Fermilab TodayMonday, October 13, 2003  
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

Tuesday, October 14
Noon Cruisin' The Lab - Brown Bag Video Presentation
Title: Fermilab Stories from Your Fellow Employees
3:00 pm Fermilab Long Range Planning Committee Open Session:Particle Astrophysics
* Introduction (J. Frieman)
* Astrophysics Center & Theory (S. Dodelson)
* Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays (A. Olinto)
* Dark Matter Searches (D. Bauer)
* Ground-Based Optical Projects (J. Annis)
* SNAP (S. Kent or P. Limon)
* Other Possibilities & Discussion (J. Frieman)

Monday, October 13
Black eyed pea soup
Slow Roasted St. Louis Style Ribs brushed with Barbeque sauce $4.75
Chef's Choice $3.50
Oven Roasted Turkey Breast with Dill Havarti Brushed with a Wild Cherry Mayo on Herb Foccacia $4.75
Half Pound Burger with Grilled Onions, Tangy Barbeque Sauce and Melted Cheddar Cheese on a Cornduster Bun $4.75

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Chez Leon
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Wilson Hall's Safety Improvements Project Wins Illinois Engineering Council Award
Dave Nevin and Elaine McCluskey
Dave Nevin (left) and Elaine McCluskey presenting the Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award from the Illinois Engineering Council.
On September 6, 2003, the Illinois Engineering Council presented Fermilab with an Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award for the repair and rehabilitation of Wilson Hall. From 1998 to 2002, Wilson Hall went under major renovations to make safety improvements to the 16-story building that was originally constructed in 1972. "We rebuilt Wilson Hall to improve safety deficiencies," said Elaine McCluskey, Project Manager for the Wilson Hall Safety Improvements Project. "We have been recognized for doing a good job, and receiving this award is an extra bonus." Dave Nevin, Head of FESS, is proud for Fermilab to just be recognized for the restoration work that was done to Wilson Hall. "In my mind, this award really shows the appreciation from the engineering community for the difficulty of doing this kind of work in an occupied building with minimal interruptions for the tenants," Nevin said. "The project was a big success, and in truth, I think that we saved the building from hurting itself."

In the News

From the AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, October 9, 2003
NIH Roadmap for Medical Research: Physical Sciences Research
The "NIH Roadmap for Medical Research" released last week by NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni contains several important physical sciences and interdisciplinary components. The plan will guide NIH's research during the 21st century, and has three major themes: New Pathways to Discovery, Research Teams of the Future, and Re-engineering the Clinical Research Enterprise. Selections from the first two themes pertinent to physical sciences research are below.
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From Nature, October 9, 2003
Spoof Nobels take researchers for a ride
by Steve Nadis
Eleanor Maguire was in an apprehensive mood. She had just flown into Boston, Massachusetts, to collect an Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine at Harvard University. But just before the ceremony, she was having second thoughts. "What have I gotten myself into?" she asked herself aloud.

Earlier this year, Maguire, a neuroscientist at University College London, had barely heard of the Ig Nobels, which were awarded for the 13th time on 2 October by a self-appointed panel for "research that cannot or should not be reproduced". Maguire had no idea why she'd won.
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Anecdotes for lunch
Cruisin-the-lab You may know about Leon Lederman riding his horse to Wilson Hall dressed in a suit of armor. But how about Aspirin in the Tevatron, or the employee who invented stereo TV? Tomorrow you can hear these and other Fermilab stories. See your fellow employees (including Barb Kristen, Pat Oleck, Duane Plant, Herman White) as they share their memories in a new 45-minute video, to be shown on Tuesday, October 14, at noon in One West. Free soda and popcorn will be available, and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

The video presentation at Wilson Hall kicks off a series named "Cruisin' the Lab!" Upcoming lunchtime events will take employees to other site locations, such as DZero on Dec. 16. For more information, check the webpage.

Accelerator Update
October 8 - October 10
- Small leaks develop as LCW systems resume operation
- Antiproton Source motorized quadrupoles
- Tevatron work status

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Upcoming Training and Development Courses
Oct. 14 & 16 Editing HTML for Admin. Profs.
Oct. 28 HTML Intro
Oct. 29 HTML Intermediate
Nov. 4 Excel Intro
Nov. 6 PowerPoint Intro
Nov. 7 Editing HTML for Admin. Profs.
Nov. 11 MS Access 2000 Intro
Nov. 12 Editing HTML for Admin. Profs.
Nov. 19 Excel Advanced
Nov. 20 Word 2000 Intro
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NALWO Annual Autumn Potluck Luncheon
The NALWO Annual Autumn Potluck Luncheon will be on Monday, October 20 from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Chez Leon in the Users' Center. For additional information, please contact Rose Moore at 208-9309.

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