Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Tuesday, May 29
Undergraduate Lecture Series - One West
Speaker: Vladimir Shiltsev, Fermilab
Tite: Introduction to accelerators
3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 30
2 p.m.
LHC Physics Center Topic of the Week Seminar - Sunrise
Speaker: Claudio Campagnari, University of California, Santa Barbara
Title: Searches for New Physics at CMS with Dileptons
3:30 p.m.

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Brendan Casey receives DOE award for muon research

Brendan Casey
Photo: Reidar Hahn

Four years ago, Fermilab physicist Brendan Casey began looking for a new research project. Should he join the thousands of physicists working on particle collider experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe? Or should he collaborate with a relatively small group of scientists who wanted to build a new physics experiment at Fermilab to search for hidden subatomic forces?

This month, Casey was rewarded for his decision to work on the smaller experiment. The Department of Energy's Office of Science named Casey a recipient of the 2012 DOE Early Career Research Award. It will support his research on the detector technology for the Muon g-2 experiment with a total of $2.5 million over five years.

"To be chosen is a great honor," said Casey. "It also is an affirmation that the choice of pursuing the Muon g-2 experiment paid off."

For this year's awards, DOE selected 68 researchers from a pool of about 850 applicants based at universities and national laboratories in the United States. Three Fermilab scientists received the award this year: Casey, Tengming Shen and Geralyn "Sam" Zeller.

Casey is one of about 50 people working on the Muon g-2 experiment. The collaboration expects to add scientists from new institutions this June.

"We are recruiting collaborators," said Casey, who worked on Fermilab's DZero collider experiment before joining Muon g-2. "With this award, we'll be able to expand our research efforts."

The DOE grant will pay for part of Casey's research efforts, fund a postdoctoral associate, support engineering and technical work and contribute to purchasing equipment for the experiment.

The Muon g-2 collaboration aims to settle a perplexing question that has haunted the particle physics community for more than a decade. Do muons behave as predicted by the highly successful theory known as the Standard Model, or are these particles subject to a mysterious force that changes the particles behavior when exposed to a magnetic field?

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—Kurt Riesselmann

Special Announcement

Garden plots available at Fermilab

The Fermilab Garden Club has plots available for planting this summer for interested Fermilab employees, retirees, users and contractors.

All of the plots are ideal for perennials, vegetables, fruit, herbs, or flowers. Each plot is 20 feet by 40 feet and has access to a water pipe. The club maintains its own rototillers and lawn mowers, which are available to gardeners for a small rental fee. Organic fertilizer is also available.

The yearly membership fee is $10 per plot. Contact Eileen Berman at berman@fnal.gov if you are interested in becoming a member.

In the News

Yates running, dedication coming

From Sanford Underground Research Facility's Deep thoughts, May 22, 2012

The Yates Shaft was opened for routine access to the 4,850-foot level last Thursday—for the first time since 2003.

"This was a monumental task," Operations Director Greg King said.

The Yates Shaft gives scientists quicker, easier access to the Davis Campus, where the LUX dark-matter detector and the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR experiment are being installed. The reopening of the Yates also allows crews to begin replacing steel in the 5,000-foot Ross Shaft.

"In a word, the Yates Shaft is essential," Sanford Lab Director Mike Headley said.

The project to reopen the Yates began in November 2008 when RCS Construc- tion began refurbishing the shaft itself—a process that took 18 months. The Sanford Lab Operations Department designed and took delivery of a new conveyance, or "cage." Heavy Constructors built a tower inside the Yates headframe building to support the "rope-dog" safety system, which can stop the cage in the shaft in the event of an emergency.

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Director's Corner

Join the Tevatron celebration

Fermilab Director
Pier Oddone

Since I am on vacation this week, I thought I would use the Director's Corner to invite all of you — employees, users and students — to join me at Tevatron Impact, the June 11 symposium that will celebrate the Tevatron's many achievements and the future of our laboratory. Many of our long-standing collaborators from across the country and around the world are coming to the symposium, as well as many representatives of the national and international funding agencies that have supported the Tevatron during its long life.

There is an impressive line-up of speakers, including keynote speaker Lisa Randall from Harvard University, CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer, John Womersley who is now the CEO of the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council, and a number of notable figures from the Tevatron's history. We will hear about the extraordinary feats required to build the Tevatron and its detectors, the experiments' many scientific contributions and the Tevatron program's impact on physics, technology, society and the LHC. I will present the latest plans for the future of Fermilab, including the work of the recent Steering Committee to reconfigure the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment. We will end the day with a reception in the Wilson Hall Atrium. You are most welcome to come and participate in the festivities and join us in celebrating this legendary machine and our laboratory's future.

Photo of the Day

Busy bees have a picnic

Fermilab employee Steve Krave snapped this photo of a bees' nest under a picnic table using the telephoto lens on his camera. If you spot a bees' hive that may pose a safety hazard, contact Roads and Grounds at x3303 to have it removed. Photo: Steve Krave

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