Fermilab Today Friday, October 5, 2007

Friday, Oct. 5
12 p.m.
Wellness Works Brown Bag Seminar - One West
Speaker: S. Broy, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute LLC
Title: Are You Fit to a T?
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
Joint Experimental-Theoretical Physics Seminar - One West
Speaker: L. Hsu, Fermilab
Title: Recent Results from KamLAND

Monday, Oct. 8
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II Speaker: M. Kesden, University of Toronto Title: Testing Dark Matter Forces with Tidal Streams 3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over 4 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II Special Topics: LARP Magnet Progress; Status of PEANUT

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Wilson Hall Cafe
Friday, Oct. 5
- New England clam chowder
- Black & blue cheese burger
- Mardi Gras jambalaya
- Swedish meatballs
- Bistro chicken & provolone panini
- Assorted pizza slices
- *Carved top round of beef

Wilson Hall Cafe Menu

Chez Leon

Wednesday, Oct. 10
- Middle Eastern cornish hens
- Lentil rice
- Stuffed plum tomatoes
- Almond baklava

Thursday, Oct. 4

Chez Leon Menu
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DZero celebrates 200th paper

DZero spokespersons Darien Wood and Dmitri Denisov speak with Paul Grannis during the DZero banquet to celebrate the publication of the experiment's 200th paper. Credit: Gavin Hesketh, Fermilab

DZero celebrated the publication of its 200th paper, a milestone only the largest and most prolific experiments reach.

The celebration was an opportunity for the DZero collaboration to remember how far they have come. Paul Grannis, who spoke at the Sept. 26 celebration, joined the project in 1983. He said that at that time, he never imagined the project would grow as large and successful as it is today.

"We celebrated the first 100 papers in April 2001, nine years after the start of data taking," Grannis said. "The second 100 came faster, so we are gaining momentum."

The group also has gained acclaim.

This summer many of its team members received awards. Tim Scanlon received an award for outstanding doctoral thesis and Yann Coadou was given an award for outstanding contributions made by a post-doc. In addition, on Sept. 28, DZero's Jan Stark received the CNRS Media De Bronze in Grenoble, France. The French National Council for Scientific Research awards bronze medals for the first work of a promising researcher. Many recipients of CNRS honors have gone on to win Nobel prizes.

But DZero isn't taking the success too seriously. The celebration was filled with jokes about publishing papers and a pop quiz about paper facts including "How many citations are there for the most cited paper?"

For the answer, click here.

-- Haley Bridger

In the News

U of C hosts city-wide science fair

From Chicago Maroon, Oct. 2, 2007

The University of Chicago and the Argonne and Fermi labs (Fermilab) will act as official sponsors of the 2007 Chicago Science in the City, hosting events during the two-week celebration aimed at furthering science education across the city.

"Participating in outreach like this and explaining what we do in science is a very important activity and the U of C is helping in sponsoring [Chicago Science in the City]," said Sidney Nagel, Distinguished Service Professor in physics. "Scientists should jump at every opportunity to tell people what they're doing because what we're doing is interesting, it's beautiful, and it's useful, and it's important in our daily lives and important for our future and future technology. So, if we can explain this clearly and with passion and communicate our passion to our audience, I think that can only be for the good."

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A novel challenge

Sakue Yamada

ILC NewsLine presents a new column from the Research Director Sakue Yamada.

The invitation to become the newly created research director for the International Linear Collider detector design was a surprise. I have always been aware that an electron positron collider is a powerful tool for particle physics. I started my career in high energy physics in this field, and I enjoyed many exciting years. I also participated in various discussions about a future linear collider project. But that was a long time ago. In recent years, I watched from the sidelines and followed the international efforts organised to design a linear collider under the leadership of the Global Design Effort. After discussions with the ILC Steering Committee and several key physicists, I learned how far things have developed and why they introduced a Research Director.

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-- Sakue Yamada

Special Announcement

Fermilab Steering Group Report Web site

On Thursday, Fermilab launched a Web site for its Steering Group Report, which proposes a path to keep Fermilab and the United States at the cutting edge of particle physics for decades to come. The report outlines the laboratory's plan to further the quest to discover the fundamental nature of the physical universe.

All employees will receive a printed copy of the report. Additional copies may be ordered.

Visit the Web site.

Have a safe day!

RSVP for Amy Lee Segami lecture
In celebration of Illinois Arts Week, the Fermilab Art Gallery will host a public lecture by Amy Lee Segami from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, in One West. The lecture will explore the "Probability of Certainty in Creative Problem Solving Technique" along with a demonstration of Suminagashi. A one-hour tour of Fermilab will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP before Oct. 10 by contacting Georgia Schwender.

Register for S/CII training
Technical personnel and managers can sign up for suspect/counterfeit items identification training. Training is scheduled to take place Oct. 16-18 at Argonne National Laboratory. You may register until Oct. 9 at the Fermilab Professional Development Web site.

Health and Wellness Fair Oct. 11
Fermilab's Employee Health and Wellness Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Word 2003: Introduction Oct. 10
Learn to create, edit, format and add tables to basic business documents with Word 2003 through this training course. For more information, please visit the Web site.

Sexual harassment training Oct. 9, 10
The Office of Professional & Organization Development offers sexual harassment training for FNAL employees on Oct. 9. Training for managers and supervisors is on Oct. 10. Training only will be offered once this fall. It is intended to raise awareness of issues surrounding workplace sexual harassment discrimination. Employees can find more information and enroll online here. Supervisors or managers can enroll here.

Wellness brown bag seminar today
Wellness Works and the U.S. Bone and Joint Decade will present a Brown Bag Seminar from noon to 1 p.m. today in One West. Susan Broy, M.D. from the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute LLC will present "Fit to a T," an educational program about bone health and osteoporosis.

English Coutnry Dancing Sunday
English Country Dancing will meet Sunday, Oct. 7 at Kuhn Barn on the Fermilab site. Instruction begins at 2 p.m. and goes until 5 to 5:30 p.m., after which the group will hold a potluck supper. Everyone is welcome. Most dances are fully taught and walked through. You do not need to come with a partner. The next date for English country dancing is Sunday, Nov. 11, and there will be live music by Putting on Aires. For more information, call (630) 584-0825 or (630) 840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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