Friday, September 17
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. TeV4LHC Workshop - 1 West
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: K. Matchev, University of Florida
Title: The Tevatron-to-LHC Physics Roadmap
8:00 p.m. Fermilab Lecture Series - Auditorium
Speaker: Michael Sagan, Trek Bicycles
Title: Developing the US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team Bicycles for the Tour de France
Saturday, September 18
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. TeV4LHC Workshop - 1 West
Monday, September 20
12:30 p.m. Special Seminar - WH-10NW (The West Wing)
Speaker: M. Yokoyama, Kyoto University
Title: The Latest K2K Results
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: C. Baccigalupi, SISSA
Title: CMB Imaging and Dark Energy Clustering
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ALL EXPERIMENTERS' MEETING THIS WEEK
Friday, September 17|
Old Fashioned Ham & Bean soup
Black & Blue Cheeseburger $4.75
Chicken Wellington $3.75
Tex-Mex Lasagna $3.75
Roasted Veggie & Provolone Panini $4.75
Pizza cacciatore $2.75
Vegetarian Stir Fry $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
In Memoriam: Joe Rogers|
Joe Rogers, an accelerator scientist at Cornell University and member of Fermilab's Accelerator Advisory Committee, died suddenly on May 25. He was 46.
A leader at Cornell for International Linear Collider R&D, Rogers was well known at Fermilab for his contributions to the R&D for an ILC Damping Ring. His innovative ideas led to the design of a fast kicker magnet for the ILC, which would operate in ultra short pulses to extract particles circling in the damping ring and send them into the linear collider. Development of these ideas continues at Fermilab and Cornell.
"Joe was not only a terrific accelerator scientist, but a wonderful person," said Steve Holmes, Associate Director for Accelerators at Fermilab. "He was a great friend and his passing is felt not only as a loss to the international accelerator community, but personally by his many colleagues here at Fermilab. Our sympathies are with his family and his colleagues at Cornell."
Born in Chicago, Rogers lived for most of his childhood in Glen Ellyn. Rogers
joined the faculty of Cornell's Department of Physics as an assistant professor
in 1992. He is survived by his wife and two young sons, David, 4, and Michael, 8 months.
"Joe was an excellent accelerator physicist with innovative ideas, a cheerful
person, a great friend and a family person," said Shekhar Mishra, Head of
Fermilab's ILC efforts. "He talked about his son, wife and his dad last time we had dinner together in March. Family was in his mind. The accelerator community has lost a remarkable scientist, and we all miss him."
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the Barnes Hall Auditorium in Ithaca, New York. An education fund has been established for his two sons. Gifts can be made to the David and Michael Rogers Education Fund, c/o Sandy Grooms, Tompkins Trust Company, P.O. Box 460, Ithaca, New York, 14851-0460.
Tonight: Bikes of the Tour de France|
Tickets Still Available for Lecture
Michael Sagan, Industrial Design Lead for Trek Bicycles, will present
"Concept to Victory (Part 6): Developing the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling
Team Bicycles for the Tour de France" tonight at 8:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium.
Tickets are $5.00.
One of the bikes used|
by the US Postal Team
Last month the Tour de France celebrated its 101st anniversary. One of the
most grueling sporting events in the world, the bikers cover almost 3400
kilometers over three weeks. The daily stages consist of races over both
flat and mountainous terrain, testing the contenders' speed, strength, and
endurance. Last month Lance Armstrong, backed by the United States Postal
Pro Cycling team, won for the sixth time. He is the first man ever to achieve this
honor. No one understands the grueling demands of the Tour de France
better than the folks at Trek bicycles who have designed and supplied
bicycles to the United States Postal team.
From The Chronicle, September 16, 2004|
White House Nominates Acting Director to Lead National Science Foundation
By Kelly Field
President Bush on Wednesday nominated Arden L. Bement Jr. to lead the National
Science Foundation, three days before his term as acting director was set to
Mr. Bement, who is also director of the National Institute of Standards and
Technology, was appointed interim director of the foundation in February. He
succeeded Rita R. Colwell, who had resigned to become chairwoman of Canon U.S.
Life Sciences Inc.
From the House Committee on Science, September 16, 2004|
Boehlert Praises Bement Nomination as NSF Director
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 15, 2004 – Science Committee Chairman Sherwood
Boehlert (R-NY) released the following statement in response to the nomination
today of Dr. Arden Bement as Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF):
“I'm delighted that the President has nominated Arden Bement to be the Director
of the National Science Foundation. Arden knows the agency well and brings a
wealth of experience in industry, government and academia to the job...”
What's Up with the Linear Collider?|
The fifteenth in a series of Fermilab Today stories on the International Linear Collider. The entire series is available online.
Witherell: Lab can double ILC resources in FY05
Superconducting accelerator R&D will be significantly ramped up at Fermilab
in the wake of the decision on "cold" technology for the ILC. (Click on image for larger version.)|
To a capacity Colloquium audience Wednesday afternoon in One West, Fermilab
Director Michael Witherell asserted that Fermilab's "relatively small" effort
in superconducting RF research and development for the proposed International
Linear Collider would be significantly ramped up. By redirecting X-band (warm)
efforts and focusing on superconducting RF in light of the recommendation by the
ILC International Technology Recommendation Panel, Witherell said the lab could
effectively double ILC resources for FY05.
Witherell emphasized that many labs will participate worldwide, with DESY,
Fermilab, KEK and SLAC taking the lead, and with Fermilab and SLAC sharing
the U.S. lead. He added that "it's time to get serious about detectors," pointing
to the lab's study groups on ILC physics and detector studies, and on silicon-based
Witherell reiterated the lab's strong desire to host the ILC, and to host the
Central Team of the Global Design Initiative, the next step in developing a
Conceptual Design Report. The Fermilab site, he said, offers unique advantages
as ILC host, and he reported hearing several comments from scientists in Beijing
that "the fastest and best way to get there is through Fermilab."
The lab's specific plan is to develop the capability to design, build and test
superconducting accelerator structures; prepare to build an ILC Engineering Test
Facility; develop a formal bid to host; begin working on civil engineering issues;
and begin public outreach efforts. Witherell also announced a detailed presentation
on Fermilab ILC efforts by Associate Director for Accelerators Steve Holmes and
Head of ILC Efforts Shekhar Mishra on Friday, September 24-with the added
attraction of wine and cheese.
Right after his Colloquium presentation, Witherell was bound for Geneva,
Switzerland to address a gathering of international funding agencies. On Thursday,
Witherell presented on Thursday the unanimous support of the major particle physics lab
directors for the decision on superconducting technology for the ILC design. Barry
Barish, chairman of the ILC International Technology Recommendation Panel, presented the
report on the technology decision.
"We're hoping this funding group will endorse the ILC," Witherell said during the
Colloquium question period. "We'll be watching very closely how funding agencies
react over the next year."
Open Enrollment for the Medical and Dental Insurance Plans|
The open enrollment period ends on Monday, September 20, 2004. The open
enrollment form must be in by 5:00 P.M on September 20, 2004. You can access
further information online.
Fermilab's Silk and Thistle Dancers
Fermilab's Silk and Thistle dancers will be performing on the
Ceili Dance Stage at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, as part of the Chicago
Celtic Fest. More information on the festival is available online.
New Classified Ads Posted on Fermilab Today
New classified ads have been posted on Fermilab Today.
A permanent link to the classifieds is located in the bottom
left corner of Fermilab Today.
Free English Classes
NALWO-sponsored free English language classes for beginning and
advanced levels are Fridays at the Users Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m
Wilson Hall Elevator Maintenance
Elevator 2 and Elevator 3
will be out of service on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
for maintenance. For more information contact Stan Boyson at x4753.
Upcoming Power Outages
Wilson Hall and all of Fermilab except for the Village and the Main Injector
will have no power for half an hour beginning around 7:00 a.m.