Fermilab TodayFriday, October 10, 2003  
Friday, October 10
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 pm Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: A. de Roeck, CERN
Title: The Interplay between LHC and LC
8:00 pm Fermilab International Film Society - Auditorium
Tickets: Adults $4
Title: Hable con Ella (Talk to Her)

Saturday, October 11
8:00 pm Fermilab Arts Series - Auditorium
Opera a la Carte - Highlights from Gilbert and Sullivan
Tickets: $20/$10

Monday, October 13
2:30 pm Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar
Speaker: D. Hartmann, Clemson University
Title: Gamma-Ray Bursts: Laboratories for Relativistic Astrophysics and Probes of Cosmic Evolution
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over

Friday, October 10
Clam chowder
Steamed rich and meaty smoked sausage $4.75
Chef's special $3.50
Gourmet Sandwich of the day $4.75
Chicken breast w/pepperjack cheese, red peppers and grilled onions on a tomato basil roll $4.75

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Chez Leon
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Iowa students write about Fermilab
John Hauptman
John Hauptman
Twenty-two freshmen of Iowa State University are visiting Fermilab today. Their field trip is part of a popular course called "Newspaper Physics," which combines introductory level English and Physics education for non-science majors. "I talk about physics that appears in daily newspapers, and the students write articles appropriate for newspapers," said DZero physicist John Hauptman, who teaches the class together with Jennifer Thornburg-Lowery of the ISU English Department.

The students will use their time at Fermilab to tour the site and to interview various physicists. Upon their return to Iowa, the students will write short newspaper-style profiles of the people they interviewed, one of six major writing assignments for the course.
Read about last semester's trip to Fermilab

In the News

DOE press release,
October 9, 2003

Three Scientists to Receive Presidential Enrico Fermi Award
Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham today named John Bahcall, Raymond Davis, Jr. and Seymour Sack as winners of the Enrico Fermi Award. Drs. Bahcall and Davis will receive the award for their research in neutrino physics. Dr. Sack will receive the award for his contributions to national security. The winners will receive a gold medal and a citation signed by the President and Secretary of Energy.
Read more

Microsoft Press Release, October 6, 2003
Heavens Above: Astronomers Worldwide Look to MS Technology

Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Sloan Digital Sky Survey
REDMOND, Wash. -- Finding a needle in a field of haystacks would be easier than the task that confronts Richard McMahon. A researcher at the Cambridge University Institute of Astronomy in England, McMahon is looking for 10 of the most distant celestial objects in the universe. And he needs to find them in the university's data library of 100 million astronomical objects.
read more

The Evolution of Saturday Morning Physics
By Roger Dixon, Fermilab.
Roger Dixon
Roger Dixon
Increasing the enthusiasm for science among young people was surely the motivation behind the idea for Saturday Morning Physics at Fermilab back in the early 80's when Leon Lederman brought the idea to Fermilab. A group of volunteers from the laboratory staff led by Drasko Jovanovic executed the idea. High school students interested in physics and nominated by their teachers and principals were invited to the laboratory on Saturday mornings for a series of 10 two-hour lectures, which introduced them to the basic ideas and instruments of particle physics. The program was an immediate success.
read more in the APS Forum on Education

Site-wide Power Outage Monday, 10/13
There will be a site-wide power outage on Monday, October 13 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. The entire site, except for the village, will lose power during this thirty minute time period. It is recommended that you shutdown your computer before leaving for the weekend.

Pbar without power this Saturday
This Saturday the power for Pbar will be off from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fermilab Film Series Tonight
October 10, 2003 at 8:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium
Hable con Ella (Talk to Her)
Tickets $4
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Fermilab Arts Series Tomorrow
October 11, 2003 at 8:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium
Highlights of Gilbert & Sullivan - Opera a la Carte
Tickets $20 ($10 for ages 18 or under)
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New Classified Ads on Fermilab Today
New classified ads have been posted on Fermilab Today. The ads will remain posted for a week. A permanent link to the classifieds is located in the bottom left corner of Fermilab Today.

Fermilab Barn Dance
The next Fermilab Barn Dance will be on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. In keeping with the season, Lost Ghoul will play ghostly melodies and Paul Ford will call. Dances are held in the Warrenville Community Building, 3S240 Warren Ave., Warrenville.
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