Fermi National Laboratory

Volume 25  |  Friday, November 22, 2002  |  Number 19
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Website for Fermilab events: http://www.fnal.gov/faw/events.html

NALWO invites laboratory women to a Spanish Sampler! Learn about preparation and ingredients for tapas; tastes, too! Music Room of the Users' Center, 1pm - 3pm. For more information, contact Sue, x5059 or mendel@fnal.gov.

Fermi Singers Concert on Dec. 4, 12 Noon in the Auditorium.

The Education Office invites parents (especially scientists!) to a unique Parent Science Fair Seminar on December 6, 2002 from noon to 1pm in WH1W. Find out how much AND how little help and guidance you should provide for your student’s project! Bring your lunch. Call x8258 for more info.

Find out what’s happening at Fermilab. Sign up and receive the weekly “At Work” email every Friday, with news and events from around the lab. Visit www.fnal.gov/faw/atwork/atwork_digest.html to read the latest issue and to subscribe to the newsletter.

The popular Ask-a-Scientist program has returned to the 15th floor of Wilson Hall, every Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Scientists will meet visitors to answer questions ranging from “What is dark matter?” to “How do you accelerate a particle close to the speed of light?” Visitors must use the Pine Street entrance, and obtain the special “Ask- A-Scientist” pass to proceed to Wilson Hall.

Film Series

After Life (Wandafuru Raifu)
Japan (1998), 118 min., Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda What happens after we die? In this beautiful film from Hirokazo Koreeda (MABOROSI), the recently deceased spend a week at a spiritual way-station where, assisted by counselors, they must select a single memory to take on to the afterlife. Interweaving the stories of those passing through with those of the counselors, AFTER LIFE is an enticing and intellectually titillating treat.

Spike and Mike’s
2001 Animation Classic
USA (2001), 85 min. For 23 years, Spike and Mike’s Festivals of Animation have dazzled audiences with works by John Lasseter of Pixar, Tim Burton’s first films, Nick Park of the Wallace and Gromit, the boys of South Park, Beavis and Butt-Head, The Powerpuff Girls, The Rugrats, Ren and Stimpy, and more. The 2001 Classic is a collection of 16 different cell, computer graphic, and clay animation shorts that range from the beautiful to the bizarre. It includes 10 international award winners, an Oscar nominee, and two Academy Award winners for best animated short, including the latest from Pixar Studios.

All shows are on Friday nights at 8 p.m. (promptly) in Ramsey Auditorium, in Wilson Hall at Fermilab. Tickets are sold at the door: Adults - $4 , Children (under 12)- $1, Fermilab students - $2.


  • As Fellows of the American Physical Society, these Fermilab scientists and Users:
    Marcela Carena,“for her outstanding contributions to the physics of Higgs bosons and Supersymmetry;” Janet Marie Conrad, Columbia University,“for her leadership in experimental neutrino physics, particularly for initiating and leading the NuTeV decay channel experiment and the Mini-BooNe neutrino oscillations experiment;” Andreas S.Kronfeld, “for his contributions to lattice quantum chromodynamics and its application to the phenomenology of the standard model;” Peter Daniel Meyers,Princeton University,“for contributions to rare kaon decay experiments, service and leadership in the particle physics community, and for communicating the excitement of the field to expert and non-expert alike;” Nikolai V.Mokhov,“for critical contributions to the understanding of the interaction of high energy particle beams with materials;” Harrison Bertrand Prosper, Florida State University,“for leadership in developing Bayesian and other analysis techniques in particle physics, especially as applied to measurements of the mass and cross section of the top quark, and particle searches;” Elizabeth H.Simmons, Boston University, “for contributions to the study of electroweak and flavor symmetry breaking, especially the origin of the top-quark mass, and for suggesting incisive tests of physics beyond the standard model;” Thomas Joseph Weiler, Vanderbilt University, “for important calculations that helped establish QCD and the Electroweak interaction as the Standard model, and for pioneering contributions to neutrino physics and particle astrophysics;” William John Womersley,“for his leadership of the DZero experiment.”


Battlefield Band
November 23, 2002
Tickets - $19 ($10 ages 18 and under)
Inspired by their rich heritage of Celtic music, and fired by the strength of today’s Scottish cultural scene, the Battlefield Band mixes old songs with new material and performs them on a unique fusion of ancient and modern instruments.

Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice
Featuring Liz Story, Will Ackerman, and Samite of Uganda
December 7, 2002
Tickets - $25 ($13 ages 18 and under)
This collection of Windham Hill artists features pianist Liz Story, guitarist and Windham Hill founder Will Ackerman, and percussionist Samite of Uganda.

February 8, 2003
Tickets - $17 ($9 ages 18 and under)
Libana is now in its 23rd season of researching, performing, and celebrating songs, dances, and instrumental music of women from around the world.

Dragon’s Tale: Nai-Ni Chen Dance
March 8, 2003
Tickets- $19 ($10 ages 18 and under)
Bringing to life the culture and traditions of China, this full-length family show leaves children mesmerized at each enchanting, astounding dance, and adults equally caught up in the magic of it all.

Quartetto Gelato
April 5, 2003
Tickets - $21 ($11 ages 18 and under)
As the engaging innovators of a fresh approach to classical music, Quartetto Gelato has won the hearts of audiences worldwide since their remarkable 1994 debut season.

Orquesta Aragon
May 10, 2003 Tickets - $26 ($13 ages 18 and under)
Fermilab is pleased to provide a rare opportunity to see one of the most influential groups in Cuban music.

Gallery Chamber Series
Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m.
Three Concert Series - $36p
After a sell-out inaugural season, Fermilab is pleased to again present the Gallery Chamber Series, a set of three Sunday afternoon concerts taking place in the Fermilab Art Gallery on the second floor of Wilson Hall. This year’s series: the Chicago Chamber Musicians Brass on January 26; David Schrader, performing 16th and 17th century music for the Clavichord and Italian Harpsichord on February 16; the Scholars of Cambrai, an ensemble of two lutes, soprano and tenor, performing music of the Renaissance era on March 23.

Tickets for all Fermilab Events are available now. For further information or telephone reservations, call 630/840-ARTS weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information is available at www.fnal.gov/culture.

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