Friday, May 13|
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar
Speaker: G. Veramendi, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
Title: High Mass Phenomena at CDF
Monday, May 16
8:30 a.m. EPP 2010: Elementary Particle Physics in the 21st Century, 1 West
THERE WILL BE NO PARTICLE ASTROPHYSICS SEMINAR THIS WEEK
THERE WILL BE NO DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK TODAY
THERE WILL BE NO ALL EXPERIMENTERS' MEETING THIS WEEK
Friday, May 13|
Cream of Wild Mushroom $1.90
Blackened Fish Filet Sandwich $4.75
Southern Fried Chicken $3.75
Casserole Florentine $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
In "Bittersweet Moment,"
Bob Jones Leaves Lab|
|Bob Jones holds a PMT base.(Click on image for larger version.)|
After 32 years at Fermilab, Particle Physics Division's Robert Jones will
retire today, May 13. "It's a bittersweet moment," said Jones. "I'm looking
forward to retirement, but don't want to leave either." Jones started his
Fermilab career in the Village, when Wilson Hall was still under
construction. He recalled working on "thousands" of projects, and always
tried to keep smiling. Jones will greatly miss the people at Fermilab. "I've
made a lot of friends here, and it's a friendly environment," he said.
"Fermilab has been very good to me and I hope that I have been good to
Fermilab. It has been a quick 32 years."|
Jones has been married for 40 years. With a hearty laugh the Elburn,
Illinois native describes his wife "as a keeper." They have three boys, with
three granddaughters and one grandson, all of whom live nearby.
Jones, an accomplished carpenter, will spend his retirement doing home
projects. He will also spend time at his cabin in Wisconsin.
Lloyd Klein Will Remember
Good People, Good Times|
|Lloyd Klein (right) with long time tennis buddy Maris Abolins of Michigan State. (Click on image for larger version.)|
Particle Physics Division's Lloyd Klein will retire today, May 13, after
working at Fermilab for 32 years. Klein originally started at Fermilab in
1970 but left after three years to get a degree in electronics engineering.
He returned to the lab in 1976 as an electrical operations specialist at the
Internal Target. He then moved to Accelerator Controls, installing and
maintaining computer consoles throughout the site, and performing
accelerator control system backups. At DZero, he installed and maintained
network communications systems and assisted with user teleconferencing. "My
best work was at DZero," said Klein. "It was an exciting time. Networks were
getting faster and we were transitioning to a fiber-optic backbone
supporting PCs instead of DEC/SUN workstations."
Klein said he will especially miss two things: "The interesting
personalities and the good parties. In the early days, everyone worked until
they dropped. When we made a discovery, we had to celebrate." The first
thing Klein will do in his retirement is take his two children, Amanda and
Jared, on a road trip to the American Southwest. When he is not golfing,
cycling, or playing tennis, the Fox Valley native will work for a computer
support company and volunteer at a Christian ministry.
- A. Richard Farritor, BS, 5/13/05
- Ginni Stazak, AD, 5/13/05
- Harlan Dick, AD, 5/13/05
- James Klen, AD, 5/13/05
- Donald Rapovich, FESS, 5/13/05
- Richard Hauser, AD, 5/13/05
- Stanislaw Krzywdzinski, PPD, 5/13/05
From American Institute of Physics, May 11, 2005|
House Members Press for Higher DOE Science Funding
"We encourage you to significantly increase fiscal year 2006 funding for the DOE
Office of Science above the level appropriated in fiscal year 2005" wrote 121
Members of the House of Representatives in a letter just sent to two key appropriators.
The letter is very timely, as the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations
Subcommittee is scheduled to act on its version of the FY 2006 funding bill tomorrow, May 12.
There are more than six pages of signatures on this letter to David Hobson (R-OH) and Peter
Visclosky (D-IN), the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the subcommittee. The
letter was authored by Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL), Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Ellen Tauscher
(D-CA). As was true for similar House and Senate letters in the support of higher funding
levels for the DOE Office of Science and the National Science Foundation, this newest
letter is signed by Democrats and Republicans across the political spectrum.
From Physicsweb, May 2005
Universe reveals its dark side
Evidence for dark matter is growing, and so are our chances of directly detecting it.
It may come as a surprise to many people but 95% of what makes up the universe is
still a mystery to scientists. Until very recently, however, we had devoted at
least that proportion of our effort to understanding the remaining 5% - the small
fraction that seems to be made up of ordinary baryonic matter such as atoms.
What's Up with the ILC?|
Takasaki selected as regional GDE director
|Asia (Click on image for larger version.)|
On Tuesday, Fumihiko Takasaki, KEK, was appointed as the regional
director of the ILC Global Design Effort for Asia. The announcement
was made by Barry Barish, the director of the ILC GDE team. Takasaki
had been recommended for the position by the Asian Linear Collider
Steering Committee with the endorsements of Barish and Yoji Totsuka, Director General of KEK.
Fumihiko Takasaki is|
the new regional GDE
The International Linear Collider Steering Group (ILCSC)
accepted Takasaki's appointment at a meeting in Frankfurt,
Germany, on May 10. The appointments of the regional directors
for Europe and North America will be next.
Takasaki, a high-energy physicist, is the head of the
KEK Linear Collider office.
He was a spokesperson of the Belle collaboration at KEK,
and he has extensive ties to the United States.
"He's been coordinating the U.S.-Japan collaboration
[in high-energy physics]," said Tor Raubenheimer, head
of the Linear Collider Department at SLAC, referring
to the bilateral science and technology program that
has benefited science projects such as CDF and Glast.
"He is a very impressive person."
For more information on the Asian Regional Team and
its working groups, visit the ILC-Asia homepage.
The entire International Linear Collider series
is available online
EPP2010 Meeting on Monday|
The EPP2010 meeting will be on Monday, May 16 at
Fermilab. All Fermilab employees and users are
invited to attend the open session of the meeting.
An agenda is available online.
Physics Open House at Northwestern University
In celebration of the World Year of Physics 2005, Northwestern University
is hosting a Physics Open House this Sunday ,May 15th, from 1-6pm. The
plenary speaker at the event will be Dr Anthony Legget, 2003 Nobel
Laureate in physics. Another highlight of the day will be a live
demonstration of a trebuchet. The event is primarily aimed at 14-18 year
olds, but all ages are welcome. Further details, including location, driving directions, parking
information and a full program can be found at the 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.
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. Onsite canoeing is available on the Village lakes only. These are:
DUSAF Pond, A.E. Sea and Lake Law.
Families Wanted: Chicago Science Festival Fun for All
Chicago cultural institutions partner for third annual science festival.
On Saturday, May 21, 2005 from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. families throughout
Chicagoland will be able to immerse themselves in science and nature at the
3rd annual "Science. It's Everywhere!" festival in Jackson Park. Located
just south of the Museum of Science & Industry, the festival will feature
hands-on exhibits from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago Park
District, Lincoln Park Zoo, Field Museum and live reptiles and amphibians
from the Chicago Herpetological Society. Families will have the opportunity
to hear nature tales from storyteller Brian "Fox" Ellis and experience the
performances of puppet shows from the Jabberwocky marionettes.
Fermilab Arts Series Announces 2005 Summer Season
This summer, the Fermilab Arts Series takes a world tour as they present
and dance from Mexico, Cuba, India, Ireland, Ukraine and back home again to
the U.S. The season begins with the folkloric sounds of Mexico and Cuba as
performed by Cascada de Flores, a folkloric quartet that brings beautiful
vocals, guitar, and a plethora of musical instruments, some familiar and
some new. Singer/songwriter Tom Paxton has been a fixture of the folk music
scene since the 60's in Greenwich Village. He will be joined by the witty
singer/songwriter, Cheryl Wheeler. Tickets are on sale
for these and all the other 2005/2006 Arts Series events by calling
630/840.ARTS weekdays from 9 - 4, closed for lunch.