Tuesday, July 5|
12:00 p.m. Summer Lecture Series - 1 West
Speaker: R. Dixon, Fermilab
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday, July 6
THERE WILL BE NO FERMILAB ILC R&D MEETING THIS WEEK
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: J. Turner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Title: The Sustainable Hydrogen Economy
Tuesday, July 5|
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
2000 Tons of Steel? No
Problem for Fermilab Team|
Peter Limon addresses his fellow Fermilab employees at the luncheon sponsored to thank them for their efforts. (Click on image for larger version.)|
A team of Fermilab employees spanning three separate divisions gathered for
lunch on Tuesday, June 28, to celebrate a job well done. Paul Czarapata and Peter
Limon offered their congratulations and thanks to a group of physicists,
engineers and technicians for their outstanding work on the first phase of
the High Power Test Facility project which included cleaning out the Meson
Detector Building and preparing it for the superconducting RF Module Test
Facility (SMTF). The work was completed on schedule and safely, with no work-time
lost due to injury.
The work began in October, 2004 when the laboratory announced its intention
to pursue the R&D for the Proton Driver and the International Linear Collider.
With Northern Illinois as a proposed location of the International Linear Collider,
project will help establish Fermilab as a leader in the ILC's design. The
team removed two very large magnets, one over 1500 tons, hundreds of shielding
blocks, the remnants of a target station, and numerous magnets, collimators,
and miscellaneous devices.
The building was not only cleared, said Czarapata, but "painted, with
survey marks put in and new shield blocks installed." Limon said, "This is an
example of the ability of the lab to work across divisional boundaries
flexibly and speedily to get something done. We did the job, and we did the
job very well."
Branlard Awarded John Bardeen Engineering Fellowship|
Julien Branlard begins work at Fermilab today as the first John Bardeen
Engineering Fellow. A recent graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology,
Branlard joins the Accelerator Division's RF Department.
Julien Branlard is|
the first recipient
of the John Bardeen
"Julien will make an outstanding addition to Fermilab," said Ralph Pasquinelli, Accelerator Division RF Department Head and the inspiration behind the fellowship. "He's an articulate, talented team player who will hit the ground running with his outstanding engineering skills."
Branlard began his studies in France and transferred to the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2000. After graduating with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering last December, he began looking for a way to continue his work in the United States. "I've always been attracted to engineering, from the moment I first started playing with LEGOs to today," Branlard said. "This position is a perfect opportunity to work in a field I love while getting the most of my time in the States."
The fellowship seeks to bring to Fermilab one or two of the most talented engineering Masters or PhD recipients each year. The Fellows can be placed in any Division or Section where engineers are employed.
"This fellowship program will ensure that Fermilab attracts additional engineers of Julien's caliber to support Fermilab's future." Pasquinelli said.
International Committee on Future Accelerators (ICFA)|
ICFA (and a few extras) in the Anatomical Theatre
of the Gustavianum, the oldest building in Uppsala University (Photo by Chen
Hesheng, Director of IHEP) (Click on image for larger version.)|
This past Sunday I attended my first ICFA meeting in Uppsala, Sweden. ICFA
brings together the directors of the five principal particle physics labs
(CERN, DESY, FNAL, KEK and SLAC) together with 11 other representatives of
the particle physics community worldwide. ICFA was created in 1976 to promote
international collaboration in the construction of major accelerator facilities.
The parent organization is the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
The most immediate impact of ICFA for us at Fermilab is that ICFA is playing
and will continue to play a crucial role in the development of the ILC. It
is the body that appointed the director of the ILC Global Design Effort, Barry
Barish. ICFA also appoints and oversees the ILC Steering Committee (ILCSC)
that Maury Tigner has led up to now. At the Uppsala meeting Albrecht Wagner,
director of DESY, was named the new chair of ICFA with a term of three years
to start on January 1 2006, and Shin-ichi Kurokawa was named to replace Maury
Tigner as chair of the ILCSC,starting this month.
The meeting ranged over many topics of interest related to international
collaboration, including the planning of the triennial ICFA Seminar that will
take place in Daegu, Korea, September 28 through October 1, 2005. One of the
most impressive and heartening aspects of the meeting was to see representatives
of the different regions of the world coming together to plan a common future.
From the Interactions News Wire, July 1, 2005 |
BaBar finds new massive particle
On Thursday June 30th at the international Lepton-Photon symposium in Uppsala, Sweden, the BaBar experiment at the Department of Energy's Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) announced the discovery of a new massive particle with curious behavior.
The particle is produced in collisions between electrons and their antimatter counterparts, called positrons. For the moment the particle has been named Y(4260), reflecting the measured mass of 4260 Mega-electron volts but the unknown nature of the state. The discovery is the subject of a paper submitted to Physical Review Letters this week.
July 18 - 21: Learning Perl
July 19 & 20: Interpersonal Communication Skills
Children's Treasure Hunt Party - August 5
This two-hour event offers an introduction to the safe use of snorkeling
gear and the aquatic environment. The party will be held on August 5 at
the Village Pool from 9 AM - 11 AM. The cost for each child is $20.00.
Children ages 5 to 12 years of age are accepted. Children must know how to
swim and be comfortable in the water. Registration deadline is July 29.
Maximum of 20 children accepted. Registration can be made in the Recreation