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11 a.m.
Scientific Computing
Theories and Techniques for Efficient High-End Computing
Rong Ge
Bldg. 50F-1647

Preventing Diabetic Blindness with EyePACS, A Low-Cost Store-and-Forward Telemedicine System

Jorge Cuadros
290 Hearst Mining Bldg.

Dance Club
Viennese Waltz Basics

Bldg. 51 Lobby

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

Bldg. 70-191

3 p.m.
Electronic Structure of Uranium Compounds: Soft X-Ray Angle Resolved Photoemission Studies

Shin-Ichi Fujimori
Bldg. 2-100B

4 p.m.
Crystal Engineering for Morphology Evolution and Product Design

Michael Doherty
120 Latimer Hall

4 p.m.
Seaborg Center
Polymerization Reactions in Ionized Clusters of Acetylene and its Derivatives: Evidence for the Formation of the Benzene and Triphenyl Benzene Radical Ions

Paul Momoh
Bldg. 70A-3377



11 a.m.
Scientific Computing
Robust Multilevel Preconditioners for Problems with Strongly Discontinuous Coefficients

Yunrong Zhu
Bldg. 50F-1647

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Examining Small-Scale Plasticity Through Quantitative in situ TEM Nanocompression Testing

Andrew Minor
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

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Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Zucchini and Pepper Frittata
Salad: Turkey Waldorf
Blue Plate: Cornish Game Hen
Blue Plate 2: Ham with Pineapple
Grill: Crab Cake Sandwhich
Deli: Chicken Salad Croissant
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Librarians Award
To Climate Report

The first of four 2007 reports by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize last year, was "The Physical Science Basis of Climate Change" from Working Group I, which concluded with "very high confidence" that human activity has caused past and future global warming. At the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society held last month in New Orleans, that report was recognized by the Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) as the year's top "high impact comprehensive publication." Among its lead authors were Bill Collins and Inez Fung of Earth Sciences and Surabi Menon of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division.


Pinar Elected Secretary
Of SIAM Activity Group

Ali Pinar, a researcher in the Lab’s Scientific Computing Group, has been elected to serve as secretary for the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group on Supercomputing. His two-year term began on Jan. 1. Pinar’s research focuses on combinatorial scientific computing. The SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing provides a forum for computational mathematicians, computer scientists, computer architects and computational scientists to exchange ideas on mathematical algorithms and computer architecture needed for high-performance computing.


Funding Delay Causes Increase for ALS Building

A Science magazine article included in Monday’s edition of Today at Berkeley Lab described how cuts in federal funding might increase the construction costs of the Advanced Light Source User Support Building at Berkeley Lab. The increases are due to escalation caused by the delay in project funding and resulting delay in project construction. Prior to the funding revisions, the project was on time and under budget.


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Physicists Hope Budget
Request Boosts Research

Under President Bush’s proposed federal budget announced on Monday, research in the physical sciences would receive a hefty boost. That is welcome news to physicists in a broad swath of fields, from those who study the tiniest of fundamental particles to those trying to understand basic science that could lead to future energy sources. It is especially welcome after two years of tight financial constrictions resulting from money wrangling between Congress and the White House that have turned off some experiments, delayed others and left some scientists unemployed. Full story.

Ventilation Can Affect Indoor Pollution Levels


You recycle regularly, use compact fluorescent light bulbs, and try to buy organic. But we're betting there's a lot more you can learn about creating a more environmentally friendly world. For example, did you know pollutant levels in your house can be two to five times higher, and even as much as 100 times higher than those outside? Paint, carpet, flooring, and furniture emit volatile organic compounds, which can cause a variety of ills. Plus, there's less ventilation indoors to remove cigarette smoke, pet allergens, mold, and other pollutants, says William Fisk, head of the indoor environment department at Berkeley Lab. Full story.

Developing Green Energy
Is Good for Business

Last year, Americans spent more greenbacks on oil than any other nation, but the failure of the U.S. to lead in developing green energy is going to cost even more. Historically, renewable energy and energy efficiency have been treated as virtuous, feel-good projects rather than shrewd investments in the industries of the future. But some key myths need to be dispelled first, such as "Green power can't deliver the volume of energy we need.” U.S. electrical generators lose more heat energy than Japan uses to run its entire economy, which raises the question of whether we need as much energy as we think we do. Simply recycling waste energy from industry and farming could supply nearly 20 percent of U.S. electrical needs, according to a 2005 study by Berkeley Lab. Full story.

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