Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Wednesday, May 18
3:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 19
2:30 p.m.
Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: Gavin Salam, CERN
Title: Giant K-Factors
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar
One West
Speaker: Alexey Burov, Fermilab
Title: Theory, Observations and Mitigation of Dancing Bunches in the Tevatron

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Wednesday, May 18

- Breakfast: English muffin sandwich
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Wednesday, May 18

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- Spring salad
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Friday, May 20
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- Porcini-crusted filet mignon with fresh herb butter
- Glazed baby carrots
- Loaded mashed potatoes
- White chocolate-raspberry crème brûlée

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The passing of a piece of history

Fermilab Director Pier Oddone accepts on behalf of the laboratory a painting of the Big Woods Church from Karyl Louwenaar, a former laboratory intern. The painting and its subject have historical ties to the laboratory. Credit: Rhianna Wisniewski.

On a chilly day in April, Fermilab Director Pier Oddone received a link to Fermilab’s past. Karyl Louwenaar, a former intern in the laboratory’s Public Information Office in 1969, had returned to the laboratory to pass along a historical painting.

The painting, which depicts the Big Woods Church, was given to Louwenaar in 1969 by Ivan Alten, a designer with DUSAF, one of four architectural-engineering firms that worked together on the laboratory’s construction from 1967 until the early 1970s.

While the Big Woods Church, which is located on Eola Road south of the laboratory, has never been on the laboratory site the church does hold historical significance to the people who once lived on the land that is now Fermilab. Louwenaar was working on recording the history of the land’s former occupants during her internship in 1969.

Fermilab Chief Operations Officer Bruce Chrisman gave the painting to members of the church at the 14th annual Farmer’s Picnic on Saturday, May 7, a fitting venue. The annual potluck-style celebration usually attracts about 100 guests, most of whose family farms used to occupy the Fermilab site. Approximately 140 people attended the picnic this year, including several first-time attendees who received tours of the former homesteads from Roads and Grounds’ Bob Lootens.

Bruce Chrisman, Fermilab COO, presents a painting of the Big Woods Church to church member Sonya Cunningham at the annual Farmer’s Picnic on May 7. Credit: Jean Reising.

Rhianna Wisniewski

In Brief

New Physics Advisory Committee members named

Earlier this month, Fermilab Director Pier Oddone appointed the following new members of the Fermilab Physics Advisory Committee (PAC):

  • Daniela Bortoletto, Purdue University
  • Roger Blandford, Stanford University
  • Chip Brock, Michigan State University
  • Jeff Harvey, University of Chicago

Their terms will begin with the June PAC meeting, which will take place this year in Snowmass, CO.

The new members will replace the outgoing members whose terms end with the June meeting. Outgoing members include:

  • John Carlstrom, University of Chicago
  • JoAnne Hewett, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Ian Shipsey, Purdue University
  • Rick Van Kooten, Indiana University

The full list of PAC members and meeting dates can be found on the web.

In the News

So you shoot people in the face...

From Quantum Diaries, May 13, 2011

By Nick Zacchia, Proton Therapy co-op student

“So you shoot people in the face with a cyclotron… AWESOME!” a friend of mine declared matter-of-factly. They had conveniently gleaned over the part where I explained the science behind proton therapy. Although they hadn’t quite got the intricacies of the science correct, they had understood the underlying message; that I have the coolest job in the world. I’m an engineering undergrad who packed up his stuff, got on a plane in Montreal and headed to Vancouver for a summer job at TRIUMF: Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics. It’s only been about a week, but I already feel right at home.

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Special Announcement

Celebrate Employee Health & Fitness Day

Head to the Main Ring for exercise from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. today. Start to walk, run, bike ride or rollerblade at Ring Road A1. Stop at mile marker tables for water, snacks and fun activities. Participants receive a free 10,000 Steps-A-Day t-shirt, a pedometer, frozen yogurt coupon and more. The Employee Health & Fitness Day event kicks off Fermilab’s 10,000 Steps-A-Day Walking program. Participation prizes will be given for logging your steps. The event is sponsored by the Recreation Department and the Wellness Committee. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548.

Photos of the Day

A tiny peek at spring

Nothing symbolizes spring more than new birth – buds on trees, flowers beginning to bloom and the soft fluff of baby geese. Get a gander at these babies.

A gaggle of baby geese waddles away from the photographer. Photo: Reidar Hahn.
A baby goose dines on a dinner of dandelions. Photo: Reidar Hahn.
Swimming single file, a family of geese passes by. Photo: Reidar Hahn.


Lisa Rogers, an employee in the DOE Fermi Site Office died on Thursday, May 12. She was 47. Visitation for Rogers will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 20 at the New Horizon Christian Fellowship, located at 3577 East New York St., in Aurora. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, May 21. Viewing will take place from 10-11 a.m. and a service will begin at 11 a.m. at Greater Mount Olive Church of God and Christ, 1039 Bonner Ave., Aurora. A gathering will follow the service at River Run Club House, 4204 Clearwater Lane in Naperville. An In Memoriam will appear in Fermilab Today later this week.

Safety Update

ES&H weekly report, May 17

This week's safety report, compiled by the Fermilab ES&H section, includes one recordable incident. An employee tripped and fell in the parking lot. Medical treatment makes this case recordable.

Find the full report here.

Employee Health & Fitness Day - today

Martial Arts classes - May 23

ProCure Cancer Treatment Center Open House - May 21

Plant & Seed Exchange event - May 21

DASTOW 2011 - June 22

Registration open for 44th Annual Users' Meeting - June 1-2

Change in cashier's office hours

Argentine Tango classes through June 8

Creative Writers - May 19

Accelerated C++ Short course - June 6

Water Aerobics at the pool - June 13

Adult swim lessons at Fermilab pool - June 13

Beginner swim lessons at pool

Pre-Kindergarten swim lessons at pool

Aqua Tots at the pool

Pool opens June 7

Do you have a foreign bank account outside of the U.S.?

Jazzercise discount for employees

Word 2010: Transition from 2003/2007 course - May 25

Excel 2010: Transition from 2003/2007 course - May 25

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