Fermilab TodayWednesday, November 5, 2003  
Wednesday, November 5
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: M. Lesk, Rutgers University Title: Everything Digital: Converting the World in 2 Exabytes

Thursday, November 6
Noon Wellness Works Brown Bag Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: S. Osman (Ethnic Hand Drummer)
Title: Hand Drumming: Balance, Precision and Creativity
1:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar (NOTE TIME) - Curia II
Speaker: B. Lillie, Stanford University
Title: Large Yukawa Hierarchies from Extra Dimensions
3:00 p.m. Fermilab Long Range Planning Committee Open Session: "Non-Particle" Physics - 1 West
* Motivation and Boundaries for "Non-Particle" Physics Projects (J. Butler)
* A Possible Medical Accelerator Facility Near Fermilab (A. Lennox)
* Possible Computing Initiatives (R. Tschirhart)
* Non HEP Uses of HEP Instrumentation (D. Christian)
* Research with Low Energy Accelerators (C. Johnstone)
* Radiation Physics R&D (K. Vaziri)

Wednesday, November 5
Wild mushroom bisque
Oven roasted rich and moist turkey breast $4.75
Golden brown battered fish and chips $3.75
Hearty Italian hero w/a splash of Italian viniagrette $4.75
Half pound burger w/grilled onions, Swiss cheese and fresh tomato on grilled Bohemian rye $4.75
Tossed wild greens w/grilled vegetables, dried cherries and toasted almonds $3.75
Strawberry shortcake $5.25

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Director Search: A Message from URA and Fermilab's Board of Overseers
Fred Bernthal
Fred Bernthal,
President, Universities
Research Association,
As readers of Fermilab Today know, Director Mike Witherell recently communicated to the Fermilab community his intention to conclude his service as Director on June 30, 2005 at the end of six years. On the same day, Mike also conveyed that message to the Fermilab Board of Overseers at its regular October meeting.

On behalf of the entire BoO, we thank Mike for the intellectual and management leadership he has provided Fermilab to date, and that we know he will continue
Don Hartill
Don Hartill, Chair,
Fermilab Board of
Overseers and
Trustee of URA
to provide for the duration of his tenure. The Board is grateful to Mike for communicating his intentions at this early juncture, so that we can carry out the timely recruitment of a new Director, while allowing ample time for overlap to ensure a smooth transition. Meanwhile, Mike has the full and strong support of the Board during this crucial and exciting period in Fermilab's quest for discovery in particle physics, and as he continues strategic planning for the laboratory's long-term future.
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Fermilab Art Gallery Opening Tonight
Now through January 29, 2004, "Beyond Light" by Albert Koetsier and
Beyond Light Albert Koetsier
"Beyond Light"
Albert Koetsier
"Succulent Society" by Eric Wert will be on display in the Fermilab Art Gallery. All Fermilab employees are invited to attend the artists' reception tonight from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery. The current exhibit features unique pieces of art that are created using different photographic techniques. In his artist statement, Koetsier explains, "By using this unusual medium of invisible rays, my images explore and visualize what normally cannot be perceived. In my X-Rayographs another world is shown which is different,
Succulent Society - Eric Wert
"Succulent Society"
Eric Wert
mysterious and beautiful." Wert's drawings focus on ordinary objects in nature and zooms in on small details to make them look unordinary and mysterious. "With each drawing I exaggerate the visual qualities that are the most interesting. This is done by working from 4x5 transparency photographs with a magnifying glass, to zoom in on every detail," said Wert in his artist statement.
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In the News
From Daily Southtown, November 2, 2003
Taking aim
Pumpkin-launching project gives students a chance to learn, but for their teacher it's also a physics class advertisement
By Kati Phillips
Physics students at Carl Sandburg High School gave the phrase "smashing pumpkins" new meaning Friday during a lesson on projectile motion.

The upperclassmen launched pumpkins from homemade catapults and hoped to land them in a garbage can outside the Orland Park school.

But gravity worked against them and their pumpkins fell short, backwards or way off mark. Orange guts spilled onto the lawn.
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GSA Halloween Party
(Left-Right) Ben Cooper, Helen Hayward, Nicola Pounder, Ludovic Nicolas, and Anant Gajjar all had a hauntingly good time at the Halloween party.
The GSA Annual Halloween Party - A Trick or Treat?
On Friday night the ghouls - and the grads - came out. Fermilab's Graduate Student Association held its annual Halloween Party in the Village Barn, drawing over a hundred spirited guests. Though many came dressed as -surprise!- physics grad students, costumes ran the gamut from robot to Sir Lancelot. It's not quite clear, however, what the plurality of devils and other brooding characters in attendance says about the psyche of a doctoral candidate.

An unidentified apple-bobber
An unidentified
Free candy and pizza, and a DJ working the turntables pumped up the crowd, but the real party didn't begin until someone brought out a tank filled with water and apples. Wet hair and riotous fun ensued. One daring apple-bobber capped off the event with a dramatic (but tragic) hand-stand maneuver. Applesauce, anyone?

Michael Lesk Speaks at Fermilab's Colloquium Today
Michael Lesk
Michael Lesk
Michael Lesk of Rutgers University will speak at today's Colloquium at 4:00 p.m. in One West. Lesk's talk, "Everything Digital: Converting the World in 2 Exabytes" will focus on the effect of large scale data on the sciences. Lesk is currently a member of the faculty of the Library and Information Science Department, SCILS (School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies) at Rutgers University.
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A Reminder from the Fermilab Library
Fermilab authors are required by our DOE contract to obtain a report number for all papers they write, and to submit the full-text of the finished paper to the Technical Publications office for patent and peer review.
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Help the Fermilab Library Select New Books
The Library needs your help in selecting new books for the Library collection. The Library's latest lists of book purchase suggestion ideas are available online. There are Majors book lists in four subject areas. There is also an Amazon suggestion list in the form of a shopping cart, viewable by entering the password "library." Please send your book purchase recommendations, either from these lists, or from other sources, to sllee@fnal.gov

Fermilab Singers
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, aheavey@fnal.gov).

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Bible Exploration for Lunch
'Making a Difference in the World' is the continued topic of discussion 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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