The Bulletin Vol. 57 - No. 41 December 5_ 2003

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					                     Vol. 57 - No. 41                                                                                                                                                                              December 5, 2003


                     National Synchrotron Light Source Shines Light on Disease
                     A     group of four BNL scientists investigating
                          the underpinnings of diseases from os-
                     teoporosis to botulism presented an overview
                                                                                                                                                                                    including those that cause Chlamydia, plague,
                                                                                                                                                                                    and even malaria.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Swaminathan is using the NSLS x-rays to re-




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                     of their work to a group of reporters in person                                                                                                                veal components of botulinum toxin, the pro-
                     and via live “webcast” on Thursday, October                                                                                                                    tein that causes botulism, that are central to its
                     23, at the Lab. All the presenters use the ex-                                                                                                                 paralyzing effects. He is working to develop drugs
                     tremely bright beams of energy (from infrared                                                                                                                  that fit into the toxin’s active sites to disrupt the
                     to x-rays) available at the National Synchro-                                                                                                                  potentially deadly process at three crucial steps.
                     tron Light Source (NSLS).                                                                                                                                      The result may be a vaccine and/or drugs that
                         NSLS Chair Steven Dierker gave an over-                                                                                                                    eliminate the toxin’s potential as an agent of




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                     view of the facility, which is used by more                                                                                                                    biowarfare or bioterrorism.
                     than 2,500 scientists from outside the Lab                                                                                                                        Shining the NSLS’s beams on more traditional
                                                                               Steven Dierker
                     each year – including this year’s chemistry                                                                                                                    targets — bones and other body tissues — are the
                     Nobel Prize-winner, Rod MacKinnon of                                                                                                                           NSLS’s biophysicist Lisa Miller and physicist
                     Rockefeller University, who used x-rays to                                                                                                                     Zhong Zhong. Miller is using the infrared beams
                     determine the structure of proteins that help                                                                                                                  to study bone composition, particularly that as-




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                     transmit nerve impulses throughout the                                                                                                                         sociated with areas of microscopic damage. She


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                     body. Solving protein structures via the tech-                                                                                                                 wants to know how bone composition changes
                     nique of x-ray crystallography can help sci-                                                                                                                   in response to common osteoporosis treatments.
                     entists understand the proteins’ functions                                                                                                                     Her work could lead to improvements in os-
                     and perhaps devise strategies to prevent them                                                                                                                  teoporosis drugs.
                     from causing disease.                                                                                                                                             Zhong uses the NSLS x-rays to look not just at




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                         That is the exact approach being pursued                                                                                                                   bone, but at soft tissues like cartilage, blood ves-
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                     by the Biology Department’s Walter Mangel                                                                                                                      sels, skin, and fat deposits as well. His technique,
                     and Subramanyam Swaminathan. Through                                                                                                                           called diffraction-enhanced imaging (DEI), uses
                     x-ray crystallography and other techniques,               Walter Mangel                                       Lisa Miller                                      higher energy x-rays that pass right through the
                     Mangel has uncovered several parts of a viral                                                                                                                  sample without being absorbed, which results in
                     enzyme that might be susceptible to antiviral                                                                                                                  a lower dose to the patient than traditional x-ray
                     drugs. “If you can block the activity of the en-                                                                                                               techniques. DEI makes soft tissues visible because
                     zyme,” he says, “you can block the infection.”                                                                                                                 each tissue type scatters the beam differently. A
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                         What is more, the sites Mangel has iden-                                                                                                                   sensitive analyzer crystal can detect these subtle
                     tified interact with one another. This led him                                                                                                                 diffractions and translate them into different in-
                     to propose a new type of multi-drug therapy                                                                                                                    tensities, visible on x-ray film in magnificent
                     that viruses would not be able to “outsmart”                                                                                                                   detail. The technique could yield more accurate
                     via evolution of drug resistance. Using mul-                                                                                                                   and earlier diagnosis of soft-tissue diseases such
                     tiple drugs against several targets on the same                                                                                                                as breast cancer.
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                     enzyme might be effective against a range of                                                                                                                      To see the scientific talks, go to www.bnl.gov/
                     viruses, including those that cause pink eye                                                                                                                   video. The presenters’ slides are also available there
                     and AIDS, and against a range of bacteria,                Subramanyam Swaminathan                             Zhong Zhong                                      for downloading.          — Karen McNulty Walsh


                         Thomas Schlagel Directs the                                            Stephen Schwartz Wins 2003 Haagen-Smit Award
                         Information Technology Division                                        For Outstanding Paper Published in Atmospheric Environment

                         T   homas Schlagel, a former BNL employee, has been named
                             Director of BNL’s Information Technology Division (ITD).           S   tephen Schwartz, a
                                                                                                    senior scientist in
                                                                                                the Environmental Sci-
                                                                                                                                                                             Arie Haagen-Smit,”
                                                                                                                                                                             Schwartz said. “The
                                                                                                                                                                             1981 paper recognized
                            ITD has an annual budget of about $15 million and 106
                        employees, including 80 BNL employees and 26 contractors                ences Department, was                                                        in this award describes
                        from DecisionOne, an information technology support com-                selected as a 2003 win-                                                      one of my earliest
                        pany headquartered in Frazer, Pennsylvania. ITD supports the            ner of the Haagen-Smit                                                       studies in atmospheric
                        Lab’s scientific research and advanced technology initiatives           Award given by Elsevier,                                                     chemistry, and it still
                        by providing a reliable and secure infrastructure for scientific        a publisher of scientific,                                                   holds a warm spot in
                        and business computing.                                                 technical and health in-                                                     my heart. I teamed up
                            “I am happy to be back at Brookhaven in this new role,”             formation.                                                                   with John Freiberg,
                        said Schlagel, who had left the Lab to work in private industry             Named in honor of                                                        then at Rutgers Uni-
                        in 2000. “There have been a number of positive changes at ITD           Arie Jan Haagen-Smit, a                                                      versity, to identify the
                                                                    since I left, and I plan    pioneer in the field of                                                      component steps of
                                                                    on continuing to            air pollution and one of                                                     the overall process of
                                                                    move us forward. My         the first editors of the                                                     uptake and reaction of
                                                                    goals are to make sure      International Journal of                                                     gases in cloud water.
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                                                                    that ITD is properly        Air Pollution, a prede-                                                      This work turned out
                                                                    aligned to support          cessor to the journal At-                                                    to be very timely, as it
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                                                                    existing scientific         mospheric Environment                                                        is invaluable in the
                                                                    programs and to             (Atmos. Env.), the award                                                     treatment of the chem-
                                                                    make sure that we are       has been given annu-                                                         istry of acid rain — one
                                                                    planning appropriate        ally since 2001. Each                                                        of the defining issues
                                                                    changes to our infra-       year, two research pa-       Stephen Schwartz                                of atmospheric chem-
                                                                    structure to support        pers are selected “to                                                        istry in the 1980s. I am
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                                                                    and help attract new        showcase the excellent                                                       pleased that even some
                                                                    science initiatives.”       science that has been published in this distin- 20 years later, our paper continues to be used
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                                                                        Schlagel earned a       guished journal and to further attract outstand- and cited to deal with problems well beyond
                                                                    B.A. in physics from        ing future research.”                              our initial interest in acid rain.”
                                                                    Carleton College in             Schwartz won the award with co-author John       Schwartz also thanked the Office of Biologi-
                                                                    1984, and an M.S. in        Freiberg for the 1981 publication, “Mass-trans- cal & Environmental Research (OBER) in DOE’s
                     Thomas Schlagel                                physics and a Ph.D.         port limitation to the rate of reaction of gases Office of Science for supporting the research
                                                                    in theoretical nuclear      in liquid droplets” (Atmos. Env. 15, 1129-1144). that led to the award-winning paper and for
                        physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in          The other 2003 winners were Stuart A. Penkett, their continued support.
                        1985 and 1990, respectively. He joined BNL as a research associate      Brian M.R. Jones, Kenneth A. Brice, and Alan         Ari Patrinos, Associate Director of OBER, com-
                        in the Physics Department in 1990, and, in 1993, he left the Lab to     E. Eggleton for the 1979 research paper, “The mented, “This is wonderful news and my heart-
                        become a research associate in the Physics Department at Stony          importance of atmospheric ozone and hydro- felt congratulations to Steve and BNL! It is par-
                        Brook University. In 1994, he returned to BNL, working as a com-        gen peroxide in oxidizing sulfur dioxide in ticularly interesting to me because I was at Brook-
                        puter analyst, and, in 1999, he was promoted to Manager of Sci-         cloud and rain water” (Atmos. Env. 13, 323-337). haven at the time the paper was published, and I
                        entific Computing Support for Brookhaven.                                   At the annual Haagen-Smit Symposium held remember it very well.”            (continued on page 2)
                            In 2000, Schlagel took on the position of Director of Sys-          at Lake Arrowhead, California,
                        tems for Jupiter Media Metrix in Melville, Long Island, a global        each of the awardees will be pre-
                        Internet ratings company that categorizes and ranks Web sites.          sented with a plaque and a set
                                                                                                of the six-volume Encyclopedia        NSLS-II Workshop to be Rescheduled
                        In 2002, Schlagel became a senior systems integration special-
                        ist at Perot Systems Corporation, which manages information             of Atmospheric Sciences. Schwartz       The NSLS-II workshop originally scheduled for Friday,
                        technology for the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health Sys-           plans to donate the encyclope-        December 12, will be rescheduled for a date in the January -
                        tem, a position he held until returning to BNL this September.          dia to BNL’s research library.        March 2004 time frame. See the NSLS-II web site at
                                                                     — Diane Greenberg              “I am honored to receive an       www.nsls2.bnl.gov/ for more information.
                                                                                                award bearing the name of
The Bulletin                                                                                                                                                                                                 December 5, 2003

                                                      ‘Clean’ Metals Recycling Yard Opens
  Calendar
     of Laboratory Events
 •    The BERA Sales Office is located in
      Berkner Hall and is open weekdays from 9
      a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on
      BERA events, contact Andrea Dehler, Ext.
      3347; or Chris Carter, Ext. 2873.
 •    Additional information for Hospitality
      Committee events can be found at the Lollipop
      House and the laundry in the apartment area.
                                                                                                                                                                      All are invited to the BNL Music Club’s




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 •    The Recreation Building (Rec. Hall) is
      located in the apartment area.
 •    Contact names are provided for most                                                                                                                                   “Musical Solstice Concert”
      events for more information.                                                                                                                                         Saturday, December 6, 7 p.m.
 •    Calendar events flagged with an asterisk
      (*) have an accompanying story in this                                                                                                                                        Berkner Hall.
      week’s Bulletin.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Featured performers
 — EACH WEEK —                                                                                                                                                    Pamela Betti and the Bluebloods - blues, rock and roll;




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                                                                                                                                                                   Kristhen, Henry, and Kristy Diaz - holiday music with
 Mondays: BNL Gospel Choir                                                                                                                                                    acoustic guitar accompaniment;
 5:15-7 p.m. Berkner Hall. All faiths are wel-
                                                      Jim Mills (left) of the Plant Engineering Division, who was the project                                              Joe Vignola - acoustic country blues;
 come. www.bnl.gov/bera/activities/choir/.
 Weekdays: Free English for Speakers                  coordinator overseeing the construction of the new scrap metal stor-                                                    Tim Caufield Group - jazz trio.
 of Other Languages Classes                           age area, hands over the keys to Bob Di Lello of the Property & Pro-
 Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes.        curement Management Division, who is now in charge of the area.                                              Tickets cost $5 per person from the BERA Sales Office in
 Various times. All are welcome. Learn English,                                                                                                                     Berkner Hall, weekdays, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. and at the door.

                                                      B
 make friends. See www.bnl.gov/esol/schedule.              NL now has a “clean” metals recycling yard open to accept
 html for schedule. Jen Lynch, Ext. 4894.
                                                                                                                                                                      Proceeds will benefit the United Way of Long Island.
                                                           scrap metal. The facility is located just off Railroad Road, be-                                                          Bring Cans of Food
 Mon., Tues., & Thurs.: Kickboxing
 $5 per class. Mon. & Thurs. noon-1 p.m. in the       hind the warehouses.                                                                                         Concert-goers are asked also to bring a nonperishable
 gym; Tues., 5:15-6:15 p.m. in the gym; Thurs.,          The yard consists of an 8,400-square-foot concrete pad with a
 5:15-6:15 p.m. in Brookhaven Ctr. Registration                                                                                                                             food item for the BNL Food Drive.
 is required. Christine Carter, Ext. 2873.            weather protective roof that minimizes and helps contain any run-                                                       Raffle of NY Islanders Tickets
 Mon., Thurs., & Fri.: Tai Chi                        off from the storage area.
 Noon- 12:45 p.m., Brookhaven Center North               To have scrap metal accepted at the yard, the owner of the metal                                           Two $120 NY Islanders tickets, Dec 13, section 203
 Room. Adam Rusek, Ext. 5830 or rusek@bnl.gov.                                                                                                                     row B, seats 14 and 15, have been donated for raffle
 Tuesdays: Welcome Coffee                             must first complete a Process Knowledge Certification Form (PKCF)
 10-11:30 a.m. Rec. Hall. Hospitality event. Come     and present it to Bob Di Lello of the Property & Procurement Man-                                            by Act 1 Entertainment, Inc., 631-758-0324, to benefit
 and meet friends. The first Tuesday of every month
                                                      agement Division. In the PKCF, the owner certifies that the metal                                                               the United Way.
 is special for Lab newcomers and leaving guests.
 Hospitality Chair Monique de la Beij, 399-7656.      has not been stored in a radiological area and that no radioactiv-                                              Call Joe Vignola, Ext. 3846, for more information.
 Tuesdays: BNL Music Club                             ity has been added to the material. In addition, the material is                                                          The concert is open to the public.
 Noon, North Room, Brookhaven Center. Come                                                                                                                            All visitors age 16 and over must bring a photo ID.
 hear live music. Joe Vignola, Ext. 3846.             certified as not containing any hazardous or regulated substances
 Tuesdays: Singles Club                               such as PCBs, mercury, asbestos, etc., and that materials such as
 5:15 p.m., Brookhaven Center. Contact:               freon, fuels, motor oils, and/or hydraulic or vacuum oils have been
 Jean, Ext. 4391.
 Tuesdays: Jiu Jitsu Club                             removed from it.
                                                         To send clean scrap metal to the facility – call Bob Di Lello,
 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the gym. All levels, ages 6
 and above. $10 per class. Tom, Ext. 4556.            Ext. 7238. The facility’s hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and
                                                                                                                                                               In Memoriam: Malcolm Alexander
 Tuesdays: Toastmasters                               Fridays, 1-4 p.m.                                                                                        Malcolm Alexander joined               Said his supervisor, Leo
 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month , 5:30
 p.m., Bldg. 463, room 160. Guests, visitors                                                                                                                   BNL’s Waste Manage-                    Palumbo, “Malcolm
 always welcome. www.bnl.gov/bera/activi-             Schwartz Wins Haagen-Smit Award                                       (cont’d.)                          ment Division on                         was a respected co-
 ties/toastmstrs/default.htm.
 Tuesdays & Thursdays: Aerobics                           According to the citation for            port and transformation of                                  September 13, 1999,                        worker and friend
 5:15-6:30 p.m., $4 per class. Rec. Hall. Pat
                                                      the award, the paper has been                chemicals. These models served                              as a hazardous waste                        to many of us here
 Flood, Ext 7886.
                                                      cited over 140 times in scientific           as the scientific basis for the                             technician. He died                          at Waste Manage-
 Tuesdays & Thursdays: Aqua Aerobics
 5:15-6:15 p.m. Christine Carter, Ext 2873.           literature. The citation says, in            Clean Air Act Amendments of                                 on September 13,                             ment. We miss
 Tues. & Thurs: Upton Nursery School                  part, “At the time of its publi-             1990 that regulate acid deposi-                             2003, at age 47.                              him.”
 9-11:30 a.m. in the Rec. Hall. For 3 & 4 year
                                                      cation, this article was by far the          tion. The theory presented in                                   In his job as a                              Originally
 olds. Alison Tilp, Ext. 4465, or tilp@bnl.gov.
                                                      most thorough and accurate for-              the paper also has stimulated a                             waste manage-                                from Peekskill,
 Wednesdays: On-Site Play Group
 10 a.m.-noon. Rec. Hall. An infant/toddler           mulation and discussion of the               large number of laboratory stud-                            ment technician,                             New York, Alex-
 drop-in event. Parents meet while children                                                                                                                    Alexander was re-                           ander was a resi-
 play. Suzanne Surrow, 476-6610.                      physical and chemical mecha-                 ies that have probed the inter-
 Wednesdays: Farmer’s Market                          nisms governing the interaction              action of gases and liquids.                                sponsible for BNL’s                        dent of Middle Is-
 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Berkner Hall parking lot       of trace gaseous species with at-               Schwartz earned a bachelor’s                             waste storage and col-                    land. He is sur-
 Wednesdays: Weight Watchers                          mospheric droplets.”                         degree in chemistry from                                    lection, disposal, and                  vived by his son,
 Noon-1 p.m. Michael Thorn, Ext. 8612.                                                                                                                         shipment duties.                     Ulysses. — Liz Seubert
                                                          In their award-winning 1981              Harvard University, in 1963,
 Wednesdays: Yoga Practice
 Noon-1 p.m., Brookhaven Center. Free. Ila            paper, Schwartz and Freiberg de-             and a Ph.D. in chemistry from
 Campbell, Ext. 2206.                                 veloped a fundamental under-                 the University of California,                             Attn.: Holiday Shoppers
 Wednesdays: Open Chess Night                         standing of the uptake and re-               Berkeley, in 1968. After postdoc-
 5-8 p.m., Rec. Hall. Christine Carter, Ext. 5090.
                                                      action of sulfur dioxide in cloud            toral research at the University
                                                                                                                                                             Science Museum Shop Opens 11:30 a.m.
 Fridays: Family Swim Night
 5-8 p.m. at the BNL Pool. $5 per family.             drops, a key step in the acid-rain           of Cambridge, England, he                                   The BNL Science Museum Gift Shop is returning for the holi-
 Fridays: BNL Social & Cultural Club                  phenomenon.                                  came to Long Island to join the                           day season. Visit the museum to shop for science-based gifts,
 6-9 p.m, North Ballroom, Brookhaven Ctr.,                                                         Chemistry Department at Stony                             explore, and see the new MarsScape exhibit.
 dance lessons, 9-11:30 p.m. general dancing.             Now cited in textbooks, this
 Rudy Alforque, Ext. 4733, rudy@bnl.gov.              work has been widely used in                 Brook University. In 1975, he                               Fridays, December 5, 12, and 19, 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
                                                      computer models — including                  joined BNL. Schwartz is a Fel-
                                                      those developed by Schwartz                  low of the American Association                           Money Talks, 12/18
 — THIS WEEKEND —                                     and his BNL colleagues — that                of the Advancement of Science.                            Retirement Distribution Flexibilities
                                                      simulate the atmospheric trans-                          — Diane Greenberg
          Saturday, 12/6                                                                                                                                        At noon on Thursday, December 18, a representative from TIAA-
                                                                                                                                                             CREF will give a talk in Berkner Hall on retirement distribution
 *BNL Music Club Holiday Show
 7 p.m., Berkner Hall. Show features tal-
                                                           Arrivals & Departures                     Roll Up Your Sleeve:                                    flexibilities. Topics to be discussed will include evaluating retire-
 ented BNL performers. Philip Hayde,                                 Arrivals                                                                                ment income needs, opportunities to save more, asset allocation
 Ext. 7648.                                                                                          Blood Drive, 12/18                                      strategies, TIAA-CREF income options and how they may affect
                                                      John K. Piyis .................... Medical
 Shopping Trip to Peddler’s Village                                                                     To replenish Long Island’s                           retirement income, and helpful web tools and individual counsel-
 $15 per person. Sold out. Christine
                                                      Jacopo G. B. Saccheri ........ ES&T
                                                                                                     blood supply, BNL is holding                            ing options. Register by completing the form sent to all employ-
 Carter, Ext. 5090.                                               Departures
                                                                                                     a blood drive on Thursday,                              ees and returning it to Joyce Wund, Bldg. 185.
           Sunday, 12/7                               Jennifer A. Colledge ............... C-A
                                                                                                     December 18, from 9:30 a.m.
                                                      Ruth A. Fernow ................. CEGPA
 Radio City Holiday Show                              Carl J. LaMonica ..................... C-A
                                                                                                     to 3 p.m. in the Brookhaven                             Van Service Between BNL, SBU
 $76 per person . Sold out. Christine                                                                Center.
                                                      Robert Matelwich ......... Plant Eng.                                                                     A shuttle van between Stony Brook University (SBU) and BNL
 Carter, Ext. 5090.
                                                      Terence Monahan ........ S&H Svcs.
                                                                                                        Those eligible to donate
                                                                                                                                                             is now available. A trial run of this route began on Monday, De-
 *Christmas Lights in New York City                   Marta Nawrocky ............... Medical         are people in good health be-
 The Hospitality Committee invites you to
                                                                                                                                                             cember 1, and the trial will continue running on weekdays through
                                                      Eugene A. Rup ....................... C-A      tween the ages of 17 and 75
 join a bus trip to enjoy seeing Christmas                                                                                                                   the end of the fall semester and through intersession. Adjustments
 in New York City. The bus will leave from            John J. Strezenbach ..... Plant Eng            who weigh at least 110
                                                                                                                                                             to the route based on timing and demand will be made for con-
 the Recreation Building in the apartment             Otto White ........................ ESH&Q      pounds. Donors should have
 area at 9 a.m. and will return from the city                                                                                                                tinuation of this service into the spring semester.
                                                                                                     photo identification and
 at 6 p.m. The cost for adults is $20, chil-                                                                                                                    The current schedule is as follows:
 dren 2-12, $5. To make reservations, e-              Poinsettia Sale                                know their social security
 mail soppenheimer@optonline.net or                                                                  number.                                                          Pick up                                  Drop Off
 phone 929-0043.                                      To benefit troubled teens
                                                                                                        To make an appointment,                                       8:30 a.m.                                 9:15 a.m.
                                                          BERA is selling poinsettia                                                                                  SBU SAC Loop                            Berkner Hall
                                                                                                     contact Susan Foster at Ext.
 — WEEK OF 12/8 —                                     plants to benefit Jack’s Dream-
                                                                                                     2888, or e-mail donate                                           9:30 a.m.                               10:15 a.m.
                                                      house, a working ranch in                      blood@bnl.gov. In your mes-                                      Berkner Hall                         SBU SAC Loop
        Thursday, 12/11                               Riverhead that is a home for
                                                                                                     sage, include your name,                                         4:30 p.m.                                 5:15 p.m.
 Community Advisory Council Meeting                   troubled teens.                                                                                                 SBU SAC Loop                            Berkner Hall
                                                                                                     phone extension, and pre-
 6:30 p.m., Berkner Hall, Room B. Open                    The foil-wrapped 7-inch pot-               ferred time to donate.                                           5:30 p.m.                                 6:15 p.m.
 to the public. For more information, see             ted plants are $8 each, in red,                                                                                 Berkner Hall                         SBU SAC Loop
 http://www.bnl.gov/community/                        white, pink, marble and “Jingle
 CAC.htm.
                                                      Bell,” which are rust red with                                                                             Seating on the van will be limited to 12 passengers, first come,
                                                      pink specks. Make paid orders                                                                          first served. All passengers on the van must hold a current BNL ID
                                                      at the BERA Sales Office, Berkner                                                                      badge. Those without a current badge will not be permitted to
                                                      Hall, 9 a.m-3 p.m. Plant pickup                                                                        ride the van. For more information, contact Robert McGrath, SBU
                                                      is on Wednesday, December 17.                                                                          Vice President for Brookhaven Affairs, at 632-4360.
The Bulletin                                                                                                                                                                                   December 5, 2003


BNL’s United Way of Long Island Fund Drive                                                                                                                                       Calendar
Holiday Auction, Yard Sale Comes Up Next Week                                                                                                                                               (continued)


A    t the Holiday Auction to be
     held in Berkner Hall next
week on Tuesday and Wednes-
                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday, 12/14
                                                                                                                                                                                *Hospitality Holiday Potluck Dinner
day, December 9, 11 a.m.-2                                                                                                                                                      5 p.m., Rec. Bldg. The Hospitality Com-
p.m. and December 10, 11                                                                                                                                                        mittee invites all BNLers to a holiday
                                                                                                                                                                                potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share for
a.m.-4 p.m., BNLers will get a                                                                                                                                                  six people. Santa will visit at 5:30 p.m.
chance to buy tickets to win                                                                                                                                                    For more information, contact Mo-
magnificent prizes, which in-                                                                                                                                                   nique de la Beij, 399-7656.
clude baskets of all sorts of new
items, gift certificates, over-                                                                                                                                                 — WEEK OF 12/15 —
night stays at hotels, TV sets,
and meals at restaurants, as
                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, 12/17
well as a fantastic opportunity                                                                                                                                                 BSA Recital: Humorous Talk
to win a one-time cash award                                                                                                                                                    Noon, Berkner Hall. Popular local hu-
                                                                                                                                                                                morist David Bouchier will present
in the 50/50 raffle.                                                                                                                                                            “Ghosts of Christmas Past,” which will
   At the same time, a terrific                                                                                                                                                 surely put BNLers in the mood to cel-
yard sale will offer a variety of                                                                                                                                               ebrate the holiday season. For more in-
                                                                                                                                                                                formation, see http://music.bnl.gov.
“must-see” items that may be
                                                                                                                                                                                Rifle & Pistol Club Meeting
just what you’ve needed for




                                                                                                                                                           Roger Stoutenburgh
                                                                                                                                                                                Noon, Conference Room, Bldg. 535. All
years — and all is in aid of BNL’s                                                                                                                                              BNLers are welcome. Come learn about
fund drive for the United Way                                                                                                                                                   the club’s activities. Jim Durnan, Ext.
                                                                                                                                                                                8236, or www.bnl.gov/bera/activities/rpc.
of Long Island.
                                                                                                                                                                                Brookhaven Lecture
   Organizers Dawn Schick and
                                                                                                                                                                                4 p.m., Berkner Hall. Ron Pindak of the
Linda Sinatra for the Holiday                                                                                                                                                   National Synchrotron Light Source
Auction, and Chris Johnson for                                                                                                                                                  Department, will talk on ferroelectric




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                                                                                                                                                                                crystals. All are welcome.
the Yard Sale have been prepar-
ing for weeks, arranging for vol-                                                                                                                                                     Thursday, 12/18
unteers, gift items, storage, and    Helping Holiday Auction organizers Dawn Schick (not pictured) and Linda Sinatra (center, back) to preparing bas-
                                     kets which will be raffled at the auction in Berkner Hall on December 9 and 10 are: (from left) Toni Hoffman, Marie                        *Blood Drive
all the details that surround                                                                                                                                                   9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Brookhaven Center.
                                     Hobson, Aimée Sumereau, Maureen McDonald, Rachel Inguanta, Sharon Jones, Debbie Keating, Sinatra, Jo-Ann
such events.                         Nasta, Lois Moracia, Maryann Julian, Karen Lucadamo, Marlen Batels, Natdia Zelenskaia, and Linda Jones.                                    To make an appointment, contact
   Warmly appr eciative of                                                                                                                                                      Susan Foster, Ext. 2888 or donate
                                                                                                                                                                                blood@bnl.gov.
these efforts are this year’s            As of Wednesday, December                                                                                                              *‘Money Talks’ Seminar
fund drive coordinator Jenni-        3, the fund total stood at $62,358.                                                                                                        Noon, Berkner Hall. A representative
fer Lynch and co-coordinator             “That leaves about $58,000               Talk on Cancer in the Workplace, 12/8                                                         from TIAA-CREF will give a talk on retire-
Aimée Sumereau. “It’s a lot of       more we need to reach this year’s                                                                                                          ment distribution flexibilities. Topics to
preparation, but the funds that                                                      On Monday, December 8, at noon, all are invited to                                         be discussed will include evaluating re-
                                     goal of $120,000,” says Lynch.                                                                                                             tirement income needs, opportunities to
this event are expected to raise                                                  Berkner Hall, Room B, to a special presentation on “Can-
                                     “Please send donations using the                                                                                                           save more, asset allocation strategies,
will help many people in                                                          cer at the Workplace,” to be given by an expert on the                                        TIAA-CREF income options and how
                                     pledge forms sent out last week.                                                                                                           they may affect retirement income, and
need,” says Lynch. “So we                                                         subject from Cancer Care of Long Island, a United-Way-
                                     So many people are helped with                                                                                                             helpful web tools and individual counsel-
thank all those who worked so                                                     supported organization.                                                                       ing options. Register by completing the
                                     these contributions.”
hard to help in its success.”                                                                                                                                                   form sent to all employees and returning
                                                          — Liz Seubert                                                                                                         it to Joyce Wund, Bldg. 185.

‘Learn to Be Tobacco Free’                                                      Bus Trip to NYC Holiday Lights, 12/7                                                                     Friday, 12/19
Smoking Cessation Program at BNL                                                Tickets: adults, $10; children 2-12, $5                                                         Christmas Concert
                                                                                                                                                                                Noon, Berkner Hall. Carols, old and
    The Occupational Medicine Clinic’s Health Promotion Program                    The Hospitality Committee invites all to join a bus trip on Sun-                             new, and holiday music, sung by the
                                                                                day, December 7, to enjoy seeing Christmas in New York City. The                                BNL Choral Group, including soloists.
is sponsoring an on-site smoking cessation program entitled “Learn                                                                                                              All are invited to this free concert.
to Be Tobacco Free,” which is presented by the Suffolk County                   bus will leave from the Recreation Building in the apartment area
                                                                                                                                                                                BERA Holiday Party
Department of Health Services and demonstrates a success rate of                at 9 a.m. and will return from the city at 6 p.m. The cost for
                                                                                                                                                                                6-11 p.m. East Wind Caterers, Wading
over 60 percent.                                                                adults is $10, children 2-12, $5. To make reservations, e-mail                                  River. Tickets cost $50 per person and
    The program is conducted under the direction of a certified                 soppenheimer@optonline.net or phone 929-0043.                                                   include full open bar, hors d’oeuvres,
                                                                                                                                                                                dinner, buffet, dessert, DJ, and danc-
nurse practitioner. In addition to learning about what happens                                                                                                                  ing. Purchase tickets at the BERA Sales
to your body and what to expect during the first few days and                   Asian Pacific American Association                                                              Office in Berkner Hall by Friday, Dec.
                                                                                                                                                                                12. Christine Carter, Ext. 5090.
weeks after quitting, prescription medication as well as nico-                  Annual Holiday Potluck Party
tine replacement products will be available to medically eligible
participants.                                                                      The Hospitality Committee cordially invites guests, visitors, and                            — WEEK OF 12/19 —
    The program will run for six consecutive weekly sessions from               their families to a Holiday Potluck Party on Saturday, December
                                                                                13, 5-11 p.m., in the Recreation Hall. Bring a dish or two for about                                    Monday, 12/22
noon to 1 p.m. in the large conference room in Bldg. 490, begin-
ning on Tuesday, January 6. To register, or for more information,               six persons to share, and two large bottles of soda. Santa Claus                                IBEW Meeting
contact Michael Thorn, Ext. 8612 or mthorn@bnl.gov.                             will join the festivities, and parents can bring a small wrapped gift                           6 p.m., Kights of Columbus Hall, Rail-
                                                                                for him to present to their child. Children will be welcome to use                              road Ave., Patchogue. A meeting for
                                                                                                                                                                                shift workers will be held at 3 p.m. in
                                                                                the crafts table, and a Chinese ribbon dance will be performed.                                 the union office. The agenda includes
Hospitality Committee Potluck Dinner                                               For more information, call Marie Van Buren, Ext. 4727, or Hai-                               regular business, committee reports,
                                                                                                                                                                                and the president’s report.
                      The BNL Hospitality Committee invites all                 Dee Lee, Ext. 2062.
                     BNLers to a holiday potluck dinner in the Rec-                                                                                                                 Wednesday, 12/24
                      reation Hall at 5 p.m. on Sunday, December                ‘Step Into Fall’ a Success                                                                      Lab Closed from 12:30 p.m.
                       14. Bring a dish to share for six people. Santa             “I’m pleased to share the success of the ‘Step Into Fall’ pro-
                         will visit at 5:30 p.m. For more information,
                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, 12/25
                                                                                gram,” says Michael Thorn of BNL’s Occupational Medicine Clinic.
                         contact Monique de la Beij, 399-7656.                      Thorn, who coordinated the event this year, reports that                                    Lab Closed for Christmas Day
                                                                                                                                                                                No Bulletin will be published this week.
                                                                                despite pedometer issues, more than 250 BNLers completed the
                                                                                six-week program, placing BNL as the largest group to have par-
                                                                                ticipated in the program, which was started by the American Heart
                                                                                                                                                                                — WEEK OF 1/19 —
                                                                                Association “Take Wellness to Heart” Committee and the Cornell                                             Friday, 1/23
    Here Comes Santa Claus!                                                     Cooperative Extension of Nassau County.
                                                                                   The Lab’s combined step total was 55,773,082 steps. Converted                                Podiatry: Foot Screening, Consultation
                                                                                                                                                                                9-11:45 a.m. in the Occupational Medi-
                                                                                to miles, this total equals walking once around the Earth via the                               cine Clinic, Bldg. 490. Join Podiatrist
                                                                                poles, plus 3,000 miles. More than 65 percent of participants who                               Ben Dimichino as he discusses the lat-
                                                                                completed the program increased their steps, says Thorn, thank-                                 est treatments for planters warts and
For the 21st consecutive year, Santa Claus (who, this year,                                                                                                                     nail fungus, as well as other common
doubles as Firefighter Al Licata when he is not out on his                      ing the volunteer Captains who helped make it all possible.                                     foot-related complaints and concerns.
sleigh delivering presents) and his Elf (Firefighter Frank                                                                                                                      A three-dimensional computerized
Palmeri Jr.) will be coming to
Upton town — to wish every-
                                                                                Basketball, 12/11                   Remember . . .                                              scanner will also be available for those
                                                                                                                                                                                who wear or feel that they may be a can-
                                                                                                                                                                                didate for orthoses. To schedule an ap-
one happy holidays and to                                                          A basketball meeting will be                                                                 pointment, e-mail Linda DiPierro at
distribute candy canes along                                                    held in Berkner Hall, Room B,                                                                   dipierro@bnl.gov.
with good cheer, comple-
                                                                                noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, De-
ments of the Fire/Rescue
Group of the Emergency Ser-                                                     cember 11. All players and cap-
                                                                                                                    • Buy tickets for the 12/19 BERA
vices Division.                                                                 tains must attend.
                                                                                                                    Holiday party (see calendar).
On Wednesday, December 24,
using Fire Engine #1 as their
                                                                                Safety Glass Office                 • If you can, donate new toys,                              Note: This calendar is updated continuously
                                                                                                                    school supplies, health or
                                                              Michael Herbert




                                                                                                                                                                                and will appear in the Bulletin whenever
sleigh, Santa and his elf will                                                  Holiday Closings                    beauty aids into the bins in                                space permits. Submissions must be received
make their rounds of BNL’s
                                                                                   Over the coming holiday sea-     Bldg. 179 or Berkner Hall. These                            by the preceding Friday at noon to appear
offices, labs, and shops from
                                                                                                                                                                                in the following week’s Bulletin. Enter
9 a.m. to noon. To make your                                                    son, the Safety Glass Office will   gifts will be given out to chil-                            information for each event in the order listed
reservation to have Santa and                                                   be closed on Wednesday, Decem-      dren and abused people.                                     above (date, event name, description, and
his merry crew visit your
                                                              CN1-11-00




                                                                                ber 31, and Wednesday, January      • Last, but NOT LEAST, please                               cost) and send it to bulletin@bnl.gov. Write
workplace at a specified time,                                                                                                                                                  “Bulletin Calendar” in the subject line.
call the North Pole, Ext. 2351.
                                                                                7. For more information, call       give cans of nourishing, exciting
                                                                                Deborah Botts, Ext. 3888.           food for the BNL Food Drive.
                                                                                                       densed matter physics. Experience with neu-       99 DODGE 3500hd - a/t, a/c, p/s, p/b, gas,           HOME GYM SYSTEM - Weider #8515, mult.
Drive Safely — Accidents Are Avoidable                                                                 tron scattering and proficiency in a high-level   dump body, 53,600 mi., $16,000 obo. Gary,            weight stations & stairmaster, needs cable
                                                                                                       scripting language (IDL, MatLab, PV-Wave)         Ext. 2155.                                           or repair, $50. Dr. Schreeve, 286-8807.
Drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists: be aware!                                                            is highly desirable as is familiarity with ex-    99 FORD EXPLORER - V8, 5L, a/t, p/s, p/b,            LIFT TICKETS - 1 day, gd. at any AmSki Corp.
                                                                                                       perimental scattering techniques. Will partici-

D      uring the week before they also have a responsibility                                                                                             p/w, p/leather seats, am/fm cass.,/CD, 58, 800       area until 12/24, $25. Eugene, 286-6850.
                                                                                                       pate in neutron scattering experiments at         mi., $15,000 neg. Tracy, 369-0103 or 645-1351.
       Thanksgiving on the BNL to keep the roads safe. By wear-                                        existing facilities aimed at studying the                                                              N-GAUGE TRAINS - Trix & Kato diesel &
                                                                                                                                                         98 GM AURORA - a/t, a/c, p/s, p/b, p/w, fully        stm. engs., $15-$90, MDC rolling stock,
site, a pedestrian walking in a ing light-colored coats or                                             properties of complex magnets, functional
                                                                                                                                                         loaded, white, leather seats, mint cond., 76K        more, $7-$13. Ron, Ext. 4553.
                                                                                                       materials with nanoscale correlations and
crosswalk was struck and scarves or using reflective tape                                                                                                mi., $10,000. Robert, 473-5795.
                                                                                                       strongly correlated electron systems. Par-                                                             NORDIC TRAC - all Amer., indr. skier, gd.
bruised by a vehicle. The acci- they will be more visible. Also,                                       ticular emphasis will be on exploiting the        95 CHEVY G20 VAN - a/t, a/c, p/s, p/b, insul.,       cond., $50 obo; wkout bench w/resist. bands,
                                                                                                       uses of spallation neutron sources. Under         3rd bench seat, cd/radio, runs well, 195K mi.,       video, $40 obo. Kathi, Ext. 2456 or 399-0325.
dent happened at about 5 p.m. if a vehicle is too close to a cross-                                    the direction of I. Zaliznyak and S. Shapiro,     $2,000 neg. Don, Ext. 7237 or 929-6571.
It was dark and raining. Neither ing to be able to stop, it is NYS                                                                                                                                            TARANTULAS - Red knee, CB juveniles
                                                                                                       Physics Department.                               95 OLDSMOBILE 98 - a/t, a/c, all power, incl.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              approx. 2", nice color, $35. John Ext. 7578
the driver nor the pedestrian saw law that the pedestrian must                                         MK2772. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH                     driver & pass. seats, remote ent., s/roof,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              or 805-6764.
                                                                                                       ASSOCIATE – Requires a Ph.D. in mate-             leather, 87K mi., $3,100, Rodney, 751-7023.
each other until                                     wait to cross                                                                                                                                            TELESCOPE - Orion 6" Newtonian reflector,
                                                                                                       rials science, physics, or related field and      95 TOYOTA CAMRY - a/c, p/s, p/b, p/w, 35K
it was too late.           “Please, pause for a until it has                                           an experimental background in order to            mi. on new guar. eng., cd, new brakes,               Dobsonian mount, 3 Orion Explorer II eye-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              pieces, 25,17 & 10 mm, $150. Roger, Ext. 4698.
    Darkness
                       moment each time you passed. Mike                                               play a major role in the installation and test-   $4,200. Maryann, Ext. 4705 or 929-4978.
                                                                                                       ing of the thin film and bulk material pro-       94 CHEVY CAMARO - a/c, p/s, p/b, p/w, blk.,          WET-SUIT - !/4”, excel. cond., med/lg., $100/
falls early now,                                         Says                                                                                                                                                 obo. Tom, Ext. 3085 or 744-4535.
bad weather is          get behind the wheel,        Bebon, BNL’s
                                                                                                       cessing equipment, structural characteriza-
                                                                                                       tion, thermal and electromagnetic property
                                                                                                                                                         air bag, s/roof, c/c, am/fm/cass., excel. cond.,
                                                                                                                                                         120K, $3,900. Ext. 4342 or 821-6389.
more frequent,         and think about safety. I n t e r i m                                           measurement. Experience in several of the         93 CARGO VAN - E-250, orig. owner, pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Audio, Video & Computers
                                                                                                       following areas is highly desirable:
and there is an It is an important part of Deputy Direc-                                               MOCVD/HPCVD and PLD thin-film growth,
                                                                                                                                                         fessionally maint., gd. cond., hwy. mi. Jane,        COMPUTERS - Dell 1.1Ghz CPU, 256Mb
                                                                                                                                                         Ext. 2531 or 369-2719.                               RAM, 20b HD, cdrw/dvd, Win 2000 OS, $350,
increased risk                                       tor for Opera-                                    scanning probe technique (AFM, MFM,
of accidents.           your responsibility for tions, “I am                                           STM), microstructural characterization            93 CHRYSLER VAN T&C - 6-cyl, leather,                cdrw, $300. Don, Ext. 7237 or 929-6571.
                                                                                                                                                         new brakes & tires, gd. cond., $3,000. Ri-           COMPUTER - Dell P4 2.2g, CDROM + 40G,
But, with extra your own safety and the very concerned
                                                                                                       (SEM, TEM and x-ray diffraction, photoli-
                                                                                                       thography, electron-beam lithography, ion         chard, 924-6751.                                     1 yr. on-site service, never used, $450, obo.
concentration,             safety of others.”        about traffic                                     milling and RIE, magneto-optical imaging,         93 DODGE CARAVAN - p/s, p/b, p/w, V6
                                                                                                                                                         3.3L, abs, excel. cond., 114K mi., $3,100.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sheng, Ext. 8401.
says Thomas                                          safety on site.                                   maintenance and operation of Quantum                                                                   INK CARTRIDGES - 2 col., for Epson S020191;
                            — Mike Bebon                                                               Design SQUID magnetometer MPMS and                Peter, Ext. 3705 or 689-1877.                        1 blk., for Epson S020189; all for Stylus col.
Roza of BNL’s                                        Our record is                                     PPMS. Under the direction of Q. Li, Mate-         93 DODGE CARAVAN - 3.0L, V6, p/l, p/w,               740/760/860/1160; $10/ea. Anita, 286-5897.
Traffic Committee, most acci- poor. There are typically be-                                            rials Science Department.                         new Alpine radio, cd, & windshield, 82K mi.,         McAFEE INTERNET SECURITY 5.0 - still in
dents are avoidable. The com- tween 30 and 50 accidents on                                             MK4082. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH                     $3,900. Mike, Ext. 5319 or 698-8028.                 box, $10; VHS tapes, The Return of Jafar,
                                                                                                       ASSOCIATE – Requires a Ph.D. in chemis-           93 FORD CROWN VICTORIA LX - p/b, p/w,                Aladdin, both $5 ea. Angela, Ext. 5322.
mittee asks drivers to be careful site each year that cause dam-                                       try and experience in one or more of the fol-     leather, air bag, anti-lock brakes, keyless ent.,
and drive slowly at all times, but age to personal vehicles or Lab                                                                                                                                            NINTENDO GAMES - w/controllers & games,
                                                                                                       lowing areas: mechanistic studies of energy       alarm, orig. owner, $2,800 obo. Bob, Ext. 4867.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              best offer. Nancy, Ext. 4303 or 878-5449.
especially in conditions of poor vehicles. Traffic studies on site                                     and charge transfer involving metal com-          93 INFINITY J-30 - fully loaded, Alpine Bose
                                                                                                       plexes and nanoparticles, synthesis and           cd, 72K mi., $6,200. Tom, Ext. 4030.                 POCKET PC - Hewlett Packard IPAQ w/
visibility and bad weather.          have consistently recorded an                                     characterization (UV-vis, IR, NMR, electro-                                                            color screen, charger, case, excel. cond.,
                                                                                                                                                         93 NISSAN QUEST -a/c, p/s, p/b, p/w, runs well,
    Two more points for drivers to alarmingly high percentage of                                       chemistry, mass spec, microscopy), or pho-
                                                                                                                                                         gd. cond., 130K mi., $4,000. Najeh, 344-1001.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              $180. Andrea, 745-7434.
remember: once someone steps drivers who ignore stop signs                                             tocatalysis of water reduction. Under the di-
                                                                                                       rection of C. Creutz, Chemistry Department.       92 INFINITY M30 - a/t, p/s, p/b, p/w, leather,       Miscellaneous
onto a crosswalk, New York State and other traffic control de-                                                                                           m/roof, p/seat, c/c, 110K mi., $3,000. Herb,
                                                                                                       NS2652. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY                       928-0297.                                            BUMPER POOL TABLE - 4'x3', never used,
(NYS) law requires drivers to stop vices and disregard speed lim-                                      ENGINEER (I-7) – Requires a bachelor’s                                                                 $125. Dick, 751-6820.
                                                                                                                                                         92 LINCOLN TOWN CAR - gd. cond., runs
until the pedestrian has reached its. This pedestrian accident                                         degree or equivalent experience and at
                                                                                                                                                         well, $1,200/neg. Lucas, Ext. 5701.                  LID - for a Dakota Quad Cab, $800/new, ask.
                                                                                                       least 5 years’ experience in administering
the far side of the road. Also, BNL should be a wake-up call for us.                                   Solaris Enterprise class systems in a pro-        91 HONDA ACCORD LX - a/t, a/c, p/s, p/b,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              $400. Dennis, 399-1605.
site shelters a large deer popula-      “So, please, pause for a mo-                                   duction environment. Experience with SAN          p/w, am/fm/cass. c/c, gd. cond., no rust, 107K       MAPLE SYRUP - from my family’s farm in
                                                                                                       storage, Veritas Volume Manager, Veritas          mi., $2,500. Ken, 281-5565.                          VT. Peter, Ext. 7687 or 744-1112.
tion, so deer must be expected.        ment each time you get be-
                                                                                                       File System, and terminal servers is nec-         91 TOYOTA CAMRY DX - a/t, a/c, p/s, p/b,             ORGAN - Wurlitzer model 4060, console,
Since deer often wander in               hind the wheel, and think                                     essary, as is experience with and an un-          p/w, new timing belt, mint cond., 147K mi.,          upper & lower kybrds., full ft. pedals, chords
groups, if one crosses the                about safety,” Bebon con-                                    derstanding of how FTP and CVS work with          $2,900. Adnan, Ext. 2379.                            & rhythm sects., more, $450. Peggy, 751-2149.
road ahead, others may                      tinues. “It is an impor-                                   the Globus toolkit and X509 certificates.         89 JAGUAR - red, gold leather int., 4dr., am/        TRAIN TABLE - children’s white, w/6 bins that
                                                                                                       Experience in administering Redhat and            fm radio cass. player, ask. $3,500 neg.
follow and run into a                         tant part of your re-                                                                                                                                           fit beneath, less than 1 yr. old, great cond.,
                                                                                                       Debian Linux systems in a production en-          Cynthia, Ext. 3084.                                  med. scrtch on top, $60. Clayton, Ext. 2360.
passing vehicle.                                sponsibility for your                                  vironment is also required. Knowledge of
                                                                                                                                                         86 PONTIAC TRANS AM - maroon, w/gray
                                                                                                       other UNIX flavors, system security, and                                                               YANKEE T-SHIRTS - “The Curse Lives 2003”
    Roza reminds                                  own safety and the                                   secure access methods necessary. An un-           interior, clean, high-performance eng., 138K         on back, “Hey, at least we beat the Red Sox!”
pedestrians and                                    safety of others.”                                  derstanding of system monitoring and per-         mi., $9,500. Ken, 948-5277.                          on front, 100% cotton, $15 ea. Cindi, Ext. 4495.
bicyclists that                                       — Liz Seubert                                    formance tuning, as well as knowledge of          83 DODGE CREW CAB - 1-ton lift gate, best
                                                                                                       scripting languages used for system ad-           offer. John, 289-8253.                               Car Pools
                                                                                                       ministration, such as Perl and Bourne shell,      82 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER - all                   CAR POOL - needed from Greenport or vi-
                                                                                                       is also necessary. As a UNIX system ad-           blk., all offers considered, mi./unknown, tank &     cinity, North fork. Ed, Ext. 5360 or 477-8177.
                                                       RIKEN BNL Research Center (RBRC) at             ministrator, will specify, build and manage       odometer replaced, $4,000. Wen, 821-0539.
                                                                                                       systems and provide end-user support to                                                                CAR POOL - established, meets in Plainview
    Classified                                         Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
                                                                                                       scientists in a large, heterogeneous envi-
                                                                                                                                                         70 FORD MUSTANG - a/t, p/s, blue convert./           for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. shift. Ron, Ext. 6068.
                                                       carries out a theoretical research program                                                        white top, 302, V8, dual exhaust, clean, 114K
  Advertisements                                       focused on the physics of the Relativistic      ronment. Information Technology Division.         mi., $11,000. Marion, Ext. 5078 or 281-5667.
                                                                                                       TB2623. SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATE III - (P-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wanted
                                                       Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), heavy ion re-
Placement Notices                                      actions, hard QCD/spin physics, and lat-        3/part-time, term appointment/50%) - Re-          Boats & Marine Supplies                              BRICKS & STONES - used, approximately
                                                       tice QCD. Members of the center work            quires a bachelor’s degree in a physical sci-                                                          800 for walkway. Christine, Ext. 5090 or 821-
      The Lab’s placement policy is to select the                                                                                                        22' CAMPER - ’99 Nomand, clean, ready to
                                                       closely with the existing nuclear and high      ence (physics, chemistry, materials science                                                            2558.
best-qualified candidate for an available posi-                                                                                                          go. $15,000. Ken, 948-5277.
                                                       energy physics groups at BNL as well as         or a related field) an MS preferred. A mini-                                                           CANS OF FOOD - urgently needed for BNL
tion. Candidates are considered in the follow-                                                                                                           22' CRUISERS INC. BARNEGIT - ’87 w/
                                                       with the lattice group at Columbia Univer-      mum of two years’ experience in ultrahigh                                                              Food Drive. Place cans in the bins in each
ing order: (1) present employees within the                                                            vacuum technology and synchrotron-based           trailer, rebuilt 350 Chevy & O/D, mint, $7,000;
                                                       sity. The lattice QCD effort makes use of                                                                                                              bldg. Please don’t forget.
department/division and/or appropriate bargain-                                                        x-ray scattering is also required. Responsi-      ’93 Sea Doo Jet Ski w/trailer, mint, $850.
                                                       the local one teraflop QCDSP (QCD on a
ing unit, with preference for those within the                                                                                                           Paula, 516-798-2599 or 516-860-9339.                 FM TUNER - preferably analog type. Paul,
                                                       signal processor) and the soon to be com-       bilities include coordinating and supporting
immediate work group; (2) present employees                                                            beam lines for soft x-ray scattering, emission,                                                        289-5770.
                                                       pleted ten teraflop QCDOC (QCD on a                                                               20' BARETTA - ’84, w/trailer, ‘94 MerCruiser
within the Laboratory; and (3) outside applicants.                                                     and photoelectron spectroscopy, and partici-                                                           GIFT WRAP - and people to wrap gifts
                                                       chip) supercomputers. Applications will be                                                        3L, 135 hp eng., Bowrider canvas top, full
In keeping with the Affirmative Action Plan, se-
                                                       considered for Research Associates (two-        pating in research on competing interactions      swim platform, runs well, $2,500. Mark, Ext.         needed for U-Way fund raiser, 12/17-23,11
lections are made without regard to age, race,                                                         in, and interface effects between, transition                                                          a.m.-2 p.m., Berkner Hall. Drop wrap dona-
                                                       year appointments) and RIKEN BNL Fel-                                                             3837 or 281-5060.
color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or                                                   metal oxide materials. National Synchrotron                                                            tions at Bldg. 179B or BERA Sales Office in
                                                       lows (up to five-year appointments) for the
veteran status. Each week, the Human Re-
sources Division lists new placement notices,
                                                       fall of 2004. Scientists with appropriate       Light Source Department.                          Furnishings & Appliances                             Berkner. Christine, Ext. 5090.
                                                       backgrounds who are interested in apply-        TB4065. BIOLOGY ASSOCIATE IV (P-1 -                                                                    OLD DOLLS, TEDDY BEARS - doll dishes
first, so employees may request consideration                                                                                                            BEDROOM SET - oak desk w/detach hutch
                                                       ing for these theory positions should send      term appointment) - Requires a BA or BS                                                                & related items. Betty, 475-4199.
for themselves, and, second, for open recruit-                                                                                                           & light, dresser, nt. table, 2 headboards, ex-
                                                       a curriculum vitae and have three letters       in biology, cell biology, molecular biology,
ment. Because of the priority policy stated                                                                                                              cel., $525. Kathleen, Ext. 2113 or 298-5345.         PLAYER PIANO ROLLS - requested in play-
                                                       of reference sent to Prof. T.D. Lee, RIKEN      or biochemistry with courses in inorganic
above, each listing does not necessarily repre-                                                                                                                                                               ing cond. Bert, Ext. 5474 or 581-4436.
                                                       BNL Research Center, Building 510A,             and organic chemistry, including lab. Can-        BUNK BED - heavy duty all wood w/storage.
sent an opportunity for all people. Except when
                                                       Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton,          didate must have knowledge of sterile tech-       Edward, 653-4125.                                    RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS - men and
operational needs require otherwise, positions
                                                       NY 11973. Applications should be received       nique. College-level courses including lab                                                             women, ages 18 and over, are needed for
will be open for one week after publication. For                                                                                                         TABLES - in brass/glass: coffee, $75, end
                                                       by January 15, 2004.                            in cell biology and microbiology are desir-                                                            MRI study. Strictly confidential, fee provided.
more information, contact the Employment                                                                                                                 tables, $50; flr. lamp, brass, $50; Singer sew-
Manager, Ext. 2882; call the JOBLINE, Ext.             MK2823. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH                   able. Responsibilities will involve 50% ef-                                                            344-2773.
                                                                                                                                                         ing mach., $40; Tom, Ext. 3085 or 744-4535.
7744 (344-7744), for a list of all job openings;       ASSOCIATE - Requires a Ph.D. in biochem-        fort on a NASA-funded research project                                                                 SKIERS - to ski at Windham, 1/7, $54 for
                                                       istry, chemistry or related field relevant to   correlating DNA damage induced by ioniz-          COFFEE URN - 12-36 cup Farberware cof-               bus & lift, send payment to Augie Hoffmann,
use a TDD system to access job information
                                                       protein crystallography and/or strong back-     ing radiation (including space radiation          fee urn, brand new in orig. bx., orig. $120,         Bldg. 510A, Ext. 3884.
by calling (631) 344-6018; or access current
                                                       ground in biochemistry with emphasis in en-     from BNL's NASA Space Radiation Labo-             ask. $60. Terry, 344-2458 or 2232.
job openings on the World Wide Web at                                                                                                                                                                         TOY TRAINS - Lionel, American Flyer &
www.bnl.gov/HR/jobs/default.htm.                       zymology. Will be involved in research to       ratory [NSRL]) with induction of cell trans-      DINING SET - walnut tbl./6 ch., china, $500;         others, excel. price paid, will pick up.
                                                       crystallize a membrane protein from             formation. The other 50% effort will be in        bar w/2 stools, $100; f/pl., ventless, free-stdg.,   Marion, 281-5667 after 3:30 p.m.
OPEN RECRUITMENT – Opportunities for                   Pseudomonas that hydroxylates omega car-        support of the Cell Biology Facility at the       burns gel., $100 obo. George, 472-1479.
Laboratory employees and outside candidates.           bon of alkanes. This work will involve both     NSRL. Extended hours, as well as week-                                                                 TRAINS - Lionel American flyer & others, cast
                                                                                                                                                         MATTRESS - full size w/boxspring, hardly             metal toys, high cash paid, also sets for sale.
MK2625. PHYSICIST (S-3) – Requires a                   quantitative biochemistry and crystallography   end work and travel to collaborating insti-       used, best offer. Mary, Ext. 2900.
Ph.D. in accelerator physics and significant           under the guidance of both a biochemist and     tutions is a possibility. Participation in                                                             Bruce, 924-4097.
hands-on experience in the area of accel-              crystallographer. Under the direction of J.     weekly in-lab research meetings and jour-         REFRIGERATOR - GE profile 23.7 cu. ft.,              VACUUM TUBES, & GEAR - old/new vac.
erator magnets and insertion devices. Will             Shanklin, Biology Department.                   nal clubs as well as laboratory clean-ups         no frost, 7 yrs. old, perfect cond. $400.            electron tubes & equipment, radios, tuners,
lead the NSLS Magnet Measurement                                                                       is expected. Biology Department.                  Celeste, 878-4356.                                   test equipment etc. Jonathan, Ext. 5335.
                                                       MK2588. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH
Laboratory, which provides the quality as-             ASSOCIATE – Requires a Ph.D. in experi-                                                           SOFA SLEEPER & LOVE SEAT - Qu.-size,                 WINTER COATS - for BNL coat drive, drop
surance, acceptance testing and calibra-               mental nuclear or elementary particle phys-     Motor Vehicles & Supplies                         grape color, 2 yrs. old, gd. cond., blue re-         off at Bldg. 459 lobby, for more info, Toni,
tion of magnets prior to placement in the              ics and experience with both detector hard-                                                       cliner also avail., $425. Rodney, 751-7023.
                                                                                                       02 HYUNDAI ELANTRA - a/t, a/c, all power,                                                              Ext. 5257.
VUV and X-ray rings and in the DUV-FEL.                ware and the use of modern computing            remote entry, cd changer, excel. in/out, 17K      SOFABED & LOVE SEAT - cream w/multi-
The Lab also designs and constructs state-
of-the-art magnets and insertion devices.
                                                       tools for detector simulation and data          mi., $10,500. Rodney, 751-7023.                   col. of green, mauve, grape, excel. cond.,           Free
                                                       analysis. Position is with the PHENIX                                                             $600 neg. Theresa, Ext. 2534 or 467-5853.
Will be expected to be actively involved in            Group, which is a large, multipurpose de-       00 CHEVROLET BLAZER ZR2 - a/t, a/c, p/s,                                                               NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - every issue
the accelerator and magnet R&D towards                 tector, performing forefront research in the    p/b, p/w, high rider, m/roof, 41K mi., $14,000/   STOVE - Tappan gas stove, 30", white, 1 yr.          from 1923-2001, you pick up. kjones@
the future of the NSLS-II Light Source.                study of relativistic heavy ion and polar-      neg., mint, must sell. Vinny, 286-3446.           old, $100. Don, Ext. 7237 or 929-6571.               bnl.gov.
Under the direction of B. Podobedov. Na-               ized proton collisions at the highest avail-    00 CHEVY TRUCK SILVERADO - V8, white/             WASHER & DRYER - Whirlpool, both extra-              WALL UNIT - wall mounted, four 7ft. runners,
tional Synchrotron Light Source Department.            able energies. PHENIX explores a broad          gray leather int., Bose am/fm/cass/cd, crew       lg. capacity, approx 8 yrs old, work well, $100/     7 pieces, excel shape; sliding drs. w/ 5 ft.
MK2624. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH                          area of physics with emphasizes the study       cab., 39K mi., $20,000 neg. Cynthia 698-9016.     ea., obo. Ext. 7365 or 472-3488.                     runner. Albert, Ext. 3999 or 744-1206.
ASSOCIATE – Requires a Ph.D. in accel-                 of hot hadronic matter and the search for       00 DODGE NEON ES - a/t, a/c, p/s, p/b,
erator physics or related field and experi-            new effects, such as a possible phase tran-     p/w, aluminum wheels, excel. cond. 84K mi.,       Tools, House & Garden                                Happenings
ence in the area of storage rings. Working             sition to a qua-gluon plasma in heavy ion       $5,800. Paul, 516-364-0362.                       BATHROOM FAUCET - brass, Amer. Std. W/
in the Accelerator Division of the NSLS, will          collisions, and the origin of the proton spin                                                                                                          Bus trip to NY Internat’l Boat Show, 1/4, de-
                                                                                                       00 HONDA CIVIC EX - a/t, a/c, p/s, p/b, p/w,      burg centerset, 2804 series w/new, unopnd.
perform R&D on lattice design and collec-              in polarized proton interactions. Will par-                                                                                                            part Riverhead 8:30 a.m., return late after-
                                                                                                       4 dr., cd/cass., c/c, keyless ent., s/m/roof,     cartridge, $25. Linda, Ext. 2733 or 395-6784.
tive effects for high-brightness storage rings         ticipate in 1) the collection and analysis of                                                                                                          noon, $40/pp incl. show/admission. Bob, Ext.
and contribute to the implementation of new            data and 2) the work on detector opera-         mint, 60K mi., $9,998. Ext. 7657 or 298-9560.     TREES - maple saplings to 8', $3 ea. Celeste,        2281 or 727-2346.
insertion devices and performance optimiza-            tions, maintenance and upgrades, devot-         00 TOYOTA CAMRY - a/t, a/c, p/s, p/b,             878-4356.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Long Island Symphonic Choral Association,
tion of the existing NSLS storage rings. Un-           ing approximately 50% of effort to each.        p/w, runs well, excel. cond., 81K mi.,                                                                 which contains several BNLers, will perform
der the direction of B. Podobedov, National            Under the direction of M. Tannenbaum,           $9,500. Phil, Ext. 5475.                          Sports, Hobbies & Pets                               “Mass In B-Minor” by J.S. Bach on 12/13 at
Synchrotron Light Source Department.                   Physics Department.                             00 VOLKSWAGON PASSAT WAGON - a/t,                 CAMERA - Canon SLR, EOS 630, w/case,                 8 p.m. at the St. James RC Church in
MK2255. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH                          MK2589. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH                   a/c, p/s, p/b, p/w, V6, loaded, mint cond., 47K   manuals, body $200; 70-210 f/4 lens, $100;           Setauket. Tickets cost $16. To buy, call Dave,
ASSOCIATE/RIKEN BNL FELLOW - The                       ASSOCIATE – Requires a Ph.D. in con-            mi., $18,500. Raymond, 718-225-5783.              200E flash, $20. Ext. 4607 or 368-0452.              Ext. 5081, or Alex, Ext. 5334.



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