Wednesday, June 29|
11:00 a.m. Fermilab ILC R&D Meeting - 1 West
Speaker: V. Kuchler, Fermilab
Title: ILC Conventional Facilities Update
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: J.-H. Andersen, University of Michigan
Title: Perception of the Extreme Unseen – From Mathematics to Aesthetic Coherence
Thursday, June 30
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: S. Pascoli, CERN
Title: Determining the Neutrino Mass Hierarchy
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday, June 29|
French Onion Soup
Texas Style Meatloaf Sandwich $4.85
Grilled Chicken with Black Bean & Corn Salsa $3.75
Kielbasa & Sauerkraut $3.75
Smoked Turkey Panini Pesto Mayo $4.85
Fettucine Carbonara with Ham & Mushrooms $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
ES&H Installs New Signs to
Ensure Safe Cycling Summer|
Fermilab users are accustomed to dealing safely with work-related hazards,
but ES&H head Bill Griffing says that one of the biggest hazards on site is
cyclist/motorist traffic, something that has drawn more attention as the
bike-riding season arrives. Motorist complaints and past accidents prompted
ES&H to request adding safety reminders to the Illinois Rules of the Road signs
at lab entrances. "We are trying to raise awareness that we enforce these rules
to protect cyclists," said Griffing. "It is an attempt to appease both motorists
Posted at main entrances|
to the site, the signs
remind cyclists to obey
the Illinois Rules of the
Griffing added that bike clubs are the biggest problem for motorists.
Unable to ride in groups on the smaller bike paths, clubs enjoy the Fermilab
grounds by taking to the roads. "This is a facility with actual roadways
that can have heavy traffic at times," Griffing said. "We want to encourage
recreational use of the facility, but we need to caution motorists as well
as cyclists to respect each other's use of the roads."
The new signs remind bikers and motorists to obey the Illinois Rules of the
Road enforced on all public roadways. This includes simply stopping at stop
signs and keeping bikes in single-file when approached from behind by motorists.
"It is important to let the public into our facility," said Griffing,
"but cyclists have been seriously hurt in collisions with cars in the past."
Griffing hopes the signs will ensure safer and more cooperative traffic on the
NREL’s John Turner Explores “The Sustainable Hydrogen
Economy” in Energy Colloquium
Presentation at Fermilab|
Talk is Free and Open to the Public
Dr. John A. Turner, a principal scientist at the National Renewable Energy
Laboratory, will explore issues involved in “The Sustainable Hydrogen Economy”
on Wednesday, July 6 at 4 p.m. at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab. Turner’s
presentation, the third and final installment in the Fermilab Colloquium series
on world energy issues, will take place in the One West conference room in the
Atrium of Wilson Hall. The talk is free of charge and open to the public, and
is geared for general audiences.
DOE Press Release, |
June 28, 2005
U.S.Statements on International Fusion Reactor (ITER) Siting Decision
WASHINGTON, DC – Today in Moscow, Russia, the ministers representing the six
ITER parties, including Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Director of the U.S. Department
of Energy’s Office of Science, announced the ITER international fusion reactor
will be located at the EU site in Cadarache, France. Below are statements by
U.S. government officials following the signing of the agreement at the Ministerial
Meeting. The text of the announcement by the six parties is
From The Chronicle of High Education, |
July 1, 2005
A Day in the Life, Subatomically Speaking
Bloggers from around the world give a voice to particle physics
By Richard Monastersky
Perhaps you are one of the millions of physics wannabes in academe, toiling away as a tenured wage slave in an economics department or squirming in your endowed chair in art history.
Maybe you fall asleep at night moaning, "Why didn't I pursue my passion for pions and love of leptons, instead of trying to cure cancer?"
For you and other tortured souls, salvation is at hand. You can now live out your physics fantasies online, through the vicarious thrills of Quantum Diaries.
Bicyclists Chase the Moon
July 23, 24 at Fermilab|
The Chase the Moon Bike Ride offers participants a chance to see Fermilab under the stars. (Click on image for larger version.)|
In the early hours of Sunday, July 24, hundreds of bike riders will
don helmets and headlights for a midnight ride across Fermilab. The
second annual Chase the Moon Bike Ride will begin at the nearby Marmion
Academy at 12:01 a.m. and will continue across almost 25 miles of Fermilab roads.
Festivities are from 9-11:59 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at Marmion Academy.
While many of Fermilab's roads are always open to the public, the Chase the Moon
ride gives the community a chance to see the prairie under the stars and ride
through outdoor areas of the lab that are usually restricted. "There are a
number of rides in the Fox Valley area, but Fermilab is a perfect place to ride
at night," said Pam Bellm, the ride's founder. "I lived in St. Louis and rode
in a late-night bike ride there, and thought it was awesome," she explained.
"There is also a night bike ride in Chicago, but I thought there were enough
bike riders in the Fox Valley Area to be able to organize a great event right
According the Bill Flaherty of ES&H's Security Division, last year's event
presented no problems to the lab. "We don't want any event that is going to
be dangerous or interfere with the operations of the lab, and as far as we know,
Chase the Moon is not a problem," he said.
Registration for this year's Chase the Moon Bike Ride is available online.
The ride will be limited to 500 riders, and each
participant will receive a T-shirt, a goodie bag, and a healthy breakfast
at the end of the ride. The 25-mile route can be shortened for recreational
riders and all funds raised will be donated to the Three Fires Council,
Boy Scouts of America.
Air Pollution Action Day:|
Wednesday, June 29
Today, Wednesday, June 29, the air quality is forecasted to reach unhealthy
levels Residents of the Metropolitan Chicago area are asked to take actions
to reduce ozone and particle pollution. Suggested actions include:
1. Limit driving. Rideshare, carpool, walk or bike.
2. Take public transportation.
3. If you must drive, avoid excessive idling, abrupt starts and use
4. Refuel your vehicle after 7 P.M., when sunlight is not as strong.
5. Do not use gasoline powered recreational vehicles on Action Days.
6. Postpone lawn mowing and gardening chores that use gasoline-powered
equipment on Action Days.
7. Use a charcoal chimney or electric starter instead of lighter fluid
when starting a barbeque grill.
8. Limit use of household and personal products that cause fumes.
9. Conserve energy at home to reduce energy needs from power plants.
10. Do not burn leaves or other yard waste.
11. Postpone burning wood in fireplaces on Action Days.
Artist Jan-Henrick Andersen Speaks at Colloquium on Wednesday
Artist and industrial designer Jan-Henrik Andersen will be speaking about
his exhibit, Sized Matter: Perception of the Extreme Unseen, on Wednesday,
June 29. From 4-5 p.m. in 1 West, Andersen will explain his artistic
representation of the Standard Model particles in a lecture entitled
From Mathematics to Aesthetic Coherence. A reception for the artist
in Wilson Hall will follow the colloquium. Both events will be open to the
public. Sized Matter is currently hanging in the Fermilab Art Gallery.
Unix Users Meeting
The next Unix Users Meeting will be on Wednesday, June 29 from 1:00 pm to 2:30pm
in Curia II.
1. RSS feeds by Dave Ritchie
2. Auto blocking by Randy Reitz
3. SLF update by Connie Sieh
Yin-e Sun's Thesis Online
Yesterday's article about Yin-e Sun's award-winning paper, Effects on Flat-Beam Generation
from Space-Charge Force and Beamline Errors, did not include a link to the thesis.
The paper can be accessed in its
entirety through Fermilab's Information Resources Department.
Sun's University of Chicago Ph.D. thesis is also on the subject of beam
dynamics and can be accessed online.