Fermi National Laboratory

Volume 25  |  Friday, May 24, 2002  |  Number 9
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JUNE 5 - Virtual Ask-A-Scientist
The next chat will take place Wednesday, June 5, 1-3 p.m. Central Time. Janet Conrad, co-spokesperson of Fermilab’s MiniBooNE experiment, and Brian Connolly, researcher at Fermilab’s DZero experiment, will respond to questions live on-line. Theme of this chat session is “Neutrinos at Fermilab.” Further information at http://www.fnal.gov/pub/inquiring/virtual/.

The MiniBooNE collaboration is looking for a design for the banner to be displayed on top of the MiniBooNE enclosure. Submit your entries by June 6. Details at www.fnal.gov/pub/news02/booNE_banner.html

Fermilab Family Outing: Join us under the Fermilab tent at the Kane County Cougar Stadium for a picnic and baseball game (Cougars vs Burlington Royals) on Saturday, July 20. Cougar visors giveaway, Jesse White Tumblers and fireworks. Beverages at 4:00 p.m., picnic starts at 4:30 p.m. and picnic ends/game begins at 6:00 PM. Cost: $10.00, includes reserved seating and all-youcan- eat picnic. Event open to Fermilab employees, visiting researchers, on-site contractors and immediate families only. Registration by June 7. See: fnalpubs.fnal.gov/benedept/recreation/special.html.

The next Fermilab Folk Club Barn dance is Sunday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. with music by The Bloody Banjoists and calling by Paul Watkins. Barn dances are held in the Warrenville Community Building and feature traditional square and contra dances. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for age 12-18, and free for under 12 years old. Come with a partner or without; bring the family or not. Check the webpage at www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/.

Wellness Works Brown Bag Seminar, Noon to 1 p.m., Curia II: “Legal Issues Facing the Elderly and Their Caregivers,” with attorney Daniel Parsons. Registration required: Bernie Dugan, x3591 or bdugan@fnal.gov

Employees, Users, On-Site Contractors and Retirees, for information regarding access to the Fermilab site for participation in the Recreation Office summer activities go to http://fnalpubs.fnal.gov/benedept/recreation/leagues.html

The popular Ask-a-Scientist program takes place every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Fermilab’s Lederman Science Center. Scientists will meet visitors and answer questions. The Science Center with its hands-on science displays is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors must use the Pine Street entrance.

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



  • Ph.D. to Mark Mattson, Carnegie Mellon University; for his research on baryons with two charm quarks as part of the SELEX experiment.
  • Ph.D. to Jason Kasper, Northwestern University; for his research on bound states with charm quarks (experiment E835).
  • Ph.D. to Jeremy Ed Sweezy, Georgia Institute of Technology; for the development of an enhanced neutron therapy beam.
  • To Fermilab: a recognition award for Service Excellence by the Heartland Blood Center, for increased participation in the last two blood drives. Bob Thomas and Lori Limberg accepted the award.
  • To Bill Bardeen (ID 02519N, PPD-Theoretical Physics Staff ): an honorary degree from the University of Minnesota, for his “contributions to the many parts of the Standard Model of the Structure of Matter” and many other accomplishments. Bardeen received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1968.


  • James Shallenberger, ID 282, effective July 11, 2002, last day May 31.
  • John Slowiak, ID 1406, ES&H Fire Group, effective May 31, last day was May 8.

Boyce D. McDaniel, the Cornell University physicist and Manhattan Project scientist who gave the atomic bomb its final check before the first test at Trinity site in July 1945, died of a heart attack May 8 in Ithaca, N.Y. He was 84. For the full obituary, see http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/May02/Obit.McDaniel.bpf.html/

A new backup generator and other infrastructure improvements for the Feynman Computing Center on April 25. The work is part of the Utility Incentive Program at Fermilab. The DOE Federal Energy Management Program, represented by Vic Petrolatti (left), recognized the laboratory’s UIP achievements with a FEMP award, accepted by Fermilab engineer Steve Krstulovich.

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