National Engineers Week 2004|
Wednesday, February 25
9:00 a.m. Engineers Week - WH10NW - West Wing
Hugh Montgomery, Directorate
Long Range Planning Committee
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: S. Wells, National Geographic Society
Title: The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey
Thursday, February 26
THERE WILL BE NO THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR TODAY
9:00 a.m. Engineering Updates - WH10N - West Wing
Jim Volk, AD - Alignment Improvement to Tevatron
Vic Kuchler, FESS - Linear Collider Civil Design
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: R. Talman, Cornell University
Title: String Formulation of Space Charge Forces in a
Wednesday, February 25|
Beef Barley soup
Lemon pepper red snapper w/wild rice and choice of vegetable $4.75
Spaghetti alla pomodoro $3.50
Chicken parmesan hero w/soup or fries $4.75
Smoked ham and Swiss wrap w/spinach and basil cream cheese served w/side salad $4.75
Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
National Geographic's Spencer Wells Speaks at Fermilab's Colloquium Today|
Spencer Wells, of the National Geographic Society, will present "The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey" in One West at 4:00 p.m. today. As a geneticist with a flare for anthropology, Wells focuses on how modern humans came to populate the planet. According to National Geographic, Wells and his colleagues analyzed the DNA of thousands of men living in isolated tribes around the world and discovered that all humans today can be traced back to a small tribe that lived in Africa 60,000 years ago.
Wells is the first of two colloquia speakers who
will focus on genetics and the origins of modern man. On March 17, Ajit Varki, of the University of California - San Diego will present, "Genetic Differences Between Great Apes and Humans: Implications for Human Evolution." Focusing specifically on Chimpanzees and Bonobos, Varki analyzes differences between apes and humans.
Read more about Spencer Wells
Read more about Ajit Varki
Calling All Golfers!|
St. Andrews Golf League Has Openings
(Left to Right) Dave Bulmahn, Mike Matulik,
Patrick Liston and Bob Johnson have been playing as a team on the St.
Andrews Golf League for over ten years. They finished the 2003 golf season
in first place. (Click on image for larger version.)|
It is not too early to think about the upcoming golf season!
For the first time in many years, the St. Andrews Wednesday
Golf League has openings for regular golfers and for golfers
wishing to substitute. The St. Andrews league plays
every Wednesday evening with scheduled tee
times starting from 4:30 p.m. The league begins play on
April 21 with an informal "fun night" and begins competitive
play the following week on April 28th. The season lasts
until August 18th and there is an "all league"
final outing a few weeks after.
The league is co-ed and handicapped/90%.
The cost to join the league is $20.00, and green fees are $20.00 for a
twilight rate. Form your own team or sign up individually.
To sign up or for more information,
contact Patrick Liston x2332 or Mike Matulik x4091.
You must be a Fermilab employee, retiree, visitor,
student or contractor to join a Fermilab Golf league.
From Scientific American, February 18, 2004|
Newly Discovered Galaxy Is a Record-Breaker
Astronomers have detected a galaxy located 13 billion light-years from Earth, making it the most distant such object on record. The find, described in a paper to be published in the Astrophysical Journal, should help scientists better understand the so-called cosmic Dark Ages, when the universe’s first galaxies and quasars transformed opaque hydrogen into the transparent cosmos that exists today.
Press Release, Michigan State University, February 24, 2004|
Nobel Laureate Lederman to speak at MSU
Leon M. Lederman, winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize for physics, will speak at Michigan State University on Thursday, Feb. 26.
Lederman’s talk is at 4:10 p.m. in Room 1410 of the MSU Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building. His talk, titled “It’s time for 21st Century Science Education,” will focus on the state of science education today, a problem he defines as a “prescription for disaster.”
Why Those Long Lines in the Cafeteria?|
This week Fermilab is playing host to a DZero Collaboration
Meeting. Four times a year, week-long meetings are scheduled
to allow the entire 700-member collaboration to get together
and get up to date on the status of the detector and its upgrades,
the data, the computing, software and analysis, which together
allow them to extract physics observations from the Tevatron's
collisions. During this week's meeting, the collaboration has
scheduled three full days (starting last Sunday) of
presentations of physics analyses in progress. Many new
and interesting results are being shown here for the first time,
as a prelude to the spring physics conferences. Meetings
like this allow the experiment to collectively discuss
serious issues and set priorities and goals. They are also an
opportunity to catch up with old colleagues and meet new ones.
To ensure that this happens, the spokespersons traditionally
buy the whole collaboration beer in the Users Center on
as of 2001 (Click
on image for larger
Craig Venter to Speak at Fermilab's Science Institute Day on Friday|
On Friday, February 27, Craig Venter, president of The
Center for the Advancement of Genomics and founder of Celera Genomics,
will speak at 8:15 a.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. Venter
is the keynote speaker for Science Institute Day. All employees are invited
to attend the talks in Ramsey Auditorium. Look for more details about
this event in tomorrow's Fermilab Today.
URA Scholarship Deadline is March 1
Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) offers
a number of four-year scholarships to children of
regular full-time employees of Fermilab. The
scholarship award will be continued for a maximum
of four years providing the student remains in a
four-year program with satisfactory academic progress
at college. The maximum scholarship award amount available
for tuition and fees is $3,500 per year. Application forms
for the URA scholarship are available and should
be submitted by March 1, 2004.
International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 26, at the Geneva American Legion.
Newcomers are always welcome.
Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Exploration for Lunch
Explore how the upcoming movie 'The Passion' compares to the book
by joining us today in the Req Room (WH-4NW) at noon. Additional
information at 630-840-3607 or email@example.com
Join the Fermilab Singers Today
Our rehearsal will be in Ramsey Auditorium today at noon. We will begin to prepare for our summer concert. If you enjoy singing and having fun, plan to come and join us!
Fermilab Engineers Week Activities
Don't forget to sign up for the Engineers Week Finale
Luncheon by today. The deadline to sign up
for the golf ball challenge is also today. Send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve your place
for the luncheon. More information and a
schedule for Engineers Week can be found online.