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4 Days to SHARES Runaround


Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Beginning Rumba Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

3:45 p.m.
Nuclear Engineering
The Nuclear Rescue After Peak Oil

Jeff Eerkens, U. of Missouri
3105 Etcheverry Hall (campus)

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Machines of Protein Destruction
Robert Sauer, MIT
105 Stanley Hall (campus)

4 p.m.
A Philanthropist Speaks: Lessons From Life

Sudha Murty, Infosys Foundation
290 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Will a New Milli-Volt Switch Replace the Transistor for Digital Applications?

Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley
1 LeConte (campus)


10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Packet-Stuffing Party
Bldg. 90-1099

11 a.m.
Chemistry Department
Programmable Artificial Allosteric Enzymes
Nathan Gianneschi, Scripps Research Institute
120 Latimer Hall (campus)

Environmental Energy Technologies
Greening the Residential Sector: Efforts to Transform the Homebuilding Market

Doug King, Building Knowledge, Inc.
Bldg. 90-3122

4 p.m.
Life Sciences and Genomics
Cell Polarity: Defining a New Regulatory Mechanism for Cancer Initiation and Progression
Senthil Muthuswamy, Cold Spring Harbor Lab
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

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Breakfast: Garden Flats Scramble Wrap with Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito With Beans
Pizza: Italian Hero
Grill: BBQ Meatloaf Sandwich with French Fries
Cultural Cuisine: Pasta Bar with Choice of Sauce, Salad and Garlic Bread
Deli: Ham and Swiss with Spinach and Tomato on Toasted Foccacia
Carvery: Garlic Roasted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Vegetables

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu


Experiment Gauges
SF Greenhouse Gases


In a first-of-its kind experiment, a group of Berkeley Lab scientists has begun to monitor greenhouse gases in the air above San Francisco. With probes stuck high on Sutro Tower, the group — which includes Marc Fischer, with Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division — are trying to understand whether the state's aggressive anti-warming laws are working. They also want to judge how accurately air experts have estimated emissions from power plants, farms, factories and cars and trucks. Full story.

Supernova Blazed
Like 100 Billion Suns

Supernova 2005ap

Caltech postdoctoral researcher Robert Quimby has discovered the two brightest star explosions ever witnessed, within months of each other. Quimby's latest find is Supernova 2005ap, which at its peak blazed 100 billion times brighter than the sun. He discovered the supernova by using telescopes at McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas in Austin and then followed up with observations from the Keck Telescope in Hawaii made by Berkeley Lab physicist Greg Aldering. Full story.

Fault Core Samples Shed
Light on Earthquakes

San Andreas fault

For the first time, scientists have unfettered access to complex soil, rock, and fluid samples from deep inside California's San Andreas Fault that will help them better understand the underground molecular events associated with earthquakes. "I think it's very important they've got this core," said B. Mack Kennedy, a geochemist at Berkeley Lab. "Nobody's ever really sampled anything like this in situ before — something's going to be learned from that." Full story.


Nuclear Scientist Writes
Book on the Universe

Norman Glendenning, with Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division, has authored a recent book titled “Our Place in the Universe.” The book includes chapters on the formation of galaxies, the birth and life of stars, nebulae, and super-dense matter. Go here to learn more about the book. Glendenning has also penned a technical book on “Special and General Relativity.”


Nano*High Celebrates
Five-Year Anniversary

The 2007-08 academic year marks the 5th birthday of the popular speaker series Nano*High. The lectures on nanotechnology by Berkeley Lab scientists are geared toward high school students and their teachers. The free talks are held on Saturdays at 10 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. The first event, with materials scientist Brian Wirth, is scheduled for Oct. 27. Registration is required for attendance. Go here for more information.

Fair, Classes Promote
Safe Cycling at Lab

The annual BikeAround will be held this Friday, just prior to the start of the Runaround. Following both, staff can stop by the “Share the Road” fair on the cafeteria lawn to learn more about bicycle safety. Raffle prizes will be given and a bike mechanic will be on duty. The Lab’s Bicycle Coalition would also like to remind staff of free riding courses, the first starting Wednesday at Kaiser in Oakland, and the second on Oct. 22 at the Malcolm X School in Berkeley. Go here for more information and to register. There are also classes in San Francisco.

Karats Jewelry
Sale Tomorrow

Karats Jewelry will be in the cafeteria lobby tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Layaway plans are available and Lab employees get a 10 percent discount on all items. The event is sponsored by the Employee Activities Association.


Volunteers are Sought For SHARES Tomorrow

Volunteers are needed tomorrow to help launch SHARES, Berkeley Lab's charitable giving campaign, which starts Oct. 19. A party, during which attendees will help put together 3,600 informational packets to be sent to all Berkeley Lab employees, will be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 90-1099. Free pizza will be provided. Employees interested in volunteering should contact Bharat Parikh (x4009) for more information.

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