Fermilab TodayFriday, May 20, 2005  
Friday, May 20
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: V. Buescher, University of Freiburg, Germany
Title: Search for Supersymmetry at DZero

Monday, May 23
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: N. Kaloper, University of California, Davis
Title: Shock Therapy
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: New Booster Injection

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From Tour Guide to Deputy Head of Lab Services, Cindy Crego Heads to Tennessee
From giving tours to helping launch the first Fermilab Web site to developing a customer service initiative, employees in Lab Services describe Crego as someone who doesn't know how to say no. "She is someone who gets things done," said Christine Johnson of Lab Services. "There was never a task too small or too large that she couldn't tackle. And we had a lot of laughs in the process." After recently celebrating her 15th anniversary at Fermilab,
Cindy Crego
Cindy Crego
Crego retired on May 13 to move to Tennessee, where her husband and two daughters are already living.

Crego actually had two careers at Fermilab. From 1983 to 1988, Crego was a Public Information Officer, mainly giving tours and presentations within the local community. "Helping members of the community learn about Fermilab will always be a highlight for me," she said. Crego temporarily left for two years in 1988 and started her second career at Fermilab in 1990, working on FermiNews in the Publication Office. "FermiNews was really a one-person operation then," she said. "Later Jean Reising joined the department and we were the first to post the news letter on the web and to have it printed by using electronic data."

Crego was also one of the early pioneers in technical information management who helped facilitate the movement to post technical publications online. With her help, the Information Resources Department developed a method of scanning and digitizing preprints that earned a Record of Invention from ORTA. "Fermilab was the first Department of Energy laboratory to have its entire collection of technical publications online and electronically searchable," Crego said. "It was a very exciting time because it was a real paradigm shift from paper to the electronic world."

In October 2000, Crego became the Deputy Head of Lab Services. From starting a section newsletter to recognizing birthdays, Crego never stopped developing new ideas for the section. "We had a wonderful partnership and worked fantastically together," said LSS Head Kay Van Vreede. "She will be very hard to replace because she is a one-of-a-kind person."
-- Elizabeth Clements

Ray Rarey Receives Academic Honors
Ray Rarey
Jack Schmidt (left) presents the award to Ray Rarey. (Click on image for larger version.)
Computing Division's Ray Rarey, a computer science student at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, received an award for the Academic Achievements of Cooperative Educations Students on Thursday, May 5. Rarey works with the web server support team as a co-developer for a new web forms processor, a webserver log file browser, and script writing. "He is performing like someone who has a lot more experience," CD's Jack Schmidt said.

Rarey is also the recipient of the Dean's Achievement Certificate for maintaining a minimum weighted grade point average of 92.0, receiving no grades below an 85, and taking a minimum of 16 credit hours. "He's a pretty sharp guy," Schmidt said. "He's a very quick learner, very polite, and informative. When users call up with questions, he answers them well and always follows up."

Rarey will graduate next month from Kettering University and hopes to continue working at the Fermilab. "I've had plenty of new experiences and learned a lot of new things here at Fermilab," Rarey said. "I work with good people."
-- Eric Bland

ILC This Week
Dugan Selected as North American Regional GDE Director
On Wednesday, GDE Director Barry Barish announced the appointment of Gerald Dugan, professor of physics at Cornell University, as the regional director of the ILC Global Design Effort for North America. While details are still being worked out, Dugan has accepted the appointment. The announcement was made at a meeting of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) in Washington, DC. Dugan is the second GDE regional director to be named, following last
Gerald Dugan
week's appointment of Fumihiko Takasaki, KEK, as regional director for Asia.

Dugan has worked on numerous collider projects and programs, and he currently serves as one of convenors of the ILC working group on sources, damping rings and bunch compressors for the linear collider. He has strong ties to Fermilab, where he worked from 1982 to 1991. His tenure at Fermilab included the position of head of the Antiproton Source, and he served as head of the Fermilab Accelerator Division from 1989 to 1991. From 1991 to 1994, he was the associate director of the SSC laboratory in Texas. At Cornell, he was involved in the design efforts required to operate the CESR accelerator as a colliding beam machine at 2 GeV.

"Gerry is a great choice," said Fermilab Associate Director Steve Holmes, who has known Dugan since the 1970s when they shared an office at Columbia University. "He's very familiar with the people and programs here at Fermilab. We are looking forward to working with him and giving him all the support that he needs."

As regional GDE director, Dugan will oversee and coordinate the ILC R&D efforts of the four lead laboratories in Canada and the United States, where funding is provided by the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation (see Organization Chart).
--Kurt Riesselmann

Linear Collider News Archive

Accelerator Update
Future Umbrella Haters
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Photo courtesy of Michael Kuc (Click on image for larger version.)
In the News
From EurekAlert May 18, 2005
Particle smasher gets a super-brain
Sometime in 2007, physicists are going to come closest to seeing what the universe was like a split-second after the big bang. Inside a 27-kilometre-long circular tunnel that straddles the border of France and Switzerland 100 metres underground, the Large Hadron Collider will push protons to almost the speed of light and smash them head-on at energies never before created on Earth.
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SLAC Remains Closed
Because of damage to the power line providing electricity to the lab, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center will remain closed until Monday morning. The power outage also has disabled the SLAC Web site and email services.

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Scuba Lessons at Fermi Pool
The Underseas Scuba Center in Villa Park will be conducting Scuba Diving Certification classes at the Village pool on Thursdays from 5:30 Pm to 8:30 PM beginning June 9 - July 14. 1 1/2 hours are spent in the classroom at the Users Center and 1 1/2 hours are spent in the pool. The cost for this class is $225.00 per person. Deadline to register is May 30.
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