Tuesday, December 14|
1:00 p.m. Computing Techniques Seminar - (NOTE TIME & LOCATION) FCC1W
Speaker: C. Jones, Cornell University
Title: Doing Physics with Advanced C++
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: A. Koschik, CERN
Title: Simulation of Transverse Multi-Bunch Instabilities of Proton Beams in LHC
Wednesday, December 15
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: M. Kramer, University of Manchester
Title: Was Einstein Right? - The Double Pulsar as a Unique
Testbed for Strong-Field Gravity
Tuesday, December 14|
Golden Broccoli & Cheese Soup
Hickory Smoked BBQ Port $4.75
Japanese Breaded Pork Cutlet $3.75
Hawaiian Marinated Chicken w. Grilled Pineapple $3.75
Toasted Almond Chicken Salad on Low Carb Bread $4.75
Supreme Baked Pizza $2.75
Chicken Fajita Tacos $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Brinson Fellowship Offers Opportunity
With New Particle Astrophysics Center|
The new Fermilab Particle Astrophysics Center is inviting applications
for the first Brinson Predoctoral Fellowship, intended for Ph.D. students
in their last year of study. The recipient would spend the final year of
graduate study in residence at Fermilab working with members of the Particle
Astrophysics Center -- including scientists in Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology,
the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the Pierre Auger Project, the Cryogenic Dark Matter
Search, the Dark Energy Survey, and SNAP/JDEM.
The fellowship will provide $2,000 per month salary as well as $1,000 toward
travel expenses. The student's institution would be responsible for health
insurance, as well as any tuition and fees.
Rocky Kolb, the Director of the Center, noted that, while Fermilab is not
specifically an educational institution, the opportunity to train "the stars of the future" in particle astrophysics is invaluable.
"Particle cosmology is a reasonably new field," he said. "Establishing this
world-class center means we can attract future leaders with the chance
to further their career and their education, and to have an impact on
the field for many years to come. We will advertise worldwide, with the goal of attracting the best graduate students."
The fellowship is funded by The Brinson Foundation of Chicago, whose interests in scientific research include astrophysics and cosmology as well as geophysics and medical research. The Brinson Foundation lists Chicago's Adler Planetarium among its many annual grants.
The deadline for receiving applications is Dec. 31, 2004. For further information, contact David Finley, Chair of the Selection Committee,
at firstname.lastname@example.org, x4620, or Rocky Kolb
at email@example.com, x4695. Additional
information may be found at online.
In Memoriam: Bob Panvini|
Bob Panvini died on Dec. 9, 2004, after a year-long battle with cancer.
Panvini received his Sc.B. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
in 1958, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Brandeis University in 1965.
During his career, Panvini was an author on more than 500 papers with over
Panvini was recruited to Vanderbilt from Brookhaven National Laboratory by Ed
Salant in 1971. His arrival occurred during a time of transition in particle
physics, as detectors moved away from photographic techniques and toward
automated detectors with electronic triggers. In 1976 Panvini was a founding
member of the CLEO experiment at Cornell. In 1979-80, this group produced
some of the cleanest data on the newly-discovered upsilon meson, and confirmed
that it was composed of b quarks. In the mid-1980's, Panvini switched
his research efforts to the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
He was a charter member of the SLD experiment, which made significant
contributions to our knowledge of electroweak physics. In 1995, Panvini
joined the BaBar experiment at SLAC and made substantial contributions to
this project, even continuing beyond his retirement in 2004.
In the 1980's Panvini was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Universities
Research Association, which manages and operates Fermilab, and served as
Chair of the SLAC users group. He was a DOE program officer from
1990 to 1992, and was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1990.
One of Panvini's proudest achievements was the series of 10 conferences he
organized at Vanderbilt from 1973 to 2001, aided in logistics by his talented
wife of 45 years, Doria. These conferences -- the "Vanderbilt Series" in
high-energy physics -- addressed the most important topics in particle physics.
The series evolved to include topics in astrophysics and cosmology.
Panvini was in the process of organizing the next of these -- to be held in May --
at the time of his death.
From PhysOrg, December 10, 2004|
2005 - International Year of Physics, 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein
The United Nations has declared 2005 the International Year of Physics --
and there's a very good reason why this particular year was chosen to
raise worldwide public awareness of physics. It is also the 100th anniversary
of physicist Albert Einstein's miraculous year in which he wrote five -- or
three depending on whom you ask - of his most famous scientific papers.
Also known as the World Year of Physics (WYP) -- as declared by the International
Union of Pure and Applied Physics -- 2005 will feature worldwide events of
interest not only to physicists, but also to the general public.
The final steps in the process that determines the federal budget for fiscal
year 2005 took place last week.
On Wednesday, December 8, President Bush signed into law an omnibus
bill that sets the FY 2005 funding level for all government agencies other than
the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. The budget for the DOE Office
of Science in that bill is $3,600 million, an increase of 3% over FY 2004.
Director Mike Witherell|
The budget for High Energy Physics in FY 2005 is $736 million, an increase of
0.3% over FY 2004. The FY 2005 allocation for Fermilab is $291 million, up
1.2% from FY 2004. This is about $3 million less than was allocated to HEP
in the President's budget request, the document that initiates the budget-setting
The FY 2005 HEP budget follows the pattern of recent years. Over the last
five years, the budget for High Energy Physics has gone up by about 7%,
significantly less than inflation over that period.
30 Year Service Award Luncheon|
35 Fermilab employees were honored with the 30 Year Service Award. Not all recipients are included in photo. (Click on image for larger version.)|
30 Year Service Award Recipients:|
Bill Arnold, Michael Becker, Gerald Bellendir, Denis Bowron, Charles Brown, Edith Brown,
John Crawford, Carol Davis, John Elias, David Erickson, William Finstrom,
Donald Fisher, James Fitzgerald, Allen Forni, Timothy Gierhart, Michelle Gleason,
Michael Hentges, Joel Hurst, Gordon Koizumi, Sharon Lackey, Mel Magnuson,
Joseph Morgan, Cecil Needles, Elizabeth Quigg, Rajendran Raja, Donald Rapovich,
William Robotham, Don Rohde, Richard Thies, Jose Trevino, Yolanda Valadez,
Vivian Villegas, Ernest Villegas, Herman White
25 Year Service Award Luncheon|
81 Fermilab employees were honored with the 25 Year Service Award. Not all recipients are included in photo. (Click on images for larger version.)|
25 Year Service Award Recipients:|
Richard Adamo, Merrill Albertus, Paul Allcorn, Debra Baddorf, Archie Beasley, Cheryl Bentham,
Jerome Bozonelos, Larry Bradley, Joel Butler, Reyna Cardona, Gregory Cisko, Sheila Cisko,
Marilyn Collins, William Cooper, Timothy Cunneen, Norman Cuny, Gerald Davis, Jose Delao,
Doris Dick, Scott Doerr, Dianne Engram, Jerry Firebaugh, James Franzen, Normal Gelfand,
Michael Gerardi, Gordon Gillepspie, Jr., Robert Gloor, Jr., Stephen Gordon, Gerald Green,
Susan Grumboski, Elvin Harms, Brian Hendricks, Christopher Hill, Estela Jensen,
Hans Jensen, David Johnson, Hans Jostlein, Borys Jurkiw, Candies Kastner,
Frankie Kelly, Sherry Kindelberger, Robert Kingsley, George Kirschbaum, Marcus Larwill,
Joseph Lazzara, Fannie Linton, Pamela Mathis, Gregory Meyer, Nancy Michael, Timothy Miller,
James Mulvey, Kenneth Oleson, Anthony Parker, Carl Penson, Carol Picciolo, Petros Rapidis,
Michael Reynolds, Jeffrey Roberts, Allison Russell, Inpeng Samayavong, Thomas Sarlina,
Robert Scala, James Schellpfeffer, Jack Schmidt, Marsha Schmidt, Edward Schram,
Peter Seifrid, Anthony Simmons, Maria Stanfield, Karen Swanson, Jerry Taccki,
Kourosh Taheri, Gary Teague, Donald Tousignant, Dean Validis, Lester Wahl, Daniel Watkins,
Edward Weiten, Steven Wesseln, Dale Wilderspin, Debra Ziomek
Monthly Leave Sheets Due Today|
Monthly Leave Sheets are due in Payroll on
12/15/04 at 10:00 a.m. Payday will be December 22 for monthly employees.
For weekly employees, payday for the week ending 12/19 will be paid on 12/22.
For the week ending 12/26, weekly employees will be paid on 12/22.
New Books in the Fermilab Library
New books in the Fermilab Library for the week of December 13
are now on display in the Library near the front desk. An online list
of the of new books is now available online.
Upcoming Power Outages
Neutrino Labs A, C, & D
12/15 - These Neutrino Labs will be without power for one hour while they get connected to a generator. They will be on the generator for about a week and then go down for another hour to connect back to regular power.
The Fermi Singers will be performing a Winter Concert early in 2005.
However, if you miss their sound, feel free to make reservations
at Chez Leon on Dec. 15 or stop by the Chapel at Naper Settlement on
Dec. 17 at 6:30 pm. This is the second year the Singers will be
at Naper Settlement - it was fun last year and certain to be this year!
Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, December 14, at the Geneva American Legion Post.
Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.