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Diane Moreau, SciTech (630-978-4826; 630-859-3434)
Judy Treend, Fermilab (630-840-5678)
February 20, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fermilab Director Michael Witherell is the Keynote Speaker
for SciTech's Annual Dinner, March 3, at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville
BATAVIA, Ill.--Director Michael Witherell of Fermilab,
poised for new explorations on the high-energy physics frontier as Collider Run II
of the Tevatron begins, is the keynote speaker for SciTech's 2001 Annual Dinner
on Saturday, March 3 at the White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville.
Witherell is uniquely qualified to address the theme
of the evening, "A Celebration of Science in the New Millennium." The world science
spotlight is trained on Fermilab's search for new particles, including the Higgs boson,
which is expected to offer important clues to the origin of mass. The lab has been
preparing almost a decade for the new experimental run, adding the new Main Injector
accelerator while virtually reinventing its two massive particle detectors, CDF and DZero.
The evening's activities, including dinner and a silent
auction, begin at 6 p.m. SciTech's annual dinner attracts an array of scientists,
policy makers and business and community leaders. Tickets are $60, and are available
by calling SciTech (630-859-3434) or event coordinator Diane Moreau (630-978-4826).
Ms. Moreau is Director of Volunteer Services at Rush-Copley Medical Center, and a member
of SciTech's Board of Directors.
SciTech, the interactive science museum in Aurora, is
celebrating the successes of 2000, including the new Outdoor Science Park, and the
exhibits Backyard Monsters and Glass Fest. In 2001, SciTech offers cutting edge
interactive exhibits and educational programs, such as Amusement Park Science, and
T-Rex King, of the Dinosaurs. Visit SciTech on the web.
White Eagle Golf Club is located at 3400 Club Drive in Naperville.
For directions, call the club at 630-355-6282.
Fermilab is a Department of Energy
national laboratory operated under contract by Universities Research
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For additional help, please contact the
Office of Public Affairs, Fermilab, (630-840-3351)
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