Tuesday, June 7|
12:00 p.m. Summer Lecture Series - 1 West
Speaker: M. Witherell, Fermilab
Title: Discoveries Ahead in Particle Physics
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speakers: A. Molvik, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
J.-L. Vay, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title: E-Cloud Theory, Simulations and Experiments
Wednesday, June 8
8:30 a.m. Users' Annual Meeting Registration - Auditorium Lobby
9:00 a.m. Users' Annual Meeting - Auditorium
THERE WILL BE NO Fermilab ILC R&D Meeting THIS WEEK
THERE WILL BE NO PROTON DRIVER GENERAL MEETING THIS WEEK
THERE WILL BE NO DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK TODAY
THERE WILL BE NO FERMILAB COLLOQUIUM THIS WEEK
Tuesday, June 7|
Creamy Turkey Vegetable Soup
Chicken Gyros $4.85
Salisbury Steaks w/ Mushroom au Jus $3.75
Chicken Cacciatore $3.75
Smoked Turkey Breast on Homemade Fococcia $4.85
Philly Cheese Stromboli $3.50
Chipotle Chili & Queso Nachos Supreme $4.85
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
2005 Users' Meeting|
OSTP's Looney To Speak
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.
The 2005 Users' Meeting starts tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. in Ramsey Auditorium.
Registration is free and can be
Users' Meeting attendees will learn about Fermilab's future, hear about
recent developments with the International Linear Collider, catch up on the
latest news from Washington and the EPP2010 panel and enjoy a free Festa
Italiana. Patrick Looney, Assistant Director for Physical
Sciences and Engineering of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, will
kick off the Fermilab
Users' Meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday in Ramsey Auditorium. The title
of his talk is "P5: Policy, Politics and Perspectives on Particle Physics."
NSF's Joseph Dehmer and Fermilab Director Mike Witherell will also address
the Fermilab community on Wednesday. Noted speakers on Thursday's agenda
include Robin Staffin, Ewan Paterson, Barry Barish, Charles Shank
and Pier Oddone.
NSF's Joseph Dehmer|
will speak at the
Users' Meeting on
All members of the Fermilab community are welcome to attend.
2005 Users' Meeting Agenda
New Season, New Look and
New Goals for DASTOW '05|
DASTOW 2004 (Click on image for larger version.)|
The first summertime DASTOW for Fermilab employees, users and their children
takes place on Thursday, June 23 with a new range of presentations and a new
set of goals. The old favorites are in place-the group photo, the Cryo Show,
the Fire Department presentation, and the buffalo pasture visit. But new
additions from the Education Office's World Year of Physics program signal
a new two-tiered approach, with an added focus on educational activities.
And the afternoon is now a time for those who would like to re-focus on the
original purpose of Daughters and Sons to Work: allowing kids to spend time
with their parents in their workplace, learning what they do and how they do
it, and how their responsibilities fit into the context of the work of the
laboratory as a whole. You should make sure ahead of time that your supervisor
approves. And you must make absolutely sure that everything is done in a safe
Start the day the usual way, promptly at 8:30 a.m. on the front steps of Wilson
Hall for the annual DASTOW group photo (posters will be available for pickup on
Friday). Move into Ramsey Auditorium at 8:45 a.m. for welcoming messages, program
updates and safety tips. At 9 a.m. the activities program begins-along with some
Children's Science Adventures
at Fermilab Offer Summer Fun - and Learning, Too!|
Summertime is a bright season of adventure and discovery for children,
and now is the perfect time to add Science Adventures to your children's
schedule of discoveries for June, July and August at the Leon Lederman
Science Education Center, at the Department of Energy's Fermilab.
An eager participant|
at an electricity and
at the Lederman Science
Parents can find adventures for Kindergarteners through seventh graders, with sessions lasting from a couple of hours to a full five-day week. Adventures are led by teachers from surrounding communities, members of Fermilab's Education Office, and other professionals.
From Scientific American, June 2005|
Do the inner workings of nature change with time?
By John D. Barrow and John K. Webb
Some things never change. Physicists call them the constants of nature.
Such quantities as the velocity of light, c, Newton's constant of gravitation,
G, and the mass of the electron, me, are assumed to be the same at all places and times in the universe. They form the scaffolding around which the theories of physics are erected, and they define the fabric of our universe. Physics has progressed by making ever more accurate measurements of their values.
I am in my last month as Fermilab Director, and this week will be my last
opportunity to address the Fermilab users at their annual meeting.
At the end of my talk, I am adding some final words, and I thought I should
air them here as well.
Fermilab has a new, even more central role in the future of US HEP. This new
role brings new responsibilities to the laboratory and to others. Fermilab
has a responsibility to optimize the entire U.S. particle physics program
and to align itself with the priorities of that program. The particle physics
community in the U.S. and the Office of High Energy Physics have a responsibility
to support the laboratory and keep it viable as a platform for building the
To put it another way, the success of Fermilab, the particle physics community,
and the High Energy Physics program are linked even more closely. As we plan
the future in various groups over the next year, we need to work together on
a plan that builds the best future for all three.
Ron Lutha Wins Outstanding
Management Award for 2005|
Fermilab's DOE Office Deputy Site Manager Ron Lutha has been named the DOE's
2005 Chicago Office "Outstanding Manager or Supervisor Award," presented to a
Chicago area DOE manager or supervisor who develops a cohesive staff and
creates a positive work environment, while providing direction and guidance.
Lutha won the award in April during a major research transition for Fermilab
after beginning his managerial duties in 2004, affirming his contributions
as a stabilizing and unifying factor for the Fermi Site Office.
Ron Lutha with his|
Lutha's coworkers, who nominated him for the award, kept didn't tell him about it until they handed him the plaque. "I was pleasantly surprised and honored," Lutha said. "It made me feel like I was doing a good job here." As the Deputy Site Manager, Lutha coordinates everything that goes on at projects sites like NuMI, the Main Injector, and is currently working on Tevatron luminosity upgrades. "I like unique, interesting projects," Lutha said.
The three-page nomination form highlights his professional contributions as well as his personal qualities. "He is absolutely a first-class individual," Lutha's supervisor, Site Manager Joanna Livengood, said. "He works to people's strengths and motivations, genuinely cares about people, and is consistent and fair."
Yesterday’s article “Alvin Tollestrup Award to Schwienhorst of DZero” failed
to identify Schwiehorst’s home institution, Michigan State University.
We regret this omission and extend our congratulations to MSU.
CSI Brown Bag Seminar|
The CSI group of the Computing Division will host a Brown Bag
Seminar on Wednesday, June 15 from 11:30-1:00. The topic of the seminar will
be an introduction to the Plone software package, a web based
content management system.
Fermi Days at Great America
The Recreation Office has designated July 9, 10, 23 & 24 as Fermi Days
at Great America. Purchase tickets in the Recreation Office for only
$25.00. This ticket also includes the colossal
new water park, Hurricane Harbor, next to Six Flags.
Tickets can be purchased in the Recreation Office beginning in June.
Tickets are not for resale.