Friday, March 12|
3:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: M. Schmitt, Northwestern University
Title: Apparent Excess in e+e- ? Hadrons
8:00 p.m. Fermilab Film Series - Auditorium
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Saturday, March 13
8:00 p.m. Fermilab Arts Series - Auditorium
Monday, March 15
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: G. Farrar, New York University
Title: Unified Explanation for Dark Matter and the Baryon Asymmetry
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: Proton Source Plan
Friday, March 12|
Spaghetti w/tomatoes, smoked sausage, feta cheese and olives $3.50
Beer battered fish and chips $3.50
Gourmet sandwich of the day $4.75
Fried fish sandwich w/jalapeno tartar sauce served w/fries or soup $4.75
Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Long Range Planning Committee Sees "New Worlds" Ahead;
Board of Overseers Lauds Fermilab Performance|
Prefaced by a letter from Board of Overseers Chair Don Hartill lauding
improved Tevatron performance as "a great achievement," Fermilab's Long
Range Planning Committee offered a preview Thursday afternoon of its
upcoming report on lab directions based on two essential scenarios: a
linear collider built at Fermilab, or a linear collider built "offshore"
with Fermilab participation.
|Long Range Planning|
Committee Chair Hugh
In either scenario, Long Range Planning Committee Chair and Associate Director for Research
Hugh Montgomery told the Ramsey Auditorium audience, "The Standard Model
is giving way to something new. We will view new worlds in electroweak
symmetry breaking, in neutrino masses and mixings, and in cosmology and
Bob Kephart discussed|
a proton driver
Volunteers Needed for Local Girl Scout Event|
|Girl Scout Troop #312 at a past badge workshop (Click on image for larger version.)|
Local Girl Scout troops need Fermilab scientists
to volunteer at a science and math badge workshop on Saturday, April 3.
will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Joliet Junior College, and lunch
will be provided. Volunteers will help first through twelfth graders with
various science and math activities, which will be set up ahead of time.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Anne Lucietto by
Wednesday, March 17.
From Nature, March 11, 2004|
Letter from Marburger: US science has never been more coherent
Sir – Your Editorial "Budget let-downs" (Nature 427, 571; 2004) paints a picture of US science funding that differs astoundingly from reality. The trajectory of R&D growth that you call "lacklustre" has risen more rapidly during the past four years than at any time in the past three decades: an average of 10% per year under the current administration. At US$132 billion, the proposed 2005 R&D budget is at an all-time high and consumes a greater fraction of the domestic discretionary budget than at any time since the height of the Apollo space programme.
John H. Marburger
Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC 20502, USA
From the Board of Overseers Chair Don Hartill|
On behalf of the Board of Overseers, I would like to take this opportunity
to congratulate you on the outstanding performance of the Tevatron Collider
during the past two months. It is a great achievement for the Laboratory
and bodes well for the exciting physics results that will come for Run II.
There are many challenges facing you in the coming months and years but
the systematic approach to solving problems that has been characteristic
of the past year will serve the Laboratory well. We are confident that
these challenges will be resolved quickly and efficiently. We are
particularly pleased with the palpable change in the Accelerator Division
under the leadership of Roger Dixon and Dave McGinnis.
Board of Over-|
seers Chair Don Hartill
So Long, Dan Jackson|
|Dan Jackson (Click on image for larger version.)|
Dan Jackson retires this week after 26 years in the Fermilab
Fire Department. Jackson began his firefighting career
as a volunteer in Bensenville (while he worked for American Airlines--
where he could fly to Hawaii first-class for $35.) After
leaving American he took a test and became a full
member of the Bensenville force. From there he jumped to Fermilab.
Fires at Fermilab are rare, but the 19-member Fermilab team
(with six people working per shift) gets calls daily from Batavia,
Warrenville, North Chicago, and Aurora. They also train daily--
both practical and classroom work--and conduct monthly inspections
of all the buildings. They all have EMT and hazmat training,
which they use frequently. "There's always something new,"
Jackson said. "Different equipment, different procedures.
We gotta keep on top of it."
Jackson, who still lives in Bensenville, hopes to spend more time
traveling in his motorhome in retirement. In the last five years,
he's been to every continental state.
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 Film Series
The Fermilab Film Series presents Y Tu Mama Tambien
on Friday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Fermilab Arts Series
The Fermilab Arts Series presents Choreographer's Showcase on Saturday,
March 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Fermilab Barn Dance
There will be a Fermilab Barn Dance on Sunday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.,
with Walter Hojka and
the Taters. Paul Watkins will call. Dances are held in the
Warrenville Community Building.