|Wednesday, August 31|
p.m. Director's Coffee Break -
2nd Flr X-Over
p.m. Fermilab Colloquium -
Speaker: S. Long,
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Title: The Direct
Effects of Atmospheric Change on Vegetation - From Gene Expression
to Crop Production in the Field
Note: The 11:00 a.m.
Fermilab ILC R&D meeting has been cancelled
Thursday, September 1
3:30 p.m. Director's
Coffee Break -
2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator
Physics and Technology Seminar -
Speaker: H. Tomizawa,
Title: R&D on RF-Gun Photoemission Sources at
Note: There will be no Theoretical Physics
Seminar this week
|Wednesday, August 31|
Italian Wedding with Meatballs
- Diner-Style Patty Melt
Chicken A la Mer
- Beef & Broccoli
- Greek Chicken Panini
with Feta Cheese
- Sicilian Style Pizza
- Grilled Chicken
Bowtie pasta in a Tomato Cream Sauce
The Wilson Hall Cafe now accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and
American Express at Cash Register #1.
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
- Grilled Duck Salad with Green Beans
Pear Almond Strudel
Thursday, September 1
- Orzo with Arugula and Parmesan
Call x4512 to make your reservation.
Series: Natalie MacMaster |
|Fermilab kicks off the
2005-2006 season with Canadian fiddle and step-dancing
sensation, Natalie MacMaster on Saturday, September 17, 2005
at 8 p.m. in Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium.
|Natalie MacMaster first picked up a
fiddle at the age of nine and has never looked back. After winning
numerous East Coast Music Awards for her early traditional
recordings, she began taking Celtic music to new heights with albums
like In My Hands, which featured elements of jazz and Latin
music, and guest vocals by Alison Krauss. Natalie received both a
Grammy nomination and Juno Award for Best Instrumental Album for
My Roots Are Showing. She has shared the stage with Carlos
Santana, The Chieftains, Paul Simon, Luciano Pavarotti, Alison
Krauss, Mark O'Conner and dozens of distinguished symphony
Natalie's live performances are a testament to her incandescent
musicianship and boundless energy, featuring foot-tapping rave-ups,
heart-stopping ballads, and world-class step dancing. Her national
and international tours have proven that she is as equally adept at
setting the house on fire with her exceptional band as she is at
hypnotizing a crowd while alone in the spotlights. Her band members
are Brad Davidge, guitars, vocals; John Chiasson, bass, vocals;
Allan Dewar, piano, keyboards; Matt MacIsaac, bagpipes, whistles;
and Miche Pouliot, drums, percussion.
Order your tickets early - Natalie's last performance at Fermilab
in 1998 sold out in record time!
Tickets for the Natalie MacMaster show on Septermber 17 are just
$28 ($14 for ages 18 and under). For further information or
telephone reservations, call 630/840-ARTS (2787) weekdays between 9
a.m. and 4 p.m.
|From The San
Francisco Chronicle, August 29, 2005|
examines 'beaming up' data, people - Critics say its extreme
computing, energy needs keep teleportation unlikely for now
Frustrated that terrorist kingpin Osama bin Laden is still on the
loose nearly four years after the Sept. 11 attacks, a few military
types and their scientific advisers are pondering a "what if"
solution straight out of TV's "Star Trek."
Wouldn't it be neat, they ask, if we could nab bin Laden via
teleportation? In "Star Trek," the characters traveled between
spaceship and planet by having their bodies dematerialized, then
"beamed" to another locale — hence, the characters' familiar request
to the ship's engineer: "Beam me up, Scotty."
Although many physicists think such ideas are claptrap, it would
be ideal if the United States could teleport U.S. soldiers into "a
cave, tap bin Laden on the shoulder, and say: 'Hey, let's go,'" said
Ranney Adams, spokesperson for the Air Force Research Laboratory at
Edwards Air Force Base in the Southern California desert. "But we're
not there (yet)."
Not for want of trying, though. Last year, the Air Force spent
$25,000 on a report, titled "Teleportation Physics Study," to
examine possible ways to teleport humans and objects through space.
The military has a long history of funding research into topics
that seem straight out of science fiction, even occultism. These
range from "psychic" spying to "antimatter"-propelled aircraft and
rockets to strange new types of superbombs.
Military-watchers have long argued over whether such studies are
wastes of taxpayers' money or necessary to identify future
super-weapons, weapons that a foe might develop if we don't.
In recent years, many physicists have become excited about a
phenomenon called "quantum teleportation," which works only with
infinitesimally tiny particles. It might lead to new ways of
transmitting cryptographically secure messages, some speculate, but
not human beings for a long time to come, if ever.
|On the Job with
Payroll: Working Hard for the Money|
|Payroll is a very
tight-knit group, which allows for exceptional teamwork and a
relaxed atmosphere. (Left to right): Bonnie Consalvo, LindaSue
Smith, Noell Healy, Evangeline de Jesus, Ronald Pahl, Mary
Tolian, and Tina Elmore. (Click on image for larger
|Ask any Fermilab employee what their
favorite department is, and chances are you will hear, "Payroll!"
Part of Business Services Section's Accounting Department, Payroll
is responsible for processing employee time sheets and ensuring
employees are paid in a timely manner. Not an easy task considering
the lab employs more than 2,000 employees and the Payroll Group is a
staff of seven.
With only six full time and one summer employee, Payroll is a
tight-knit group. "Teamwork is our top priority," said group leader
Ron Pahl. "If someone is out of the office or tied up with something
else, another person has to be able to jump in." That will become
easier next year, when the laboratory plans to upgrade to an
electronic Time and Labor system. "With the more sophisticated
system, we will be able to cut down on the manual labor needed in
the time collection process as well as provide management with more
detail," Pahl explained.
Electronic direct deposit has eliminated many headaches for both
Payroll and employees. There are still a handful of employees who
haven't signed up for direct deposit. "It is quicker, easier and
safer than issuing checks that must be cashed. We encourage everyone
to use direct deposit," Pahl said.
"We also have a number of non-resident aliens paid by the lab,
and each has a specific tax situation" depending on their visa, Pahl
explained. Payroll reviews each case and, if there is a need for
additional information, contacts the employee and schedules a time
to meet. "I really enjoy having the non-resident aliens come in and
talk about where they came from," he said. "People come to Fermilab
from all over the world, and there's so much you can learn from
Pahl has been working in the payroll department of various
businesses for almost 35 years, and has spent 12 of those years at
Fermilab. "I love the atmosphere here," he said. "It's very relaxed,
employees are so courteous and the Payroll staff is the best. We
have over 45 years of Fermilab experience in Payroll and have a very
good understanding of the pay policies. Plus, I can look out my
window and see deer and other wildlife running around."
in playing ultimate frisbee? It's a great way to get exercise while
having fun at the same time! If you've never played before, don't
worry about it, we'll teach you. Join us today at the soccer field
in the village. We usually play every Wed. from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
Please bring a bottle of water. See you there!
Unix Users Meeting
Wednesday 8/31/2005 @
Irwin Gains - DOE and Audits
Connie and Troy
- Latest on 305 and 4.0
Due to the holiday weekend, the power
outage scheduled for September 3 has been changed to September 24.
The power will be cut to Labs A, B, C, D, E, and F from 8:30 AM -
4:30 PM on Saturday, September 24, 2005.
Building Manager Notice
In an effort to enhance the
overall dependability and performance of Wilson Hall elevators, the
building manager has scheduled extensive maintenance and repairs
affecting all four cars. Every car will be taken out of service for
four to five days until completion of the project. Only one car will
be affected at any given time during these repairs.
Fermilab Health Fair
The Fermilab Health Fair, complete
with demonstrations, screenings, and health information, will take
place on Thursday, September 8 from 11:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
September 12 & 13: Word Intro
& PowerPoint Intro
September 27: Excel
September 28: Word Intermediate
October 11: Excel
October 12: Word Advanced
October 11 & 26:
Interpersonal Communication Skills