Fermilab TodayWednesday, October 15, 2003  
Wednesday, October 15
11:00 a.m. Research Techniques Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: J. Freeman, Fermilab
Title: Highlights of the Erice Workshop on Innovative Detectors for Supercolliders
Noon Wellness Works Brown Bag Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: B. Deramus, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Aurora
Title: The Illusion of 0% APR Financing and "Make No Payments Until..."
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: M. Gibson, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: The Physics of the "Blues": Music, Fourier and Wave- Particle Duality

Thursday, October 16
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. International Workshop on Future Hadron Colliders - One West
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: S. Chang, Harvard University
Title: Littlest Higgs with a Custodial SU(2) Symmetry
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over

Wednesday, October 15
Corn chowder
Chicken tenders coated w/herbs and bread crumbs fried till golden brown served w/wedge potatoes $3.50
Homestyle pot roast slow cooked w/onions and potatoes in a rich brown gravy $4.75
Lean roast beef piled high w/pepperjack cheese and ranch dressing on fresh baked tomato foccacia $4.75
Golden brown catfish filet poboy w/cheddar cheese $4.75

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International Workshop on Future Hadron Colliders Commences at Fermilab Tomorrow
Dipole magnet in the LHC tunnel at CERN
Scientists from around the world are gathering at Fermilab for the International Workshop on Future Hadron Colliders, October 16-18, to explore potential upgrades for CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the creation of the Very Large Hadron Collider (VLHC). The workshop, co-sponsored by CERN and Fermilab, will feature talks on both the theoretical and experimental aspects of the LHC upgrades and the VLHC design. "We want to follow up on things that were done in the last two years, and we want to discuss the next generation collider that we hope to build down the road," said Ulrich Baur, a Fermilab user and a member of the workshop's organizing committee. "Everyone at Fermilab is welcome to attend the workshop - the more the better." All talks will take place in One West in Wilson Hall.
more information and workshop program

In the News
From The New York Times, October 11, 2003
A 'Cosmic Jerk' That Reversed the Universe
by Dennis Overbye
CLEVELAND, Oct. 10 — Astronomers said on Friday that they had determined the time in cosmic history when a mysterious force, "dark energy," began to wrench the universe apart.

Five billion years ago, said Dr. Adam Riess, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, the universe experienced a "cosmic jerk." Before then, Dr. Riess said, the combined gravity of the galaxies and everything else in the cosmos was resisting the expansion, slowing it down. Since the jerk, though, the universe has been speeding up.
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From Northern Star Online, October 14, 2003
NIU awarded $6M in grants
by Mike Neumann
$2 million allocated for particle research
The Northern Illinois Center for Accelerator and Detector Development (NICADD) received a $2 million grant to continue its research.

"NICADD is dedicated to the research and development of new particle accelerator and detector technologies," said Gerald Blazey, co-director of NICADD and professor of physics at NIU. "NICADD staff and Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory collaborate on a number of research projects."
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Jim Shultz (left) and Fred Ullrich at VMS
Jim Shultz (left) and Fred Ullrich at VMS
Colloquium Streaming Videos
Have you heard the story of Enrico Fermi and the world's first nuclear reactor? Do you want to see how we know the age of the Universe to about 2%? Thanks to Fermilab's Visual Media Services more than 100 colloquia are available. They can be yours if you have an internet connection, audio output and the free Realplayer software. Tell your friends and colleagues about lectures that might be of interest to them. Some of the general interest titles, such as Tom Nash's "Antarctica - Heroic Science at the Bottom of the World", might even be helpful to your children's schools. For a schedule of future presentations, check the Fermilab Colloquium website.

Video of "Fermilab Stories" On-line
If you missed the Tuesday lunch presentation or had to leave early, you know can watch a streaming video of the "Fermilab Stories" on-line.

NOVA Special: "The Elegant Universe"
Public Television will broadcast the NOVA Special "The Elegant Universe" on October 28, at 8 p.m. Focusing on superstrings, the show will feature footage filmed at Fermilab.
more information

Brown Bag Seminar Today
The Wellness Works committee will present today at noon a brown bag seminar in One West. The guest speaker will be Bettye Deramus, program Director of the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Aurora. She will speak about the wise use of credit and the importance of understanding various credit offers.

Winter Basketball League
Play begins November 13, and all games are played in the Recreation Facility Gymnasium on Thursday evenings beginning at 5:00 p.m. You must be a current gym member to participate in the league. Contact Brian Niesman for more information.

Bible Exploration for Lunch
Today at noon in the Small Dining Room (WH-1SW). Meetings last 35 minutes. Additional information at 630-840-3607 or dykhuis@fnal.gov.

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