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11 a.m.
Chemistry Department
Organic Chemistry Seminar — Looking Back, Selectively
Gilbert Stork, Columbia U.
120 Latimer Hall (campus)

4 p.m.
Life Sciences and Genomics
Development of a Cost Efficient Installation for Molecular Light Ion Therapy
Anders Brahme, Karolinska Institute
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Probing Electronic Wave Functions by Photoelectron Imaging: Dyson Orbitals Within Equation-of-Motion Coupled-Cluster Formalism
Anna Krylov, USC
120 Latimer Hall (campus)


10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lab Equipment Vendor Fair
Perseverance Hall

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
Muon Physics in the 21st Century

William Marciano, Brookhaven National Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Lessons Learned from the Internet Project
Douglas Comer, Cisco,
290 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

Dance Club
Intermediate Foxtrot

Bldg. 51 Lobby

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

Bldg. 70-191

4 p.m.
Seaborg Center
Utilizing Polyoxometalate Ligands to Probe Structural Diversity and Investigate the Spectroscopic Properties of Actinyl Caption Bonds
Iaian May, LANL
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
College of Chemistry
Influence of Protein on Surfactant Self-Assembly in Oil/Water Mixtures

Stephanie Dungan, UC Davis
120 Latimer Hall (campus)

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Breakfast: Eggs Benedict
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Chorizo Scramble with Flour Tortilla
Pizza: Marinated Spinach with Feta Cheese and Red Onions
Grill: Chicken Quesadilla with Sour Cream, Salsa and Guacamole
Cultural Cuisine: Taco Salad
Deli: Ham, Brie and Apples on Baguette
Carvery: Roast Loin of Pork with Roasted Potatoes

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

International Study: More
Needed to Offset Carbon

The InterAcademy Council released a new report yesterday, co-chaired by Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu, on the scientific consensus framework for directing global energy development. “Lighting the Way: Toward a Sustainable Energy Future” calls for action in three areas: improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon intensity of the world economy, developing carbon sequestration technologies, and creating of renewable energy technologies. Full story. Go here to read a Time Magazine story on the report, and here for a New York Times article.

Chu, seated third from left, with Chinese Science Academy members, Lab and UC Berkeley researchers, and UC Regent Richard Blum (far left, seated)

Chinese Science Group
Learns More About Lab

A delegation from the Chinese Academy of Science visited on Friday to learn more about the Lab’s research. The group received an overview of the Lab from Director Steve Chu and listened to presentations by Arun Majumdar, director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division; Mark Levine, head of the China Energy Efficiency Research Group; Paul Alivisatos, the Lab’s associate director of physical sciences; Paul Williams, BP’s associate director of the Energy Biosciences Institute; and Dan Kammen, with UC Berkeley’s Energy Resources Group.


Talk Explores Twin
Tower Investigation

Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, a UC Berkeley engineering professor, will give a talk at the Lab on his five-year investigation of the structural collapse of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. His team of researchers and engineers analyzed the airplane collision and its impact on the structures, and are using the data to help limit this kind of structural catastrophe in the future. The event, sponsored by the Lab’s Engineering Division, takes place Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium.


EmeryStation East

Joint BioEnergy Institute
Sets Up Shop in Emeryville

The Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a $135 million Department of Energy Bioenergy Research Center, has announced an agreement with Wareham Development to lease space at EmeryStation East, a new state-of-the-art laboratory building in Emeryville. JBEI is a six-institution partnership led by Berkeley Lab whose mission is to speed the development of renewable biofuels — liquid fuels derived from the solar energy stored in plant biomass. Full story. Go here to read a San Francisco Chronicle story on this development.


Global-Warming Impact
On Fresh Water Supplies
By Jon Gertner

Scientists sometimes refer to the effect a hotter world will have on this country’s fresh water as the other water problem, because global warming more commonly evokes the specter of rising oceans. By comparison, the steady decrease in mountain snow pack seems to be a more modest worry. But not all researchers agree with this ranking of dangers. Last May, for instance, Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu remarked that diminished supplies of fresh water might prove a far more serious problem than slowly rising seas.  Full story.


Lab Equipment Reps
On the Hill Tomorrow

Representatives from new eBuy vendor Government Scientific Source (GSS) will be at the Lab tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Demonstrations on ordering directly from computer desktops using the eBuy procurement process will be offered.  Laboratory equipment and supply manufacturer representatives from VWR, Sigma Aldrich, Invitrogen and others will be available to answer questions and demonstrate new products.  For additional information, go here.
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