Friday, March 19|
3:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: G. Gomez-Ceballos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Status of Bottom, Charm, and QCD Physics at CDF
Monday, March 22
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: S. Boggs, Space Science Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Title: The Advanced Compton Telescope: Witness to the Fires of Creation
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: High Field Magnet Development
Friday, March 19|
Spaghetti pasta w/tomatoes, basil and mushrooms $3.75
Citrus marinated grouper fillet w/coconut cous cous $4.75
Grilled marinated portabella mushroom sandwich w/crumbled
bleu cheese and wild greens $4.75
Tuna melt w/roma tomato, jack cheese and avocado on a
multi grain roll served w/fries or soup $4.75
Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Fermilab Takes Beneficial Occupancy of MINOS Site|
| Members of the group
who coordinated the construction project (left to right): John Cassidy (FNAL),
Mike Andrews (FNAL), Phil Stearney (RBI), Vince Petrucci (RBI),
Elaine McCluskey (FNAL), Dixon Bogert (FNAL), Tony Ramos (FNAL). (Click on image for larger version.)|
On Wednesday, March 10, Fermilab took beneficial occupancy of the
MINOS Service Building, tunnels and halls from the civil construction
subcontractor Ragnar Benson, Inc. Under beneficial occupancy, Fermilab
takes possession of the facility while the contractor completes minor
work. Fermilab will now oversee the next phase of the project, the
installation of the MINOS near detector components.
"We are very appreciative of everyone's efforts that led us to this
point," said Elaine McCluskey, NuMI Service Buildings and Outfitting
"We've had good people who have done phenomenal work," agreed Mike Andrews,
NuMI Project ES&H Coordinator. "Ragnar Benson delivered all the necessary
life safety systems in good operating condition, making the transition
The construction of the MINOS Building, which provides people and equipment access to the
tunnels and halls below, began in November of 2002.
Installation of the MINOS detector components will continue through
FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, March 18, 2004|
Dividing Up The S&T Portfolio: Remarks of Senator Domenici
During last week's Senate consideration of the budget resolution, a largely non-binding measure establishing spending levels for various government functions, Senator Pete V. Domenici (R-New Mexico), offered the following remarks on federal science funding:
"Mr. President [of the Senate], I rise to speak for 2 minutes on the fiscal year 2005 budget resolution currently pending before the Senate. In particular, I want to focus for just a little bit on the budgets for scientific research.
|Public Affairs interns: Matt Hutson (left) and Katie Yurkewicz (Click on image for larger version.)|
Goodbye Matt, Hello Katie|
For the past six months, Matt Hutson, an intern in the Office of
Public Affairs, has been a key reporter for Fermilab Today and Ferminews.
From the GSA's Halloween party to the
Recycler transferring antiprotons to the Tevatron
for the first time, Hutson has covered it all. As
his internship drew to an end this week, Hutson reflected on his experience
and offered some advice
for the next intern. "No task it too big or too small," he said.
"I loved this job because I got to explore all corners of the lab."
While we are sad to see Hutson leave, we welcome our new intern,
Originally from upstate New York, Yurkewicz completed her Ph.D. in nuclear
physics from Michigan State University in August 2003. Yurkewicz
moved to Illinois about six months ago to join her husband,
Adam Yurkewicz, who is a graduate student on DZero. "This internship
will be a great opportunity for me to learn about science writing,
particle physics and communications," she said. "I'm
looking forward to meeting more people at Fermilab."
Among other things, Public Affairs interns Katie Yurkewicz (left)
and Matt Hutson scan newspapers for all types of
particle physics news, especially the cartoons. (Click on image for larger version.)|
Fermilab Barn Dance|
The next Fermilab Barn Dance is on Sunday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m., with Kathy
Casper and Friends. Dot Kent will call. Dances are held in
the Warrenville Community Building.
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.
Spring Fling Book Fair - April 21 & 22
Fermilab's Recreation Office will sponsor its "Spring Fling" Book Fair,
hosted by Books are Fun, in the Atrium on Wednesday, April
21 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Thursday, April
22 from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The Book Fair
will accept cash, personal check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express
and Discover card. A portion of
the proceeds from the Book Fair subsidizes some of our Recreation
Programs. The Recreation Office thanks you for your participation.