Wednesday, October 29|
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: M. Elvis, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Title: Solving Quasars (Part 1)
Thursday, October 30
1:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar (NOTE TIME) - Curia II
Speaker: J. Zupan, Technion
Title: Lattice QCD with Heavy Quarks: Quenching and Extrapolational Errors
3:00 p.m. Fermilab Long Range Planning Committee Open Session: Detector R&D - 1 West
* Meson Test Beam (E. Ramberg)
* Booster Irradiation Facility (J. Lackey)
* Possible Linac Irradiation Facility (K. Hoffman)
* Possible Neutrino Test Beam (J. Cooper)
* Technical Centers Review (R. Ray)
* ASIC and Other Electronics R&D (R. Yarema)
* Computing Division R&D (P. Cooper)
THERE WILL BE NO DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK TODAY
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR TODAY
Wednesday, October 29|
Split pea soup
Nachos supreme w/all the toppings $4.25
Bow tie pasta w/a hearty eggplant ratatouille $3.75
Reuben stacker w/seasoned sauerkraut & 1000 Island $4.75
Philly steak sliced thin topped w/grilled peppers and onions and
melted Swiss cheese $4.75
Mediteranean chicken salad over wild greens $3.75
Chermole crusted salmon w/a balsamic glaze $5.25
Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Four win Employee Performance Awards|
|Fermilab Director Michael Witherell (center) with EPRA winners (from left)
Jeff Spalding, Keith Gollwitzer, Duane Plant and Ron Moore. |
On Tuesday afternoon, Fermilab Director Michael Witherell presented Fermilab
Employee Performance Recognition Awards to Ron Moore (BD-Tevatron Dept.)
and Keith Gollwitzer (BD-Antiproton Source), for their work as Run
Coordinators; Jeff Spalding (BD-Headquarters), for preparing and implementing
the Run II plan; and Duane Plant (BD-Engineering Support), for his role
in the reclamation of water from the NuMI
underground enclosures for use in laboratory operations,
saving 450,000 gallons a day. During the presentations, which included
cake and coffee for the reception on the second floor crossover of
Wilson Hall, Witherell congratulated the recipients
and called the awards the equivalent of winning a medal for valor.
Helping Hands During the Shutdown: A Series of Profiles|
During the current accelerator shutdown, many Fermilab employees have been
helping out across organizational lines. Over the final weeks of the shutdown,
Fermilab Today will highlight a few of the people who have pitched in for the
shutdown. This article is the third in the series.
Business Services Meets PPD: Dennis McAuliff and Lauren Jones
|Dennis McAuliff of Business Services|
Together, they've worked here for 43 years. But they've only worked
here together since the beginning of the current accelerator
and physics brought Dennis McAuliff from Business Services and Lauren Jones
from the Particle Physics Division together to work in Beams. Here they're
responsible for logistics-getting supplies to workers in the Main Injector
and servicing the work areas and buildings.
from Shipping & Receiving, where he's worked for 16 years.
Jones spent her first fourteen years at Fermilab
scanning bubble chamber film,
and then moved "all over the lab" as a tech for 13 years. Most recently,
she has been working on the silicon detectors for BTeV. "I'll do anything
I can to help out," says Jones.
As for McAuliff, he likes the change of pace: "A little more running around
Lauren Jones of PPD|
From The New York Times, October 28, 2003|
Zillions of Universes? Or Did Ours Get Lucky?
By Dennis Overbye
CLEVELAND — Cosmology used to be a heartless science, all about dark matter lost in mind-bending abysses and exploding stars. But whenever physicists and astronomers gather, the subject that roils lunch, coffee breaks or renegade cigarette breaks tends to be not dark matter or the fate of the universe. Rather it is about the role and meaning of life in the cosmos.
Dr. David Gross|
is outspoken about
his disdain for
the anthropic principle.
Cosmologists held an unusual debate on the question during a recent conference, "The Future of Cosmology," at Case Western Reserve University here.
Computer Network Outage Tomorrow|
Thursday morning, starting at 6:00 a.m., the core router in the Feynman
will be upgraded. The router maintenance involves a major
hardware upgrade, including replacement of central processor, power
supplies, and fan tray. The outage is expected to last for 30 minutes. The
outage will affect a large part of the site network, including disrupting
network access to FCC computing resources, as well as access to the rest of
the site from CDF, D0, CMS User Facility, TD, the Fixed Target area, the
Village area, and the Site 38/39 area.
International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will hold a Halloween party at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 30, at the Geneva American Legion Post.
Costumes and treats encouraged and newcomers always welcome!
Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Exploration for Lunch
'Making a Difference in the World' will be the topic of discussion today at
NOON in the Snake Pit (WH-2NE). Meetings last 35 minutes.
Additional information at 630-840-3607 or email@example.com.
Please note today's change in meeting location.
Come join the Fermilab Singers! We rehearse in the
auditorium at noon on Wednesdays. You bring the voice... we
provide the music. If you have any questions, call or email
Anne Heavey (x8039, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fermilab Discount Programs
SAMS Free One-Day Passes are available
in the Recreation Office along with
registration forms. Check out the Recreation Web page
for other discounted services and products.