Fermilab TodayTuesday, July 6, 2004  
Tuesday, July 6
Noon Summer Lecture Series - 1 West
Speaker: H. Prosper, Florida State University, Tallahassee
Title: Relativity in the Everyday World
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Wednesday, July 7
11:00 a.m. Research Techniques Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: Silvia Schuh, CERN
Title: High Precision X-Ray Tomography in Quality Control for the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: R. Carrigan, Fermilab
Title: 100 Years of Science

Tuesday, July 6
Creamy Turkey Vegetable
Popcorn Shrimp Hoagie $4.75
Salisbury Steaks w/Mushroom Au Jus $3.50
Blackened Chicken Rotini in Cajun Cream Sauce $3.75
Smoked Turkey Breast on Homemade Focaccia $4.75
Philly Cheese Stromboli $2.75
Chipotle Chili & Queso Nachos Supreme $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Chez Leon
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Twenty-Six Fermilab Employees Receive Employee Performance Recognition Awards
EPRA Award Recipients
Particle Physics Division award recipients: (back row, from left) Gary Teafoe, George Wojcick, Terry Sager, Jean Wilson, Mike O'Boyle, Craig Bradford, Charles Wilson, Gary Crutcher, (front row, from left) Anthony Rodriguez, Randy Wyatt, John Greenwood, Glenda Adkins, Jim Wish, Mike Witherell, Frank Chlebana and John Kyle. (Click on image for larger version.)
On June 29, 26 employees received Employee Performance Recognition Awards. After a gourmet luncheon at Chez Leon, Fermilab Director Michael Witherell handed out the awards. "It's employees like these, who give so much more than their job requires, that make the lab what it is," Witherell said.
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EPRA Award Recipients
Accelerator Division award recipients: (back row, from left) Jerry Annala, Brian Hendricks, Bill Pellico, Jim Morgan, Terry Anderson, (front row, from left) Mike Syphers, Jim Volk, Mike Witherell, David Augustine and Lucy Nobrega. (Click on image for larger version.)
EPRA Award Recipients
Award recipients, from left: Joe Klemencic (Business Services), Mike Witherell, and Connee Trimby (Directorate). (Click on image for larger version.)

In the News
From PhysicsWeb, July 1, 2004
Peter Higgs: the man behind the boson
This month 40 years ago Peter Higgs wrote two papers that might explain the origins of mass. However, as Peter Rodgers discovers, he is reluctant to take too much of the credit.

Symmetry is a powerful concept in physics, but sometimes you can have too much of it. If the Standard Model of particle physics were perfectly symmetric, none of the particles in the model would have any mass. Looked at another way, the fact that most fundamental particles have non-zero masses breaks some of the symmetry in the model. Something must therefore be generating the masses of the particles and breaking the symmetry of the model. That something - which has yet to be detected in an experiment - is called the Higgs field.
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Director's Corner
Good Morning!
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
Particle physics is probably the most international of sciences. Almost half of our users come from institutions outside the United States, and that pattern holds for all of the major laboratories in our field.

As a result of this, particle physics is particularly vulnerable to the visa problems that are harming all fields of science. A group of 25 science, engineering, and education organizations issued a statement in May calling for revisions in visa policies for students and scientists. Helen Quinn of SLAC signed the statement as the President of the American Physical Society.

The statement says, "If action is not taken soon to improve the visa system, the misperception that the United States does not welcome international students, scholars, and scientists will grow.... The damage to our nation's higher education and scientific enterprises, economy, and national security would be irreparable. The United States cannot hope to maintain its present scientific and economic leadership position if it becomes isolated from the rest of the world."

Here at Fermilab we have a particularly big stake in finding a solution to the visa problems that allows our science to remain truly international.

Upcoming classes
July 21 - Accomplishment Report Writing
July 30 - Excel Intermediate
August 3 & 5 - HTML Intro, Intro to Web Publishing (two half-days)
August 4 & 11 - Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Prof. (two half-days)
August 4, 12 - Goal Setting
August 5 - Performance Appraisal Workshop
August 10 - Access Intro
August 24 - Word Intro
August 25 - Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Prof. - Forms, Security & Accessibility (one half-day)
August 31 & Sept. 2 - Cascading Style Sheets (two half-days)
Sept. 14 - 16: JavaScript Programming
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Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 6, at the Geneva American Legion Post, 22 South Second St. in downtown Geneva, one block west of Route 31 and one block south of Route 38, across from the Geneva Public Library. Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Singers Concert July 7
Don't forget to mark your calendars for July 7! Take a half hour out of your day to hear your friends and collegues sing in the Auditorium. It's at noon and the group serves a treat of cookies and cakes following the performance. Don't miss it!

Discount AMC Movie Tickets
Be prepared to catch the hottest new summer movies. Discounted AMC tickets are available in the Recreation Office for $5.75 each. Keep a few on hand, these don't expire until 2005. Tickets may be purchased in the Recreation Office, by mail or by phone with a credit card.

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