Awards going to researchers at Berkeley Lab — the most since 1987 — bringing the Lab's total take to 41. Winners are: Jim Bishop for the Carbon Explorer, developed by members of the Earth Sciences Division and colleagues at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and WET Labs of Oregon, to monitor ocean carbon; Wladek Walukiewicz and Kin Man Yu of the Materials Sciences Division for a High-Efficiency Multiband Semiconductor Material for Solar Cells; Rick Russo and Paul Ridgway of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division for the Laser Ultrasonic Sensor for papermills, developed with colleagues at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology at Georgia Tech; and to Ka-Ngo Leung, Jani Reijonen, Frederic Gicquel, and Stephen Wilde for the compact High-Output Coaxial-Target Neutron Generator, invented and engineered by members of the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division and the Engineering Division.
inthenews IN THE NEWS

Scientist Discovers
Genuine Dark Side

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Sitting in his office at Berkeley Lab, with his slight frame, thick glasses, slightly wrinkled khaki pants, short-sleeved button-down shirt and sneakers, and surrounded by unruly stacks of papers, books, folders, computers and white boards filled with equations, physicist Saul Perlmutter is one pocket protector away from fitting the scientist stereotype to a T. But Perlmutter is not your average scientist. "I think there's a good chance Saul will win a Nobel Prize," said Steven Chu, director of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, himself a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. (Read the Contra Costa Times profile on Perlmutter here).

Astrophysics Takes Off
On Superman’s Powers

By C.W. Nevius

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It is the flying that seems to baffle everyone. How, exactly, does Superman fly? Or does he, really? With the release of the "Superman Returns'' movie, you can bet there will be plenty of discussion (at least half-serious) about the limits and scope of the Man of Steel's super powers. Rather than engage in uninformed speculation, we went to the experts — physics scholars at Cal and Stanford. Unfortunately, a lot of them are baffled, too. "The flying always bothered me,'' admits Berkeley Lab’s Richard Muller, a professor of astrophysics at Cal and a Superman fan."I think what he really does is leap and guide himself along the air currents. Or, if you can't really rule out flying, maybe he has a mechanism for somehow forcing air backward — what if the pores on his skin eject microscopic amounts of excess moisture, like sweat?'' Full story.

inthenews 75th ANNIVERSARY

Today’s Summer Lecture:
Nuclear Medicine Pioneers

Life Scientist Thomas Budinger will present the second lecture in this summer’s 75th Anniversary series, today at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. His talk is entitled "Nuclear Medicine at Berkeley Lab: From Pioneering Beginnings to Today." Budinger, who heads Berkeley Lab’s Center for Functional Imaging, will discuss the Lab’s rich history in the field of nuclear medicine, from discovery and use of radioisotopes to medical imaging. Among his many accomplishments, Budinger’s work led to an extremely high-resolution PET scanner that was built at Berkeley Lab in 1986.

Help at Founders Day:
Meeting Set for July 12


Staff interested in helping out with the Lab's Founders Day event on Aug. 26 — such as performing, sponsoring an information table, conducting a demonstration, or general volunteering — are invited to attend a meeting at noon on Wednesday, July 12, in Perseverance Hall. Organizers are hoping to get as much employee input as possible to make the celebration a success.
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Shoemobile Moves
To Bevatron Lot

The Iron Age Shoemobile, which formerly set up shop regularly in the cafeteria parking lot, is moving to a new location, starting tomorrow. The mobile shoe repair shop will now reside in the parking lot next to the Bevatron. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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