Fermilab TodayFriday, August 15, 2003  
Friday, August 15
2:00 pm The Ultimate Particle: A Road Movie of Particle Physics - Auditorium
3:30 pm Wine & Cheese - 2nd Floor Crossover
8:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Lepton-Photon Symposium - Auditorium & 1 West
8:00 p.m. Fermilab Lecture Series - Auditorium
Title: Windows on the Universe: New Questions about Matter, Space and Time
Speaker: Mike Witherell, Fermilab Director

Saturday, August 16
8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lepton-Photon Symposium - Auditorium & 1 West

Monday, August 18
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm All Experimenters' Meeting

Friday, August 15
Clam chowder
Chicken picatta $4.25
Chef's special $3.50
Specialty gourmet sandwiches $4.75
The works burger $4.75

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Chez Leon
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John Womersley and Jerry Blazey at ribbon cutting ceremony
John Womersley and Jerry Blazey at ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday
Cut the Ribbon! DZero Visitor's Area is Now Open
From the sparkling yellow floor to the movie-screen slideshow on the shielding wall, the DZero visitor's area is officially open. On Thursday, August 14, DZero collaborators celebrated the completion of the new exhibit area in the DZero assembly building with a ribbon cutting ceremony. DZero spokesmen Jerry Blazey and John Womersley expressed their appreciation to DZero experimenters Greg Snow, Breese Quinn and Sherry Towers who developed the exhibit on behalf of the collaboration. "When your advisors or friends show up, use this new area to explain things to them," Womersley told his colleagues.

Breese Quinn with daughter, Erin
Breese Quinn
with daughter, Erin
DZero will give Lepton-Photon participants tours of the new exhibit this afternoon. "DZero invites the entire lab to come and look at our new visitor's area," Snow said. "I think that this is a tremendous step for DZero to convey to the public the excitement of what we are doing here. We couldn't have done it without the help of the entire DZero team." Breese Quinn's one-year-old daughter, Erin, had the honor of cutting the ribbon.

The Ultimate Particle: A Road Movie of Particle Physics
Today at 2:00 pm in Ramsey Auditorium
French film-maker, Michel Andrieu, is a private investigator in a low hat and long coat figuring out what particle physics is all about in the 60-minute documentary, Ultimate Particle, being screened at the Ramsey Auditorium today at 2 p.m. The documentary has Andrieu traveling from Fermilab to CERN, from Paris to Argentina, relentlessly demystifying particle physics for the general audience. “He has taken a look at us and shown the world what he has seen in the world of particle physics,” said Fermilab physicist Chris Quigg, who is featured in the documentary. Several other Fermilab employees are featured as well, including the laboratory’s geese as Andrieu drives up to the high rise in the opening scene. The documentary, already aired in France and Germany, has received raving reviews.

In the News
From the University of Chicago Chronicle August 14, 2003
Dedicated to memory of David Schramm, report assesses research opportunities where physics, astronomy intersect
By Steve Koppes U. Chicago News Office
David Schramm
David Schramm
During his career at the University, the late cosmologist David Schramm used to tell his associates not to let projects fall into a black hole. Committee reports often have a habit of doing that, but not Connecting Quarks with the Cosmos, a recently published report by the National Research Council that was dedicated to Schramm’s memory.

Chairing the committee that produced the report and successfully lobbying for its acceptance in Washington, D.C., was Michael Turner, the Bruce V. & Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics and the College.
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Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne visits Fermilab to learn about prairie restoration
Nick Williams
Bob Betz (right) teaches Nick Williams (middle) about prairie restorations
Fermilab's prairie may not have kangaroos or koalas, but it does have one of the largest prairie restoration projects that Nick Williams, of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, Australia, has ever seen. On Wednesday, August 13, Prairie reconstruction project founder, Bob Betz, shared his prairie wisdom with Williams. Marlin Bowles and Tim Bell, of Morton Arboretum, arranged the visit to Fermilab and joined Williams and Betz on the tour. Williams, who will be touring Chicago area prairies for the next week, is also visiting a number of reconstructed prairies throughout the United States to study how they are managed and restored. "I came here to learn more about how to restore prairies near urban areas and to see if it can be applied to the Australian grasslands, which are similar to the prairie land in the United States," Williams said. "The scale of Fermilab's prairie restoration project is absolutely amazing. This is a great experience for me."

Butterfly Walk Report
Meadow Fritillary
Meadow Fritillary
(Photo courtesy Tom Peterson)
Eight people came to site 70 for the butterfly walk that Tom Peterson, Fermilab engineer and butterfly expert, hosted on Wednesday, August 13. The group observed 10 species of butterflies and also examined an intriguing small, orange, day-flying moth. The butterflies included Meadow Fritillaries, which show up in large numbers at site 70, and also many Silver-spotted Skippers, Painted Ladies, several Monarchs and Cabbage Whites. "It was a very pleasant walk in the old farm yard and a great group of people with lots of good questions and observations. I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did," said Peterson. More butterfly walks will be planned over the next month.

Power Outage
There will be a power outage on August 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the following locations: Lab A,B,C and Lab D (NL 10, NL11, NL12, NL13).

Fermilab Lecture Series
Windows on the Universe: New Questions about Matter, Space and Time
Dr. Michael Witherell, Fermilab Director
Friday, August 15, 2003 at 8:00 p.m. - Tickets $5
In his first public lecture since assuming the role of Director of Fermilab in July, 1999, Dr. Michael Witherell will pose the questions that keep particle physicists up at night, and discuss how and when they might be answered. Join us on Friday, August 15 at 8 p.m. in Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium.

Special Noontime Recital
Monday, August 18 at noon in Ramsey Auditorium. Thomas Jostlein, French Horn & Aaron Horvat, Piano. Admission is free.

NALWO Coffee Hour
The housing office cordially invites Fermilab women, guests and visitors to a Coffee Morning on the Aspen East Patio on Thursday, August 21 at 10:30 a.m. Please join us for casual conversation and light refreshments! Children are most welcome.
RSVP 630-840-3082

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