Friday, May 28|
3:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: S. Pate, New Mexico State University
Title: Don't Forget to Measure Delta s
Monday, May 31
Happy Memorial Day!
Tuesday, June 1
Noon Summer Lecture Series - 1 West
Speaker: L. Lederman, IMSA/Fermilab
Title: A Selection of Historic Experiments
3:00 p.m. Alvin: The Symposium - 1 West
Speaker: V. Shiltsev, Fermilab
Title: The Tevatron Now
Speaker: G. Punzi, INFN/Pisa
Title: The CDF Silicon Vertex Trigger
Speaker: J. Annis, Fermilab
Title: The Dark-Energy Survey Project
THERE WILL BE NO DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK TODAY
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Friday, May 28|
Old Fashioned Ham & Bean
Black and Bleu Bacon Cheeseburger $4.75
Grilled Chicken in a Mushroom Cream Sauce $3.75
Tex-Mex Lasagna $3.50
Roasted Veggie & Provolone Panini $4.75
Sicilian Style Pizza $2.75
Chili Rubbed Pork Loin $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Users' Meeting 2004|
The annual Fermilab Users' Meeting will take place on June 2 and June 3 in
Ramsey Auditorium. Approximately 300 Users are expected to attend, and all
Fermilab employees are invited to the meeting. "The Users Meeting will
address issues that affect the Fermilab community at large," said Chris
White of Illinois Institute of Technology, who organized this year's
Among the highlights: Robin Staffin, director of the Office of High Energy
Physics, will address Office of Science funding policies; Neil Calder,
director of Communications at SLAC, will speak about rapid developments in
communications throughout the world of particle physics; Herman Grunder,
director of Argonne National Laboratory, will speak about the growing
opportunity for collaboration between the two labs; Neal Lane, chair of the
Fermilab Director Search Committee, will provide an update on the search.
Fermilab scientists will also have the opportunity to present their
research. "There will be four talks about the exciting physics being done at
CDF and DZero," White said. "This year, instead of giving a technical talk,
the speakers will present the significance of their results and the impact
they have on particle physics." Thursday morning will be dedicated to
neutrino physics. Director Mike Witherell will close out the meeting on
Thursday afternoon and present his vision for the laboratory. A 30-minute
question and answer session will follow.
"This is a great opportunity for users to interact with the director," White
said. "When you add up everything that we have and see the overall package,
this year's meeting could be a couple of stunning days."
Users' Meeting 2004 Schedule
Farewell, Ed Arko|
On Monday, May 31, Ed Arko will retire after 35 years at Fermilab.
Arko began his career at the University of Chicago, working as an
accelerator operator for the 170 inch cyclotron. He joined the
newly-formed National Accelerator Laboratory in 1969, developing
magnet construction procedures and vacuum systems for booster magnets.
"They hadn't even started digging the accelerator when I started," said
Arko. He worked on the installation of the original booster magnets,
built many single-wire ionization chambers for Research Services,
and ran the Printed Circuit Lab until it closed in 1989. He's been
working for the DZero experiment since then, maintaining and
upgrading its many components. When asked about memorable events
during his time at the lab, Arko vividly recalled the celebration
that followed the lab's very first successful accelerator operations.
"Wilson Hall wasn't finished yet, but they cleaned out the basement and
used it as a ballroom," Arko said. "They had champagne fountains, buffalo
meat, caviar---it was a big affair."
After a long-awaited vacation in Northern Michigan, Arko will return
to the Geneva area to spend time with his wife, two sons, and three
grandsons. "I'm going to miss the lab people," said Arko. "You really
can't find a better place to work."
Fermilab Today is
running a bonus Safety Tip this week to help wrap up Electrical Safety
Month. Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!|
Have a Talk with Your Workers
|John Reid is highly involved with the
beam accelerating systems for the Booster, Main Injector and Tevatron. (Click on image
for larger version.)|
John Reid, an Electrical Engineer from the Accelerator Division
RF Department, is highly involved with the beam accelerating systems
for the Booster, Main Injector and Tevatron. He suggests that Electrical
Safety Month might be a good time for supervisors to have some
discussions with their employees relative to electrical safety.
The demands of keeping electrical equipment operating properly
while also handling preventative maintenance and equipment upgrades
can sometimes lead to taking good safety practices for granted.
Reid suggests a review of good work practices, LOTO procedures,
and special skills such as working with high voltage.
Such a discussion should invite comments from the workers involved.
Could the procedure be better? Can the work be accomplished
in a more safe way? Could the equipment be designed in another
way to make it more reliable and/or safer to operate or work on?
Are there any hazardous electrical situations in your work areas
that need attention by others? Are there sometimes too many bosses
involved in a work activity rather than one knowledgeable person
calling the shots? Reid emphasizes the need to plan work carefully
and not to take shortcuts to expedite the work in order
to meet pressured schedules. Addressing such things with
some good common sense could make our workplace
safer for all.
Have a great day and let's work safely all week!
Safety Tip of the Week Archive
From the Christian Science Monitor, May 27, 2004|
Cosmos at full throttle
By Peter N. Spotts
Will the universe eventually collapse in the "big crunch," expand
forever in the "big loneliness," or be torn to bits in the "big rip"?
The key to answering those questions appears to lie in a mysterious
form of energy that has been cracking the cosmic whip on the
universe for the past 6 billion to 7 billion years. This "dark
energy" appears to be causing the universe to grow at an accelerated
rate rather than a rate scientists previously thought would slow forever.
Weekly Time Sheets Due Today|
Weekly Time Sheets for the week ending May 30th are due in Payroll by 10:00 a.m. on
Friday, May 28, 2004
Fermilab Picnic and Cougar Game
LAST CHANCE TODAY FOR TICKETS
The picnic will be held Saturday, July 10 at the Kane
County Cougar Stadium beginning at 4 PM. The cost
for the event is $12.00 per person.
New Classified Ads Posted on Fermilab Today
New classified ads have been posted on Fermilab Today.
A permanent link to the classifieds is located in the bottom
left corner of Fermilab Today.
Free English Classes
NALWO-sponsored free English language classes for beginning and
advanced levels are Fridays at the Users Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Fermi Singers Summer Concert
Mark your calendars! See your friends in action!
The Fermi Singers will be holding their Summer
Concert on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 in the Ramsey
Auditorium at noon. Treats to follow.. more to come
as we get closer to the concert.