Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011

Have a safe day!

Tuesday, Nov. 22
3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 23
1:30 p.m.
Particle Physics Seminar - One West
Speaker: Jason Steffen, Fermilab
Title: Illuminating the Dark Sector
3:30 p.m.

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Wilson Hall Cafe

Tuesday, Nov. 23

- Breakfast: Bagel sandwich
- Tomato bisque soup
- Lemon pepper club
- Liver & onions
- Smart cuisine: Korean garlic chicken
- Grilled chicken Caesar salad wrap
- Assorted sliced pizza
- Rio grande taco salad

Wilson Hall Cafe Menu

Chez Leon

Wednesday, Nov. 23
- Cheese fondue
- Marinated vegetable salad
- Peaches w/ blackberry sauce

Friday, Nov. 25
Guest Chef: Joe Walding

Chez Leon Menu
Call x3524 to make your reservation.


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Wellness Feature of the Month

December wellness offerings, fitness classes, athletic leagues and discounts

This month, the Wellness Office
will sponsor the following free events:

  • Ten minute employee stress relief massages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday,
    Dec. 15 and Tuesday,
    Dec. 20 in Wilson Hall. Call Jeanne Koester at x2548 to reserve your massage.
  • Qigong, Mindfulness & Tai Chi Easy® for Stress Reduction classes from 7 to 8 a.m. on Wednesdays in Ramsey Auditorium; and from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Fridays in Ramsey Auditorium.

Fitness classes:

  • Free Kyuki-Do martial arts class from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21 in the Fitness Center gym. Gym membership is not required.

Athletic leagues:

Employee clubs:

  • Barnstormers Model Airplane Club will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at Kuhn barn.
  • Creative Writers Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, Dec. 8 and 22 in WH4SE Abacus.

Employee discounts:

  • AMC/Regal/Goodrich movie tickets and $10 off any purchase of $50 or more at GiftTree.com. Enter promocode: HEADSTART. More information can be found online.

Photo of the Day

Take out the trash, Fermilab!

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Michael Shemanske, son of Dave Shemanske (FESS), organized a cleanup of the area outside of Wilson Hall all the way to Pine Street and Kirk Road as part of a school leadership project. The volunteers, including Prarie Rangers and Cub Scout Pack 153, collected several bags of garbage. Photo: Dave Shemanske
In the News

Bringing science center stage

From Chicago Tribune, Nov. 21, 2011

Theater manager at hands-on museum in Aurora get others in on the act

Many a personality has blazed the "science-is-fun" trail before Melanie Lamoureux: Bill Nye the Science Guy and Ms. Frizzle from "The Magic School Bus" come to mind.

Lamoureux plies the science-as-theater trade at the SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora, taking cues from her predecessors.

"A large portion of my research was rewatching some of those ('Magic School Bus') videos and rereading the books," Lamoureux said, explaining her role as front stage manager and theater director at the museum, a job she started in late August.

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Director's Corner


Fermilab Director Pier Oddone

This week’s Director’s Corner is just a short greeting wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving. It has been a challenging year. Despite the many struggles, we have much to be thankful for, especially the support and commitment of all our colleagues at Fermilab that make our laboratory such a special place.

In the News

New experiment neither proves nor refutes FTL neutrinos

From Discover Magazine, Nov. 21, 2011

On Friday, a news story came out that a second experiment seems to support the results of an earlier experiment which showed neutrinos might be moving faster than light. I commented about this on Google+ at the time, but I want to post about it here as well. Let me be clear: this new result does not confirm FTL neutrinos! What it did was essentially eliminate one possible source of error. A big one still remains.

Let me recap: In September, a team of scientists working with the OPERA detector in Italy found that beams of neutrinos — subatomic particles that can travel straight through matter — seemed to get from the source in Geneva to the target in Italy 60 nanoseconds faster than a beam of light would make the trip. If true, it means they were moving faster than light (what scifi geeks like me call FTL) which, according to all the physics we understand, is impossible

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Accelerator Update

Nov. 18-21

- Muon Ring personnel conducted studies
- Problems with a Booster RF station and I- Source vacuum pump
- NuMI suffered from BPM problems
Read the Current Accelerator Update
Read the Early Bird Report
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts


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NALWO - Winter Holiday Tea - Dec. 5

Behavioral interviewing course - Dec. 7

Introduction to LabVIEW class - Dec. 7

Fermilab Arts Series: Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue - Dec. 10

Excel Power user/Macros course - Dec. 14

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International Folk Dancing Thursday evenings in Kuhn Barn

Sam's Club announces membership offer for employees

Scottish country dancing meets Tuesday evenings in Kuhn Village Barn

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