Fermi National Laboratory

Volume 25  |  Friday, December 6, 2002  |  Number 20
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Website for Fermilab events: http://www.fnal.gov/faw/events.html

The Travel Office will be closed the entire day on: Dec.24,2002; Dec.25,2002; Dec.31,2002; Jan.01,2003

The Lederman Science Education Center will be closed for the holidays from Dec.24, 2002 through Jan.01,2003, and reopening on Jan.2.

The popular Ask-A-Scientist program has returned to the 15th floor of Wilson Hall, every Sunday from 1:30 p.m.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 on the west side of the lab, and obtain the special “Ask-A-Scientist” pass to proceed to the viewing area of Wilson Hall.

Next chat session: December 12,2002
7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Central Time

Featured Scientists: Brenna Flaugher, of Fermilab ’s CDF experiment,and Tom Diehl, of Fermilab ’s DZero experiment, will respond to questions live online. This upcoming chat session should be unique, because the featured scientists also happen to be husband and wife, which is a first for Virtual Ask-a-Scientist.

Virtual Ask-a-Scientist is an online chat session with Fermilab scientists that gives participants the opportunity to ask questions about high-energy physics. Fermilab invites people of all ages and all science backgrounds to participate. Some questions may not be answered during the on-line session. Full transcripts will be available on-line about a week after the chat session.

To join the chatroom on the day of the session by click a link on the Fermilab homepage and follow directions to log in and ask questions. Java enabled browsers are required. Internet Explorer version 4 or higher is recommended,but Netscape’s browsers may also be used. (Netscape is not recommended for Macintosh users.)

Contact Elizabeth Clements at the Fermilab Office of Public Affairs for more information.
Email: lizzie@fnal.gov, 630-840-2326

Fermilab’s Holiday blood drive will be held on December 12 and December 13, 2002 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wilson Hall, Ground Floor NE Training Room. Appointments can be scheduled on the web at: http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/ event_calendar.html or by calling Lori at x6615.

Film Series

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.


  • Michael Turner (ID 09970N,PPD-Theoretical Astrophysics), as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 2002-2003. Turner, Rauner Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, is one of 14 distinguished scholars selected by the Phi Beta Kappa Society for this program.
  • As head of Fermilab’s Beams Division: Roger Dixon (ID 03277N), effective January 15,2003. Among his posts, Dixon was head of the Research Division from 1992 to 1996, and most recently served as project manager for the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search. Steve Holmes, who has been acting as interim head of Beams, will resume his responsibilities as Associate Director for Accelerators.
  • Herman Haggerty (ID 1960,PPD-DZero), Dec.3
  • Jerry Reeder (ID 9921,PPD-Mechanical Dept.), Dec.3
  • Francis Pearsall (ID 2253 PPD-Technical Centers), Dec.3
  • Pamela Fox (ID 3171 LS-AO-Housing Office), Dec.3
  • Terry Hendricks (ID 479,BD-Accelerator Controls), Dec.4
  • Dean Krause (ID 740,TD-Development and Test), Dec.6


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.

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.


Classical music at 2:30 p.m.on Sunday afternoons, in the second-floor gallery of Wilson Hall.

Chicago Chamber Musicians Brass
January 26, 2003
Since its founding in 1994, the CCM Brass has established itself as a foremost interpreter of the brass repertoire. With some of North America’s leading brass players, they present spectacular performances of cornerstones of the literature.

David Schrader
February 16, 2003
David Schrader is equally at home in front of a harpsichord, organ, clavichord, piano or fortepiano. His performance in this seasons’ Gallery Chamber Series will feature music of the 16th and 17th centuries performed on the Italian harpsichord and clavichord.

Scholars of Cambrai
March 23, 2003
This quartet of two lutenists and two vocalists was founded for the purpose of performing music from the late medieval through early Baroque periods. The ensemble gives particular attention to little- known works and composers of the Renaissance era.

$36 for three concerts,$15 for single tickets if available (Series tickets for sale until January 1)

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