Wednesday, April 27|
THERE WILL BE NO Fermilab ILC R&D Meeting THIS WEEK
2:00 p.m. Proton Driver General Meeting - 1 West
Speaker: W. Winter, Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Neutrino Oscillations
Speaker: W. Chou, Fermilab
Title: H-Transport and Injection
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: D. DeVorkin, Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum
Title: Presenting Cosmology and its History at The National
Air and Space Museum
Thursday, April 28
THERE WILL BE NO Theoretical Physics Seminar THIS WEEK
2:30 p.m. Special Fermilab Colloquium (NOTE DATE and TIME) - 1 West
Speaker: C. Llewellyn Smith, UKAEA, Culham
Title: The Fast Track to Fusion Power
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday, April 27|
Vegetable Beef soup
Quarter Pound Hot Dog in a Soft Pretzel Roll $4.75
Turkey a la King over Biscuit $3.75
Country Fried Steak with Pepper Gravy $3.75
Beef & Cheddar Panini w. Sauteed Onions $4.75
Assorted Personal Sized Pizzas $3.25
Cavatappi Pasta with Italian Sausage & Tomato Ragu $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
Joanna Livengood Appointed Fermi Site Manager for the DOE's|
Office of Science
On April 17, Office of Science Director Raymond Orbach announced the appointment of Joanna Livengood to the
position of Fermi Site Manager for the Office of Science. Livengood, who
replaces former Fermi Site Manager Jane Monhart, has been the acting site
manager since January 3.
Fermi Site Manager|
As Fermi Site Manager, Livengood's goal is to create a seamless bridge between the Office of Science, the Fermi Site Office and Fermilab. "I think that the partnering that goes on between the lab and the DOE works very well," she said. Livengood is also very proud of Fermilab's outstanding safety record. "Safety is a priority for me," she said. "The lab has done a tremendous job with safety, and I want to see that continue."
Livengood began her Department of Energy career 21 years ago as a Research Engineer at the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center in 1984. In that position, she spent 11 years conducting research on advanced post-combustion air pollution control technologies for coal-fired boiler systems. Livengood received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon in 1991. In 1995, Livengood became a project manager directing Clean Coal Technology demonstration projects, providing support to the Department's International Program, and managing environmental waste management projects.
Livengood joined the DOE's Chicago Office in 1997 to lead a team of project managers, implementing advanced technology research and development programs in electric transmission, distribution, power generation, and the industrial, transportation, and building sectors. Livengood considers her recent participation as a candidate in the DOE SES Candidate Development Program to be one of her major accomplishments. "It was quite an honor because it is a highly selective program," she said. "It was a great growing experience, and I think that it was great preparation for my current position."
"Receiving this appointment was a real 'pinch me' experience," Livengood said. "I remember the first time that I visited Fermilab when I was a college student working at Argonne. I never imagined that 28 years later I would come back with a leadership position. I'm extremely honored and pleased. Fermilab is a great place to be."
- Elizabeth Clements
Nelson Chester Retires Tomorrow|
Nelson Chester, a 15-year veteran of Fermilab's Technical Division, will
retire Thursday, April 28. Chester came to the lab in 1990 after a variety
of design engineering jobs for companies such as Black and Decker and Milwaukee
Electric Tool Co. He came to Fermilab to lead the IB2 conventional magnetic
development for the Main Injector. Since that time, he has also worked on LHC
Muon Chambers and helped to guide the physicists and engineers, who will test and
install the devices at CERN.
A New Jersey native, Chester loved the changing nature of his job and working locally and internationally with people who embodied the collaborative spirit. "I will miss the research, the new designs and technologies, and all of the people," said Chester. He will spend his retirement doing volunteer work for his wife's speech and physical therapy clinic and dabbling in real estate ventures. "I'll always be working," said Chester with a laugh.
- Eric Bland
From The New York Times, April 26, 2005|
Tiny, Plentiful and Really Hard to Catch
by Kenneth Chang
An hour north of Duluth, Minn., and a half-mile down, the dim tunnels of the Soudan mine open up to a bright, comfortably warm cavern roughly the size of a gymnasium, 45 feet high, 50 feet wide, 270 feet long.
SDSS Press Release, April 26, 2005|
SDSS uses 200,000 quasars to confirm Einstein's prediction of cosmic magnification
Applying cutting edge computer science to a wealth of new astronomical data, researchers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) reported today the first robust detection of cosmic magnification on large scales, a prediction of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity applied to the distribution of galaxies, dark matter, and distant quasars.
MiniBooNE Celebrates 5E20
Protons Delivered To Target|
Dave Finley (left), Janet Conrad (middle) and Fermi Site Manager
Joanna Livengood (right) admire the cakes at the 5E20 celebration last week. (Click on image for
Last Thursday, April 21, the MiniBooNE experiment celebrated a significant
milestone. As of April 3 the experiment received 5E20 protons. (To put this number
in perspective, 5E20 corresponds to roughly 1,000
times the number of seconds since the Big Bang, or 1,000 times less than the
number of atoms in one gram of hydrogen.) Over 200 people, who were
instrumental in the success of MiniBooNE, attended the event. Co-spokespeople
Janet Conrad, of Columbia University, and Bill Louis, of Los Alamos National
Laboratory, spoke at the celebration, praising the hard work and dedication
of all who made the accomplishment possible.
"We would like to thank all of the members of MiniBooNE and Fermilab, especially the Booster group, for the time and effort spent on these accomplishments," said Louis. Recent advances in Booster performance, made the achievement of 5E20 protons possible. Handling that much beam was only a dream when engineers and physicists originally designed the Booster in the late 1960's. "The people working on the Booster have had some severe challenges pushing that much beam through such a small space," said Louis. The Booster has now delivered more protons to MiniBooNE than to any other experiment at Fermilab.
In addition to the 5E20 accomplishment, MiniBooNE will soon have other
reasons to celebrate, having now recorded over a half-million neutrino events.
An announcement on the collaboration's search for sterile neutrinos is expected
to be made in the fall.
- Eric Bland
Deadline to Apply for the Voluntary Separation Program This Friday|
This is a reminder
that Friday is the last day to apply for the Voluntary Separation Program.
You must turn your application in by 5:00 p.m. April 29
to Kay Van Vreede, Wilson Hall, 15th Floor. There are still packets of
information available on the 15th floor or go online
for information and necessary forms.
Administrative Professionals Day
Fermilab will celebrate the contributions of its administrative
professionals on Wednesday, April 27, in Ramsey Auditorium. Hunter
Lott, Business Coach and Speaker, will present "One + One = Three."
A Continental breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. and the program
will start at 10:00 a.m. All administrative and clerical
employees are invited to attend.
Subscribe to Science Grid This Week
Science Grid This Week, an enewsletter from the
U.S. science grid community, will launch this
Thursday, April 28. To subscribe, contact
Unix Users Meeting
The next Unix Users Meeting will be
on Wednesday, April 27 in Curia II from
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Linux Update
- SL generic release
- Security news
Thursday Lunchtime Cleanup Tomorrow
The first Thursday Lunchtime Cleanup of the season will be tomorrow,
April 28, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Transportation to the clean-up site
will be available outside the east ground floor entrance of Wilson Hall.
Cleaning gear will be provided, and hot dogs and refreshments will be served.
Call Bob Lootens at x3303 for more information.
Spring Book Fair - April 27-28
Fermilab Recreation will sponsor the Spring Book Fair, hosted
by Books are Fun, in the Atrium on Wednesday, April 27 from
10:00 AM until 6:00 PM and on Thursday, April 28 from 7:00 AM
until 3:00 PM. A portion of the proceeds from the Book Fair
subsidizes some of our Recreation Programs.
DASTOW Scheduled for June 23
This year, DASTOW will take place on June 23.
More information about the day's activities
will be coming soon in Fermilab Today.
International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will meet
Thursday, April 28, at Kuhn Barn on the Fermilab site.
Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. with teaching earlier in the
evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are welcome
and you do not need to come with a partner. A workshop
with Bulgarian Daniela Ivanova, and live accordion
music by Angel Nazlamov is planned for May 12. Info
at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.