Friday, May 27|
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: A. Safonov, University of California, Davis
Title: Searches for Supersymmetry at CDF
Monday, May 30
Memorial Day Holiday
Tuesday, May 31
11:00 a.m. Computing Techniques Seminar - FCC1
Speaker: M. Lamanna, CERN
Title: Status of LCG Project Distributed Analysis Activity - ARDA
12:00 p.m. Summer Lecture Series - 1 West
Speaker: M. Syphers, Fermilab
Title: How Accelerators Work
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Friday, May 27|
Old Fashioned Ham & Bean Soup
Black & Blue Cheeseburger $4.75
Chicken Wellington $4.25
Stuffed Manicotti $4.75
Roasted Veggie & Provolone Panini $4.75
Assorted Pizza Slices
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
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Reorganizes
to Position Itself for Major Discoveries|
(Clockwise from top left) Persis Drell, Deputy Director and
Director of Particle and Particle Astrophysics,
Keith Hodgson, Deputy Director and Director for Photon Science, John Galayda,
Director of LCLS Construction, and John Cornuelle, Director of Operations.|
MENLO PARK, Calif.-- On May 24, Jonathan Dorfan, director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), announced a complete reorganization of the structure and senior management of the laboratory, which Stanford University has operated for more than 40 years for the U.S. Department of Energy. The new organizational structure is built around four new divisions--Photon Science, Particle & Particle Astrophysics, Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) Construction and Operations.
"One thing that is recurrent in world class scientific research is change," Dorfan said. "Recognizing new science goals and discovery opportunities and adapting rapidly to exploit them efficiently, cost effectively and safely is the mark of a great laboratory. Thanks to the support of the Department of Energy's Office of Science and Stanford University, SLAC is ideally placed to make important breakthroughs over a wide spectrum of discovery in photon science and particle and particle astrophysics.
"These fields are evolving rapidly and we are remodeling the management structure to mobilize SLAC's exceptional staff to better serve its large user community. The new structure is adapted to allow them to get on with what they do best--make major discoveries."
-Neil Calder, SLAC Director of Communications
From the Interactions News Wire, May 25, 2005|
RIKEN-BNL Research Center Dedicates New Supercomputer for Physics Research
UPTON, NY - A new computer -- the RIKEN BNL Research Center supercomputer -- was unveiled today at a dedication ceremony at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory attended by physicists from around the world. It is called QCDOC for quantum chromodynamics on a chip, and it was designed and built by Brookhaven Lab, Columbia University, IBM, RIKEN -- The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research in Japan, and the University of Edinburgh. The computer has 10 teraflops of peak computing power, which makes it capable of performing 10 trillion arithmetic calculations per second, with sustained speeds of five teraflops. The $5-million computer took three years to build and is funded by RIKEN, with infrastructure support from DOE's Office of Science.
Taking up only 100 square feet of floor space, the supercomputer is installed at Brookhaven Lab in the RIKEN-BNL Research Center, a physics research center formed by RIKEN and Brookhaven Lab in 1997. QCDOC achieves its ultra-fast speed by harnessing the power of 12,288 individual computers, each with its own memory and an extremely fast interprocessor communication network. Each processor is constructed on a single silicon chip, so the supercomputer is essentially 12,288 interconnected chips. This simple design leads to a low power requirement of about 100 kilowatts compared to the many megawatts typical of most commercial supercomputers.
American Academy Selects
Shochet, Barish for 2005|
Mel Shochet of CDF and Barry Barish of the ILC have been elected Fellows to the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2005, joining a class of 225 members
including Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, actor/director Sidney Poitier,
Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and playwright Tony Kushner
among an array of scholars, scientists, artists, and civic and corporate
leaders. Foreign Honorary Members include Nobel Prize-winning poet Wislawa
Szymborska, and conductor and pianist
Daniel Barenboim. The 2005 Fellows
will be inducted in October.
Barish has served as Linde Professor of Physics at the California Institute
of Technology, Director and Principal Investigator of the Laser Interferometer
Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), and is a member of the National Science
Board. He was recently named Director of the Global Design Effort for the
International Linear Collider.
Shochet is the Kersten Distinguished Service Professor at the Enrico Fermi
Institue of the University of Chicago, and a Fellow of the American Physical
Society class of 1989. He was part of the CDF team that discovered the top
quark and measured its mass, and his current research focuses on top quark
"This is great," CDF Co-Spokesperson Young-Kee Kim said. "I can't think
of anyone else who deserves this award more than Mel. He is direct, honest,
sincere and responsible. I cannot ask for someone better than Mel as
-- Eric Bland
Weekly Time Sheets Due Today|
With the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday on Monday,
Weekly Time Sheets are due
in Payroll by 10:00 a.m on Friday May 27, 2005.
Children's Center 25th Anniversary Reunion and Ice Cream Social
All current or former Children's Center students and their families are
invited to a Reunion at The Children’s Center (28 Shabbona) on Wednesday,
June 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. We will celebrate our 25th year by
enjoying ice cream and lots of reminiscing. If you plan to attend, please
RSVP to Linda Olson-Roach, (630) 840-3082, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date! Witherell Symposium, Reception on Thursday, July 14
Fermilab will hold a symposium, "Fermilab Science: The Witherell Years" in
honor of Michael Witherell, who will leave his position as director on June
30. The Symposium will be held in Ramsey Auditorium on the afternoon of July
14 at 1:00 p.m ., and will be followed by a labwide reception at 4:30 p.m. in the Wilson
Hall atrium. Fermilab Today will publish more details as soon as they are
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.
2-for-1 Tickets for World Premiere
From May 27 to July 10, Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago will show
the play Symmetry, the world premiere of David C. Field's drama
pitting big business, pure science and power politics. Set in present
time, the play portraits a brilliant young physicist determined to
escape the obscurity of his small southwestern university. Performances
on June 2 and June 9 have pre-show lectures with Jeff Harvey and Sean
Carroll, University of Chicago. To receive tickets at a 2-for-1 discount,
Fermilab employees should call 773-871-3000 and mention this announcement.
Budker Seminar Series
The next Budker Seminar Series will be
on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. in the
Users' Center. Phil Yoon, Fermilab, will
present: Simulations of Fermilab Accelerators:
- Error-Induced Beam Degradation in the Booster
- Injection Methods for the Upgraded Main Injector
- RF Stacking in the Accumulator