Wednesday, August 18|
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: D. Wallach, Rice University
Title: The Risks of Electronic Voting
Thursday, August 19
THERE WILL BE NO THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR THIS WEEK
11:45 a.m. Third Thursday Lunchtime Cleanup - Ground Floor Wilson Hall
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday, August 18|
Vegetable Beef soup
Quarter Pound Hot Dog in a Soft Pretzel Roll $4.75
Stuffed Peppers $3.50
Country Fried Steak with Pepper Gravy $3.75
Beef & Cheddar Panini w/ Sauteed Onions $4.75
Assorted Personal Sized Pizzas $2.75
Cavatappi Pasta with Italian Sausage & Tomato Ragu $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Fermilab Scientists Present New Physics Results at ICHEP Beijing|
Beijing International Convention Center|
Scientists from Fermilab are presenting new results from experiments performed
at the world's highest-energy particle accelerator during the 32nd International
Conference on High Energy Physics in Beijing, China, August 16-22.
The physicists from Fermilab and from universities and laboratories
around the world traveled to Beijing to present new results from the
DZero and CDF experiments.
Collider Run II of the Tevatron began in 2001 after the accelerators and
the DZero and CDF detectors completed a major upgrade. Physicists from
DZero and CDF are presenting new results on a variety of topics using
Run II data, including properties of the top quark, W and Z bosons,
bottom and charm mesons, and searches for new physics such as the Higgs
boson and extra dimensions.
"New, important physics results are coming out of the Tevatron continuously,"
said Fermilab Director Mike Witherell. "Some of these results using Run II
data were presented last week at the Tevatron Connection at Fermilab, and
are now being presented at Beijing."
Last Chance to Help Keep Fermilab Clean|
Priscilla Meldrim (left) and Bob Lootens (right) at
a lunchtime cleanup earlier this year. (Click on image for larger version.)|
The last lunchtime cleanup for the season will be tomorrow from 11:45 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. Starting in April, large numbers of Fermilab employees and
users have volunteered their time once a month, helping pick up trash
around the site. "We focus mainly on picking up trash along the roadways
and ponds," said Mike Becker of Roads & Grounds. "We had a good turnout
this year with 27 volunteers at one of our cleanups." Roads & Grounds provides
transportation from the East ground floor of Wilson Hall to the cleanup site,
not to mention hot dogs and refreshments. If you would like more information
about the lunchtime cleanup, call Roads & Grounds at x3303.
From The Chicago Sun-Times, August 17, 2004|
Year of the missing monarch
Don't expect to see many Red Admirals, Orange Sulphurs or Painted Ladies darting around grassy lawns or vacant lots.
The colorfully named critters are butterflies commonly found in the Chicago area -- but not so much this summer.
...Many experts and butterfly watchers point to the quirky weather -- hot and dry early this spring, then wet, then cold -- as a likely culprit for the population drop, particularly since the butterflies were abundant last summer.
"We had a rather cool, rainy period in May and June. I think that set them back a little,'' said Tom Peterson, a butterfly enthusiast who runs a Web site cataloging the butterflies he spots at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where he works as a mechanical engineer.
What's Up with the Linear Collider?|
The eleventh in a series of Fermilab Today stories on the International Linear
Collider. The entire series is available online.
Detectors for the Linear Collider
|Schematics of the proposed TESLA detector for the Linear Collider (Click on image for larger version.)|
The International Linear Collider will produce more powerful electron-positron
collisions than any machine in the past. To examine the subatomic physics processes
taking place at the core of these collisions, scientists need detectors that can
record particle tracks with precision one hundred times better than present-day
technology. From large-scale silicon detectors to digital calorimetry, scientists
around the world are studying the feasibility of different detector systems.
"The detector challenges are enormous," said University of Chicago physicist Mark
Oreglia, co-chair of the American Linear Collider Physics Group. "We need a lot
of R&D to meet the requirements. We are behind compared to Europe and Asia. For
many years the progress in the US has been slow because of the lack of money.
In the last two years we got some more funding thanks to the support by the
Department of Energy."
|ALCPG co-chair Mark|
Oreglia, University of
The ALCPG closely works
together with its counterparts in Asia and
Europe. The three regions
coordinate their efforts through the International Organizing Committee of the
Worldwide Study of Physics and Detectors for Future Linear Electron Positron
Colliders. The Committee, known as the Worldwide Study, has established
international working groups
investigate the promises and challenges of individual detector systems.
Responding to a request by the International Linear Collider Steering Committee
made in February 2004, the Worldwide Study has drafted a roadmap to establish
detector collaborations, to foster detector development, and to produce detector
bench marks for Technical Design Reports. At a meeting in Durham at the beginning
of September, the Worldwide Study will gather community input on its plan and
finalize the report for presentation to the ILCSC.
"Receiving both the Worldwide Study report and the ITRP technology recommendation
for the Linear Collider, the International Linear Collider Steering Committee
should be quite busy this fall," said Oreglia, who is one of the North American
representatives of the Worldwide Study.
Wilson Hall Power Outages|
On August 28 and 29, Wilson Hall will have power but no air conditioning.
Listed below are other proposed dates and times for the upcoming 'shutdown'
related power outages that will affect Wilson Hall:
September 13 for half an hour starting at approximately 7:00 a.m.
September 18 for 8 to 10 hours starting at approximately 7:00 a.m.
September 24th for half an hour starting at approximately 7:00 a.m.
For more information, contact the Wilson Hall Building Manager, Stan Boyson at x4753.
UEC Career Night
The Fermilab UEC will be hosting a Career Night on Thursday, September 9
from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in One West. The talks are aimed at graduate
students and young physicists, but everybody is welcome. Wine and cheese will
be served from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact a member
of the Organizing Committee: Ken Bloom,
or Paul Sheldon.
Fermilab Coed Softball League
The regular season is over and the results are:
First Place D-Zero Nuts
Second Place Boomers
Third Place Isotopes
Fourth Place Final Force
Fifth Place Euro Trash
Double elimination playoffs start 8/18/2004
International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 19, at the Geneva American Legion Post.
Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilson Hall Interior Window Washing Finishes Tomorrow
The cleaning crew will finish washing the interior windows in Wilson Hall
tomorrow. For questions,
contact Enixe Castro at x2798. The windows will be cleaned according
to this schedule:
August 17-18: Atrium