Wednesday, April 6|
11:00 a.m. Fermilab ILC R&D Meeting - 1 West
Speaker: H. Weerts, Michigan State University/Fermilab
Title: Summary of LCWS05
12:00 p.m. Special Lunchtime Video Presentation - 1 West
Title: Einstein's Unfinished Symphony
1:30 p.m. Special Particle Astrophysics Seminar (NOTE DATE and TIME) - Curia II
Speaker: R. Battye, Jodrell Bank Observatory and
University of Manchester
Title: Solid Dark Energy
2:00 p.m. Proton Driver General Meeting - 1 West
Speaker: G. Isidori, INFN, Frascati
Title: Kaon Physics at the Proton Driver
Speaker: G. Apollinari, Fermilab
Title: beta < 1 Cryomodules and Cost
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: R. Myers, Stanford University School of Medicine
Title: Using Genomics to Study Human Biology and Disease
Thursday, April 7
9:30 a.m. Presentations to the Physics Advisory Committee - Curia II
THERE WILL BE NO THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: M. Craddock, TRIUMF
Title: FFAGs in 2005
Wednesday, April 6|
Italian Wedding with Meatballs
Diner Style Patty Melt $4.75
Mediterranean Style Baked Fish $3.75
Beef & Broccoli $3.75
Greek Chicken Panini with Feta Cheese $4.75
Sicilian Style Pizza $2.75
Grilled Chicken Bowtie in a Tomato Cream Sauce $4.75
The Wilson Hall Cafe now accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and
American Express at Cash Register #1.
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
is now open. Call x4512 to make your
Escorts in Fermilab Property Protection Areas|
CDF is one of the Property Protection Areas.
Other PPAs are: Feynman Computing Center Computer Rooms and Utility Corridor;
Central Utility Building; Accelerator Division controls computer room;
Main Control Room; DZero; Central Helium Liquefier; Master Substation;
Kautz Road Substation.|
Although much of Fermilab's site is currently open to the public, this is
not true of Property Protection Areas
Fermilab ID badges are required to
be worn by all persons in PPAs; these badges are obtained from the Users'
Office during normal working hours, and from the Communications Center
in off-hours. For non-US citizens, the Department of Energy requires that
certain information be collected on the visitor, which includes copying
the visitor's passport and US visa in order to verify legal status in the US.
There are two situations in which obtaining an ID badge is not possible or not
In both of these cases, an escort will be required to accompany the person
inside the PPA. DOE rules require that all escorts be Fermilab employees.
- A short term critical visitor to a PPA who does not at the
time have the required documentation needed to obtain an ID badge
(in particular a passport and visa).
This could, for example, be the case when an outside repair person is called
in to work on equipment in a PPA.
- An outside group is given a Fermilab tour which includes a PPA.
In case #1, the PPA staff will normally provide the escort. The escort will
complete a form to provide information on the escort and the visitor; the
visitor will be given a temporary escortee badge at the Communications Center.
In case #2, temporary escortee badges for members of the tour group will be
available at the Communications Center. The escort must also
complete the form to provide information on the escort and the visitors. For
tour groups of 10 or more, reduced information is needed on each member of
the tour, and only the escort will wear an ID badge.
Forms are available at the Users' Office, the Communications Center,
and online at the Users' Office Web site. Completed forms should be sent to
the Users' Office.
From the Interactions.org News Wire, April 5, 2005|
UK forges ahead in accelerator research and development
The John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science appoints its first
UK research and development into technologies required for future
particle physics accelerator science gained added momentum today [5
April 2005] with the appointments of Professor Ken Peach and Professor
Grahame Blair as Director and Deputy Director respectively of the John
Adams Institute for Accelerator Science.
The Institute is one of two** UK university centres created by the
Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council [PPARC] with a combined
£21 million programme of research and development in accelerator
technology for future facilities including an International Linear
Collider and a Neutrino Factory with the objective of positioning UK
academic groups to win major shares in the design and construction of
these global facilities.
Robin Staffin Addresses Fermilab Community on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.|
All members of the Fermilab community are encouraged to
join Robin Staffin, Associate Director for High Energy
Physics for DOE's Office of Science, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
on Thursday, April 7, in Ramsey Auditorium. Staffin will discuss the
perspective of the Office of Science on Fermilab's key role in the future
of US particle physics. The talk will be broadcast to One West, and
on Channel 9 within Fermilab. A link to
live streaming video
will be available.
PPD Achieves One Million
Injury-Free Staff Hours|
(Left to Right) Associate Director for Operations Support
Jed Brown, PPD associate
head Mike Crisler, and ES&H head Bill Griffing enjoy a piece of cake,
celebrating PPD's accomplishment. (Click on image for larger version.)|
Fermilab's Particle Physics Division has now exceeded 1,000,000 staff hours,
or 402 days, without a lost-time injury. This is currently second to the
Computing Division, which now has over 1.5 million injury-free staff hours.
Overall, the lab is up to 96 days without a lost-time injury, and employees
are encouraged to check the ES&H Web site to see if they have won a Fermilab
PPD head Jim Strait is pleased with the focus on safety. "We asked people if
there were conditions that they felt were unsafe," he said. "One employee
told us 'whenever we see something unsafe, we change it to make it safe.'"
Strait also stressed the collaborative effort within the division. "This is
the work of nearly 500 PPD people. The safety culture has really sunk in
here," said Strait.
Watch Einstein While You Eat Today|
The video, "Einstein's Unfinished Symphony" will be shown in 1 West on
Wednesday, April 6 at noon. All welcome; eating permitted!
Champions on Ice Discount Tickets
Fermilab's Recreation Office offers discount tickets for the
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.
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.
International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing meets every Thursday in the Kuhn Barn. Dancing
begins at 7:30 p.m. with teaching earlier in the evening and request
dancing later on. Newcomers are always welcome. Two special workshops
with expert teachers are planned: April 21 - Dennis Boxell will
teach classic Balkan dances, and May 12 - Daniela Ivanova will
teach dances from Bulgaria to accordion music by Angel Nazlamov.
Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.