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10 a.m.
Environment, Health and Safety EHS535-Hot Work Permit Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

Dance Club
New Dance Lesson for Fox Trot
Bldg. 51 Bevatron Lobby

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Yoga with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

4 p.m.
Chemical Sciences
The large influence of the substituents on the Cp' ring on the CO stretching frequencies in Cp3'U(CO): How they report on the participation of f and d orbitals in the U-CO bond
Odile Eisenstein, Institut Charles Gerhardt CNRS-Universite Montpellier 2 France
Bldg. 70A-3377


9:30 a.m
Advanced Light Source (ALS)
Study of magnetization dynamics in the nanoscale using time-resolved x-ray microscopy
Xiaowei Yu, Stanford University
Bldg. 6-2202 Conf Room

10 a.m.
Advanced Light Source (ALS)
Orbital Hierarchy Inversion and Magnetic Transition in Mn Doped Sr3Ru2O7
Muhammad Hossain, University of British Columbia
Bldg. 6-2202 Conf Room

11 a.m.
Materials Sciences Division
Development of bioanaytical tools using nano- and microtechnology
Dr. Woong Kim, Molecular Foundry
Bldg. 67-3111

1:30 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS346-Chemical Mgmt System Web Application Training
Bldg. 90-0026

4 p.m.
Physics Division
Looking for Dark Energy using the SDSS and Other Massive Sky Surveys
Robert Nichol, ICG, Portsmouth
Bldg. 50A-5132

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Breakfast: Garden Flats Scramble Wrap with Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Lorraine Omlet with Bacon, Swiss and Onions  with Hash Browns
Cultural Cuisines: Sweet & Sour Pork served with Rice

Pizza: Spinach, Bacon & Blue Cheese
Deli: Chicken Classico Prestini with Roasted Red Peppers & Provolone Cheese
Entrée: Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce
Fresh Grill: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Traffic Reminders: Slow Bikes, Stop for Walkers

Recent observations of foot, automobile and bicycle traffic on the Hill by security staff lead to these reminders for all employees: 1) pedestrians always have the right-of-way, and cars and bikes must stop when people are entering a crosswalk; and 2) bicycles, especially those going downhill, are bound by posted speed limits. Three recent checks at the exit road through Blackberry gate indicated bicycles ranged in speed from 15 to 35 miles per hour. The posted limit is 25, and of the 94 riders clocked, 46 percent exceeded the limit. For the safety of others and their own, bicyclists are urged to slow down.
IT Computer Store
Open For Business

The IT computer store has helpful advice on procuring hardware, software, and peripherals for a range of products supported at the Lab. Dell equipment is currently being acquired from KST, a vendor used by a number of UC campuses. Together, KST and Dell provide several standard configurations for laptops and desktops, called "sweet spots," that are recommended by the Lab. If the sweet spots do not meet your needs, you can create a custom configuration, which will then generate a price quote that can be used to create an ePro requisition. Visit the store for more information.

Gartner Memorial Service
To Be Held Tomorrow

Funeral services for Ted Gartner, a former EETD employee who passed away last week, will be held Thursday, 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The church is located at 301 Walnut Street in Woodland, CA. Lunch will be served at the church hall following the cemetery services.


Muller’s Paper Stimulates New Biodiversity Theory

Researchers may have uncovered the reason the Earth's biodiversity mysteriously plummets periodically. They have found that a rollercoaster-like wobble in the sun's orbit around the center of the Milky Way galaxy regularly moves Earth closer to a source of dangerous intergalactic cosmic rays. Researchers from the University of Kansas say they began suspecting a galactic cause after noticing a 2005 paper written by Berkeley Lab physicist Richard Muller that calculated that the drop in species diversity occurs regularly on a time scale of tens of millions of years, which—for a cyclical event -- is too long for something happening within the solar system. Muller called the new theory "intriguing.” Full story.

Lab Scientist Ponders:
Why No Einstein's Laws?

In a January Letter to Physics Today, Lab physicist Richard Kadel suggested it was time to rename Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity to Einstein’s Laws of Special Relativity. The idea was to do the renaming during the 100th centennial of Einstein's seminal 1905 paper. “It seems to me,” Kadel wrote, “that after a century of validation, it's time to rename it as more than just a theory,” and he jumpstarted the discussion by proposing three laws. In last month’s issue of Physics Today Letters came a slew of spirited replies. Kadel’s original letter can be read here. The subsequent replies and Kadel’s response to them are found here.
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