Fermilab Today Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday, April 24
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
Joint Experimental-Theoretical Physics Seminar - One West
Speaker: Sergey Burdin, University of Liverpool/Lancaster University
Title: Probing the Origin of Matter/Antimatter Asymmetry at DZero with 5 inverse femtobarns

Monday, April 27
11 a.m.
Academic Lecture Series - Curia II
Speaker: Bill Marciano, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Title: Muon Physics: Past, Present, and Future: Course 1, Lecture 1
2:30 p.m.
Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: Jamie Holder, University of Delaware
Title: Recent Results from the VERITAS Gamma-Ray Observatory
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: DZero Off-Line Computing Update

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Friday, April 24
- New England clam chowder
- Black & blue cheeseburger
- Tuna casserole
- Smart cuisine: Dijon meatballs over noodles
- Bistro chicken & provolone panini
- Assorted sliced pizza
- *Carved top round of beef

*Carb restricted alternative

Wilson Hall Cafe Menu

Chez Leon

Wednesday, April 29
- Asian marinated flank steak
- Jasmine rice
- Peapods & water chestnuts
- Orange flan

Thursday, April 30
- French onion soup
- Filet mignon w/ cabernet sauce
- Buttermilk mashed potatoes
- Asparagus
- Marzipan cake w/ chocolate sauce

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From Quantum Diaries

A string of great seminars

Dave Schmitz, Fermilab physicist and Quantum Diaries blogger

One great thing about the academic environment and being at a university or major laboratory like Fermilab is the regular series of lectures and seminars that such places host. Top people from a variety of fields are constantly coming through to talk about their work and share their experiences. Fermilab, for example, has a colloquium every Wednesday at 4 p.m., which can be on essentially any topic, a general research seminar on Fridays at 4 p.m., several more focused seminars each week, and special one-time presentations get scheduled regularly. The people who organize all of these series really do an incredible job of maintaining a schedule of interesting talks.

Working at a place like Fermilab, however, it is very easy to begin to take these opportunities for granted. How is it I am always in the middle of something sooooo important at 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday? Well, the answer is that I am always too busy, so one must just make the decision to make the time. At least twice a week, often more, I am a 15 second elevator ride from learning something new and exciting from an expert in their field and I try very hard not to miss the opportunity.

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Special Announcement

Nominations now accepted for director's volunteer award

Each year, Fermilab has more than 200 volunteers who help to keep the laboratory's K-12 education programs running like well-oiled machines. These volunteers are role models and mentors for teachers and students, answer tough questions about Fermilab and its science, maintain Lederman Science Center exhibits, visit area classrooms and more.

Once a year at a reception, the laboratory recognizes the efforts of an especially dedicated volunteer. Please let the Education Office know when you're impressed by a colleague's contribution.

Nominate a Fermilab staff member, user or contractor candidate for this award.

Photo of the Day

Architects tour Fermilab

Architect James Carpenter, of James Carpenter Design Associates, Inc., Fermilab engineer Ed Crumpley, University of Chicago University Architect Steven Wiesenthal, Fermilab engineer Gary Van Zandbergen and Fermilab Deputy Director Young-Kee Kim tour the laboratory on April 16.

In the News

T2K neutrino beamline
started operation

From KEK Public Relations Office,
April 23, 2009

At 19:09(JST) on April 23, the Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment confirmed the first neutrino beam production by observing the muons produced by the proton beam in the neutrino facility at Japan Proton Accelerator Complex (J-PARC).

"I am extremely happy to announce the commencement of T2K," says KEK Professor Takashi Kobayashi, the acting spokesperson of the experiment. "The idea of T2K to search for muon neutrinus to electron neutrinos appearance originated from Totsuka-san and Nishikawa-san in 1999 and the history of the T2K collaboration dates back to 2001, when the first Letter of Intent was published. Today marks the start of our journey to a new realm of neutrino oscillation observations."

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From symmetrybreaking

A story of the people who shaped Fermilab

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, probes the largest questions in the universe by looking at the world's smallest particles. But all that ground-breaking science doesn't occur in a cultural vacuum. Discoveries have evolved amidst a back story of people, politics, and even art.

With the release of a new book Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier and Megascience, three women who have spent years at the flagship laboratory for American high-energy particle physics, provide a historical view of how big science happens. They also reveal some of the little known facts surrounding the "laboratory on the prairie", including what the tall sculpture in the middle of the pond in front of Wilson Hall represents and why Fermilab's mailing address is Batavia instead of Warrenville.

Adrienne Kolb, Fermilab's historian, is one of the book's authors.

The book is a must-read for science and Illinois history buffs as well as anyone who has ever worked at or visited Fermilab. This first widely published history of Fermilab gains its strength from the close ties its authors have with the laboratory.

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Spinal Cord Injury Awareness seminar - April 29

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Lederman Science Center to host outdoor fair - April 26

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Fermilab club & league fair April 29

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Greek Folk Dance workshop - April 30

NALWO Spring tea May 1

English country dancing May 3

Word 2007: New Features class May 5

Excel 2007: New Features class May 7

National Day of Prayer observance May 7

Best of Dance Chicago - Fermilab Arts Series - May 9

Rapid Hardware Prototyping and Industrial Control Application Development seminar May 13

Co-ed softball season begins May 13

Summer co-ed volleyball league begins June 1

Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills class June 3 and 10

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