Friday, February 25
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: D. Litvintsev, Fermilab
Title: Status of Pentaquark Searches
Monday, February 28
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: D. Eisenstein, University of Arizona
Title: Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: SMTF on the Ground
Friday, February 25|
New England Clam Chowder
Western BBQ Burger $4.75
Tuna Tetrazzini $3.75
Meatballs Teriyaki over Rice $3.75
Bistro Chicken & Provolone Panini $4.75
Assorted Personal Size Pizzas $3.25
Carved Top Round of Beef $4.75
The Wilson Hall Cafe now accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and
American Express at Cash Register #1.
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
will reopen starting Wednesday, March 2. Call x4512 to make your
Tevatron Achieves New Record Luminosity|
Yesterday accelerator operators achieved a record peak luminosity
of 107.4 E30 cm-2sec-1. The last record
of 105 E30 cm-2sec-1 was set on January 17.
Fermilab's John Bardeen Engineering
Fellowship Now Accepting Applications|
The newly established John Bardeen Engineering Fellowship at Fermilab is now accepting applications. The fellowship is designed to provide entry-level opportunities for outstanding engineering graduates who are interested in working in a cutting edge research environment. Radio frequency systems, superconducting magnets, mechanical systems are but a few of the opportunities Fermilab provides for engineering fellows.
After noticing a decline in recruitment of new engineering graduates at Fermilab, Ralph Pasquinelli, an engineer in the Accelerator Division, worked with the Director's office to establish the fellowship. "The lab has always had programs for physicists such as the Wilson, Lederman, and Peoples Fellowships, but there has never been a program that routinely recruits engineers," Pasquinelli said. "Engineers are vital to the laboratory. We need a fellowship that guarantees we will have a steady stream of young top-notch engineers at Fermilab."
Applicants must be recipients of a Masters or PhD in engineering and should rank in the top quarter of their graduating class. A thesis consisting of an independent study must have been a significant part of the graduate degree, and candidates must apply within one year of graduation. More information about the fellowship, including a complete description of application requirements and a promotional video produced by Visual Media Services is available online.
Ruth Pordes of the Computing Division talks about
"The Grid for Engineers" at yesterday's E-Week presentation. (Click on image for larger version.)|
Today is your last chance to contribute to the Food Drive to benefit
The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry being held in conjunction with E-week.
Collection boxes are on WH 5E at the elevator and at the Comitium today.
Any monetary contributions can be given to Connie Crome, WH 5E, MS 214.
All monetary donations are tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt.
The E-Week Finale Luncheon will also be held today at 11:30 a.m. on the
2nd floor crossover (reservations and a $5 payment were required last Wednesday).
If you didn't have a chance to make a reservation, bring your own lunch.
The featured presentation by Elaine McCluskey will be "Engineers at NuMI:
How Engineers Helped Make the NuMI Project."
FESS Operations Increases Luminosity|
More and more occupants of Wilson Hall recently reported that they were
working in the dark. While some professed this a natural state, FESS Operations
realized that there was a less esoteric reason for the fading of the light. It was
time for Wilson Hall to have its regular three-year re-lamp.
With over 10,000 light fixtures in the building, this was no small undertaking.
Why not just change the bulbs as they burn out? "Changing the lights as they
burn out eventually becomes a diminishing return," said FESS/Ops Electrical
Supervisor Rich Bergquist. "Even the remaining lamps have lost luminosity, and there
comes a point when it is more economical to re-lamp the entire building."
FESS/Ops uses a standard florescent 32-watt bulb that has a life expectancy of
20,000 hours. As the bulbs reach the end of their life, they begin to fail at a rate that
makes it more economical to change all of them out at once. FESS/Ops started re-lamping
Wilson Hall in November 2004 and just finished in January 2005. Some of the work
was done in off-hours to minimize disruption, but most of the work was done during
normal working hours. FESS/Ops appreciates everyone's patience and understanding
when the "Bringers of the Light" came calling.
From the Interactions News Wire, February 24, 2005|
House Speaker Hastert to Launch Neutrino Experiment at Fermilab, Friday,
BATAVIA, Ill.-Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert Jr., of the Illinois
14th Congressional District, will officially launch the MINOS neutrino
experiment during dedication ceremonies at the Department of Energy's
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on Friday, March 4, 2005.
The dedication will take place at 2:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall's Ramsey
Housing Assignments - Summer 2005|
The March 1 deadline is quickly approaching for requests for on-site housing
(houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms) for the summer of 2005. Requests
can be made for any period and need not commence on any particular date.
For reservations, please contact the Housing Office at (630) 840-3777 or
You may also use our Online Housing Request form.
(Requests for multiple
housing units are best handled by direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
URA Scholarship Applications Now Available
Applications are available online. The deadline to apply is March 1.
Scholarships will be awarded in early April. URA Scholarships are
awarded on the basis of SAT scores to children of regular, full-time
Fermilab employees. Questions about the program may be directed to
Jeannelle Smith of Human Resources, x4367.
New Classifieds 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.
Brian Greene Book Signing in Naperville
On Tuesday, March 1, Brian Greene will present his
latest title, "The Fabric of the Cosmos" at a special event at
North Central College in Naperville. Fermilab's Scott Dodelson will
moderate this free event, but reservations are required. Please call
Anderson's Bookshop (630-355-2665) to make a reservation.