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Friday, January 9
3:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: K. Hicks, Ohio University
Title: Evidence for the Pentaquark: An Exotic Baryon

Monday, January 10
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II

Friday, January 9
Clam chowder
Caribbean citrus marinated grouper fillet w/coconut cous cous $4.75
Chicken paprikash over egg noodles $3.50
Cajun chicken salad on a cornduster Kaiser roll w/side salad $4.75
Double patty bacon cheese burger $4.75

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Chez Leon
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Schramm Fellowship Honors Astrophysics and Cosmology Pioneer
David Schramm
David Schramm
After David Schramm, a pioneer in the fields of astrophysics and cosmology, died in 1997, his Fermilab colleagues discussed the best way to celebrate his life. "We wanted to have some kind of living memorial," said Rocky Kolb of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group.

Current Schramm Fellow John Beacom, who had other job offers, was drawn by Fermilab's world-class cosmology and theoretical
John Beacom
John Beacom
astrophysics group, and by the opportunity to collaborate with experimental astrophysicists, particle theorists and neutrino experimentalists.

"This was perfect for me," Beacom said. "What made it even more exciting was the whole Fermilab environment."

Beacom modestly deflects the notion that he is carrying on Schramm's legacy, but he does use Schramm's old office. When he moved in, Beacom found several of Schramm's old transparencies in a drawer, and three of them now hang framed on the wall. One says in big letters: "BIG PROBLEM: WHY?"

"Let's put it this way," Beacom said. "If David Schramm were still alive, we'd have a lot to talk about."

The application deadline for the second David Schramm Fellowship term expired on December 1. Now the astrophysics group is reviewing applications for the five-year paid research position that Kolb says is meant to attract people who will become leaders in the field.

In the News
From the Daily Herald, January 8, 2004
A dumbed-down approach to unite Fermilab, its neighbors
By Burt Constable
Like the brainiac nerd who longs to fit in, Fermilab is reaching out to its suburban neighbors.

"We don't have a big problem that our neighbors don't trust us, or don't like us. The people who know us, pretty much like us," says Judith Jackson, spokeswoman for the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia.

But many of its nonparticle physicist neighbors (you know who you are, Mr. and Mrs. Don't Know A Top Quark from a Bottom Quark) haven't made the effort to get acquainted.
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New Single-Store Integrated Luminosity Hits 2.5 Inverse Picobarns
On Wednesday, January 7, Store 3130 broke the single-store integrated luminosity record with 2.5 pb-1. The previous record of 2.2 pb-1 occurred on December 18.

Fermilab Lecture Series
On January 30, Dr. J. Murray Gibson, Associate Director, Argonne National Laboratory, will present "The Physics of the Blues." Dr. Gibson will use live musical examples to illustrate the physics behind musical scales and harmonic relationships, which are the palette with which musicians create. Tickets are $5.00.
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New Classified Ads on Fermilab Today
New classified ads have been posted on Fermilab Today. A permanent link to the classifieds is located in the bottom left corner of Fermilab Today.

Fermilab Barn Dance
The next Fermilab Barn Dance is on Sunday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Warrenville Community Building. Walter Hojka and Patty McMillen will play a mix of Celtic and old-time. Bill Sudkamp will be calling.
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Join the Fermilab Singers in 2004!
The first rehearsal of the new year will be held in Ramsey Auditorium on Wednesday, January 14 at noon. We will begin to prepare for our summer concert. If you enjoy singing and having fun, plan to come and join us! If you have any questions feel free to contact Anne Heavey.

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