Fermilab Today Friday, September 8, 2006  

Friday, September 8
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: L. Waters, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Title: Summary of the Hadronic Shower Simulation Workshop, and Further Hadronic Applications

Monday, September 11
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: C. Gordon, University of Chicago
Title: Broken Isotropy from a Linear Modulation of the Primordial Perturbations
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: COUPP Bubble Chamber Test

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-Black & Blue Cheese Burger
-Tilapia w/Tortilla Crust
-Swedish Meatballs
-Bistro Chicken & Provolone Paninii
-Assorted Slice Pizza
-Carved Top Round of Beef

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-Angel Hair Pasta Diavolo
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Einstein's fame endures along with rich earnings
This beer stein is one of many Einstein-themed products on the market. (Click to see entire stein.)
With his genius and his unmistakable appearance, Albert Einstein is an icon of both science and culture. Since his passing Einstein has inspired films, books, and even an opera, "Einstein on the Beach." Not surprisingly, his popularity pays off handsomely.

In its July 3 issue, Forbes Magazine ranked deceased celebrities according to their annual revenues. Einstein came in third, earning $20 million in 2005 for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which inherited his estate.

Approximately $5 million came from the use of his image, and more royalties came from Disney's line of educational videos and toys, "Baby Einstein," which generated $400 million in sales last year.

Einstein's earnings followed those of Elvis Presley ($53 million) and Kurt Cobain ($50 million) on the list. Rounding out the top five were Andy Warhol ($16 million) and Marilyn Monroe ($8 million).
--Benjamin Berger

Summer school photo album
HCPSS Students got away from the lab over the weekend and took in the Chicago sites.
The mid-August Hadron Collider Physics Summer School was packed with outings, lectures and discussions. Now you can view the photo book online.

In the News
DOE Press Release,
September 7, 2006:

DOE Announces $60 Million in Projects to Accelerate Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science today announced approximately $60 million in new awards annually for 30 computational science projects over the next three to five years. The projects are aimed at accelerating research in designing new materials, developing future energy sources, studying global climate change, improving environmental cleanup methods and understanding physics from the tiniest particles to the massive explosions of supernovae.

"Advanced computing is a critical element of President Bush's American Competitiveness Initiative and these projects represent an important path to scientific discovery," DOE Under Secretary for Science Raymond Orbach said. "We anticipate that they will develop and improve software for simulating scientific problems and help reduce the time-to-market for new technologies."
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ILC Newsline
Fermilab launches community envoy program
Fermilab launched its Community Envoy Program with training about active listening and initiating the first conversation.
In the 1980's, when the Department of Energy proposed Fermilab as a possible site for the Superconducting Super Collider, a local citizens group spearheaded community opposition to the project. "Fermilab is no longer a good neighbor," proclaimed a full-page newspaper advertisement sponsored by CATCH, or Citizens Against the Collider Here. Fermilab doesn't want to make the same mistake twice. That's one reason why Fermilab has instituted a Community Envoy Program. The main goal of the program, however, is to create and maintain meaningful relationships with people in the surrounding communities.

"We have good relationships with our community, and the people who know us generally trust us. But that is not going to do it for what we need for the future," said Judy Jackson, Fermilab's Director of Public Affairs, during the Community Envoy training session on September 5. "We are going to need better relationships with our community than ever before."

The program matches up Fermilab employees with key stakeholders, such as local mayors and school superintendents. The envoys will provide information about the lab and become the stakeholders' personal connections to Fermilab. While the envoys will discuss progress on plans for the ILC, the program is intended to keep the community informed about all the lab's projects, scientific goals and achievements. "We don't envision the envoys as a sales force for the ILC," Jackson said. "Don't go out and try to convince everyone. Go out and build a relationship with a couple of people with whom Fermilab badly needs a relationship."
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Lightning strikes AD's Wade Muranyi snapped a picture of a tree struck by lightning in the front yard of his Elgin home, and also caught images of the live action. (Click image to see tree just after lightning hit.)

Artist Reception
There will be an artist reception on Wednesday, September 13, from 5-7 p.m. for Sallie Wolf's exhibition "The Moon Project." The reception will be held in the Fermilab Art Gallery on the 2nd floor of Wilson Hall.

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