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8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Berkeley Lab
Symposium on Relations Between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis

105 and 106 Stanley Hall (campus)

9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Infrared Imaging of Charge Injection in Organic Field-Effect Transistors

Zhiqiang Li, UC San Diego
Bldg. 6-2202

10 a.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 70A-3377

10:30 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Communicating to Influence Others
Bldg. 2-100B

CUE Local 8
General Meeting

Perseverance Hall

2 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Determination of Cation Site Occupancies in Natural Magnetite by X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy and X-Ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism
Carolyn Pearce, U. of Manchester
Bldg. 6-2202


8 a.m.
EHS 243
Soldering Awareness

Bldg. 70A-3377

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Berkeley Lab
Symposium on Relations Between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis

105 and 106 Stanley Hall (campus)

10 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Samba Practice

Bldg. 51 Lobby

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Breakfast: Bacon, Swiss and Onion Omelet with Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Chorizo Scramble with Tortillas and Beans
Cultural Cuisine: Chinese Chicken Salad

Pizza: Barbecued Chicken with Roasted Corn and Smoked Mozzarella
Deli: Caprese Prestini
Grill: Gyro Sandwich with Potato Wedges
Carvery: Tri Tip with Roasted Potatoes and Vegetables

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Earth Scientists Elected
To Geological Society

Berkeley Lab earth scientists Hui Hai Liu and Karsten Pruess have been elected fellows of the Geological Society of America. Liu was recognized for his “contributions to variable density flow in porous media, factal-based conceptualization of subsurface heterogeneity, flow and transport in unsaturated fractured rock, and scale-dependent matrix diffusion in fractured rock.” Pruess, who received the GSA’s Meinzer Award last year, was honored for his use of advanced numerical simulation and development of computer coding to study fluid flow in natural porous media.


Physicist Explores Events
Before the Big Bang

New discoveries about another universe whose collapse appears to have given birth to the one we live in today were recently reported in Nature Physics. "My paper introduces a new mathematical model that we can use to derive new details about the properties of a quantum state as it travels through the Big Bounce, which replaces the classical idea of a Big Bang as the beginning of our universe," said Martin Bojowald, assistant professor of physics at Penn State. Full story.

Making Sense of World’s
Complex Chemical Soup


The world as we know it is a soup of chemicals. Air has a complex recipe of oxygen, nitrogen, smog, and a dozen other substances. The oceans have their briny broth of salts and minerals and water. Even our own cells are seething cauldrons of ions and proteins and DNA. Berkeley Lab chemical scientist and UC Berkeley professor William Miller has developed a theory to help understand molecular transformations molecule by molecule. Full story.


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