Fermilab Today Friday, February 3, 2006  

Friday, February 3
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: S. Mishra, Fermilab
Title: ILC R&D at Fermilab

Monday, February 6
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: T. Weiler, Vanderbilt University
Title: Neutrino Astrophysics, Coming of Age
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: MiniBooNE Neutrinos at MINOS

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Friday, February 3

- Old Fashioned Ham & Bean
- Black & Blue Cheese Burger
- Summer Herb Cod
- Stuffed Manicotti
- Roasted Veggie & Provolone Panini
- Assorted Personal Size Pizzas
- Vegetarian Stir Fry

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-Spinach Risotto
-Mocha Cake

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Chez Leon Menu
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Ruth Pordes Elected OSG Executive Director
Members of the Open Science Grid Council announced yesterday the election
Ruth Pordes
Ruth Pordes
of Fermilab's Ruth Pordes as the OSG's first Executive Director. Pordes, the Computing Divison's associate head for program support, became involved in scientific grid computing as one of the principal investigators of the DOE-funded Particle Physics Data Grid. Pordes was also one of the leaders of Grid3, a computing grid which brought together three different projects and later evolved into the OSG.

"The OSG is an exciting opportunity and a great challenge," said Pordes. "I look forward to the work of the next two years, as we provide a solid distributed computing base for LHC physics, support Run II and astrophysics jobs and data, and work with more science communities."

The OSG is a nationwide community grid built by research groups from U.S. universities and national laboratories that enables collaborative research through distributed computing technologies. Over the past year, OSG researchers have provided distributed computing, storage and network resources to projects in several scientific domains, including the DZero experiment and the US collaborations of the CMS and ATLAS experiments.

Sloan Digital Sky Survey Featured at American Museum of Natural History
Sloan Digital Sky Survey is currently featured in the American Museum of Natural History Science Bulletins. The website explains big astrophysics questions that Sloan is trying to answer, and gives up-to-date information about how they are going about it. Jargon free!

ILC Newsline
Algorithms Flow at Detector Simulation Workshop
Full event reconstruction with a particle flow algorithm.
Last month in Boulder, Colorado, about 30 scientists shared ideas and worked together on software problems at the American Linear Collider Physics Group Detector Simulation Workshop.

"This was a software mini-workshop," said SLAC's Norman Graf who was a member of the workshop's Organizing Committee, together with Uriel Nauenberg and Stephen Wagner of the University of Colorado and Anthony Johnson of SLAC. "The goal is to provide an informal atmosphere for people to get together and exchange ideas. We try to get the experts together with the software users in an informal atmosphere, and ask questions, brainstorm and do some design work. This workshop was particularly nice because we had a large number of graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Colorado attend."
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In the News
DOE Press Release,
February 2, 2006:

U.S. Department of Energy Requests $4.1 Billion Investment As Part of the American Competitiveness Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the American Competitiveness Initiative, U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman
Samuel Bodman
Samuel Bodman
announced that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 budget requests $4.1 billion for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science, a $505 million (14.1%) increase over FY 2006 funding. This budget puts DOE’s Office of Science on the path to doubling its budget by FY 2016. The increased funding represents a major contribution to our national investment in basic science research - research critical to ensuring American competitiveness in the world, and to enhancing our energy security in the years ahead.
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On Monday, February 6, 2006, Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman will release DOE's FY 2007 budget request at a press briefing.

In the News
CERN Press Release,
February 1, 2006:

European particle physics sets course for the future

"Particle physics has an exciting future" : this was the key message emerging from the Open Symposium on particle physics strategy in Europe, which concluded at Orsay, France, today. Organised by the CERN* Council Strategy Group, this Symposium is the first of a series of events that will conclude in Lisbon on 14 July 2006, when the Group will present its long-term vision for particle physics in Europe to the 20 European states of the CERN Council.
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URA Scholarship Application
Every year, the University Research Association awards scholarships to children of regular, full-time Fermilab employees with high SAT scores. Applications are available online now through March 1. Questions about the program may be directed to Jeanelle Smith at x4367.

Pheasant Run Outing
The Fermilab Recreation Office offers an adult outing with buffet dinner and theater. Pheasant Run Resort & Spa presents “Accomplice” by Rupert Holmes, Saturday, March 4. The price of $35.00/person includes the dinner buffet and theater, taxes and gratuity. Call or stop by the Recreation Office x5427, x2548 to pick up a brochure and registration form. Deadline is February 17. More information can be found on the Recreation Web page.

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