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Environmental Energy Technologies
Interpreting Technology & Policy Implications of Global Energy Scenarios that Stabilize Climate Change in the 21st Century

Holmes Hummel, Stanford U.
Bldg. 90-3122

1 p.m.
Adult CPR

Bldg. 48-109

1 p.m.
Computing Sciences
Revolutionizing Optimization and Search Using Quantum Computers Accessed Via Web Services
Geordie Rose, D-Wave Systems
Bldg. 50A-5132

1 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Novel Approaches to Unravel the Nature of X-Ray Absorption Spectra

Frank de Groot, Utrecht U., Netherlands
Bldg. 6-2202

1:30 p.m.

EHS 27
Performing an Effective Safety Walk-Around

Bldg. 70A-3377


8 a.m.
EHS 249
Qualified Electronic Technologist Training

Bldg. 70A-3377

Environmental Energy Technologies
Pathways to Sustainable European Energy Systems
Filip Johnsson, Chalmers U., Sweden
Bldg. 90-3122

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Free Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

2:30 p.m.
Virtual Institute of Microbial Stress and Survival
13C-Based Metabolic Flux Analysis: Method Development, Applications, and Future Directions

Yinjie Tang
Bldg. 977-120 (Potter Street)

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Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with Two Eggs
Carvery: Shrimp Louie Salad
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Deli: Chicken Club Panini

Grill: Carne Asada Beef Nachos
Cultural Cuisine: Cheesy Turkey Lasagna

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Quick Thinking, E911
Avert Potential Fire

Darren Moore, a custodian who’s worked in Building 90 for the past 16 years, recently smelled something burning while on his cleanup rounds. He immediately called 7911. Moore, however, is deaf and can't speak. He was able to get his message through thanks to determination and the Lab’s Enhanced 911 (E911) emergency phone system, which automatically determined the location of his call. Firefighters were immediately dispatched and found a smoldering computer monitor. Moore’s quick action, combined with the E911 system, averted a possible fire. “I showed the firefighters where the smell came from, and they confirmed my suspicions when they found the monitor,” said Moore, speaking through an interpreter. Go here to learn more about E911.


Generating Pressures
At Cores of Giant Planets
By Robert Sanders

Combining diamond anvils and powerful lasers, researchers — including Berkeley Lab Advanced Light Source guest Raymond Jeanloz — have developed a technique that should be able to squeeze materials to pressures 100 to 1,000 times greater than possible today, reproducing conditions expected in the cores of supergiant planets. Full story.


Briefing on 'Greening'
Of Computing Grids

Berkeley Lab environmental energy technologist Dale Sartor will kick off a meeting on "Grid Computing: Going Green While Getting Serious About Secure, Efficient, Cost-Effective IT" next Wednesday in San Francisco. Sartor will give a presentation on "The Data Center in the 21st Century," and describe a new DOE program to help data center operators to improve their energy performance. Sartor heads the Lab's Building Technologies Applications Team. Full story.

Chemical Scientist
Wins Dissertation Award

Leemans, left, and Tilborg
The American Physical Society's Division of Beam Physics (APS-DBP) has announced that Jeroen van Tilborg, currently in the Chemical Sciences Division, has won the APS-DBP's annual Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Beam Physics for his dissertation. His publication describes the detection, characterization, and imaging of coherent terahertz radiation from laser-wakefield-accelerated electron beams. Van Tilborg did his thesis work as a graduate student in Wim Leemans' LOASIS group in AFRD. He was also advised by Marnix van der Wiel of the Technical University Eindhoven (the Netherlands), the institution which awarded his Ph.D. The award is announced in the current APS-DBP newsletter.


'Daughters, Sons' Day Brings Nearly 100 Kids to the Lab

Youngsters conduct a DNA spooling experiment

Lab employees brought nearly 100 children — sons, daughters, relatives and friends ages 9 to 16 — to the Lab on April 26 to learn about science as part of the annual "Daughters and Sons to Work Day." Teenagers attended workshops hosted by the Accelerator and Fusion Research, Earth Sciences, and Life Sciences Divisions, while the younger kids enjoyed a virtual visit to Mars and presentations on liquid nitrogen, structures and changes in matter, and DNA spooling. Career fairs for boys and girls were also held. The event was made possible by staff at the Lab's Center for Science and Engineering Education and these volunteers: Sharon Borglin, Christine Celata, Bill Fisher, Graham Fleming, Eleanor Lee, Bill Moses, Ina Reichel, Chip Smith, Cailyn Spurrell, Pat Thomas, Margaret Torn and Marty White.


Lodging for ALS Staff, Guests During Closure

ALS apartments

The Advanced Light Source will shut down from May 27 through June 9 to conduct maintenance and installation activities, seismic retrofitting and the demolition of nearby Building 10. To accommodate staff and guests during this time, lodging is available at the Advanced Light Source Apartments, located at Oxford St. and Hearst Ave. in the Berkeleyan Apartment Building. The apartments include two bedrooms with two beds each, kitchen, living room, and bathroom. The rates include linens, cookware and dishes, cable television, Internet access and a weekly cleaning service. The apartments are also close to Lab shuttle stops. Go here for more information.

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