Friday, April 15|
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: A. Kharchilava, University of Notre Dame
Title: Searches for Higgs Bosons at DZero
8:00 p.m. Fermilab International Film Society - Auditorium
Tickets: Adults $4
Title: The Court Jester
Saturday, April 16
8:00 p.m. Fermilab Arts Series - Ramsey Auditorium
Michel Lauziere: Master of the Unusual
Monday, April 18
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
To Be Announced
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Friday, April 15|
Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup
Blackened Fish Filet Sandwich $4.75
Southern Fried Chicken $3.75
Casserole Florentine with Italian Sausage $3.75
Eggplant Parmesan Panini $4.75
Pizza Supreme $2.75
Baked Potato Bar w. Chili $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
What's Up with the ILC?|
The entire International Linear Collider series is
SCRF scientists proceed with R&D
The TESLA Technology Collaboration met at DESY in Hamburg. (Click on image
for larger version.) (Photo Courtesy of DESY)|
From March 30 to April 1, the TESLA Technology Collaboration met at DESY to work
on superconducting radiofrequency (SCRF) technology, which will be used for
the International Linear Collider (ILC). It was the first full meeting
of TESLA scientists under a new collaboration name. In September 2004,
members of the original TESLA collaboration agreed on a new
following the recommendations of the International Technology Recommendation
Panel (ITRP). The mission of the collaboration is to advance SCRF technology
research and development and related accelerator aspects across the broad
diversity of scientific applications, and to keep open and provide a bridge
for communication and sharing of ideas, developments, and testing across projects.
DESY Director Albrecht|
Wagner spoke at the
In August 2004, the ITRP had recommended for the ILC the use of superconducting
or "cold" technology, which the TESLA collaboration had helped to develop. In
addition, the ITRP had recommended that scientists should develop a new Technical
Design Report for the ILC rather than adopting the TDR of the TESLA linear
The TESLA Technology Collaboration is expected to include most of the 55
institutions from thirteen countries of the old TESLA collaboration, with
new institutions such as SLAC and KEK joining the collaboration. At the
DESY meeting, the new Collaboration Board drafted a Memorandum of
Understanding to be signed by all institutions participating in the new
collaboration. Fermilab has been a member of TESLA for many years.
The SCRF technology is of importance not only for the ILC but also the X-ray
Free Electron Laser to be built at DESY and a superconducting proton beam line for
a neutrino factory. At the DESY meeting, working groups focused on R&D for
high-quality large-scale cavity production; next-generation cavity
infrastructures; and auxiliaries & module integration for the linear collider.
The talks of the meeting and summaries of the three working groups are
- Mel Magnuson, FESS, 3/30/05
- Dennis Graham, PPD, 3/30/05
- Garrett Trotter, PPD, 3/30/05
- Tommy Rathbun, PPD, 3/30/05
- Fred Browning, PPD, 3/31/05
- Mary Browning, ES&H, 3/31/05
- Marilyn A. Paul, PPD, 4/11/05
- James R. Reed, TD, 4/6/05
- Michael Kerwin, TD, 4/14/05
- Robert Morrison, Jr., PPD, 4/15/05
From Mercury News, April 14, 2005|
Becoming social scientists
Physicists Spruce Up Image in Bid to Change Attitudes, Grow Ranks
by Kim Vo
On the centennial of Albert Einstein's landmark papers that shook the foundations of physics, Neil Calder is pondering weighty issues -- atoms, dark matter and why there isn't a soap opera about physicists.
Physicists are just as interesting as doctors, argues Calder, director of communications at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. They have office romances, in-house politics. But alas, he suspects he knows the reason behind the snub: When you talk about physicists, he says, inevitably people imagine ``guys with bad hair.''
FNAL User Solomey Joins
arXiv.org Advisory Council|
Nickolas Solomey, a member of the MINERvA, MIPP, and KTeV projects and
professor of physics at the Illinois Institute of Technology, is one
of the new Physics Advisory Council members for arXiv.org. He is also
the newly elected chair of the entire physics committee for arXiv.org.
ArXiv.org is devoted to the free exchange of quality information in the fields
of physics, mathematics, quantitative biology, computer science, and non-linear
science. Solomey foresees a reorganization and future improvements to the
HEP (High Energy Physics) website. He joined arXiv.org in 2001 as a
moderator for the HEP-EX (Experimental) site to "ensure the highest standard
of scientific excellence." Solomey welcomes comments or suggestions to
improve the website.
Paul Ginsparg created the website in 1991 as a physics resource for Los Alamos
National Laboratory. In 1996, Ginsparg and arXiv.org moved to Cornell University
and urged the university's library to house and professionally maintain the
rapidly expanding website. Since then the website has expanded into other
fields and now receives approximately 300,000 hits per day. For an article
to be posted on the site, which is free of charge to submitters and readers,
it must go through three different automatic filter systems and be endorsed
by someone who has already been published on the site before it arrives on
Solomey's desk. "To say we get a few articles is an understatement," said
Solomey. "But it's not as much work as you would think."
- Eric Bland
Fermilab Film Series|
The Fermilab Film Series will present "The Court Jester"
tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium.
Fermilab Arts Series
The Fermilab Arts Series will present "Michel Lauziere:
Master of the Unusual" on April 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Ramsey
Auditorium. Limited tickets are stil available.
Fermilab Folk Club Barn Dance
The next Fermilab Folk Club Barn Dance will be on Sunday, April 17 at
2:00 p.m. with music by
the Dept. of Old-Time Security and calling by Paul Ford. This is the
last afternoon dance of the season.
Retirement Reception for Judy Nicholls
After 30 years at Fermilab, Judy Nicholls is retiring from the Computing
Division. There will be a farewell reception in her honor on April 19 at 3:00 p.m.
in the Wilson Hall Art Gallery on the 2nd floor cross-over.
Please stop by for cake and punch to reminisce with Judy
about her work and life at Fermilab.
Summer Camps at SciTech
SciTech is once again offering summer camps for children age six through
thirteen, divided into appropriate age groups. The museum offers six
one-week units, with themes ranging from "Crime Scene Investigators" to
"Totally Ballistic" to "Bats and Beyond." Professional teaching staff, air
conditioned facilities and an outdoor science park are just some of the
unique benefits of camp at SciTech. For additional information see the
online brochure or
contact SciTech's Center for Learning at 630-859-3434, ext. 214.
Canoes and car racks can be rented through the Recreation Office,
WH15W. Cost is $7 per day/per canoe and $5 for the car rack.
This includes paddles and life jackets. Transportation of the canoes
is the responsibility of the renter, unless a car rack is rented.
Canoes are aluminum and 17' in length and have a maximum capacity
of 5 people. Canoes are located in the garage between 10 Sauk Circle
and Anderson Barn. Reservations and payment must be made prior to use.
Canoes are licensed and may be taken off site. Arrangements can be made
to pick up the canoes on weekends and after hours, if needed. On site
canoeing is available on the Village lakes only. These are: DUSAF Pond,
A.E. Sea and Lake Law.
New Classifieds on Fermilab Today
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A permanent link to the classifieds is located in the bottom
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