Fermilab TodayWednesday, April 28, 2004  
Wednesday, April 28
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: C. Quigg, Fermilab
Title: The Coming Revolutions in Particle Physics

Thursday, April 29
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: G. Weiglein, University of Durham
Title: Higgs and SUSY and Present and Future Colliders
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: E. Gianfelice-Wendt, DESY
Title: The Lepton Beam Polarisation in the Frame of the Hera Luminosity Upgrade

Wilson Hall Cafe
Wednesday, April 28
Vegetable Beef soup
Quarter Pound Hot Dog in a Soft Pretzel Roll $4.75
Turkey & Peppers $3.50
Country Fried Steak with Pepper Gravy $3.75
Beef & Cheddar Panini with Sauteed Onions $4.75
Assorted Personal Sized Pizzas $3.75
Cavatappi Pasta with Italian Sauge and Tomato Ragu $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Chez Leon
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Fermilab, URA pursue Visitor Center
A rendering of the proposed Visitor Center (Click on image for larger version.)
With the support of URA, Fermilab has developed plans for a Visitor Center at the lab. The new building would be located near the Lederman Science Center to allow year-'round visits to the laboratory, independent of national security alert levels. Small buses would bring escorted groups of visitors from the Center to updated exhibit areas at CDF, DZero, the 15th floor of Wilson Hall and other site locations.

The Office of Public Affairs has developed the new exhibit concept in response to the cancelation of self-guided tours of the lab after 9/11. The work was carried out in collaboration with the exhibit planning company AldrichPears Associates and Fermilab's Design Task Force. FESS and the architectural firm Holabird & Root created a preliminary design of the new building under the auspices of deputy director Ken Stanfield. Numerous scientists, docents and lab employees provided guidance and ideas. The preliminary plans, subject to further reviews and refinement, are summarized in a presentation (link to pdf file) given to select members of the Fermilab community on April 6. Funding for the project would come from sources other than the Fermilab budget. If you have questions or comments, please contact Kurt Riesselmann.

Visitors Center
A possible exhibit in the proposed Visitor Center (Click on image for larger version.)
In the News
From the Daily Herald, April 27, 2004:
Batavia may tap into fiber-optic network
By Gala M. Pierce
The Illinois Municipal Broadband Community Association has a mission to create a fiber-optic network from Rock Falls to Naperville by tapping into the technology through the Illinois Toll Highway Authority.

Because Northern Illinois University hopes to have connectivity with Fermilab by this August, it has asked Batavia for help and is willing to share in the cost.

"I think it's a great example of intergovernmental cooperation," Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke said at Tuesday's Public Utilities meeting.
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Romance Novelist Kathleen O'Reilly Visits Fermilab
Jen Adelman-McCarthy and Kathleen O'Reilly
Jen Adelman-McCarthy (left) and Kathleen O'Reilly pose with It Should Happen to You. (Click on image for larger version.)
Harlequin romance novelist Kathleen O'Reilly visited Fermilab on Monday while she was in town for a book tour. In January, Fermilab Today reported on the publication of O'Reilly's novel, It Should Happen to You, which takes place at a fictional Fermilab (the name of the lab has been changed for legal reasons). The novel centers around Michelle (Mickey) Coleman, an astrophysicist on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. "I really wanted to write a novel about a physicist," O'Reilly said. "The story takes place in Chicago, and I knew that Fermilab just had to be the place where the heroine works."

When O'Reilly started writing the book, she contacted Jen Adelman-McCarthy, a Fermilab physicist on SDSS, to help learn more about Fermilab and what it is really like to be a female scientist in a large laboratory. "It was a very fun process," Adelman-McCarthy said. "I think that Kathleen did a really nice job of showing that women can be nice, bright and independent and still have a feminine side."

O'Reilly's tour of the lab included stops at the Linac, CDF, Feynman Computer Center and, of course, SDSS on the 7th floor of Wilson Hall.

Memorial Ceremony for Carmenita Moore
On May 5th at noon, there will be a memorial ceremony and tree planting for Carmenita Moore on the path by the pond between FCC and Wilson Hall. Everyone is welcome. To arrange for visitors to pass through security, contact Jo Ann Larson at x2690. For more information on the service, email Eileen Berman.

Bible Exploration for Lunch
Due to the DOE review, todays meeting will be in room WH-15NW at noon; different room but usual relaxed approach to study and discussion. All are welcome. Addt'l info. at 840-3607 or dykhuis@fnal.gov

Brown Bag Seminar Today
Human Resources presents a Brown Bag Seminar HR Q&A Session on Wednesday, April 28 from noon to 1:00 p.m. The seminar will take place in the Huddle Conference Room, which is located in the Accelerator Division Cross Gallery. Bring your lunch and ask questions of: Kay Van Vreede (Section Head), Juanita Frazier (Employee Relations), Borys Jurkiw (Compensation/Visa), Dianne Engram (Employment/EOO) and Scott Lindsey (Benefits). This is not a presentation. This Brown Bag Seminar is an opportunity for you to ask general questions. If you have question of a private or personal nature, you should see the Human Resources group on the 15th floor.

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