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Volume 25  |  Friday, February 1, 2002  |  Number 2
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Fermilab Arts Series Presents: Halley’s Comet featuring John Amos – February 16, 2002
Tickets: $24 ($12 ages 18 and under) Free Tickets for Police/Fire/Military & Emergency Personnel
“A funny and touching journey through 76 years of the American experience.”
Daily News, New York

Special Guests - Ministers of Life Gospel Choir, New Covenant Life Church, Chicago

Actor/Playwright John Amos (nominated for an Emmy as the adult Kunta Kinte in “Roots”) has been on a world tour with Halley’s Comet for the past ten years. Amos is currently appearing in NBC’s hit-series “The West Wing,” where he portrays Admiral Percy Fitzwallace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a recurring role. As a special request by Mr. Amos, free tickets will be available for all police, fire, military and emergency personnel. Please call our box office at 630/840.ARTS for information.

This remarkable tour de force is the funny and moving story of an 87 year old man who shares the memories of a lifetime with the famous comet he saw 76 years earlier as an 11 year old boy. As special guests, the Ministers of Life Choir from Chicago’s New Covenant Life Church will appear. This award-winning choir has performed on television and radio.

To purchase tickets, or for further information or telephone reservations, call 630-840-ARTS weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Phone reservations are held for five working days, but will be released for sale if not paid for within that time. Will-Call tickets may be picked up, or available tickets purchased, at the lobby box office on the night of the performance beginning at 7 p.m.

Please note that at this time Wilson Hall is not open to the public during business hours. When coming to this lecture, only the Pine Street entrance to Fermilab will be open.

For more information, check the Web at http://www.fnal.gov/culture.

Brown Bag Seminars: Physics for Everyone
Each month, usually on the first Tuesday, Fermilab presents a seminar to make particle physics accessible for everyone. The seminars are held from 12 Noon to 1 p.m., in the 1-West conference room of Wilson Hall. Coming events: Tues., Feb. 5: Matter and Anti-Matter, Bob Tschirhart. Tues., Mar. 5: Many Dimensions in Particle Theory, Joe Lykken. Tues., April 2: Higgs Bosons, Marcela Carena. Tues., May 7: Future Accelerators, Dave Finley.

The National Accelerator Laboratory Women’s Organization cordially invites Fermilab women, guests, and visitors to a Russian cooking demonstration/lunch at the Users Center - Chez Leon prepared by Tatiana Terentiev and Natalia Kouropatkina, Friday, February 8, 2002 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please join us for casual conversation and light lunch. RSVP to the Housing Office 630/840-3082.

Ongoing NALWO
Free English classes in the Users’ Center for FNAL guests, visitors and their spouses. The schedule is: Monday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Separate classes for both beginners and advanced students.


As 2001 Fellows of the American Physical Society:

Carl Albright, for his contributions to the physics of electroweak interactions, particularly weak neutral currents, quark mixing, and neutrino masses and mixing;

Stephen Geer, for his leadership in the US effort towards a neutrino factory based on a muon storage ring;

Byron Lundberg, for his leadership of the experiment which gave the first direct evidence for the tau neutrino;

Regina Rameika, for her crucial role in establishing the first direct evidence for the tau neutrino;

Randal Ruchti, for providing forefront directed research experiences as a co-founder of QuarkNet for high school teachers in particle physics;

Paul Tipton, for playing a lead role in the discovery and study of the top quark, and for his part in the construction of the SVX detector used in that discovery; Philip Michael Tuts, in recognition of his contributions to elementary particles as a leader in the CUSB and D0 collaborations in designing, implementation of experiments and analysis of important data, including efforts that directly resulted in observation of the Upsilon.

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