Thursday, May 5|
1:30 p.m. Special Particle Astrophysics Seminar (NOTE DATE, TIME, LOCATION) - One North
Speaker: M. Jarvis, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Cosmological Constraints from the CTIO Weak
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: B. Ermolaev, Ioffe Physics Technology Institute
Title: Impact of the Total Resummation of the Leading
Logarithms on the Small x Behavior of the Spin
Structure Function g1
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND
TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR TODAY
Friday, May 6
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: V. Khoze, University of Durham
Title: Central Exclusive Production of Higgs Bosons
and Other States
8:00 p.m. Fermilab International Film Society - Auditorium
Tickets: Adults $4
Title: Uzak (Distant)
Saturday, May 7
8:00 p.m. Fermilab Arts Series - Auditorium
Hibiki: A Celebration of Japan's Musical Heritage
Thursday, May 5|
Minnesota Wild Rice with Chicken
Tuna Melt on Nine Grain $4.75
Breaded Veal with Mushroom Cream Sauce $3.75
Chicken Casserole $3.75
BLT Ranch Wrap $4.75
Cheesey Breadsticks $2.25
Chicken Pecan Salad $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
Grid Physicist Joins “Quantum Diaries”|
Yesterday the University of Chicago’s Rob Gardner joined over 30 other physicists
worldwide telling the story of their lives as 21st-century scientists in
“Quantum Diaries.” Gardner will share with readers the ups and downs of work
as a particle physicist and grid computing researcher as well as his thoughts
and experiences outside the world of science.
“The Diarists are giving people in many countries a great view of the diverse
lives of scientists,” said Gardner. “I hope to add a new dimension to the
blogs, by writing about my work in distributed computing infrastructures,
my love of Chicago architecture and much more over the next year.”
- Katie Yurkewicz
Michael Barbor's Pursuits
Cover Cryogenics To Germs|
stands next to a portable valve box he worked on. (Click on image for larger version.)|
After working as a designer for 38 years, including 14 years at Fermilab,
Accelerator Division's Michael Barbor will retire today (May 5).
Barbor has focused on improving the reciprocal cold compressors,
which work with the expansion engines so the helium pumps can cool
the superconducting magnets with increased power at lower temperatures.
Barbor also was in charge of half of the Tevatron's cooling stations before
Before coming to Fermilab, Barbor designed fluid bed coal reactors at
Kellogg-Rust-Westinghouse, and components for Triton-class nuclear submarines
at General Dynamics. But he has enjoyed his time at Fermilab the most.
"The people here are great," he said. "It is like a college campus.
Everyone is easy to talk with, and you associate with people from all walks
of life." He will continue to be a Fermilab neighbor. "I have to make
sure the lab will run without me," he said with a laugh.
Barbor is from the Latrobe, Pennsylvania neighborhood, home of the
late television personality Mr. Rogers, of professional golfer Arnold
Palmer, and of Rolling Rock beer. He and wife Sandra have two boys,
Michael and Allen. Barbor will spend his retirement traveling, and marketing
a reusable static-cling Mylar strip for grocery cart handles that stops
- Eric Bland
AD's Kenneth Kellogg Retires
After 13 Years|
Accelerator Division's Kenneth Kellogg retired from Fermilab three weeks
ago on April 12. He joined Fermilab in September 1991 and has worked hard
to build and maintain the controls for the kicker magnets. The kicker magnets
help shuttle the particles from one machine to another. The Illinois native
is easing into his retirement with frequent visits to the lab to play cards
with his friends. "Things really haven't changed all that much for me since
I retired," said Kellogg, who served with the Army Signal Corps in Europe.
"Everyday is just more like Sunday now." Eventually he plans to spend
time traveling, but for now he relaxes with his son Richard and his wife
Joy in their home in Downers Grove.
- Eric Bland
- Phyllis Klen, DIR, May 5, 2005
From Lewis-Burke Associates, May 2, 2005|
FY06 Budget Update: Overall Spending Parameters Set By Congress:
Appropriations Process Set to Move Forward
House and Senate negotiators
reached an agreement last week on the FY06 federal budget by passing a
budget resolution. The budget resolution is a macro-spending blueprint
that guides the development of subsequent individual appropriations bills –
legislation that actually funds agencies and programs.
FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, May 4, 2005|
Chairman Wolf Urges Bush to Triple Federal R&D Funding by Next Decade
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) has sent a letter to President George Bush asking
him "to develop the necessary consensus that will ensure America will
remain the world's leader in innovation" by a "tripling [of] the innovation
budget - federal basic research and development - over the next decade."
Wolf is the chairman of the newly-formed House Science, State, Justice
and Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee. Since
the subcommittee's formation in mid-February, Wolf
has quickly established himself as a strong supporter of science,
having jurisdiction over funding for the National Science Foundation
and NASA, and as the author of a bill that would provide interest-free
loans to students studying science, mathematics or engineering.
From B Mesons to the b Quark|
Mass distribution of high-mass D mesons
produced in association with
electrons or muons in B meson decays, as seen with the CDF detector.
Well-measured D meson states (known as D0 and D*0)
are not shown. (Click on image for larger version.)|
The study of quarks serves to reveal the workings of the
universe at very small length scales. However, quarks
exhibit a peculiar property known as confinement, whereby
they inextricably bind themselves into composite particles
called hadrons. Hadrons count among their number the
familiar proton and neutron, but also a bewildering zoology
of hundreds of other short-lived, exotically-named
particles. The experimentalist, then, necessarily observes
quarks shrouded beneath their hadronic veils.
Far away from the high vacuum of the Tevatron beam pipe,
phenomenologists come to the rescue with theoretical models
relating the behavior of hadrons to the properties of their
constituent quarks. But their job is not complete without
further input from experiment. Studying decays of the B
meson, a hadron abundantly produced at the Tevatron, a group
of CDF experimenters from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory have
strengthened our knowledge of just this piece of the
LBL, now a staff
scientist at CPPM
The B meson, which contains a bottom quark, provides special
insight into fundamental symmetries and parameters of the
universe, and is thus the subject of extremely intense study
at both the Tevatron and the so-called B factories. Of the
myriad decays of the B meson, roughly one-fifth of the time
a muon or an electron and some variety of D meson is
produced. By measuring the shape of the mass distribution
of these D mesons, the CDF group has provided crucial inputs
to phenomenological models of B mesons, substantially
enhancing the theorist's ability to relate observed
properties of B mesons to the fundamental parameters of the
Pictured(left to right): Authors Hung-Chung Fang (grad student), Ramon
Miquel (staff scientist), Marjorie Shapiro (UC Berkeley professor),
Alessandro Cerri (postdoc), all of LBNL. (Click on image for larger version.)|
Result of the Week Archive
Fermilab Arts Series|
The Arts Series presents
"Hibiki: A Celebration of Japan's Musical Heritage" on
May 7 at 8:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. There will be
a free pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $20 ($10 ages 18 and under).
Fermilab Film Series
The Fermilab Film Series presents Uzak (Distant)
at 8:00 p.m. on May 6 in Ramsey Auditorium.
There will be a
retirement Luncheon for Howard Brooks, John Carson, Nelson Chester and
Andy Oleck on Monday, May 9, 2005 at The Courtyard at noon.
The Courtyard is located at
3S200 Route 59, Warrenville, 393-3130. If you would like to attend,
please R.S.V.P. and send $22.00 to Helen Jensen (x3208) or Erene Noyola (x3729)
or Rica Peterson (x2806) or Karen Swanson (x3738) by Friday, May 6.
The $22.00 includes a buffet, coffee, tea, pop, dessert, tax and gratuity.
Children's Swim Lessons - Registration Begings in May
The YMCA will again be conducting Children's Swim Lessons at Fermilab.
Lessons are open to children of employees, users, and approved contractors
ages 4 yrs. to 12 yrs.
Registration must be made through the Recreation Office
by completing a registration form and returning the completed form
with the appropriate payment to the Recreation Office, WH15W, M.S. 126.
There is a STRICT Registration deadline for each session at noon the
Thursday prior to the start of the session.
NALWO Spring Tea
There will be a NALWO Spring Tea on May 12 from 11:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. at Site 29.
Recreation T-Shirt Final Close-Out Sale
This is your last chance to purchase the Recreation T-shirt at
the final close-out price of $6.00. T-shirts are available in
sizes Medium, Large and X-Large in the colors of Yellow and Gray, while
quantities last. T-shirts can be viewed and purchased in the Recreation