Thursday, April 8|
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: C. Balazs, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: Baryogenesis and Dark Matter in the MSSM
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Friday, April 9
3:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: G. Watts, University of Washington
Title: DZero Results on Electroweak, Top Quark and Higgs
Thursday, April 8|
Old Fashioned Tomato soup
Chili mac $3.50
Stirfry w/fried rice $3.50
Assorted gourmet sandwiches and panini $4.75
Double bacon cheese burger w/soup or fries $4.75
Rustic chicken salad over wild greens w/fresh fruit $3.75
Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
DASTOW, Earth Day|
Set for Thursday, April 22
|DASTOW 2003 (Click on image for larger version.)|
Fermilab's annual Daughters and Sons to Work (DASTOW) and Earth Day
activities will again celebrate the lab's valued connections with
employees and their families on Thursday, April 22.
The Roads and Grounds Department will sponsor its annual Earth Day
tree planting and a picnic lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m., so plan
to bring your work clothes and your appetite. There will also be
a hot dog lunch available in the Wilson Hall cafeteria for those
who prefer dining indoors.
As a special treat, following the annual group picture at 9 a.m.,
the introduction to the day's activities will feature an
expanded version of Tom Peterson's "The Butterflies of Fermilab,"
in Ramsey Auditorium.
Highlights of the day include a special rescue re-enactment
by the Fermilab Fire Department, the Cryogenics Show with Jerry
Zimmerman in Ramsey Auditorium, and the buffalo pasture visit
with herdsman Don Hanson. These events are open to all comers,
and special DASTOW buses will provide transportation.
Peter Kasper's Early Bird Walk kicks off the day at 7:30 a.m.
The Bird Walk is a sign-up event, and space is very limited.
We also ask you to sign in ahead of time for the cafeteria lunch,
just so we have an approximate count for ordering hot dogs.
Remember, the No.1 priority for DASTOW and Earth Day is for everyone to have a safe day.
DOE Press Release, April 5, 2004|
DOE Office of Science Reorganization Announced
WASHINGTON, DC – The Director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science (SC), Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, has announced the official launch of a new complex-wide organizational structure. The new structure eliminates a layer of management, redefines roles and responsibilities for headquarters and field managers and clarifies lines of authority and accountability. The reorganization will “take the Office of Science into the 21st century as an efficient, high-performing organization that continues to produce great science and real benefits for the American people,” Orbach said.
“With this action, the Office of Science takes the Department of Energy another step forward in bringing the department into alignment with the President’s Management Agenda and making the Office of Science, an outstanding national resource, more responsive and better able to produce results that meet national needs,” Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham said.
Experimental Astrophysics Group Releases 6 Terabytes of
SDSS Data to the Public|
Distribution of galaxies in the nearby universe (left) and an SDSS
image of the Perseus cluster of galaxies (right). The distribution of
galaxies and clusters reveals the properties of the dark matter and
dark energy. (Click on image for larger version.)
On March 15, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey made its
second data release (DR2) available to the public.
The SDSS will
ultimately survey nearly one quarter of the night sky and really consists of
two surveys. First, it is taking images and cataloging all objects
detected on them. Then, spectra of one million galaxies, 100,000
quasars, as well as stars in the Milky Way are obtained, both to
obtain their distances and to study their composition.
The survey is unique in more than one respect. It is the first optical
survey of a large fraction of the sky using CCD cameras instead of
photographic plates. The data are completely digital from observing to
publication on the web. This means much better signal-to-noise and much more
homogeneous data than any previous survey, and easier access both for
collaboration members and the public.
Fermilab and the Experimental Astrophysics Group play an important
role within the SDSS collaboration, which includes a total of 13
institutions. EAG computing professionals run the data processing
pipelines on Fermilab computer farms. Current and past EAG astronomers
and posdtocs have contributed significantly to the design of the
entire survey. They currently monitor the quality of the data, run a
helpdesk for users and, of course, analyze data. EAG astronomers are now planning
future surveys that will investigate the dark energy.
|The SDSS Experimental Astrophysics Group (left to right): (Back Row) Nickolai Kouropatkine, John Inkmann, Rich Kron, Jen Adelman-McCarthy
(Middle) Huan Lin, John Hendry, Bill Boroski, Steve Kent, Dan Yocum
(Front) Hubert Lampeitl, Douglas Tucker, Jim Annis, Vijay Sekhri, Sebastian
Jester, Brian Yanny (Click on image for larger version.)|
Result of the Week Archive
Book Purchase Suggestion Lists|
New book purchase suggestion lists for the week of April 6
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."
Fermilab Swimming Pool Season
The Fermilab Swimming Pool Memberships go on sale May 3 in the Recreation
Office, WH15W. Pool membership is open to Fermilab
employees, visiting researchers, retirees, eligible contract personnel
and their immediate families. Applications are available
in the Recreation Office or on the Recreation web page. The
pool will open Memorial Day weekend, May 29.
Coed Softball League
Softball season is almost here. Games start on 5/5/2004 and take
place in the village on Wednesdays or Thursdays starting at 5:15 pm.
Captains meeting in the cafeteria at noon on 4/14/2004. Contact
Dave Hockin if you're interested in playing. Entire teams or individuals,
all are welcome.