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October 3, 2002
For immediate release

Elizabeth Clements, Fermilab, 630-840-2326
Kurt Riesselmann, Fermilab, 630-840-3351

Editors: Please publish as public service announcement

Fermilab Hosts Virtual Ask-a-Scientist on October 9, 2002

BATAVIA, Ill. - The Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will host the next Virtual Ask-a-Scientist on-line chat session on October 9, 2002 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Central Time. Physicists Don Lincoln, an Associate Scientist for Fermilab's DZero experiment, and Jocelyn Monroe, a researcher for Fermilab's MiniBooNE experiment, will respond to questions live on-line.

Virtual Ask-a-Scientist is an on-line chat session with Fermilab scientists that gives participants the opportunity to ask questions about high-energy physics from: "What is a neutrino?" to "Can I build a particle detector at home?" Fermilab invites people of all ages and all science backgrounds to participate.

Interested participants may join the Virtual Ask-a-Scientist chatroom on the evening of October 9, 2002 by clicking a link on the Fermilab homepage ( and following the directions to log in and ask questions. Java enabled browsers are required. Internet Explorer version 4 or higher is recommended, but Netscape's browsers may also be used. (Netscape is not recommended for Macintosh users.)

For more information about Virtual Ask-a-Scientist, please visit

Fermilab is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory, operated under contract by Universities Research Association, Inc.


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