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10 a.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electrical Hazards & Mitigations

Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
EHS 346
Chemical Management System Web Application Training

Bldg. 90-0026

4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics
Telomere Length Maintenance in Immortalized Human Cells
Roger Reddel, Children's Medical Research Institute
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


9 a.m.
EHS 278
Ladder Safety Training

Bldg. 70A-3377

10:15 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Dance Club
Free Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins

Bldg. 70-191

1:30 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Nanocrystalline Metal Oxide Semiconductor Electrodes and Their Advances in the Area of Semiconductor Photoelectrochemistry
Upul Wijayantha, Loughborough U.
Bldg. 2-100B

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Basic Research Ideas for Solid Oxide Electrochemical Cells
Mark Linne, Sandia Lab
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Seaborg Center/Chemical Sciences
Design and Development of Selective Extractants for f-Element Ions

Robert Paine, U. of New Mexico
Bldg. 70A-3377

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Breakfast: Chorizo Scramble with Warm Tortilla
Breakfast: Strawberry Cinnamon French Toast
Carvery: Fried Chicken with Two Sides
Pizza: Spinach, Bacon & Blue Cheese
Deli: Steak Panini with Fontina,Grilled Mushrooms & Onions

Grill: Corned Beef Sandwich
Cultural Cuisine: Taco Salad Tuesday

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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China Poses Huge
Challenge on Warming
By Robert Collier


Another international conference on global warming came and went last week, with leading nations agreeing that urgent steps must be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But those countries did not reach agreement on what is arguably their toughest challenge — coaxing China to take more effective action to limit its surging emissions. Many U.S. experts agree. "We have to engage China directly on clean coal and on industrial energy efficiency," said David Fridley, with Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division. Full story.

Lab Leads DOE, EPA
Sequestration Project

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency have begun a coordinated research effort to evaluate how the storage of CO2, a greenhouse gas, might affect the nation's valuable groundwater resources. The three-year effort, which will be led by Berkeley Lab, is an integral part of the Energy Department's Carbon Sequestration Program. The program is designed to develop technologies to reduce greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Full story.


Former Physics Finance
Specialist Passes Away


Paul Wesley (Wes) Weber, a longtime employee of the Physics Division, passed away on April 5 after a brief illness. He was 75. Weber was the supervisor of the Powell-Birge Group scanners and measurers of bubble chamber pictures. He later managed the Division's finances, initiating the uniform use of computers to automate record keeping. Weber, known by colleagues for his sense of humor, retired in 1986, but continued to work part-time for several years. An avid sailor and visitor to every state via his RV, Weber is survived by his wife Kathleen, her daughter Kate, his son David and daughter Christina, and his former wife Betty. The family asks that donations be made to Habitat for Humanity in Weber’s name.


Bailey Coauthors Book: 'Mathematics in Action'

David Bailey, chief technologist of the Lab's Computational Research Division, is the co-author of “Experimental Mathematics in Action,” a newly published 322-page book which grew out of a two-day course Bailey helped lead at the 2006 annual joint meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. The eight lectures presented during the course are analogous to the eight chapters of the book. The book presents a variety of accessible examples of modern mathematics where intelligent computing plays a significant role, highlighting some of the key algorithms and key experimental approaches.


Talk by 'Optimization'
Expert on Thursday


Geordie Rose, founder and chief technology officer of D-Wave Systems, will discuss “Revolutionizing Optimization and Search Using Quantum Computers Accessed Via Web Services” at 1 p.m. on Thursday in Building 50A-5132. Rose will describe solving hard optimization and search problems to build a quantum system, and review how the system works and plans for deployment. D-Wave Systems is the world's first and only source of quantum computing for commercial applications. In February, D-Wave demonstrated this technology publicly for the first time.


Commencement Season,
Traffic Starts This Week

Berkeley Lab commuters who traverse the roadways around UC Berkeley should be aware of increased traffic starting tomorrow, when the campus conducts its commencement convocation (4 p.m. at the Greek Theatre on Gayley Rd.). Departmental commencement ceremonies will be held at various campus locations through Monday, May 21.

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