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7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Red Cross
Blood Drive
Cafeteria parking lot

2 p.m.
Beam Phyics
Superconducting RF at Michigan State University
Terry Grimm
Bldg. 71-264

4:30 p.m.
Physcis Department
Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry in the Universe and an Arrow for Time
Roberto Peccei, UCLA
l1 LeConte Hall (campus)


7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Red Cross
Blood Drive
Cafeteria parking lot

11 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Instant Relaxation
Bldg. 6-2202

1 p.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electrical Hazards & Mitigations
Bldg. 70A-3377

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Morning Editions: Chili Cheese Omelette with Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: French Toast with Apples and Raisins

Market Carvery: Baked Ziti with Cornbread and Salad

The Fresh Grille: Chicken Patty Sandwich with Fries
Menutainment: Chef’s Salad with Grilled Chicken

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

Great Things From
Simple Beginnings
By Justin Mitchell

Even award-winning scientists - brilliant astronomers who probe the universe in an attempt to understand phenomena such as "dark energy" and supernova - start out simple. "Dinosaurs. For me it was dinosaurs," says Adam Reiss, a Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist who shared the 2006 Shaw Prize for astronomy with colleagues Saul Perlmutter of Berkeley Lab, and Brian Schmidt, with the Australian National University. "I wasn't into dinosaurs," Perlmutter says. "I loved understanding how things worked. I liked making Rube Goldberg machines." Full story.


CITRIS Sponsors Talks
And Online Newsletter

UC Berkeley's Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, or CITRUS, has launched a bi-monthly newsletter that includes information on news, events, and research. In addition to the newsletter, CITRUS is sponsoring several lectures, including one by Berkeley Lab computational scientist Deb Agarwal and Catherine van Igan (Microsoft) on "Early Experience Prototyping a Science Data Service for Environmental Data," at noon on Wednesday (540 Cory Hall). Other talks include "Current and Future Activities for Nuclear Energy in the U.S." by Lab nuclear scientist Per Peterson (Oct. 11), and "Imaging the Voices of the Past" by Lab physicist Carl Haber (Oct. 18). Both lectures take place at noon in 290 Hearst Mining Building. All talks can also be viewed via live webcast at mms://

Helen Farrell (left), Somorjai (center), and Professor Steve Bernasek (right)

Somorjai Honored at
ACS Annual Meeting

Gabor Somorjai, a staff scientist in Berkeley Labís Materials Sciences Division and a professor in UC Berkeleyís Chemistry Department, was feted at the American Chemical Societyís annual meeting in San Francisco last week. Somorjai is considered the father of modern surface chemistry. At a symposium entitled "Surface Chemistry Symposium in Honor of Gabor Somorjai" that spanned several days of the conference, scientists discussed the latest findings in the field. A reception in his honor was also held Tuesday evening at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Half-dome, Yosemite

Lab Outdoors Club
Plans Yosemite Hike

Employees are invited to join the Lab's Outdoors Club for an 18-mile day hike in Yosemite National Park on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The hike will begin at Tenaya Lake (8150'), and include summit visits to Clouds Rest (9926'), and Half Dome (8836'), followed by a 4800' descent into Yosemite Valley via the Mist Trail. Because this is a very strenuous hike over challenging terrain, participants must be approved by the trip leader. Contact Mike Fahmie or Dinah Levy for information.

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