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Friday, May 13
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar 1 West
Speaker: G. Veramendi, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
Title: High Mass Phenomena at CDF

Monday, May 16
8:30 a.m. EPP 2010: Elementary Particle Physics in the 21st Century, 1 West
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In "Bittersweet Moment," Bob Jones Leaves Lab
Bob Jones
Bob Jones holds a PMT base.(Click on image for larger version.)
After 32 years at Fermilab, Particle Physics Division's Robert Jones will retire today, May 13. "It's a bittersweet moment," said Jones. "I'm looking forward to retirement, but don't want to leave either." Jones started his Fermilab career in the Village, when Wilson Hall was still under construction. He recalled working on "thousands" of projects, and always tried to keep smiling. Jones will greatly miss the people at Fermilab. "I've made a lot of friends here, and it's a friendly environment," he said. "Fermilab has been very good to me and I hope that I have been good to Fermilab. It has been a quick 32 years."

Jones has been married for 40 years. With a hearty laugh the Elburn, Illinois native describes his wife "as a keeper." They have three boys, with three granddaughters and one grandson, all of whom live nearby.

Jones, an accomplished carpenter, will spend his retirement doing home projects. He will also spend time at his cabin in Wisconsin.
--Eric Bland

Lloyd Klein Will Remember Good People, Good Times
Lloyd Klein
Lloyd Klein (right) with long time tennis buddy Maris Abolins of Michigan State. (Click on image for larger version.)
Particle Physics Division's Lloyd Klein will retire today, May 13, after working at Fermilab for 32 years. Klein originally started at Fermilab in 1970 but left after three years to get a degree in electronics engineering. He returned to the lab in 1976 as an electrical operations specialist at the Internal Target. He then moved to Accelerator Controls, installing and maintaining computer consoles throughout the site, and performing accelerator control system backups. At DZero, he installed and maintained network communications systems and assisted with user teleconferencing. "My best work was at DZero," said Klein. "It was an exciting time. Networks were getting faster and we were transitioning to a fiber-optic backbone supporting PCs instead of DEC/SUN workstations."

Klein said he will especially miss two things: "The interesting personalities and the good parties. In the early days, everyone worked until they dropped. When we made a discovery, we had to celebrate." The first thing Klein will do in his retirement is take his two children, Amanda and Jared, on a road trip to the American Southwest. When he is not golfing, cycling, or playing tennis, the Fox Valley native will work for a computer support company and volunteer at a Christian ministry.
--Eric Bland

- A. Richard Farritor, BS, 5/13/05
- Ginni Stazak, AD, 5/13/05
- Harlan Dick, AD, 5/13/05
- James Klen, AD, 5/13/05
- Donald Rapovich, FESS, 5/13/05
- Richard Hauser, AD, 5/13/05
- Stanislaw Krzywdzinski, PPD, 5/13/05

In the News
From American Institute of Physics, May 11, 2005
House Members Press for Higher DOE Science Funding
"We encourage you to significantly increase fiscal year 2006 funding for the DOE Office of Science above the level appropriated in fiscal year 2005" wrote 121 Members of the House of Representatives in a letter just sent to two key appropriators. The letter is very timely, as the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee is scheduled to act on its version of the FY 2006 funding bill tomorrow, May 12.

There are more than six pages of signatures on this letter to David Hobson (R-OH) and Peter Visclosky (D-IN), the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the subcommittee. The letter was authored by Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL), Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Ellen Tauscher (D-CA). As was true for similar House and Senate letters in the support of higher funding levels for the DOE Office of Science and the National Science Foundation, this newest letter is signed by Democrats and Republicans across the political spectrum.
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From Physicsweb, May 2005
Universe reveals its dark side
Evidence for dark matter is growing, and so are our chances of directly detecting it. It may come as a surprise to many people but 95% of what makes up the universe is still a mystery to scientists. Until very recently, however, we had devoted at least that proportion of our effort to understanding the remaining 5% - the small fraction that seems to be made up of ordinary baryonic matter such as atoms.
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What's Up with the ILC?
Takasaki selected as regional GDE director
Asia (Click on image for larger version.)
On Tuesday, Fumihiko Takasaki, KEK, was appointed as the regional director of the ILC Global Design Effort for Asia. The announcement was made by Barry Barish, the director of the ILC GDE team. Takasaki
Fumihiko Takasaki
Fumihiko Takasaki is
the new regional GDE
had been recommended for the position by the Asian Linear Collider Steering Committee with the endorsements of Barish and Yoji Totsuka, Director General of KEK.

The International Linear Collider Steering Group (ILCSC) accepted Takasaki's appointment at a meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, on May 10. The appointments of the regional directors for Europe and North America will be next. Takasaki, a high-energy physicist, is the head of the KEK Linear Collider office. He was a spokesperson of the Belle collaboration at KEK, and he has extensive ties to the United States.

"He's been coordinating the U.S.-Japan collaboration [in high-energy physics]," said Tor Raubenheimer, head of the Linear Collider Department at SLAC, referring to the bilateral science and technology program that has benefited science projects such as CDF and Glast. "He is a very impressive person." For more information on the Asian Regional Team and its working groups, visit the ILC-Asia homepage.
--Kurt Riesselmann

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EPP2010 Meeting on Monday
The EPP2010 meeting will be on Monday, May 16 at Fermilab. All Fermilab employees and users are invited to attend the open session of the meeting. An agenda is available online.
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Physics Open House at Northwestern University
In celebration of the World Year of Physics 2005, Northwestern University is hosting a Physics Open House this Sunday ,May 15th, from 1-6pm. The plenary speaker at the event will be Dr Anthony Legget, 2003 Nobel Laureate in physics. Another highlight of the day will be a live demonstration of a trebuchet. The event is primarily aimed at 14-18 year olds, but all ages are welcome. Further details, including location, driving directions, parking information and a full program can be found at the web site. more information

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Canoe Rentals
Canoes and car racks can be rented through the Recreation Office, WH15W. Cost is $7 per day/per canoe and $5 for the car rack. This includes paddles and life jackets. Transportation of the canoes is the responsibility of the renter, unless a car rack is rented. Canoes are aluminum and 17' in length and have a maximum capacity of 5 people. Canoes are located in the garage between 10 Sauk Circle and Anderson Barn. Reservations and payment must be made prior to use. Canoes are licensed and may be taken off site. Arrangements can be made to pick up the canoes on weekends and after hours, if needed. Onsite canoeing is available on the Village lakes only. These are: DUSAF Pond, A.E. Sea and Lake Law.

Families Wanted: Chicago Science Festival Fun for All
Chicago cultural institutions partner for third annual science festival. On Saturday, May 21, 2005 from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. families throughout Chicagoland will be able to immerse themselves in science and nature at the 3rd annual "Science. It's Everywhere!" festival in Jackson Park. Located just south of the Museum of Science & Industry, the festival will feature hands-on exhibits from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago Park District, Lincoln Park Zoo, Field Museum and live reptiles and amphibians from the Chicago Herpetological Society. Families will have the opportunity to hear nature tales from storyteller Brian "Fox" Ellis and experience the performances of puppet shows from the Jabberwocky marionettes.
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Fermilab Arts Series Announces 2005 Summer Season
This summer, the Fermilab Arts Series takes a world tour as they present music and dance from Mexico, Cuba, India, Ireland, Ukraine and back home again to the U.S. The season begins with the folkloric sounds of Mexico and Cuba as performed by Cascada de Flores, a folkloric quartet that brings beautiful vocals, guitar, and a plethora of musical instruments, some familiar and some new. Singer/songwriter Tom Paxton has been a fixture of the folk music scene since the 60's in Greenwich Village. He will be joined by the witty singer/songwriter, Cheryl Wheeler. Tickets are on sale for these and all the other 2005/2006 Arts Series events by calling 630/840.ARTS weekdays from 9 - 4, closed for lunch.
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