Tuesday, December 7|
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday, December 8
11:00 a.m. Fermilab ILC R&D Meeting - (NOTE LOCATION)Curia II
Speaker: W. Wester, Fermilab
Title: ILC Detector Electronics/ASICs Development – Fermilab & Collaborators
Speaker: W. Cooper, Fermilab
Title: A Silicon Tracker for ILC – Fermilab & Collaborators
3:00 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK (NOTE TIME & LOCATION) - 15th Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: M. Turner, National Science Foundation
Title: The Big Questions in Cosmology
Tuesday, December 7|
Pesto Marinated Chicken Breast $4.75
Burgundy Beef Tips $4.25
Baked Fish Creole over Rice $3.75
Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap $4.75
Rio Grande Taco Salads $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Byon-Wagner Takes New Role at DOE|
Former Fermilab physicist Aesook Byon-Wagner was named acting deputy
associate director at the DOE Office
of High Energy Physics last month. Byon-Wagner will also retain her
post as director of HEP's Facilities Division.
"Aesook has my complete confidence and support in this new role," said Associate
Director of High Energy Physics Robin Staffin. "Her record as a scientist and as
a leader in CDF, MINOS and NuMI during her tenure at Fermilab, and her experience
and leadership here at the Office of Science, make her an ideal candidate for this appointment."
Byon-Wagner started her research career at CDF as a graduate student and,
later, as a postdoc. She worked on calorimeter R&D for one of the detectors
for the Superconducting Super Collider;
she went back to CDF after Congress ended the SSC. She worked on CDF's
electronics upgrades for Run II, until she became MINOS project manager
in 1999. She later took on the role of deputy project manager of the
entire NuMI/MINOS project. In April 2002, Byon-Wagner moved to the DOE,
where her first role was senior project manager of Facilities Operations.
Byon-Wagner's said she enjoys working at DOE, which makes for a new
experience compared to her previous path. "I came here largely to see
the rest of the world. At the same time, I have an opportunity to help
shape the program in a very exciting and challenging time," she said.
In her new role she will help supervise both Office of HEP divisions.
The Research & Technology Division oversees about 230 DOE-funded
research groups in more than 100 universities and more than 30 grants
for accelerator and detector technology R&D. The Facilities Division oversees
the HEP program and construction projects at DOE's national laboratories.
Press Release, December 6, 2004|
NIU launches Institute for Neutron Therapy at Fermilab
Naperville, Ill.—Northern Illinois University today announced plans to revive
a unique and proven cancer treatment that blends advanced medical science with
accelerator physics developed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a Department
of Energy laboratory in Batavia, Ill.
Lennox will be the
of the institute.
The newly formed NIU Institute for Neutron Therapy at Fermilab will deliver neutron
therapy to patients and conduct extensive research on the high-tech cancer-fighting
treatment. Neutron therapy has been shown to be superior for some types of cancer,
including adenoidcystic carcinoma, locally advanced prostate cancer, locally
advanced head and neck tumors, inoperable sarcomas, and cancer of the salivary glands.
Dr. Aidnag “A.Z.” Diaz,|
Medical Director of the
NIU Institute for Neutron
From The Chicago Sun-Times, December 6, 2004|
Fermilab back in business of zapping cancer
by Jim Ritter
An unusual cancer center for patients who don't respond to conventional radiation is reopening at west suburban Fermilab, best known for unlocking secrets of the universe by smashing together high-speed subatomic particles.
It turns out that subatomic neutrons also are good for zapping some slow-growing cancers, including locally advanced prostate, head and neck tumors, inoperable sarcomas and cancer of the salivary glands.
This is a big week on many fronts of Fermilab's broad scientific program.
Friday, protons from the Main Injector were extracted to the NuMI beamline and transported cleanly for about 3600 feet to the center of the hadron absorber. This is a spectacular start for the final phase of the massive NuMI construction project. Soon the MINOS experiment will be recording the first neutrino events in both near and far detectors.
All of the accelerators in the complex have been brought back into operation on schedule and everything is set for the first collider stores this week, starting as early as today. The MiniBooNE beamline and experiment have already been operating for one week, and the beam intensity is steadily increasing.
We also are marking two important transitions in existing Fermilab programs this week.
Yesterday we were pleased to announce the opening of the NIU Institute for Neutron Therapy at Fermilab, marking a new phase in the 28-year history of neutron therapy at Fermilab.
On Wednesday we will celebrate the opening of the Fermilab Particle Astrophysics Center, which will give a new focus to our already well-established research program in astrophysics.
Congratulations to all of the people responsible for these successes, and that includes everyone who works at Fermilab.
NuMI Extracts Beam from the Main Injector for the First Time|
(Left to Right) Steve Holmes, Rob Plunkett, Roger Dixon and Greg Bock at Friday night's celebration in the Main Control Room after NuMI successfully extracted beam from the Main Injector for the first time. (Click on image for larger version.)|
On Friday evening, the NuMI experiment successfully extracted beam from the
Main Injector and centered it on the hadron absorber for the first time.
A longer and more detailed article about this major milestone
will run in an upcoming issue of Fermilab Today soon. Stay tuned....
Two of our alert readers pointed out that the Safety Tip
in the 12/06 edition of Fermilab Today included incomplete
advice for recovering a vehicle from sliding. In fact, the best
response depends on which end of the vehicle is sliding.
Should the rear end of the vehicle slide, gently let off on the
accelerator and turn the steering wheel in the direction of the slide.
If the front end slides, let up on the accelerator and turn the wheel
in the direction you want to go.
Particle Astrophysics Center Exhibit|
The Fermilab Particle Astrophysics Center will host an exhibit on the 15th
floor of Wilson Hall from Wednesday to Friday, 12/8 to 12/10. All employees and
users are invited to learn more about the six member groups. A welcome
reception with refreshments will be held on Wednesday, 12/8, from noon to 4
p.m. Everybody is invited to stop by.
DELL Presents State of the Art Show Tomorrow
On December 8, DELL will present the State of the Art show with
their hardware in the
Fermilab cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
EMC will also be in attendance and a working lunch
regarding storage will be held for a small number of people from noon to 1:00 p.m.
in One North. To attend the working lunch, please RSVP to Jack Schmidt by 9:00 a.m.
Unix-Users Meeting Tomorrow
The next Unix-Users meeting will be on Wednesday, December 8
at 1:00 p.m. in One North. Here is an agenda:
- recap of the Lisa Conference
- Mark Leininger and crew with a security presentation
- Scientific Linux Fermi 3.0.3 x86_64 (LTS 303 for Opteron's and Xeon ia32e)
- Scientific Linux 3.0.4
- Tips and Tricks / Quiz / Questions and Answers
Toys for Tots at Fermilab
After last year's success, Fermilab is once again
participating in the U.S. Marine Corps
Reserve Toys for Tots Program.
Collection boxes for new unwrapped toys
are located in the atrium of Wilson Hall. Toys will
be distributed to needy children of all ages in DuPage County.
For more information, contact Charisse Malo.
The toy drive ends on December 19.
Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, December 7, at the Geneva American Legion Post.
Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.