Tuesday, July 12|
12:00 p.m. Summer Lecture Series - 1 West
Speaker: A. Lennox, Fermilab
Title: Neutrons Against Cancer
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday, July 13
11:00 a.m. Fermilab ILC R&D Meeting/Research Techniques Seminar - (NOTE LOCATION)Curia II
Speaker: H. Frisch & H. Sanders, University of Chicago
Title: Pico-Second Time-of-Flight Detector and
1:00 p.m. Special Seminar - (NOTE LOCATION) Hornets' Nest
Speaker: M. Yokoyama, Kyoto University
Title: Search for Coherent Charged Pion Production in
Neutrino-Carbon Interactions with the K2K SciBar Detector
3:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - (NOTE DATE & LOCATION) One North
Speaker: I. Sideris, Northern Illinois University
Title: Characterization of the Chaotic or Regular Nature of Dynamical Orbits: A New, Fast Method
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
In conjunction with TeV Particle Astrophysics Workshop
Speaker: F. Aharonian, Max Planck Institut fuer Kernphysik
Title: Astrophysics and Cosmology with TeV Gamma Rays
Tuesday, July 12|
Chicken and Rice Soup
Mushroom Swiss Burger $4.85
Baked Meatloaf with a Roasted Tomato Demi-Glace $3.75
Parmesan Baked Fish $3.75
Southwestern Turkey Wrap $4.85
Ham & Pastrami Calzones $3.50
South of the Border Burritos with Chips & Queso $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
Recycler: Antiprotons Meet Electrons|
On Saturday, July 9, members of the Recycler Department/Ecool Group
circulated a beam of electrons together with a beam of antiprotons in
Fermilab's Recycler storage ring. They observed for the first time the
interactions between the electrons and the antiproton beam. The project
members took advantage of small number of antiprotons (1.5E10) available for
a study at that time.
Less than 48 hours later, accelerator experts conducted a second study,
using a larger number of antiprotons (about 42E10). Beams of antiprotons
and electrons were circulating together and traveling at the same speed, and
beam experts think they may have observed the first signs of cooling of the
antiproton beam, the reduction of the beam's emittance. Scientists will
examine the results in more detail in the upcoming days, and Fermilab Today
will report on their findings next week.
Get the Scoop: Have Cake|
And Ice Cream with Mike
Take time out on Thursday, July 14 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for cake and ice cream in the
Wilson Hall Atrium with Mike Witherell, to say "thanks" and "good luck" to Fermilab's departing
Director and his family. Then take in the Symposium, "Fermilab Science: The Witherell Years" in
Ramsey Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. Capping off the day will be a labwide reception at 4:30 p.m. in
Former Director |
TeV Particle Astrophysics
Conference July 13-15|
Simulated decay of Higgs boson in the future CMS experiment at CERN. (Image courtesy of CERN)|
The organizers of the TeV Particle Astrophysics Conference at Fermilab, July 13-15, hope to
bring the connection between particle physics and astrophysics into focus in much greater detail.
"The beautiful thing is
that so many of these areas are connected. The workshop is a fantastic opportunity to show where
they come together," said theoretical physicst and conference organizer Olga Mena Requejo.
"The main motivation for the workshop," said theoretical astrophysicist and fellow conference
organizer Gianfranco Bertone, "is the results from several experiments, including some interesting
data from air Cherenkov telescopes, which are making astronomical observations at unprecedented levels of
energy and resolution." The conference will also present results from the Pierre Auger Observatory at the wine
and cheese reception on Friday. Overall, the conference hopes to explore the implications of
these new results and look ahead to further experimental exploration.
Registration for the conference is over, but all talks and certain events
are open to members of the Fermilab community. Felix Aharonian of the
Max Planck Institute will speak on "Astrophysics and Cosmology with
TeV Gamma-Rays" at the Fermilab Colloquium on Wednesday at 4pm. Young
physicists in the field will present their work on posters the following
afternoon. "We hope to bring together all those people who are working
within all of these different, but related areas," said Bertone.
"Experimentalists, theorists, everyone."
More information is
From Science Magazine, July 8, 2005 |
Experts Explore Science's Unanswered Questions
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Experts from a variety of scientific fields gathered at AAAS headquarters yesterday to discuss some of most pressing unanswered questions in science. As part of the 125th anniversary of Science, published by AAAS, four symposia addressed everything from the nature of the universe to the meaning of consciousness.
From CERN to DESY to INFN|
Director Pier Oddone in the Tesla Test Facility Linac/VUV FEL at DESY. (Click on image for larger version)|
I have taken advantage while in Europe to establish connections and discuss future plans with various labs and agencies.
We have major common interests with CERN. The level of activity at CERN in preparations for the
LHC is enormous. Between staff, users and contractors, some 5,000 to 6,000 people are on site daily.
It was great to see the contributions of Fermilab to CMS and to the accelerator. Both ATLAS and CMS
can be appreciated in their astonishing scale. They are taking shape, but are not yet buttoned up, so
it is easy to walk around and appreciate how the major pieces are coming together. The pace in the
completion of accelerator components is equally impressive and Director General Robert Aymar and
the CERN team are determined to turn on the machine in mid-2007.
During my visit to DESY I met old friends and made new connections. We explored the various areas
of common interest where we hope to have future collaborations. They include many aspects of super
conducting RF R&D, ILC detector R&D, the operation of remote centers for global projects such as
LHC and combined data analysis that might use Tevatron and HERA results. I was impressed by the
extent of Fermilab's contributions to the Tesla Test Facility. My hosts made sure that I understood
how much they have appreciated the collaboration over the years, especially given the difficult
circumstances for Fermilab.
The Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) has supported Italian institutions participating
in projects in the US. The contributions of INFN have been legendary at both Fermilab and SLAC.
I had the opportunity to meet with Roberto Petronzio, the President of INFN, to discuss our common
interest in future collaboration, ranging from completion of the Tevatron Run II to neutrinos and
liquid Argon R&D to superconducting RF technology and the development of the ILC. Dr. Petronzio
is now also the chair of FALC (Funding Agencies for the Linear Collider), which is of great importance to the future of the ILC.
Fermilab Science - The Witherell Years|
On Thursday, July 14, there will be a symposium and reception
to honor the former director, Mike Witherell. The symposium
will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. A reception will
follow in the Wilson Hall atrium from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cake and Ice Cream with Mike
Come and say thanks and wish good luck to our departing Director and his family
on Thursday, July 14th in the Atrium from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Fermi Singers Perform on August 14
The Fermi Singers will perform at
Batavia's first annual "Art in your Eye" festival
August 14 at noon.
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.
Registration deadline is July 29. Registration can be made in the