Thursday, November 13|
Garden vegetable soup
Smoked ham w/fresh spinach and mozzarella wrap $4.75
Stuffed potato bar w/chili, cheese and all the toppings $4.25
Rustic chicken salad over wild greens w/fresh fruit $3.75
Roasted turkey piled high w/sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing
on grilled marble rye $4.75
Roasted pork loin carved to order $4.75
Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Scrap Arts Music|
Fermilab Arts Series|
Scrap Arts Music - 11/15 at 8:00 p.m.
Few Tickets Still Available!
What happens when Stomp meets Blue Man Group meets Jellyeye Drum Theatre?
Scrap Arts Music! Scrap Arts Music stimulates your senses. By bringing
together five talented musicians, powerful original music, dazzling
sculptural instruments and hyper-kinetic movement, the ensemble always
leaves audiences wanting more. Based in Vancouver, Canada, this innovative
troupe is led by percussionist Gregory Kozak. He is also composer,
performer, and inventor of the transforming, futuristic instruments used
by Scrap Arts Music. Kozak's awe-inspiring musical creations are handcrafted
from the cast-away scraps of industrial production. His compositions
are a groove-based fusion of world music traditions and 21st Century sounds.
Passions and personalities pulsate wildly during Scrap Arts visually
stunning and audibly unforgettable "action-percussion."
Yesterday, Fermilab Today ran the story, "MIPP Collaborators Celebrate End of Preparation, Start of Data Taking."
In the article,
we state that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory donated the detector
central to the experiment, a time projection
chamber. This statement is incorrect.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory donated this item to
MIPP, not Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Fermilab Today apologizes for any confusion.
From Crain's Chicago Business, November 12, 2003|
Argonne, Fermi poised for projects
Could snare scientific research critical to U.S.
By Paul Merrion
WASHINGTON—Two national labs in suburban Chicago are potentially big winners in a 20-year roadmap of the nation's top priorities for new scientific research facilities announced by the Department of Energy on Monday.
Four of the top 28 projects tied for third place in priority, and Argonne National Laboratory is well-positioned for two of them, including the $1-billion rare isotope accelerator and a biological research facility to mass produce and characterize proteins.
From The New York Times, November 12, 2003|
Cheese for Rocket Scientists, and Others
By Melissa Clark
It's hard to take a cheese seriously when it shares its name with both a subatomic particle and a computer application. Or, perhaps, it's hard to take the subatomic particle or the application seriously since they share their name with a cheese. However you look at it, quark, the cheese, has always deserved both its own identity and more respect.
Quark is a fresh, soft, white cow's-milk cheese with a tart, tangy, milky flavor reminiscent of yogurt or fromage blanc. Its texture, however, is richer and denser, almost like crème fraîche. The cheese is thick enough to be a substitute for cream cheese on a bagel or in a dip, yet light enough to whip and dollop over sugared berries or a slice of fruit pie.
DZero: Are there exotic Higgs particles?|
Confidence Level (CL) for a H++ signal
measured with the current DZero data. Higgs masses for which the Confidence
Level is less than 5% are excluded. (Click on image for larger version.)|
The hunt for the Higgs particle at the Tevatron has just begun. While
searching for the Higgs particle predicted by the Standard Model of
particle physics, physicists at DZero are also exploring various
more exotic Higgs scenarios.
The masses of neutrinos are expected to be small compared to the
mass of other elementary particles like the electron. One group
of theories which are prime candidates for explaining these
small neutrino masses also predict an exotic kind of Higgs particle,
the doubly-charged Higgs or H++.
|Alexander Khanov of|
U. Rochester and his
colleagues on the
team have contributed
to the exotic Higgs
search through their
intense efforts to
Fermilab is currently the best place in the world to look for the
doubly-charged Higgs. Physicists working at Fermilab's DZero experiment
have searched for events where these spectacular new particles would
decay into two muons of the same charge. Such a process would violate
lepton number conservation assumed in the Standard Model.
Using the data taken by the DZero experiment since 2002, DZero physicists
have found no candidate events compatible with signal and can already
show that H++ particles decaying into muons must have a
mass greater than 116 GeV. This extends the previous world
best limit of about 100 GeV obtained by the Large Electron-Positron
Collider (LEP) at CERN.
Marian Zdrazil (left), graduate student
at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Stefan
Söldner-Rembold, University of Manchester, are working on exotic
Higgs searches at DZero.|
Fermilab Annual Blood Drive|
Mark your calendars! Fermilab's annual blood drive will be held on
December 8th & 9th, 2003 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall.
Appointments can be scheduled online
or by calling Lori at x6615.
Fermilab Film Society
The Fermilab Film Society will have a double feature
on Friday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. (Note the early start time.)
The feature movies will be Alien and Aliens.