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11 a.m.
Chemistry Department
Building Molecules to Spy on Synapses and Tumors in Vivo
Roger Tsien
120 Latimer Hall

1 p.m.
Molecular Foundry
The Quest for Spin Cascade Logic Circuits

Don Eigler
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Seaborg Lecture: Relativistic Effect in Heavy-Element Chemistry

Pekka Pyykko
120 Latimer Hall

4 p.m.
Physics Department
Top Quark Highlights from the D0 Experiment at the Tevatron
Christian Schwanenberger
Bldg. 50A-5132


9:30 a.m.
The ESTEEM Project and Work at EMAT-Antwerp

G. Van Tendeloo
Bldg. 72-201

National Public Lightpath: Policy and Technology Platform for Meeting the Connectivity Challenge in the U.S.
Joaquin Alvarado
290 Hearst Mining Bldg.

UC Berkeley Graduate Diversity Program
Dissertation Writing: What You Should Know Before You Start
West Madrone Room, 4th Floor, MLK Jr. Student Union

Dance Club
Intermediate Cha-Cha-Cha
Bldg. 51 Lobby

Employee Activities Association
Feldenkrais ATM Class with Erika Gasperikova

Bldg. 90-3122

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

Bldg. 70-191

4 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Department
Hydrogen Induced Transformation of Carbon Nanotubes to Other Carbon Allotropes

Eray Aydil
120 Latimer Hall

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New Issue of NERSC
Is Now Online

The latest issue of NERSC News, the bimonthly publication that highlights the research conducted at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center user facility located at Berkeley Lab, is now available. Featured stories include research into DNA behavior during cell replication, energy-efficient computing research, statistics for 2008 project allocations, and a staff exchange with the Swiss National Computing Centre. Go here to read these and other stories.


Summer Start to Bevatron
Demo; Parking Affected

The Building 51 and Bevatron Demolition Project is out for bids and will likely start this summer and continue for three years. The building and adjacent parking lot will be fenced off for safety and to accommodate demolition staging, equipment, and refuse, as well as truck turn-around. Those who currently have items stored in Building 51 must remove them by the end of April. Lab employees are invited to attend a June meeting outlining the details of the project (date will be announced in Today at Berkeley Lab). For more information, contact Bob Cronin (x7854).

Timing Milestone Met
At SLAC Light Source

Timing the LCLS

During a month of testing at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center last December, a fiber-optic timing and synchronization system designed by AFRD's John Staples and Engineering's Russell Wilcox kept time with an accuracy of 15 femtoseconds over a two-kilometer distance inside the SLAC tunnel — the first milestone in a $2.2 million contract Berkeley Lab signed with SLAC last August to develop an ultrahigh-precision timing system for the Linac Coherent Light Source now under construction. The group, led by AFRD’s John Byrd, includes Larry Doolittle and Alex Ratti of Engineering and Gang Huang of AFRD. Go here for more information.


Free Tickets for Staff
To Pianist's Concert

Free tickets are available to Lab employees to attend a classical concert by pianist Yin Cheng-Zong on Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Theatre in Oakland. Reserve a pair of tickets by sending an e-mail here (provide name, address and phone number) by April 16.

Clarification: Wellness Focus Group Meets Once

Yesterday’s edition of Today at Berkeley Lab included an invitation for staff to join a focus group on developing a wellness program. The group will meet only once this month. To participate, contact Gayle Tornberg by Friday, April 11.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness This Month

The Health Care Facilitator’s office wants to remind employees that April is “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month.” IBS affects nearly 15 percent of the U.S. population, making it one of the most common disorders diagnosed by doctors. Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by a group of symptoms in which abdominal pain, cramping, bloating or discomfort is associated with changes in bowel patterns. If your daily schedule is often ruled by intestinal discomfort, contact your doctor. Go here to learn more.

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