Wednesday, April 13|
10:00 a.m. Research Techniques Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: J. Link, Columbia University
Title: Searching for Reactor Neutrino Oscillations at Braidwood
11:00 a.m. Fermilab ILC R&D Meeting - (NOTE LOCATION) Curia II
Speaker: T. Lackowski, Fermilab
Title: Conventional Facilities Status Update
Speaker: E. Vaandering, Vanderbilt University
Title: Collaboration Tool
2:00 p.m. Proton Driver General Meeting - (NOTE LOCATION) Curia II
Speaker: R. Ray, Fermilab
Title: Muon Physics at the Proton Driver
Speaker: D. Wildman, Fermilab
Title: Coaxial RF Phase Shifter R&D
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: S. Koonin, BP p.l.c.
Title: A Physicist's View of the World's Energy Situation
Thursday, April 14
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: H. Logan, University of Wisconsin
Title: Seeing an Invisible Higgs at Tevatron and LHC
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - (NOTE LOCATION) Curia II
Speaker: S. Seletskiy, University of Rochester/Fermilab
Title: Attainment of Electron Beam Suitable for
Medium Energy Electron Cooling
Wednesday, April 13|
Italian Wedding with Meatballs
Diner Style Patty Melt $4.75
Mediterranean Style Baked Fish $3.75
Beef & Broc $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
Beware of Gander!|
A number of you may have encountered the pair of geese that have settled
right in front of the west entrance of Wilson Hall. Rumor has it that
the male goose has been protecting his mate by trying to attack any person
who attempts to enter the building. Apparently, he also really doesn't like
In an effort to keep the geese away from employees and users,
FESS has installed some temporary orange fencing around the area.
Employees and Users should take extra caution as they enter
or leave the building. (And you may want to close your umbrella before getting
too close to the entrance of Wilson Hall.)
- Elizabeth Clements
Repair Work Begins on Batavia Road, Near East Entrance to Fermilab|
Tomorrow, April 14, preliminary repair work is scheduled for the rail
crossing at Batavia Road near the east Fermilab entry gate. The
pavement on each side of the track bed will be ground down to provide
a smoother transition over the tracks. The work should be completed
between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in order to avoid times of increased
Flagmen will be present to direct traffic during repair
operations. In general, one lane of traffic will be open during the
completion of the work; however, there will be short periods when both
lanes of traffic will be held for repositioning of equipment or train
passage. Employees are encouraged to use the Pine Street entrance
during this time if at all possible.
Fermilab continues to work with the City of Warrenville and the Burlington
Northern Santa Fe Railroad to develop a more permanent solution to this problem.
The plan will include improvements to drainage at the track bed and repaving
of Batavia Road adjacent to the tracks.
If you need to use the east entry during the repair operations,
please be patient and follow the direction of the posted flagmen at all times.
- Vic Kuchler
In Tuesday's article "Barletta of Berkeley Lab
Named Director of USPAS," Fermilab Today incorrectly reported a
number of facts about the school. The most recent USPAS program was
sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley, not at San
Francisco University. Barletta's appointment as USPAS director will
begin on January 1, 2006. He has been a member of the board since 1994
and was named Chairman in 2000. Helmut Wiedemann, of Stanford University
and SLAC, is the current USPAS Director. The USPAS first held classes in
1981. As opposed to being a consortium, USPAS is governed and organized
by a consortium.
Penn is Mightier
In Monday's story on the Fermilab bracket in the NCAA men's basketball
tournament, Fermilab Today incorrectly (and regrettably) referred to
Penn State as a CDF institution and tournament participant. The
University of Pennsylvania ("Penn") is the correct institution.
Penn State is not a CDF collaborating institution, and the Penn
State men's basketball team did not make it into the NCAA tournament.
On the other hand, Penn made the tournament but lost in the first
round to Boston College. Penn senior Tim Begley was named honorable
mention All-America by the Associated Press. Begley, the 2005 Ivy
League Men's Basketball Player of the Year, also led the Quakers to
their third Ivy League title in four years.
FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, April 12, 2005|
Building Support in the House for the DOE Office of Science
Supporters of the Department of Energy's Office of Science are looking
for signatures on a letter that will be sent to House Energy and Water
Development Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman David Hobson (R-OH)
and Ranking Minority Member Peter Visclosky (D-IN). The deadline
for signatures is April 22.
"We have a long way to go to make up for years of inadequate budgets," the letter states, recommending that the FY 2006 appropriations bill significantly increase the funding for the Office of Science. This "Dear Colleague" letter was sent by House Energy Subcommittee Chair Judy Biggert (R-IL), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA). A similar letter, with a fast approaching deadline, is circulating in the Senate.
Talented Undergrads Seek Motivating Fermilab Staff|
Mentors Needed for SIST
2003 SIST Student Angelica Perez adjusting the aperture of the
neutron beam at NTF. (Click on image for larger version.)|
Every year 15-20 undergraduates from colleges across the country come
to Fermilab to participate in the Summer Internships in Science &
Technology for Minority Students program. This intensive twelve-week
program is a success year after year not only because of the highly motivated
interns but also because of dedicated mentors. And this year, SIST needs additional
Fermilab scientists to mentor students.
"We want the interns to have jobs that have some sort of scientific or
engineering value," said Accelerator Division's Elliott McCrory,
Head of the Fermilab SIST Committee. "They need to understand how their
job enhances Fermilab."
The SIST program begins at the end of May and concludes in August
with a series of presentations given by the interns based upon
their summer projects. Each intern also writes a final paper,
all of which are available online.
"SIST gives students a real work experience because they do actual projects
that a section or division needs to get done," said Dianne Engram, Head of
Fermilab's Equal Employment Office, which has been funding the summer program
since it started almost 35 years ago. "Mentors get the opportunity to guide
a young person and strengthen their resolve for a challenging career."
Any Fermilab employee or user who is stationed at the lab for more than
half of the twelve weeks can volunteer to be a mentor. Fermilab's EEO
pays the interns a weekly stipend and covers the general costs of the
program. The only thing that mentors really need to give is time.
"The students are top-notch, and they will get the work done,"
McCrory said. "But you need to work with the student. If you put
time into it, you will find it extremely rewarding."
If you're interested in being a mentor this summer, please contact
Elliott McCrory or
Dianne Engram by April 15.
A form is also available online.
- Elizabeth Clements
The Fermi Singers are back! Mark your calendars for April 22
at noon in the Auditorium. The group will present a Spring Concert
for your listening pleasure. Snacks will be available for you
following the performance!
International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will meet Thursday, April 14,
in Kuhn Barn. Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. with teaching
earlier in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers
and school age children are welcome. Two special workshops with
expert teachers are planned:
April 21 - Dennis Boxell will teach classic Balkan dances
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.
Wisonsin Dells Coupon Book Sale
The Recreation Office will be selling the Wisonsin Dells Coupon
Book for $15.00 in the beginning of May. Each book contains over
$6,000 in 2-for-1 and 50% off values from over 100 Wisconsin Dells
merchants. The coupons are good until April 30 of the following year.
A sample book is available in the Recreation Office.
Time to Shape Up
The Recreation Office will be offering a spring Muscle Toning Class
on Tuesdays and Thursday from 5:30 - 6:30 PM in the Recreation Facility
exercise room. The class will begin April 26 through June 2.
The cost for this six week class is $48.00. Registration can be made
in the Recreation Office, by mail M.S. 126 or by phone using a credit
card. Deadline to register is Friday, April 22. You need a Recreation
Facility membership for this class.