Fermilab TodayWednesday, May 25, 2005  
Wednesday, May 25
1:30 p.m. Robin Staffin, Associate Director for High Energy Physics in DOE's Office of Science, Presents P-5's Charge - One West
Streaming video will be available.
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: N. Barlow, Northern Arizona University
Title: Beyond Tang: The Hidden Benefits of the Space Program

Thursday, May 26
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: G. Salam, LPTHE, Paris
Title: Impact of Higher Orders in the High-Energy Limit of QCD
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

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Wednesday, May 25
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Quarter Pound Hot Dog in a Soft Pretzel Roll $4.75
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Country Fried Steak with Pepper Gravy $3.75
Baked Ham & Swiss on a Ciabatta Roll $4.75
California Pizza $2.75
Crispy Fried Chicken Ranch Salad $4.75

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Staffin To Discuss P-5 Today at 1:30 p.m. in One West
Robin Staffin
Robin Staffin addressing the Fermilab community at a lab-wide meeting on April 7. (Click on image for larger version.)
A new session of the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel, P-5, will soon convene, with new membership and a new charter. Robin Staffin, Associate Director for High Energy Physics in DOE's Office of Science invites the Fermilab scientific staff and users to a discussion of P-5's charge today from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in One West. The discussion will be streamed live online.

Dr. Robert Kaufmann Explores "Oil and the American Way of Life" on Wednesday, June 1 in Fermilab Colloquium Series on Energy Issues
In the continuing Fermilab Colloquium series on world energy issues, Dr. Robert Kaufmann of the Center for Energy & Environmental Studies at Boston University will confront some disturbing answers to questions about oil consumption that American consumers would probably rather not ask. Dr. Kaufmann will present "Oil and the American Way of Life: Don't Ask,
Robert Kauffmann
Dr. Robert Kaufmann
Don't Tell," on Wednesday, June 1 at 4:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall's One West conference room at the Department of Energy's Fermilab.

The talk, geared for general audiences, is free of charge and open to the public. Dr. Kaufmann will focus on how oil tilted from increasing supplies at low prices to decreasing supplies at higher prices, and how a dependence on inexpensive energy can threaten the health of the U.S. economy.
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-- Eric Bland

One inverse femtobarn ( 1 fb-1 ) of integrated luminosity; by the CDF detector, as of Monday, May 23, 2005. Experimenters celebrated on Tuesday with champagne in the Main Control Room.
CDF celebrated their achievement in the Main Control Room yesterday. (Click on image for larger version.)
In the News
From BBC News, May 23, 2005
Wormhole 'no use' for time travel
By Paul Rincon
For budding time travellers, the future (or should that be the past?) is starting to look bleak.
Hypothetical tunnels called wormholes once looked like the best bet for constructing a real time machine.

These cosmic shortcuts, which link one point in the Universe to another, are favoured by science fiction writers as a means both of explaining time travel and of circumventing the limitations imposed by the speed of light.

The concept of wormholes will be familiar to anyone who has watched the TV programmes Farscape, Stargate SG1 and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
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Lab Services Laughs All
The Way to EHFD Trophy

Employees run around the ring for Employee Health and Fitness Day. (Click on image for larger version.)
Last Wednesday, May 18, Fermilab's annual Employee Health and Fitness Day drew 268 participants to demonstrate the day's theme, "Laughter Is The Best Medicine." The total was up from 240 last year. The traveling trophy went to Laboratory Services, which had the largest participation percentage from a group or section. Business Services was a close second, and nearly half of the DOE Office at Fermilab participated as well.

Jean Guyer, of Laboratory Services/Recreation Office and the event's organizer, said the cloudy day had a silver lining. "If the sun had come out, it might have been pretty humid," Guyer said. Employees walked, ran, or biked around the ring with friends and coworkers, stopping every mile or so to participate in three stations: "Fish for a Duck," where employees snared a rubber duckie to win a whoopee cushion or an exploding foam ice cream cone; "Hawaiian Hula Hoop," where participants hula hooped or did a quick hula dance to win a kazoo; and "Funky Feet Walk," where contestants raced around cones wearing oversized blue foam feet to win a yo-yo. There was a drawing after completion of all three stations for 150 prizes ranging from small personal fans to self-inflating beds.

The Recreation Office and Wellness Works offers special thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make EHFD a success: Bernie Dugan, Mae Strobel, Nancy Sells, Connie Kania, Ingrid Fang, Pam Noyes, Karen Karlix, Lou Dal Monte, Bill Wickenberg, Rod Walton, Chuck Grimm, Angie Prosapio, and Bob Andree. "We couldn't have done it without them," Guyer said.
--Eric Bland

Accelerated C++ Short Course
On June 7, Fermilab will offer the first session of Accelerated C++: A Short Course in Practical Programming by Example. The Short Course is an extended professional development experience that emphasizes computer programming in modern standard C++. No tuition is charged; the only cost is for the required textbooks. Walter Brown, who participates on Fermilab's behalf in the international C++ standardization effort, is the course instructor. He is a member of the Computing Division's CEPA department. Course registration is now open.
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PC Manager Meeting 5/25
The next PC Manager Meeting will be on May 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in WH8XO. CD has built a site Systems Management Server (SMS). Cele Bruce will explain the benefits of using SMS (patch distribution, software and hardware inventory, remote control of desktops) and how Divisions/Experiments/Sections can make use of this service to better manage their windows servers and desktops.

Unix Users Meeting
The next Unix Users meeting will be on Wednesday, May 25 at 1:00 p.m. in Curia II. Here is an agenda:
- Security Team - subject of the month
- Linux Update - Troy Dawson
--Scientific Linux Fermi 40rolling
--Scientific Linux 3.0.5 beta ??
- New Learning Spam Filter - Kevin Hill
- Meeting Maker Web Client - Jack Schmidt

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will meet Thursday, May 26, 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. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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