Fermilab TodayWednesday, May 19, 2004  
Wednesday, May 19
2:30 p.m. Research Techniques Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: J. Miyamoto, Purdue University
Title: Micro-Patterned Gas Detectors
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: M. Strikman, Pennsylvania State University
Title: Looking Forward in QCD

Thursday, May 20
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Wednesday, May 19
Portabello Harvest Grain soup
Santa Fe Chicken Quesadilla $4.75
Garlic Herb Roasted Pork $3.75
Chicken and Smoked Sasuage Creole $3.50
Roast Beef on Ciabatta $4.75
Double Stuffed Meatlover's Pizza $2.75
Pesto Shrimp Linguini with Leeks & Tomatoes $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Chez Leon
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National Employee Health & Fitness Event Today
Health and Fitness Day 2002
Participants at National Health and Fitness Day 2002 (Click on image for larger version.)
Today Fermilab joins thousands of organizations across the country to celebrate National Employee Health & Fitness Day 2004. Last year over 200 Fermilab employees participated in this event. Millions of employees in corporate settings, schools, and hospitals are expected to observe the annual event this year.

Fermilab's Recreation Office and Wellness Works will once again sponsor this year's event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today on the Ring Road beginning at A1. Employees are welcome to walk, run, rollerblade, or bike around the four-mile ring. A table will be set up at A1 where participants may sign-in, pick up their game ticket and a bottle of water. Stations will be set up around the ring with games and prizes. Once you have made your way around the ring, stop at the prize table and pick a ticket to see if you are a winner. Over 95 prizes will be given away during the event. And for an extra incentive, the largest percentage of participation from Divisions and Sections will win the traveling trophy. Please join us today for a day of fun on May 19.

In the News
From the Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2004
The Hole in Our Science
by Herman Wouk
Back in 1993, Congress abuptly killed the largest basic science project of all time, the Superconducting Super Collider in Texas. With three billion dollars already spent, and the project pretty much on time and on budget, our lawmakers cut off all funding, and voted another billion just to shut the project down. This bizarre abort sent a shock wave through the scientific world which has never entirely subsided. The event remains in controversy, but one undeniable outcome has been the diminished international repute of American science.
This article is not available online, but a complete copy is available in the Fermilab Library and on the bulletin board outside the Office of Public Affairs.

Fermilab Colloquium Today
Mark Strikman of Penn State University will present "Looking Forward in QCD" today at 4:00 p.m. in One West. The colloquium will focus on
Mark Strikman
Mark Strikman
the interest in studying QCD outside the domain of CDF and DZero.

Strikman's presentation kicks off the Future of QCD at the Tevatron workshop, taking place this Thursday through Saturday in One West. The workshop will consider what QCD studies will or will not be done in the next five years. All are welcome to attend the workshop, but please register in advance. Registration is free.
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Fermilab Public Lecture Series
The Search for Extra Dimensions - Joseph Lykken, Fermilab and U. Chicago
Joe Lykken
Joe Lykken
Are there extra dimensions of space? Only a few years ago physicists considered this a question better left to philosophers and mystics. All has changed with the development of string theory, a bold realization of Einstein's dream of an ultimate theory that explains everything from the tiniest quanta to particle physics to the cosmos itself. String theory predicts the existence of extra dimensions of space, and suggests a number of physical mechanisms to hide them from our everyday experience. Some of these mechanisms are so efficient that even extra dimensions of macroscopic size could have eluded detection. Experiments are already underway, using a variety of techniques, aimed at the direct or indirect discovery of extra dimensions. For the latest information on these experiments, join us on Friday, May 21, 2004 for The Search for Extra Dimensions, a lecture by Fermilab theorist and University of Chicago professor, Dr. Joseph Lykken.
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Recreation Office Closed Today
The Recreation Office will be closed Wednesday from 11:00 am to 5:00 p.m. in order to work at the Employee Health & Fitness Day event.

Electrical Town Hall Meeting
The Electrical Safety Subcommittee is offering an Electrical Town Hall Meeting on May 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in One West. Drop in any time to have your questions answered. Topics can range from Fermilab's Electrical Safety Policies to power feeders to woodpecker worries. For more information, contact Bob Ducar.

New Book Purchase Suggestion Lists
New book purchase suggestion lists for the week of May 18 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."

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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