Wednesday, March 24|
Noon Wellness Works – Brown Bag Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: L. Skinner (Psy. D.)
Title: A Jungian Approach to Understanding Dreams
3:30 p.m DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: L. Lederman, Fermilab/Illinois Institute of Technology
Title: Progress and the Lack Thereof in the Reform of
U.S. Science Education
Thursday, March 25
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: H. Collins, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: The Fate of the Alpha-Vacuum
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday, March 24|
Wild Mushroom soup
Baked ziti w/meatballs and garlic bread $3.50
Sesame chicken over steamed jasmine rice $3.50
Buffalo chicken w/blue cheese wrap $4.75
Grilled brat w/peppers and onions $4.75
Hand rolled Hanabi sushi $4.75
Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
|Fermilab Roads and Grounds employee Jorge Hernandez monitors Monday's prairie burn. (Click on image for larger version.)|
Spring Prairie Burn Season in Full Swing|
Monday morning at about 10:30 a.m., columns of smoke began to rise
from the northeast quadrant of the main ring. The third of Fermilab's
spring prairie burns was underway; 10 Roads and Grounds employees
were setting the back burns that would help keep the fire within
its designated area.
"Everyone has radios, fire prevention suits and training," said
Mike Becker of Roads and Grounds. "We have people with almost
25 years of experience in controlled prairie burns."
The spring prairie burn season usually begins in March, but this
year the first controlled burn took place in February due to the
unusually warm and dry weather. Becker hopes that five more
controlled burns can be completed before April 15, when the
burn season ends to protect ground-nesting birds.
Controlled burns are necessary to keep the prairie healthy.
Native plant species have extensive root systems that
allow them to survive the fires, unlike invasive non-native plants.
The fires also clear away overgrowth, leaving room for the next
generation of plants to sprout.
Fermilab scientists Peter Cooper, Bob Tschirhart and Erik Ramberg
contributed to experiment BNL E949, the subject of the following press release.
BNL physicist, Steve Kettell, will give a talk on the observation at Fermilab on
Thursday, April 1.|
Brookhaven Press Release, March 23, 2004
Physicists See Golden Needle in a Micro-Cosmic Haystack
UPTON, NY — An international team of physicists examining an extremely rare form of subatomic particle decay — a veritable golden needle in a micro-cosmic haystack of 7.8 trillion candidates — has discovered evidence for the highly sought process, which could be an indication of new forces beyond those incorporated in the Standard Model of particle physics. That long-standing theory of all particle physics precisely predicts the rate of such decays to be half that observed by the experimenters although it is still too soon to say if a deviation has occurred. The innovative experiment, which uses the most comprehensive particle detector ever built, is located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. The result is being presented at a colloquium at Brookhaven Lab today and has been submitted to Physical Review Letters.
TV Star Joins Fermilab Fire Department|
The Fermilab Fire Department standing in front
of their most recent purchase, an E-One Sentry II Rescue Pumper from the
NBC drama "Third Watch." (Click on image for larger version.)|
If you think Regis Philbin, David Letterman and Jennifer Aniston
are big television stars, you haven't seen the newest addition
to the Fermilab Fire Department. Standing about 10 feet high and
weighing 15 tons including equipment, the star of the NBC drama
"Third Watch" that arrived at Fermilab earlier this month dwarfs
even Letterman. It's a 1999 E-One Sentry II Rescue Pumper, a
combination fire engine and rescue vehicle.
The engine was originally a demonstrator vehicle used by E-One,
Inc. for sales purposes and was later used in "Third Watch."
Steinhoff discovered the engine while looking for a slightly
used vehicle to upgrade Fermilab's fire-fighting fleet.
"The new engine was bought to downsize the fire department
fleet and provide more efficient emergency services. It
replaced both a 1981 fire engine and a 1990 rescue squad
vehicle and was available at a significantly lower price
than a brand-new rescue engine," said Jack Steinhoff,
Fermilab's Fire Chief.
The engine retains several of the graphics from its
"Third Watch" days, including "never forget 9-11-01"
painted on the windshield and "F.D.N.Y" on the drivers' side.
Brown Bag Seminar Today|
Wellness Works presents a Brown Bag Seminar
on Wednesday, March 24 from noon to 1:00 p.m.
in Curia II. Lyle
Skinner, PsyD will present "A Jungian Approach to Understanding Dreams."
New Books in the Fermilab Library
New books in the Fermilab Library for the week of March 22
are now on display in the Library near the front desk. An online list
of new books is now available.
New books may be reserved by using the
online Library catalog or
by calling the library at x3401, or by filling out
the reserve card in the book.
Fermilab Recreation Office Discounts
1-2-3 Imagine Sesame Street Live will be
at the Rosemont Theater April 22 through 24.
Save up to $13.00 per ticket. Tickets must be ordered
by noon on April 8. More information is available
on the poster and ticket order form, which can be
found in the Recreation Office or call us
and we will mail one to you.
Bible Exploration for Lunch
Do you know the Hebrew word for "so be it"? Join us today
at noon for the answer to this fun fact and a 'no strings
attached' exploration of the Bible. Additional information at
630-840-3607 or firstname.lastname@example.org
International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 25, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Newcomers
are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or