Fermilab TodayWednesday, January 28, 2004  
Wednesday, January 28
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: D. Green, Fermilab
Title: Physics at CMS

Thursday, January 29
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - (NOTE LOCATION)Theory Conf Rm WH-3NE
Speaker: T. Tait, Fermilab
Title: Supersymmetric Gauge Extensions and the Higgs Mass
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: P. Ostroumov, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: Beam Dynamics in Proton and Heavy-Ion Linacs Based on Superconducting Technology
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Virtual Ask-a-Scientist
Log on to the session from Fermilab's homepage any time between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 28
Corn Chowder
Country fried steak w/gravy and garlic mashed potatoes $3.50
Baked salmon fillet w/raspberry sauce w/rice pilaf and choice of vegetable $4.75
Grilled Cajun chicken sandwich on a cornduster bun served w/soup or fries $4.75
Ham and turkey combo w/Swiss cheese on a croissant served w/a side salad $4.75

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In Memoriam: George Maslach, 43, Sr. Electronics Technician
George Maslach
George Maslach
George Maslach, a Senior Electronics Technician from the Computing Division who interacted with divisions and sections across the lab, died on Friday, January 23. He was 43.

An employee of four years, Maslach was a member of the Computing Division's Equipment Support Services Group. "He was well liked by everybody," said Group Leader Tim Kasza. "We pair our technicians in teams of two, and everybody always wanted to work with George."

A wake will be held today from 3:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. at the F.J. Sikorski Funeral Home (773-772-6630) at 3630 W. George Street in Chicago. The funeral is on Thursday, January 29 at 10:30 a.m. also at the F.J. Sikorski Funeral Home.

Collider Physics of the Future
Dan Green Speaks at Fermilab's Colloquium Today
While the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is being assembled at CERN, thousands of physicists and engineers around the globe are busy putting together the huge and complex detectors to measure the particles emerging from the collisions. These are collisions with seven times the energy of our Tevatron.

Today's colloquium at 4:00 p.m. in 1 West, will feature Fermilab's Dan Green, the project manager for the massive (10,000 ton!) hadron
Dan Green
Dan Green
calorimeter of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector. Green will talk about the LHC and CMS projects, especially about the exciting physics that may be expected to emerge in the early years. Explore the CMS homepage for more about the project and some amazing facts, such as: The iron of the calorimeter comes from Russian artillery shells; The mass of the 80,000 - crystal calorimeter is that of 24 adult elephants, and 98% of its mass is metal but it is extremely transparent. All are welcome at the colloquium.

Meson Power Update
Meson Building
Full power is expected to return to the Meson area by noon today.
In sub-zero weather early this morning, FESS started restoring power back to the Meson area. "It is going pretty well," said Operations Deputy Head Dan Johnson. "They already have quite a few buildings off generators and back on the feeder." FESS expects full power to be restored to the Meson area by noon today. Short power outages will occur in the Meson area this morning as the generators are disconnected and full power is restored. The power outages will only affect the Meson area.

In the News
From Wire News, January 24, 2004
Cosmic Rays, Who's Yer Daddy?
By Kari L. Dean
After years of incongruent research results, Japanese and American universities are pooling their money, secrets and ingenuity to track an astrophysical abnormality that's baffled scientists for almost a hundred years: cosmic rays.
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Fermilab Hosts Virtual Ask-a-Scientist Tomorrow Night
Do you have questions about black holes or dark energy? Log on to Fermilab's Virtual Ask-a-Scientist tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. Central Time to get some answers from
Brendan Casey
Brendan Casey
Brendan Casey, of DZero, and Ken Bloom, of CDF.

Virtual Ask-a-Scientist is an online chat session with Fermilab scientists that gives participants the opportunity to ask questions about high-energy physics. Fermilab invites people of all ages and all science backgrounds to participate.
Ken Bloom
Ken Bloom

Interested participants may join the Virtual Ask-a-Scientist chatroom on the evening of January 29, 2004 by clicking on a link on the Fermilab homepage and following the directions to log in and ask questions. Please note that the link to log on to the chat session will not appear on Fermilab's homepage until 7:00 p.m. Central Time.
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Prescription Safety Glass Program
The optician will be available Fridays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the EOC (Ground Floor, Wilson Hall). This change is effective February 1, on a permanent basis.

Library Book Purchase Suggestions
New Book purchase suggestion lists for the week of January 27 are now available online. These include Majors book lists in four subject areas. There is also an Amazon suggestion list in the form of a shopping cart, viewable by entering the password "library." Please take the time to review the list of books in your area of interest. Please send your book purchase recommendations, either from these lists, or from other sources to Sandra Lee.

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Join the Fermilab Singers Today
Our rehearsal will be in Ramsey Auditorium today at noon. We are preparing 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.

Bible Exploration for Lunch
Join us today for an inductive look at the book of Mark. Today's meeting held in the Req Room (WH-4NW) at NOON. Additional information at 630-840-3607 or dykhuis@fnal.gov.

Unix Users Meeting Today
The next Unix Users Meeting will be on Wednesday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m. in Curia II. Items on the agenda include:
- Anti-Spam procedures being put in place at the lab
- Instant Messaging at the lab with Jabber
- Release of Fermi Linux lTS 3.0.1

PC Manager Meeting Today
The monthly PC Manager meeting will be held in FCC2a/b from 9-10am on Wednesday, January 28th. This month's feature topic will cover the new site Windows Patching implementation, anti-Spam procedures being put in place at the lab, update on site Microsoft Licenses, and Instant Messaging at the lab with Jabber!
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