Fermilab Today Friday, Nov. 20, 2009

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Friday, Nov. 20
3:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 23
2:30 p.m.
Particle Astrophysics Seminar - One West
Speaker: Eric Adelberger, University of Washington
Title: A Low-Energy Frontier of Particle Physics
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
All Experimenters' Meeting
Special Topic: MINERvA Sees Its First Antineutrino Beam - Curia II

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Wilson Hall Cafe

Friday, Nov. 20
- Breakfast: Chorizo burrito
- Chunky vegetable soup with orzo
- Buffalo chicken wings
- Cajun-breaded catfish
- Complete turkey dinner
- Honey-mustard ham and Swiss panini
- Assorted slices of pizza
- Carved turkey

Wilson Hall Cafe menu

Chez Leon

Wednesday, Nov. 25
- Cheese fondue
- Marinated vegetable salad
- Peaches with raspberry sauce

Thursday, Nov. 26

Chez Leon menu
Call x3524 to make your reservation.


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Recreation Feature of the Month

Classes, events and discounts for December

Winter is here, but that doesn't mean it is time to give up on your fitness.

Classes starting soon to help you stay fit:

  • Yoga: Dec. 1-22 from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wilson Hall Auditorium. Session fee: $30
  • Kyuki Do: Free trial classes 5-6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, and Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the Recreation Facility.

This month, the Benefits/Recreation Department will also sponsor the following wellness event:

  • Weight Watchers at Work program: Free informational meeting from noon-1 p.m. on Dec. 2 in Wilson Hall, 15W, Aquarium. Eight weeks of Weight Watchers onsite meetings Dec. 9-Feb. 10 (no meeting Dec. 23 or 30). Sign up and prepay at Dec. 2 meeting. Two payments of $48.

Club meetings:

  • Toastmasters: Thursday, Dec. 3 and 17, Wilson Hall, 7th Floor, Racetrack. Meetings are scheduled from noon-1 p.m. More information.
  • Sustainable Energy Club: Tuesday, Dec. 15, Users' Center Music Room, 5:10 p.m.

Athletic leagues:

  • Open badminton: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Recreation Facility Gym. Contact Aaron Chou.
  • Open dodgeball: Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m., Recreation Facility Gym. Contact Mike Geelhoed at x4977.

Employees and users can also contact the Recreation Department to take advantage of special discounts, including:

  • Chicago Blackhawks tickets: Click here for select game dates. Special offer code: FNAL. Watch for additional dates.
  • Chicago Bulls tickets: Fermilab employees can purchase discounted Chicago Bulls tickets. Click here
  • Entertainment Books available online.
  • Thai Village restaurant: $7 Fermilab lunch menu. Menus available in the Recreation Office or online.
  • AMC and Goodrich Theater tickets: AMC anytime tickets $8. AMC two-week restriction tickets $7. Goodrich anytime tickets $7. Available in the Recreation Department.
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DUSAF pond at sunrise

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In the News

LHC to be started up after fault forced year-long closure

From Times Online, Nov. 19, 2009

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be started up tomorrow for the first time since a catastrophic fault forced it to be shut down for more than a year.

Engineers at the Cern particle physics laboratory plan to begin injecting protons into the world's most powerful atom-smasher at around 4pm GMT tomorrow afternoon, after the "big bang machine" was formally handed over to its operations team.

A first beam of particles should be circulating one way around the LHC's 27km (17-mile) ring by Saturday, and the second beam traveling in the opposite direction should be captured soon afterwards.

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In the News

UC appoints Paul Alivisatos director of Berkeley Lab

From Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Nov. 19, 2009

The University of California Board of Regents on Nov. 19 named Paul Alivisatos director of the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which is managed by the university.

"Paul Alivisatos' scientific expertise and management experience have earned the respect and confidence of the lab staff, the academic community, the DOE, and other federal and industrial sponsors," said UC President Mark Yudof. "I am confident that Paul is the right leader for the Berkeley Lab at this pivotal point in its history. Under his leadership, Berkeley Lab will continue to make great contributions in science and to the world around us."

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Recovery Act Feature

Work continues on Feynman Computing Center upgrades

Construction crews pour concrete Nov. 12 at an electrical feeder station.

Construction crews continue to make progress on upgrades to the electrical and cooling systems for Feynman Computing Center, which is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

FESS engineer Tim Trout, who is supervising construction, said crews are scheduled to complete the electrical feeder upgrades by Jan. 31. Construction crews have partially completed preparation work on a rooftop cooling system at Feynman Computing Center, Trout said.

The following photos show recent progress on the construction project.

Read earlier stories about the electrical upgrades, cooling upgrades and the new High Availability Computing Center.

General contractor Larry Bohr, a co-owner of Don Bohr & Sons, on left, and his son, Andy Bohr, on the right, on Nov. 12 as they pour concrete that will support electrical equipment at Feynman Computing Center. The higher electrical capacity from the upgrades will power a new computing center at the FCC.
FESS engineer Timothy Trout talks with contractor Larry Bohr during a walk through of the electrical system construction site.
An aerial photo of construction at Feynman Computing Center..

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Latest Announcements

Fermilab Singers concert - Nov. 20

Yoga class promotion - Dec. 1 - 22

International folk dancing tonight at Kuhn Village barn

University of Chicago tuition remission deadline - Nov. 24

Prescription eyewear technician location change - begins Nov. 25

NALWO winter tea - Dec. 1

"The Night Before Christmas Carol" at Fermilab Arts Series - Dec. 5

Wilson Hall stocking stuffer holiday sale - Dec. 9-10

Free introductory martial arts classes - Dec. 14 and 16

Fermilab Management Practices seminar - Feb. 11

Process Piping (ASME B31.3) class meets today

Register for your TurkeyDate

2010 entertainment discount book available online

Lederman Science Center holiday hours

Consider a car or van pool this winter

Argentine Tango at Fermilab meets Wednesday nights

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