Tuesday, January 20|
1:30 p.m. Special Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - (NOTE DATE and TIME) - Curia II
Speaker: J. Mould, National Optical Astronomical Observatory
Title: New Large Telescopes: Complementing JWST and Opening the Time Domain
2:30 p.m. Special Theoretical Physics Seminar - (NOTE DATE and LOCATION) - Theory Conf Rm (WH 3NE)
Speaker: T. Becher, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Title: Factorization in Effective Field Theory
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR TODAY
Wednesday, January 21
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - One West
Speaker: G. Gollin, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Title: Buying a PhD From a University That Doesn't Exist
Tuesday, January 20|
Smoked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze and Honey Mustard Sauce Served with Two Market Sides $4.75
Stuffed Baked Potato Bar $3.50
Oven Roasted Roma Tomato with Fresh Mozzarella, Basil and Balsamic Vinaigrette on Tomato Herb Foccaccia w/ Side Salad $4.75
Philly Style Cheese Steak Sandwich with Peppers and Onions $4.75
Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, January 14, 2004|
Leftovers: Energy Policy Bill and FY 2004 Appropriations Bills
When Congress returns to work next week it will immediately confront legislation left over from last year. Seven major appropriations bills remain stuck in the Senate that would provide FY 2004 funding for science-related programs such as the National Science Foundation, NASA, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Department of Education's Math-Science Partnership Program. The energy policy bill, which contains strong authorization numbers for the DOE Office of Science, is bogged down. Despite one-party control of the House, Senate, and White House, finding the votes to pass these bills has been difficult, and the prognosis is very unclear.
Neal Lane to Chair the Fermilab Director Search Committee|
We wish to announce today the formation of the URA Search Committee for the next Fermilab
Director. The new Director would succeed Michael Witherell, who announced
last fall that he will step down on June 30, 2005, after concluding six
years of service as Director.
|Neal Lane, Chair,|
We are especially pleased that Neal Lane, University Professor at
Rice University, has agreed to chair the Search Committee. Dr. Lane
was Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director
of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and prior to that, Director
of the National Science Foundation in the previous Administration in
The membership of the Search Committee, as approved by the Fermilab
Board of Overseers, includes individuals from the high energy physics,
astrophysics, information technology, and management sectors.
The eighteen-member Committee also includes six Fermilab scientific
staff members. The Committee will be asked to report its recommendations
to the Fermilab Board of Overseers by September 2004. A link to information
about the Director Search will soon be set up on the Fermilab website.
|Don Hartill, Chair,|
Fermilab Board of
read more, including
the list of Search Committee members
Fermilab Gallery Chamber Series|
Mary Stolper Sold Out; Tickets Still Available for
Baroque Trio Sonatas and Steven Lubin
|All concerts take place in the Fermilab Art Gallery on the second floor of Wilson Hall.|
Three years ago, the Auditorium Committee created the
Gallery Chamber Series, a winter event consisting of three
Sunday afternoon concerts. Every year the series has sold out, and this year
appears to be no exception. Tickets are still available for the Baroque
Trio Sonatas on February 29 and Steven Lubin on April 4, but Mary Stolper's
performance on January 29 has already sold out.
"The series was designed to fulfill several needs," said Janet Mackay Galbraith,
Fermilab Arts Coordinator.
"The three concerts showcase Chicago area
musicians. The series also offers chamber music at a
very affordable price and highlights the Fermilab Second Floor gallery,
which has been
less accessible to the general public since the 9/11 security restrictions."
Past performances have included world-renowned musicians from The Chicago
Symphony, Chicago's Music of the Baroque, the Grant Park Symphony, the Lyric
Opera Orchestra and solo/recording artists such as David Schrader and Steven
Lubin, founding member of the Mozartean Players. Each concert
is followed by an informal reception.
On this cold January morning, I want to recognize and thank the people who
keep the laboratory going through the depths of a Midwestern winter. With
a few thousand employees and users, 6,800 acres, and miles of roads and
walkways, Fermilab is the size of a small town, although a rather
specialized one. Keeping the heat, water, and power flowing to the labs,
offices, control rooms and shops of this unique community is a challenge,
especially when the temperature drops toward zero as it has in recent
Aging water pipes and other systems feel the cold. When it snows--usually
at night or on weekends, it seems--Roads and Grounds staff come in at all
hours to keep roads and walkways clear so that the rest of us can get to
work in the morning. It is true that physics research is an intellectual and
technological challenge of the highest order, but it would be difficult to
carry out without the heat on and the roads plowed. My thanks, and the
thanks of all of us at Fermilab, to all of those who are keeping us warm
and safe this winter.
New Office Location|
The Training and Development Department has moved its offices from the
Training Center on Road A-1 to the 15th floor of Wilson
Hall. The new mail station is 107. All training classes will continue
to be delivered at the Training Center.
Upcoming Training and Development Classes
January 21 - Excel Intro
January 27 - Editing HTML for Admin. Profs.
January 29 - Access 2000 Intermediate
February 5 - Word 2000 Intermediate
February 10 - HTML, Level 1
February 17 - HTML, Level 2
February 19 & 20 Oracle Database 10g: New Features Overview
February 24 - Access 2000 Advanced
March 2 - Excel 2000 Intermediate
March 16 - Cascading Style Sheets
March 17 & 18 - Dreamweaver MX
O'Reilly's Safari Bookshelf
There are still two weeks left on the Fermilab Library's trial of
O'Reilly's Safari Bookshelf.
This tool is the premier electronic reference library for programmers
and IT professionals. Unlike an online bookstore, with Safari you can search
the electronic versions of a broad range of the best technical books from
leading publishers simultaneously, online. Plus, Safari lets you download
chapters for convenient offline viewing. Search for an answer online to
solve an immediate problem, or print out a chapter to read on the run.
Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, January 20, at the Geneva American Legion Post.
Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or
Fermilab Association of Rocketry Monthly Meeting
The Fermilab Association of Rocketry will have its monthly
club meeting on January 21, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. in the lower level of
the village barn. We will also have one of our winter building
sessions after the meeting. If you have something you want
to build, bring it with you. Or just come, hang out and talk about rockets!
Recreation Adult Outing
There will be a recreation adult outing on Saturday, February 21, 2003
at the Pheasant Run Resort & Spa. A buffet dinner will be followed
by the play, "The Underpants," by Carl Sternheim; adaptation by
Steve Martin; directed by Karen Kessler. The deadline to order tickets
is January 26. Call or stop by the Recreation Office x5427, x2548
to pick up a brochure and registration form.