Wednesday, May 25|
THERE WILL BE NO FERMILAB ILC R&D Meeting THIS WEEK
THERE WILL BE NO PROTON DRIVER GENERAL Meeting
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
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
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND
TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR TODAY
Wednesday, May 25|
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
Baked Ham & Swiss on a Ciabatta Roll $4.75
California Pizza $2.75
Crispy Fried Chicken Ranch 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
Staffin To Discuss P-5 Today at 1:30 p.m. in One West|
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,
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.
-- 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.)|
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.
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.
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.
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