Friday, February 20|
3:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: R. Scharenberg, Purdue University
Title: Signatures of the Quark-Gluon to Hadron Thermal Phase
Transition in pbar-p Collisions at 1.8 TeV
Monday, February 23
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Friday, February 20|
Farfalle w/wild mushroom bacon sauce $3.50
Beer battered fish and chips $3.50
Gourmet sandwich of the day $4.75
Italian meatball sub w/fries or soup $4.75
Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Neutrino Trio Visits AAAS|
On Sunday, February 15, an all-star team of neutrino scientists
descended upon the
Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science in Seattle. And three of the five invited speakers came
"There has been a lot of compelling evidence in the past half dozen
years that neutrinos have mass," noted Fermilab's Boris Kayser,
explaining why this is such an exciting time for neutrino physics.
Kayser set the stage with an introduction to the physics of neutrinos.
Janet Conrad of Fermilab and Columbia University discussed current
and future accelerator-based neutrino experiments. Rocky Kolb,
from Fermilab and the University of Chicago, concluded the symposium
by explaining the neutrino's role in astrophysics and cosmology.
Two other scientists described experiments with solar and atmospheric
The five scientists spoke to a crowd of 100-120 physicists,
chemists, biologists, high-school teachers, journalists, and even
a 12-year-old who asked a question of the presenters.
"I had the sense that there was a lot of excitement in the room,"
From the New York Times, February 19, 2004|
Scientists Say Administration Distorts Facts
By James Glanz
More than 60 influential scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, issued a statement yesterday asserting that the Bush administration had systematically distorted scientific fact in the service of policy goals on the environment, health, biomedical research and nuclear weaponry at home and abroad.
The sweeping accusations were later discussed in a conference call organized by the Union of Concerned Scientists, an independent organization that focuses on technical issues and has often taken stands at odds with administration policy. On Wednesday, the organization also issued a 38-page report detailing its accusations.
From Nature, February 19, 2004|
NASA casts a shadow over bid to illuminate dark energy
By Geoff Brumfiel
NASA is delaying a mission to explore the fundamental make-up of the Universe, riling astronomers and physicists who consider it a top priority.
About three-quarters of all the mass and energy in the Universe may be dark energy. In a ground-breaking collaboration, NASA and the US Department of Energy (DOE) were set to explore this poorly understood entity on the Joint Dark Energy Mission, which supporters hoped would be launched into space by 2014 (see Nature 425, 887; 2003).
Fermilab Accelerator Operators Achieve a New Peak Luminosity Record
Late on Wednesday evening, accelerator operators achieved a new peak luminosity
record of 6.32x1031. The previous record of 5.89x1031
occurred on February 5.
Engineers Week News|
Next week activities will be in full swing for National Engineers Week 2004.
On Monday, February 23 from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.,
David Nevin, Head of FESS, will host the Engineers Week kickoff
on the WH5E crossover. Don't forget to sign up for the Engineers
Week Finale Luncheon by Wednesday, February 25. Send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve
your place for the luncheon. More information and a full schedule
for Engineers Week can be found online.
Numbers From the Fermilab Library|
The table below shows the top ten journals with articles that have received over
50 citations in SPIRES, giving results for articles published in 2003 and in 1993.
Articles published 10 years ago had more time to gather citations, hence the 1993 numbers
are higher than the 2003 numbers.
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 Gallery Chamber Series
Baroque Trio Sonatas Sold Out!
The second installment of the Fermilab Gallery Chamber Series, The Baroque Trio Sonatas,
is now sold out for February 29. Tickets are still available for the third installment
of the series, Steven Lubin, who will perform on April 4.
Muscle Toning Class
The next muscle toning session at the Recreation Facility begins
February 24. The deadline is Friday, February 20. The session is
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Take advantage
of the reduced cost of $38.00 (normally $48.00) for this six-week