Friday, April 29|
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar THIS WEEK
Saturday, April 30
7:00 p.m. SOLD OUT - World Year of Physics Concert and Lecture - Auditorium
Lecture: "From Einstein to Superstrings", B. Foster, Oxford University and J. Liebeck
Concert: Jack Liebeck, Violin and Inon Barnatan, Piano
The Lecture begins at 7:00 P.M.
The Concert begins at 8:00 P.M.
Monday, May 2
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: G. Gratta, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Title: Fishing Neutrinos at the Bahamas
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: Beam Loss Monitor Upgrades
Friday, April 29|
Old Fashioned Ham & Bean Soup
Black & Blue Cheese Burger $4.75
Chicken Wellington $4.25
Stuffed Manicotti $3.75
Roasted Veggie & Provolone Panini $4.75
Assorted Pizza Slices $4.75
Vegtarian Stir Fry $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
Science Grid This Week Goes Online|
Science Grid This Week, a weekly publication, launched yesterday.
(Click on image for larger version.)|
Yesterday the U.S. science grid community launched Science Grid This Week,
a weekly publication reporting news and information about grid computing
projects and collaborations from all fields of science.
Science Grid This Week is an e-newsletter written for non-scientists and
members of the grid computing community, and is available online and emailed
free to subscribers. The newsletter includes reports from conferences and
workshops worldwide, news about grid initiatives, education and outreach
projects, and profiles of scientists and students working daily on grid
development and the science that benefits from it.
- Katie Yurkewicz
From Burning the Prairie To
Selling Books; Judy Sabo Retires|
The Accelerator Division's Judy Sabo will retire today after working
at Fermilab since October of 1980. The Aurora, Illinois native was hired
for a temporary position and is now an electronics technician for AD's
Instrumentation Department. "I will miss the people and the variety of the work,"
said Sabo. "I hardly did the same thing two days in a row." Her favorite
thing at the lab was seeing the different machines. "I've been in nearly
every tunnel here," said Sabo. "It's like a whole other world down there."
Beyond electronics, Judy was an instrumental volunteer in restoring the
grasslands of Fermilab. From a neglected land to a vibrant and healthy
ecosystem, Sabo was there to help. She recalled the first prairie burn.
"The first year we burned, there was all this plant debris, and we had a
huge fire," said Sabo. "The flames looked like they would touch the top
of Wilson Hall." She plans on returning in the fall to help
with the seed harvest.
During her retirement Sabo plans to help a friend sell Catholic books
and materials. She would like to thank all of the people who helped her
at Fermilab throughout the years.
- Eric Bland
- Linda Finks, FESS, April 29, 2005
- Keith Meisner, AD, April 29, 2005
Yesterday's issue of Fermilab Today accidentally omitted
the "read more" link to the article, "Fermilab's DZero Experiment
Crunches Record Data with the Grid." The complete press release
is available online. Fermilab Today regrets the error.
From the Daily Herald, April 28, 2005|
Pushing the boundaries of perception
by Robert McCoppin
A century after Einstein, a Fermi physicist uses relativity to explore how the universe works.
Debbie Harris is shooting pool in the dark.
Actually, she's part of a team of physicists shooting invisible particles underground from Fermilab in Batavia to a detector in Minnesota.
Phyllis Deering Retires to Kentucky|
Do you ever wonder where all of the small components for Fermilab's
experiments come from? Chances are that the Particle Physics Division's
Phyllis Deering has had her hands on a number of them. And after 20 and
a half years at Fermilab, Deering will retire today to Kentucky. "We're
moving to Gilbertsville, Kentucky to a house on about three acres of land
and a seven and half acre lake in the backyard," she said.
In November 1984, Deering started as a Lab Assistant soldering wire chambers
in Lab 6. After six months, she moved to Lab 8, where she has worked ever since.
There she ran the Gerber CNC Routing machine for the E-706 experiment. When DZero
started up in the early nineties, Deering became the day shift production
coordinator in Lab 8. In addition to E-706 and DZero, Deering has been involved
with production jobs for CDF, CMS Muon and Hadron, KTeV, Atlas, MINOS, NASA/GLAST,
and Nova just to name a few.
Deering is currently the Group Leader for the PPD/TC/CNC Routing Group, which machines scintillator, other plastics, circuit boards, carbon fiber and other various materials. Her group most recently finished machining and assembling scintillator tiles for a project for NASA/GLAST that will be launched in space in a couple of years on an unmanned rocket. She is also the Building Manager for Lab 8.
"I'll greatly miss all of my co-workers we're like a family here,"
Deering said. "I'll also miss all of the other wonderful people that I've met at Fermilab. I truly believe that people should be happy while they're working. People get more done in a happy, friendly environment like Lab 8 and Fermilab. I want to thank everyone for a great 20 and a half years."
- Elizabeth Clements
Deadline to Apply for the Voluntary Separation Program Today|
This is a reminder
that today 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.
World Year of Physics Concert Booked
Saturday's World Year of Physics lecture and concert are
Register Now for EPP2010 Meeting at Fermilab May 16
The committee for the National Research Council's decadal study of particle
physics, EPP2010 will
hold its third meeting at Fermilab on May 16. The Committee asks all those
who plan to attend to register now online
to allow organizers to plan for the meeting. There is no fee for
registration. The agenda can be found at
Brown Bag Seminar Next Week
There will be a Brown Bag Seminar on Wednesday, May 4 from noon
to 1:00 p.m. in One West.
Wellness Works will present,
"Predicting the past; Remembering the future."
The presenter, Sam Weller, is the author of "The Bradbury Chronicles"
the recently published, authorized biography of Ray
Pool Passes Go On Sale Next Week
Pool Memberships for the 2005 season go on sale May 2
in the Recreation Office, WH15. Pool Passes are $45.00
for a Single Membership and $85.00 for a family of four
with $8.00 per additional family member. The pool will open
on Memorial Day weekend, May 28. For more information about
the pool go to the Recreation web site.
New Classifieds on Fermilab Today
New classified ads have been posted on Fermilab Today.
A permanent link to the classifieds is located in the
bottom left corner of Fermilab Today.