Friday, Jan. 21, 2011

Have a safe day!

Friday, Jan. 21
3:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 23
2:30 p.m.
Gallery Chamber Series - 2nd Flr Art Gallery Performer: Jennifer Gunn, Flute & Fareed Haque, Guitar
Tickets: $42 for three concerts, $17 for single tickets if available

Monday, Jan. 24
2:30 p.m.
Particle Astrophysics Seminar - One West
Speaker: Anže Slosar, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Title: Measuring the Three-Dimensional Scale Structure of the Universe Through the Lyman-Alpha Forest
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topics: TD: Ferrite Tests for mu2e Beam-Line Extinction Uses; DES Telescope Simulator at Lab A

Click here for NALCAL,
a weekly calendar with links to additional information.

Upcoming conferences


Take Five


Weather Cold

Extended Forecast
Weather at Fermilab

Current Security Status

Secon Level 3

Wilson Hall Cafe

Friday, Jan. 21

- Breakfast: Chorizo burrito
- Old fashioned ham and bean soup
- Philly-style chicken
- Chicken pot pie
- *Baked fish over rice
- Roasted veggie and provolone panini
- Assorted sliced pizza

*carb-restricted alternative

Wilson Hall Cafe Menu

Chez Leon

Friday, Jan. 21

- French onion soup
- Medallions of beef with merlot sauce
- Potato gratin
- Steamed green beans
- Marzipan cake w/bittersweet chocolate sauce

Wednesday, Jan. 26
- Poached salmon with scallion sauce
- Vegetable of the season
- Long grain rice
- Yogurt cake with raspberry sauce

Chez Leon Menu
Call x3524 to make your reservation.


Fermilab Today

Director's Corner

Result of the Week

Safety Tip of the Week

CMS Result of the Month

User University Profiles

ILC NewsLine


Fermilab Today
is online at:

Send comments and suggestions to:

Visit the Fermilab
home page

Unsubscribe from Fermilab Today

Special Announcement

All-hands talk available online

On Wednesday, Jan. 19, Fermilab Director Pier Oddone spoke to Fermilab employees and users about the announcement to shut down the Tevatron and the laboratory’s future. An archived video of the talk is now available.


Proton Source smashes record

The Proton Source delivered more than 6.2 x 1020 protons to experiments during 2010. The new record, which also takes into account a six-week shutdown, shatters the previous one set in 2008 of 5.8 x 1020.

Photo of the Day

Cold, but beautiful

PPD employee Tom Fitzpatrick submitted this photo of an icy fog that settled on the laboratory. The image was taken on Dec. 29, 2010, from the 14th floor of Wilson Hall.


Retirement event:
Judy Jackson

Fermilab will host a retirement celebration for Judy Jackson, former Office of Communication director, at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, on the second floor crossover. Come congratulate Jackson on her retirement.

Special Announcement

Gallery Chamber Series concert on Sunday, Jan. 23

Two accomplished musicians will perform at Fermilab on Sunday, in the next installment of the laboratory's Gallery Chamber Series.

Jennifer Gunn, piccolo player for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will play flute accompanied by notable guitarist Fareed Haque.

Gallery Chamber Series tickets are $42 for three concerts, or $17 for individual concerts. The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the second floor Art Gallery. Tickets are limited.

For concert information visit the Fermilab Gallery Chamber Series website. For tickets, call (630) 840-2787 or visit the Fermilab Cultural Events website.

In the News

Fermilab, the Tevatron, and Linux

From Linux Pro Magazine,
Jan. 11, 2011

It was 1998 and I was attending a Comdex event in Chicago. Comdex was one of the largest computer trade shows on earth, and for a while they held two events a year, a Fall event always in Las Vegas, and a Spring event typically in some other large city.

That year “Spring Comdex” was in Chicago and my company, Digital Equipment Corporation was there along with a motley crew of companies pushing this concept of Free Software. One of the Comdex organizers, Sonny Saslaw, had started a small exhibit area of Comdex pushing Linux and we were attracting our own set of attendees. One of the main companies involved with Comdex in Chicago was this young upstart called “Red Hat.”

At that event was a man named Dan Yokum, and he asked me and some of the people from Red Hat (including Donnie Barnes, Erik Troan and Marc Ewing, the three founders of Red Hat) to go out to Fermilab to “give a talk to the people”. I jumped at the chance and encouraged the others to go.

Read More

Wellness Feature of the Month

Fitness classes, wellness offerings, employee club and discount information for February

This month, the Wellness Office will sponsor the following fitness classes:

  • Kyuki-Do: 5-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 14 at the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $55 per person.
  • Yoga: 12-1 p.m. Tuesdays, March 1 – April 19 at Wilson Hall Auditorium. Fee is $85/ per person.

This month, the Wellness Office will also sponsor the following free wellness offerings:

  • Lunch & Learn: Acid Reflux from noon – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the Comitium. Presenter: Dr. Tariq Rahim, Southwest Digestive Disease Consultants
  • Lunch & Learn: Power and Control in Relationships from Noon – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in One West. This talk addresses various types of unhealthy relationships, how these relationships develop, why it is difficult to leave this type of relationship, and steps you can take to recognize it before it materializes. It also addresses how individuals can help friends or family if they suspect they are in an unhealthy relationship. Presenter: Joy Singh, MS, LCPC, Clinical Director for AMI Counseling.
  • Qigong, Mindfulness & Tai Chi Easy® for Stress Reduction classes from 7 – 8 a.m. on Wednesdays in Ramsey Auditorium; from 5 - 6 p.m. on Thursdays in Users Center Music Room and from noon – 12:45 p.m. on Fridays in Ramsey Auditorium.

Employee clubs:

  • Scrappers: Open 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the Wilson Hall small dining room. Scrapbookers bring your scissors, adhesive and journaling pen. Supplies provided for themed and generic layouts. Cost: $10 per person.
  • Card Stampers: Open 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Wilson Hall small dining room. Interested stampers should bring scissors, adhesive and journaling pen. Supplies provided for three cards. Cost: $10 per person.

Employee discounts:
Movie tickets: AMC and Regal Theaters, $7-8. Goodrich Theaters, $7.


Oracle E Business Suite, ProCard, CNAS, SunFlower & PeopleSoft application systems unavailable on Saturday, Jan. 22

Floating holiday - Kronos timecard

Jennifer Gunn (Flutist with CSO), and Fareed Haque (Guitar) in concert - Jan. 23

GSA announced 2011 standard mileage reimbursement rate

Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle wrap up

Lecture Series - Electrochemical Energy Storage for Transportation: Opportunities and Challenges in an Evolving Lithium Economy - Feb. 4

Project Management Introduction class - Feb. 14, 16 & 18

FRA Scholarship 2011

Open basketball at the gym

Planning & Scheduling with Primavera P6 class - Jan. 25 - 17

Disney On Ice presents Toy Story 3 - Feb. 2-13

Project Management Introduction class - Feb. 14, 16 & 18

Apply now for URA Visiting Scholars awards program deadline Feb. 18

Security, Privacy, Legal  |  Use of Cookies