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10 a.m.
Computational Research
The Chameleon Framework: Practical Solutions for Memory Behavior Analysis

Jonathan Weinberg
Bldg. 50F-1647

11:15 a.m.
Scientific Computing
Scattering and Kinetics of Surface Reactions

Burcin Temel
Bldg. 50F-1647

Research and Innovation on Information Technology: The Role of a Regional University Research Center

Luis Orozco-Barbosa
290 Hearst Mining Bldg.

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

Employee Activities Association
Feldenkrais ATM Class with Erika Gasperikova

Bldg. 90-3122

UC Berkeley Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs Program
Making the Most of Your Presentation
Jean-luc Doumont
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

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

Bldg. 70-191

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Domain Wall Dynamics in Antiferromagnetic Chromium
Oleg Shpyrko
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Seaborg Center
Origins and Dynamics of Uranyl Charge-Transfer Vibronic Transitions

Guokui Liu
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
An Overview of the KioskNet System

S. Keshav
290 Hearst Mining Bldg.


11 a.m.
Destabilized Magnesium-Based Alloy Thin Films for Hydrogen Storage

David Mitlin
Bldg. 72-201

1 p.m.
Computational Research
Continuing Development of Models Based on Icosahedral Geodesic Grids at Colorado State University
Ross Heikes, Celal Konor, and David Randall
Bldg. 50A-5132

1 p.m.
Services and the Global Society

Steve Wright
290 Hearst Mining Bldg.

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Gold-Catalyzed Oxidation of Silicon for the Realization of Highly Ordered Nanostructure Assemblies
Oscar Dubon
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
BOSS: The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey

David Schlegel
Bldg. 50A-5132


Go here for more on the relocation of staff from Bldg. 937 (downtown) to the Hill

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Video of Berkeley Class
Features Tour of ALS

Among the highlights of a UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science course offered last spring was a tour of Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source, which was videotaped and recently posted on YouTube. The class, Synchrotron Radiation for Materials Science Applications, brought students to the domed landmark for a crash course on the history of E.O. Lawrence and the early development of cyclotrons, the inner workings of the ALS, recent equipment updates, and its service as a national user facility. The overview was provided by ALS scientist Tony Warwick. The video serves as a good primer for Lab staff who want to know more about the ALS. Go here to watch it.


Projects to Modernize
Electrical Grid Chosen

The Department of Energy recently announced plans to invest up to $50 million over five years in nine demonstration projects competitively selected to increase efficiency in the nation’s electricity grid. The Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration (RDSI) technologies demonstrated in these projects aim to reduce peak load electricity demand by at least 15 percent at distribution feeders. Among the projects chosen was Chevron Energy Solutions, which seeks to significantly reduce peak load and measurably improve power reliability at the Santa Rita Jail. Berkeley Lab is among the project’s collaborators. Full story.


Lab Fuel Cell Project
Wins Innovation Prize


A low cost fuel cell project from Berkeley Lab emerged as the winner of a recent UC Berkeley clean technology innovation competition. A panel of judges representing industry and investment firms chose Low Cost Fuel Cells ahead of second-placed Lagrangian Sensors and finalists Better Battery Capacity and Banyan Energy. The four finalists received a total prize of $20,000.  The winning technology emerged from the Materials Sciences Division. Team members Craig Jacobson, Tal Sholklapper, Mike Tucker, and Grace Lau developed a small, rugged, low-cost fuel cell and are hoping to commercialize this technology to provide LED lighting in developing countries. Full story.


Film on Pioneering
Female Mathematician


The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and UC Berkeley’s Department of Mathematics are co-sponsoring the Northern California premiere screening of “Julia Robinson and Hilbert’s Tenth Problem.” The screening takes place next Wednesday (April 30), at 7 p.m. in 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building on campus. In 1975, Julia Robinson (1919-1985), a UC Berkeley graduate and professor, became the first woman elected to the mathematical section of the National Academy of Sciences, and in 1982 she was the first woman to become president of the American Mathematical Society. She played a key role in the solution of Hilbert’s Tenth Problem, and in 1983, was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

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