Fermilab Today Friday, November 2, 2007

Friday, Nov. 2
8:30 a.m.
Presentations to the Physics Advisory Committee - Curia II
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
Joint Experimental-Theoretical Physics Seminar - One West
Speaker: H. Georgi, Harvard University
Title: Unparticle Physics
8 p.m.
Fermilab International Film Society - Auditorium
Tickets: Adults $5
Title: The Great Dictator

Saturday, Nov. 3
8 p.m.
Fermilab Arts Series - Auditorium
Tickets: $30/$15
Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Monday, Nov. 5
2:30 p.m.
Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: D. Ceverino-Rodriguez, New Mexico State University
Title: Stellar Feedback and Galaxy Formation
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: CDF ISL Cooling Leak: Cause and Mitigation

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Wilson Hall Cafe
Friday, Nov. 2
- 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, Nov. 7
- Chipotle chicken w/corn cakes
- Latin confetti salad
- Rum pecan cake

Thursday, Nov. 8
- Closed

Chez Leon Menu
Call x4598 to make your reservation.


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Costumed ES&H employees celebrate another safe year

ES&H associate section head Tim Miller poses as "Safe T," a fictionalized rapper, with Brian Svazas, MD as a human cannon ball; and Jim Priest, dressed as a pope. Miller was the winner of the section's costume contest.

Members of ES&H disguised as the pope, a proctologist, a scarecrow and more, gathered for their annual picnic on Halloween.

"It's important to celebrate safety and success as a team," said ES&H Section Head Bill Griffing. "That's why we invited the ES&H professionals who are employed by the line organizations to join us this year. We appreciate the significant role they play in helping us achieve success in ES&H at Fermilab."

An estimated 30 people from ES&H and those who work closely with the department celebrated a solid safety record, a successful shutdown and Halloween. Associate ES&H section Head Tim Miller won the division's costume contest. He dressed as a fictional rap artist, "Safe T," complete with a large pendant and backwards baseball hat.

"There have been no major accidents this year," Griffing said. "In fact, it's hard to remember the last time there was a major accident here." Griffing credits the lab's success in reducing accidents and injuries to great leadership in management and to employee commitment and participation in ES&H activities. "Our safety culture has certainly improved," he added.

-- Haley Bridger

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Glen Goderre

Glen Goderre

Glenn Goderre, computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and former Fermilab employee, died Saturday, Oct. 27.

Goderre was born in Gardner, Mass. He came from a very modest background and was diagnosed late with dyslexia. Although he was unable to read until the third grade, he eventually graduated magna cum laude from Lowell University in 1975. He continued on to earn a doctorate in physics from Northeastern University in 1986. His academic career took him to the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and then to the Texas Accelerator Center in The Woodlands, Texas.

Goderre's research was published in Scientific American. He went on to work in the Accelerator Division at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where he spent 12 years. He was most recently at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Poppy Ridge Golf Course, 4280 Greenville Road in Livermore.

A scholarship fund has been established in Goderre's name to assist students who are interested in studying physics. Donations may be made to the Glenn Goderre Scholarship Fund, c/o P.O. Box 1245; Tracy CA 95378.

Photo Contest Results

Pumpkin carving results

Here is a selection of some of the most creative pumpkin photos submitted to Fermilab Today.

Pi pumpkin, submitted by Manuel Mussini, CDF collaborator
Eileen Berman, CD

DZero and Fermilab magnet pumpkins, submitted by Anatoly Evdokimov, DZero collaborator

From ILC Newsline

Committed to committees

Shin-ichi Kurokawa (left), former ILCSC chair, introduces his successor, Enzo Iarocci (centre) and the ILC Research Director Sakue Yamada (right).

As the new chair of the ILC Steering Committee (ILCSC), Enzo Iarocci will have to do a lot of negotiating. Not only with the other members of the Steering Committee or the ILC community, but most of all with his wife. "In this new position I will have to probably travel even more than I thought," he says, "and my wife is less than pleased about that..."

During last week's ALCPG meeting, Iarocci officially replaced Shin-ichi Kurokawa, who had been chairman for the last two years. The ceremonial hand over occurred on the very same day that the new Research Director Sakue Yamada took up office as well.

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-- Barbara Warmbein

In the News

Brookhaven Laboratory physicist receives presidential early career award for scientists and engineers

From Interactions.org, Nov. 1, 2007

Kyle Cranmer, a former Goldhaber Distinguished Fellow and a current guest scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory was among 58 researchers honored in Washington, DC, today as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

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In the News

University of Minnesota receives $45.6 million from Department of Energy to build new lab in northern Minnesota

From University of Minnesota press release, Oct. 31, 2007

The University of Minnesota announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded a $45.6 million, four-year cooperative agreement to the university's School of Physics and Astronomy to build a new international physics laboratory near the Ash River, about 40 miles southeast of International Falls, Minn.

Building the lab is the first step in an estimated $250 million project to be funded by the Department of Energy to further study neutrinos, fundamental building blocks of matter that can help researchers discover how the Universe was formed and how it will develop in the future.

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Item found
The pin advertised in Thursday's Fermilab Today has been found. The family would like to personally thank the indivual who turned it in. They believe that person to be a Lori Morris. If anyone knows where to find Ms. Morris, please contact Leonardo Ristori in the Technical Division, leoristo@fnal.gov or x4401.

Prairie Harvest on Nov. 3
The second 2007 Prairie Harvest is being held on Nov. 3, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information on the event can be found here. Plan to learn more about our ecology and the prairies.

EAP office hours temporary change
The EAP office will be closed Friday, Nov. 2. It will be open again on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 7, and Friday, Nov. 9. The EAP office will resume the regular schedule on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The EAP is available 24/7 by calling (800) 843-1327.

Flu shot clinic Nov. 6
The Fermilab Medical Office will be offering a flu shot clinic on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007. If you have received the flu shot, please ignore this notice. You are eligible to receive the flu vaccine free if you are an active, full-time, regular employee or a term or temporary employee. Contractors, family members of employees, visitors, experimenters, seasonal employees, dayworkers, on-call workers or retirees are not eligible. The clinic will be held in the ES&H Training Room on the ground floor of Wilson Hall from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Advance registration is required and is available online or by calling x3232.

Change your clock, change your battery
Each year many home fires, injuries and deaths could be avoided if smoke detectors were properly maintained. One of the main problems is missing or dead batteries. The Fermilab Fire Department would like to remind you when you change your clock to please change the battery in your smoke detector. Also, check your CO detector at this time as well. If you have any questions, please call the Fermilab Fire Department at x3428.

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