Fermilab TodayWednesday, December 3, 2003  
Wednesday, December 3
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: J. Collar, University of Chicago
Title: Low-Background Detector Development at EFI: WIMPS, Axions, Neutrinos and Other Sneaky Beasts

Thursday, December 4
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: C. Grojean, Saclay
Title: How to do Electroweak Physics Without a Higgs
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: J. Norem, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: A New Way to Look at RF Breakdown
6:00 p.m. Tevatron University - One West
Speaker: Jason Key, University of Chicago
Title: Making Molecular Movies with Time-resolved X-ray Crystallography
Dinner: Delicious Indian cuisine

Wednesday, December 3
Split pea soup
Herb marinated pork loin carved to order $4.75
Greek roasted chicken & feta wrap $4.75
Asst. gourmet stackers sandwich or panini $4.75
Half pound burger topped w/melted pepperjack, salsa and a green chili mayo $4.75
Mediteranean chicken salad over wild greens $3.75
Boneless breast of chicken teriyaki w/steamed rice $3.50

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Unique Community Outreach Opportunity
The St. Charles School District has approached Fermilab with an unusual proposal. Superintendent Francis Kostel and St. Charles school officials would like to invite Fermilab scientists and engineers to visit schools and talk with students -- but not necessarily about science. Instead, they're interested in hearing from Fermilab scientists about their OTHER passions in life: cooking; making woodworking tools; opera; butterflies; Civil War history; building airplanes; growing peonies;
Students from the St. Charles school district
Students from the St.
Charles school district
sculpture; playing in a band...whatever they love to do that is NOT physics. The idea is to provide students with a glimpse of the richness of human possibilities, the unexpected dimensions life has to offer. School officials are hoping these interactions -- the formats are still quite fluid -- may also help to change students' stereotypes about scientists and the lives they lead. The school district would like to try this at every level, from kindergarten through high school.

If you are a Fermilab scientist or engineer with a passion -- or even a hobby -- that you might consider sharing with St. Charles students, please write to today@fnal.gov. This is the first time St. Charles has tried anything like it, so time commitment, student levels, formats and so on are very flexible. If you'd like more information, call Judy Jackson at x4112.

Winter Holiday Sale in Wilson Hall Today and Tomorrow
Holiday winter sale
Carol Benson (left) and Gayle Stephens help out at the holiday winter sale.
To some, Thanksgiving means turkey and stuffing. To others, it's the official kick-off to the holiday shopping season. To help you with your holiday shopping, Fermilab's Education Office will host its annual winter holiday sale today and tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the atrium of Wilson Hall. Stop by to purchase Fermilab logo drinkware, novelties, shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, and hats. All proceeds go to Fermilab's Education programs. Fermilab merchandise is also available to purchase online and in the Lederman Science Center year-round.

In the News
From the Interactions News Wire, December 2, 2003
Launching PPARC's Five Year Strategy Programme
PPARC Strategic Plan
PPARC Strategic Plan
PPARC's Five Year Strategic Programme is now available online.

Over one hundred delegates from Parliament, Whitehall and Industry attended a reception on Tuesday night (25 November) to mark the launch the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council's (PPARC) Five Year Plan.

The reception, which was addressed by the Rt Hon Charles Clarke MP, Secretary of State for Education and Dr Ian Gibson, Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee, looked ahead to the next suite of cutting edge projects and celebrated the many exciting developments in UK science over recent years.
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FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, December 1, 2003
OSTP Perspective on "Balance" and Fusion
Calls for balance in federal research funding "means no priorities" cautioned Patrick Looney, Assistant Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering at the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Looney's warning about the allocation of federal research dollars came during his presentation to a Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee meeting on November 17.
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UTeV: Molecular Movies
The next Tevatron University event will be on Thursday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. in One West. Jason Key of the University of Chicago will present "Making Molecular Movies with Time-resolved X-ray Crystallography." Delicious Indian cuisine will be served before the feature presentation.

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 4, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Bible Exploration for Lunch
Join us today starting 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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