Friday, July 15|
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Astrophysics Workshop (agenda)
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar
– In conjunction with TeV Particle Astrophysics Workshop - 1 West
Speaker: A. Chou, Fermilab
Title: First Scientific Results of the Pierre Auger Observatory
8:00 p.m. Fermilab Film Series - Ramsey Auditorium
Tickets: Adults $5
Saturday, July 16
8:00 p.m. Fermilab Arts Series - Ramsey Auditorium
Tom Paxton & Cheryl Wheeler
Monday, July 18
PARTICLE ASTROPHYSICS SEMINARS WILL RESUME IN THE FALL
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar (NOTE DATE) - Curia II
Speaker: R. Zukanovich, Universidade de São Paulo
Title: Phenomenological Motivations for Future Reactor Neutrino
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: Electron Cooling
Friday, July 15|
New England Clam Chowder
Western BBQ Burger $4.85
Baked Fish w/ Roasted Leeks and Peppers $4.00
Meatballs Teriyaki over Rice $3.75
Bistro Chicken & Provolone Panini $4.85
Assorted Personal Size Pizzas $3.50
Carved Top Round of Beef $4.85
The Wilson Hall Cafe now accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express at Cash Register #1.
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Chez Leon is now open. Call x4512 to make your reservation.
Effort at Prairie Picnic
On Sunday June 26, members of Fermilab's prairie preservation volunteer group
met for a picnic lunch and a look at the wildlife they have worked so hard to
preserve. Fermilab Director Pier Oddone joined them and saw first-hand the
strength of the public community's interest in the lab. Having Fermilab's
new director there was very important, said Ecological Land Management Committee member
Kent Collins of FESS. "This event demonstrates that there is a contingent
of people who are
really involved in Fermilab and in some ways consider the grounds to be their
own public park," said Collins.
Barbara Oddone was also there, getting involved in the ecological side
of the lab, a particular interest of hers. Volunteers who have been
with the program since the beginning returned to Fermilab to show
a younger generation all that they have accomplished. "Bob Betz l
oses 25 years when he gets out there," said Collins. "He was
taking people on tours around the prairie and pointing out all the new plants that have been put in."
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the prairie preservation program, which has encouraged members of the public to become involved in site activities since the beginning of Fermilab. During the time after September 11th when the lab was closed to the public, this summer picnic was organized to give volunteers an opportunity to visit the landscape they had created. Even though the site has re-opened, the area inside the main accelerator is still off-limits. The picnic offers volunteers a chance to congregate and show their children the progress they have made.
Worthel Returns to Stage|
In Love's Labours Lost
Bruce Worthel showcased his musical talents in the
Midsummer Theatre Troupe's 2003 production of As You Like It.
He appears with the company again in this summer's Love's Labours Lost.|
Although Shakespeare and particle physics are topics that are rarely
uttered in the same breath, Documentation and Training Specialist Bruce
Worthel has room in his life for both. Despite Fermilab's busy summer
schedule, Worthel has found time to appear onstage in the Midsummer
Theatre Troupe's production of Love's Labours Lost,
one of the Bard's comedies.
"I've always been in love with Shakespeare, and my wife challenged me to try
acting a few years ago," Worthel explained. He auditioned for the Midsummer
Theatre Troupe for the first time three years ago, and has since appeared
in their shows every summer. "There's a core group of people [in the company]
that I really enjoy acting with," he said. Shakespeare himself also plays
an important role in drawing Worthel back to the plays year after year.
"It's the language. It's just so beautiful," he said.
Worthel calls Love's Labours Lost "one of Shakespeare's odd comedies,
because no one gets married at the end." Worthel plays Anthony Dull,
a dim-witted constable who comically contrasts with his scholarly companions.
Love's Labours Lost opened on July 9 at Batavia MainStreet's Shakespeare
on Clark series. The company will also perform July 16, 23, and 20 on Clark
Island in Batavia (7 p.m.), as well as on July 15 in Naperville's Knock
Knolls Park (7 p.m.) and on July 17 in Wheaton's Cantigny Park
(6 p.m.). All performances are free except for Cantigny Park,
which costs $10. For more information, please contact Worthel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fermilab Arts Series Presents Tom Paxton & Cheryl Wheeler Tomorrow|
The Fermilab Arts Series presents Tom Paxton and Cheryl Wheeler tomorrow
at 8:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. Tickets are still available for this performance.
been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the
early 60's Greenwich Village scene, and continues to be a primary influence
on today's "New Folk" performers. He has performed in thousands of concerts
around the world. From ballads to comedy, Wheeler's music covers it all.
Fans decribe Cheryl Wheeler as two people: poet-Cheryl and comic-Cheryl,
and they enjoy watching the two tussle for control of the microphone.
From Nature Magazine, |
July 14, 2005
Particle physics: Weighty questions
In an unprecedented feat of computation, particle theorists made the most precise prediction yet of the mass of the 'charm-bottom' particle. Days later, experimentalists dramatically confirmed that prediction.
The lofty endeavour of particle physicists — to understand the birth, evolution
and ultimate fate of the Universe by studying its fundamental particles —
has just received a significant boost. The fiendishly difficult equations
of the strong nuclear force have yielded to a 30-year effort to allow the
first precise prediction of a composite particle's mass, a prediction
promptly confirmed by experiment. The computational technique responsible, lattice
quantum chromodynamics, could also be used to estimate quark masses better,
to shed light on the origin of mass, and to reveal how the Universe, originally
made of matter and antimatter in equal proportions, ended up containing
Morris Binkley Retirement Party|
There will be a retirement party for Morris
Binkley on Friday, July 15. Although the long-time CDF
scientist officially retired earlier this year,
he continues to work at Fermilab as a visiting scientist.
Festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the Users' Center, and
there will be a cash bar.
New Classifieds on Fermilab Today
New classified ads have been posted on Fermilab Today.
Recreation Office Sales Suspended
Due to a reduction in staff, the Recreation Office will temporarily suspend
the sale of tickets, T-shirts and canoe rentals as of Friday, July 15 at
noon until further notice. The suspended tickets are AMC Movie Tickets,
Great America Tickets, and Renaissance Faire Tickets. All other progams
will stay the same. Also, the Recreation Office will be closed Friday,
July 15 at noon for training. If you have any questions you may contact the
Recreation Office, x 2548.
Fermilab Arts Series
The Fermilab Arts Series will present
Tom Paxton and Cheryl Wheeler on
Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 8 p.m.
Fermilab Film Series
The Fermilab Film Series will present
Charulata on Friday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m.
in Ramsey Auditorium.