The lab-wide party is today from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, November 21|
2:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar (NOTE TIME & DATE)- 1 West
Speaker: I. Ben-Zvi, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Title: Some Aspects of Accelerator R&D at BNL
3:30 p.m. Lab-Wide Party - Wilson Hall Atrium
THERE WILL BE NO WINE & CHEESE TODAY
THERE WILL BE NO JOINT EXPERIMENTAL THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR THIS WEEK
Monday, November 24
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: P. Mészáros, Pennsylvania State University/Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Gamma-Ray Bursts: High Energy Perspectives and Low Energy Surprises
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: LHC IR
Cafeteria closes at 1:00 p.m. today.|
Friday, November 21
Golden brown country fried steak w/homemade gravy $4.75
Chef's choice $3.50
Roasted portabella stacker topped w/wild greens,
crumbled blue cheese and balsamic viniagrette $4.75
Grilled ribeye w/sauteed onions and peppers topped w/a
horseradish cream served on a toasted onion roll $4.75
Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Lab-wide Party Today at 3:30 p.m.|
People from across the lab are organizing the party. Front row, L to R: Jeff Appel, Fred Ullrich, Dave Ritchie, Romesh Sood, Steve Whiteaker, Kurt Riesselmann, Angela Bellavance. Back row, L to R: Joe Morgan, Michelle Gleason, Barb Kristen, Mary Kohler, Joanne Hall, Liz May. Not pictured: Chris Hays, Vic Kuchler, Paul Nienaber.(Click on image for larger version.)|
"Great People Working Together for Great Science" is the motto of today's
lab-wide party, which starts at 3:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall. To win
one of the door prizes, please bring your invitation (the orange postcard
or a printout of the email to users) and drop it in the drum
for the drawings near One West. Drawings will be held every half
hour beginning at 4 p.m., and you need to be present to win.
Displays with plenty of photos will highlight achievements of the
past year as well as life at the lab over the last 35 years. The
party, sponsored by URA, will feature food provided by Buona Catering,
and Eurest Dining will serve beverages. The Chicago Hot Six and DJ
Paul Gentry will take turns playing music until 6:30 p.m. The members
of the party committee hope to see you in the atrium!
From Interactions.org |
November 20, 2003
ICFA Announces Launch of Technology Recommendation Process for Future
Batavia, Ill.--The International Committee for Future Accelerators,
chaired by physicist Jonathan Dorfan, director of the Stanford Linear
Accelerator Center, yesterday (November 19) announced the membership and
chair of the 12-person International Technology Recommendation Panel.
The ITRP, with four members each from Europe, North America and Asia, is
charged with recommending which of two leading accelerating technologies
will form the best choice for a future international linear collider. A
technology decision is required in order to commence an international
design for the future accelerator.
From AAAS R&D Funding Update |
November 19, 2003
Energy Bill Authorizes Increased DOE Science Funding
On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate
agreed to final passage of the $27.3 billion Energy and
Water Development Appropriations bill for FY 2004. The legislation
is now cleared for the President's signature. With an increase of
4.3 percent for DOE's Office of Science, the bill provides
$3.2 billion for non-defense science research and development,
about $131 million above the President's budget request.
The energy bill authorizes $3.785 for the Office of Science for FY2004,
but the actual money appropriated is $333 million less. The bill authorizes a
funding increase of 76 percent from FY04 to FY08, but this only represents
suggested funding levels. Actual funding will be determined year by year.
read more (PDF)
Fermilab Hosts Virtual Ask-a-Scientist on December 18, 2003|
Fermilab will host the next Virtual Ask-a-Scientist on December 18, 2003 from
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Central Time. Physicists Matt Malek of Fermilab's
Particle Physics Division and DZero experimenter Vivek Jain, Brookhaven
National Laboratory, will respond to questions live online.
Virtual Ask-a-Scientist is an online chat session with Fermilab scientists
that gives participants the opportunity to ask questions about high-energy
physics from: "What is string theory?" to "Why does Fermilab have buffalo?"
Fermilab invites people of all ages and all science backgrounds to
participate. Previous chat sessions have involved participants from
as far away as Saudi Arabia and Vietnam.
Cafeteria Closes Early Today|
The cafeteria will close at 1:00 p.m. today in preparation
for the lab-wide party, which will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the atrium of Wilson Hall.
Fermilab Lecture Series Tonight
Tickets are still available for Friday night's lecture,
"Hadron Therapy and Cancer Treatment," presented by Dr. Arlene Lennox,
Medical Physicist, Fermilab.
Fermilab Habitat Restoration Volunteers
Join the Fermilab Habitat Restoration Volunteers this Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 a.m.
The group will meet at Roads & Grounds for doughnuts, and then we will work on the path
between Wilson Hall and the Lederman Science Center until noon.
New Classified Ads on Fermilab Today
New classified ads have been posted on Fermilab Today. The ads will remain posted for a week. A permanent link to the classifieds is located in the bottom left corner of Fermilab Today.
Flexible Benefits Plan Open Enrollment
The open enrollment for the Flexible Benefits Plan ends
today at 5:00 P.M. Please refer to your materials for
additional information or go online.
URA Scholarship Information
Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) offers a number
of four-year scholarships to children of regular full-time
employees of Fermilab. The scholarship award will be continued
for a maximum of four years providing the student remains in
a four-year program with satisfactory academic progress at college.
The maximum scholarship award amount available for tuition and fees
is $3,500 per year. Applications for the URA scholarship are available and should be
submitted January 1, 2004 through March 1, 2004.
Recreation Holiday Tip of the Day
Holidays are times when people remember important or happy occasions,
while looking forward to the future. But if there's been a death in
the family, serious illness, or other concerns, the holidays can
magnify feelings of isolation, loss, and loneliness. Realize it
isn't going to be easy; just do the best you can. Be sure to take
care of your needs by getting enough rest and exercise.