Fermilab TodayWednesday, March 9, 2005  
Wednesday, March 9
12:00 p.m. Special Lunchtime Video Presentation - 1 West
Title: Einstein's Biggest Blunder
(Program shown on Channel 4, UK Television)
2:00 p.m. Proton Driver General Meeting - 1 West
Speaker: S. Brice, Fermilab
Title: Neutrino Oscillation
Speaker: A. Klebaner, Fermilab
Title: Proton Driver Cryogenic System
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: J. Repond, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: Calorimetry at the Linear Collider

Thursday, March 10
11:00 a.m. Research Techniques Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: D. Reyna, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: Double-CHOOZ: A New Experiment to Measure Theta_13
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: H-C. Cheng, Harvard University
Title: Little Hierarchy Problem and Little Higgs Theories
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

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Wednesday, March 9
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Batavia City Council Passes Resolution to Support Fermilab Budget Increase
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In light of federal budget cuts affecting Fermilab, the Batavia City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night to encourage full funding for the lab. "Batavia wants to support Fermilab in its continuing scientific mission,"
Batavia Mayor Jeff
said Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke. "Fermilab is a good neighbor, and we are here to say that we want to keep the lab."

The resolution emphasizes the important role Fermilab plays not only in the local community but also in the general advancement of science. The resolution states in part: "The Batavia City Council…wish to go on public record as encouraging all federally elected officials to review and reinstate budgetary funding levels that sustain and enhance the scientific opportunities put forth by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory."

Accelerator Division's Jim Volk, a member of the Batavia City Council, introduced the resolution. "This gives our congressmen something to take to Washington and show that this community really supports the lab," he said. "We hope that this resolution will help boost funding back to its original levels."

The complete resolution is available online.
- Eric Bland

In the News
From MSNBC, March 7, 2005
Biggest particle collider a step closer
50-foot magnet lowered into place as installation begins
GENEVA - Installation of the world’s largest particle physics collider began Monday with the lowering of a massive, superconducting magnet into the circular tunnel housing the new research facility that will draw scientists from all over the world, a spokeswoman said.

The 17-mile tunnel, housing the pipe-like accelerator, is big enough for a subway train and is located 150 to 500 feet under the Swiss-French border.
read more

From Science Daily, March 8, 2005
The Neutrino Underground: Experiment Will Fire Trillions Of The Ghostly Particles Through The Earth
An international consortium of 200-plus scientists, engineers, technical specialists and students has formally inaugurated an ambitious new effort to probe the secrets of neutrinos, the elusive subatomic particles that have played a central role in the origin of the universe, the evolution of the Sun, and much else.

Where do neutrinos come from? What are their masses? And how do they change from one kind to another? The researchers will attempt to answer such questions with the newly completed NuMI-MINOS experiment, which will send pulses of neutrinos on a 450-mile path through the Earth.
read more

Sensitive Item Inventories Reminder
Sensitive item inventories were due on Friday, Feb. 4. Business Services, who handles the inventories, would like to thank all who have returned their inventories, and reports that 93.6% of Fermilab assets have been accounted for as of March 8.

"It's an annual inventory that is required by the DOE, and we try to get it completed as quickly as possible. We still have some work to do,"
Bar Code
Sensitive items have
bar codes, which is
how Business Services
tracks sensitive items.
said Jeff Irvin of Business Services.

Fermilab needs to keep track of sensitive items, and any items unaccounted for must be reported to Security. Everyone who is a property custodian is responsible for completing their inventory and obtaining a verification signature from their supervisor.

If you have questions about sensitive item inventories or need help completing yours, please call the Property Office at 3585.
- Lisa Zyga

Seven Signs of Terrorism
A local ABC television station in Grand Rapids, Michigan recently made a training video to give citizens a basic understanding of terrorist operations and the warning indicators of a terrorist attack. The video is available online.

Einstein at Lunchtime
On Wednesday, March 9 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in 1 West, Fermilab employees can watch the 50-minute video, "Einstein's Biggest Blunder" from Channel 4 (UK). It is a popular science program about the expansion of the Universe, dark energy and whether the speed of light is constant. All welcome, eating lunch permitted!

Fermilab Barnstormers Host Delta Dart Contest Tonight
The Fermilab Barnstormers will hold their annual Delta Dart Indoor Model Airplane contest this Wednesday, March 9, at the Village Barn. Entry is free! This event is only for the Fermilab community (close family and friends). Please arrive promptly at 5:30 since you need to build your "world-beater" model before flying it to fame and fortune! The actual flying contest will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m., giving the contestant plenty of time to test fly and trim (and repair) their model.
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EPS High Energy Particle Physics Prizes 2005
The EPS HEPP Board is calling for nominations for the EPS High Energy Particle Physics Prizes in 2005. These prizes include the High Energy and Particle Physics Prize, the Young Physicist Prize, the Gribov Medal and the Outreach Prize. A complete list of prizes and regulations is available online. The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2005. The prizes will be awarded in a ceremony on July 25, 2005 during the Internation Europhysics Conference on HEPP, Lisbon.

Champions on Ice Discount Tickets
The Fermilab Recreation Office is offering dicounted tickets for John Hancock Champions on Ice, \held at the United Center on Sunday, April 10 at 1:00 PM. Regular prices are $45-$30. The discount price is $35 or $20. Ticket order forms and more information can be found in the Recreation Office or the Recreation web page. You may order tickets by mail or fax. Tickets are limited, so order today.

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