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9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 937-104

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
Simulations of Beam-Beam Interaction for the PEP II Accelerator
Kiran Sonnad, SLAC
Bldg. 71-264

11 a.m.
Human Resources
Getting Things Done Through People
Bldg. 2-100B

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191


Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Before the Deluge: Cosmology With Galaxy Cluster Surveys
August Evrard, UC Berkeley
1 LeConte Hall

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Morning Editions:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Monday's Breakfast: 2 Bacon or Sausage, 2 Eggs, Toast and Hashbrowns
Market Carvery: Tandoori Chicken with Vegetables and Rice

The Fresh Grille: Fish and Chips with Fries and Coleslaw
Menutainment: Viva El Burrito with Chicken or Pork

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Energy Labs Test Grid
For Monster Downloads

CERN detector
Two Energy Department laboratories, along with a number of universities, tested a grid network that will eventually distribute experimental data from the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva to multiple research laboratories around the globe. While electronically shepherding large amounts of information from one location to another is a difficult problem in itself, the task grows even more complex with multiple recipients. This demonstration showed such bulk transfers are possible, using grid software. For instance, Fermilab, which will serve as a node for distributing data, uses Storage Resource Manager, grid middleware developed in part by Berkeley Lab. Full story.
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Koistinen, left, demonstrates liquid nitrogen for Maio, back, and students

Councilwoman Maio
Sees Science Lesson

This is the second year that Berkeley Lab's Center for Science and Engineering Education (CSEE) has visited fifth grade classes in Berkeley to help prepare students for science achievement tests. On Tuesday, Berkeley City Councilwoman Linda Maio experienced one of the science workshops first-hand, observing CSEE staffer Dale Koistinen as he demonstrated the properties of liquid nitrogen for students at Jefferson Elementary School. Koistinen was joined by student assistant Patrick Guinness.

Weight, Nutrition
Brown Bag Tuesday

The Lab's Health Care Facilitator office will be hosting a second Brown Bag meeting on "Weight Management and Nutrition" Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be Eric Lipsitt, M.D. from Kaiser Hospital. He will be discussing healthy eating and active lifestyles. The meeting will be held in Perseverance Hall. Employees should bring their lunch; healthy snacks will be provided.
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Galtieri, left, presents Alvarez with ballons after learning of his 1968 Nobel Prize

Physicist Helped
Discover Particles

While Lina Galtieri, with the Lab's Physics Division, has not won a Nobel Prize, she was there alongside Luis Alvarez when several new particles were discovered during bubble chamber experiments. She and other members of the Alvarez group accompanied him to Stockholm for the Nobel ceremony. In addition to finding particles, she has also contributed to their demise, debunking the "split A2" experiment conducted at CERN. More recently, Galtieri was among those who contributed to the discovery of the top quark, as part of the Collider Detector at Fermilab group. An avid traveler, she has trekked Mount Kilimanjaro in Japan, the Inca Trail in Peru, and the Baltoro Glacier in Pakistan, among other exotic locales.
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President's Office, Cal
Closed for Chavez Day

The University of California's Office of the President and the Berkeley campus will be closed today in observance of Cesar Chavez Day. Both will reopen for regular business on Monday

Applications Sought
For Technology Award

The University of California is seeking applications for the Larry Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Technology. The award is open to faculty and staff from all UC campuses, the Office of the President and the three UC-managed national laboratories. The honor recognizes information technology innovations that have the potential to improve UC administrative or academic processes. Application information can be found here. Deadline is 5 p.m. May 15. Last year, the Lab's Scientific Cluster Support Group won a Silver Award in this competition.

Spring Forward
On Sunday

Sunday marks the start of Daylight Savings Time, so don't forget to set clocks forward by one hour before going to bed Saturday night.
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Showers and T-storms.
High: 57° (13° C)
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