Friday, August 4
DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK -
2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: C. Smith, University College London
Title: MINOS Results from the First Year of NuMI
Monday, August 7
PARTICLE ASTROPHYSICS SEMINARS WILL RESUME IN THE FALL
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd floor crossover
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Click here for a full calendar with links to additional information.
Friday, August 4|
-Cream of Wild Mushroom
-Blackened Fish Filet Sandwich
-Southern Fried Chicken
-Eggplant Parmesan Panini
-Assorted Slice Pizza
-Assorted Sub Sandwich
Wednesday, August 9|
-Seafood and Avocado Salad w/Ginger
-Blueberry Pie w/Vanilla Ice Cream
Thursday, August 10
-Julienne of Peppers, Onions and Basil
-Hazelnut Cake w/Crème Anglais
Chez Leon Menu
Call x4598 to make your reservation.
Last letter from a
On Friday, July 28, Jed Brown, former Fermilab associate director, died
at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. We highly value Jed's years of
service to Fermilab, a laboratory that he loved. Jed's wife, Jean, sent
me this letter that he wrote to his classmates at West Point, to be sent
after his death. I think he would be pleased to share it with all of you
in the Fermilab community.|
On 28 July 2006, at the age of 63, Jed Brown, Brigadier General, United
States Army, Retired, turned in his mess kit and was honorably
from the ranks of the living.
He wishes to thank his dearly departed parents Ethel and Victor Brown
for bringing him into this world and raising him, West Point for preparing
him for life and sending him on his way, and the U.S. Army for providing him
an opportunity to be all he could be. Jed also thanks a considerable
number of dear and true friends and loved ones who, with their sincere love and
affection, have done so much to make his sojourn on earth such a
pleasant and enjoyable one, particularly his daughters Deborah and Suzanne and
his beloved wife Jean. He certainly hopes to meet them all again in the
foreseeable future at a happy reunion in the great beyond. His final
wishes are for God to bless his family, friends, classmates and comrades in
arms, and for God to bless America.
Gerald C. Brown
United States Army, Retired
If you wish to sign a book in memory of Jed Brown, please visit the second floor crossover of Wilson Hall near the west windows. The book, to be presented to Brown's wife, will be available for signing now through August 25. Burial will take place September 25 at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. The time of burial will be announced in a future issue of Fermilab Today.
Nature, August 2, 2006:|
Particle physics: A finer constant
For the first time in a decade, the precision of the fine-structure constant - central to understanding the electromagnetic force - has improved. But even greater accuracy is required to test new physics.
How does the colour of a rose relate to the hardness of oak? To physicists, both result from electromagnetism, an interaction whose strength is encoded in one pure number - the fine-structure constant. Appropriately for something introduced at the dawn of quantum mechanics, the fine-structure constant is denoted by the Greek letter alpha.
|Conventional Facilities and Siting group well represented at VLCW06
Fifteen members dedicated to conventional facilities and siting for the International Linear Collider participated in the Vancouver Linear Collider Workshop 2006 - a record number for the group. Prior to the workshop through their weekly videoconferences, the three group leaders, Jean-Luc Baldy of CERN, Vic Kuchler of Fermilab and Atsushi Enomoto of KEK, encouraged everyone to attend the meeting in Vancouver. The outcome resulted in participants from Fermilab, SLAC, CERN, KEK and JINR.
|The Conventional Facilities and Siting Group at VLCW06: Standing L-R: Vic Kuchler, Jean-Luc Baldy (CERN), Fred Asiri (SLAC), Lee Hammond (FNAL), Tom Lackowski (FNAL), Masami Tanaka (KEK), Gerry Aarons (SLAC), Jerry Leibfritz (FNAL), Clay Corvin (SLAC), John Pedersen (CERN) Kneeling L-R: Michael Poehler (CERN), Martin Gastal (CERN), Maurice Ball (FNAL), Emil Huedem (FNAL), Atsushi Enomoto (KEK).
"There are enormous benefits to having everyone come face to face and participate with the other area systems and with their points of contact," Kuchler said. "These formal and informal discussions are essential to the progress that we have been able to make so far."
Hatha Yoga Classes|
Join Fermilab's next 8-week session of Hatha yoga classes and see why this class is our most successful. The classes are held in the auditorium from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, August 22 through October 9. The cost for this session is $80.00. Registration can be made in the Recreation Office or, if using a credit card, by phone at x5427 or x2548. Membership to the Recreation Facility is not required.
Fermi Singers go off site to perform
The Fermi singers will perform at the Batavia Farmer's Market on August 5, between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
The market is held on Water Street (between Wilson and First
Streets) in downtown Batavia.
They will also perfrom at the Art In Your Eye Fine Art Show and Festival on August 12 at
the Riverwalk (Houston St., between N. Island Ave and N. Water Street) in
Batavia. You can catch them on the Peg Bond stage at 9:30
GSA triathlon Saturday
The GSA's annual Fermilab triathlon will be held Saturday, August 5, at 8am. The triathlon consists of 800m swimming, 20Km biking and 5km running.
For more information, check the triathlon webpage
or email firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.
Prairie Quadrat Program
The Lederman Science Center still has openings for the Prairie Quadrat program. Get out and learn about the prairie's natural diversity while helping real ecology researchers. "The plants are lusher and denser than ever," said Education's Mary Hawthorne. "People have enjoyed this so much. We've had a number of repeat participants." This is the last chance of the year to take part; outings for the August 15, 24 and 30 are still available. Find out more and sign up here.
New classes are always being added to the professional development schedule. For the most up-to-date course offerings, go to the web page.
New classified ads have been posted on Fermilab Today.