Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

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Thursday, Oct. 10

11 a.m.
Academic Lecture Series - One West
Speaker: Peter Cooper, Fermilab
Title: CLFV Searches in Muons

2:30 p.m.
Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: Jamie Gainer, University of Florida
Title: The Higgs Boson in the Golden Channel

3:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 11

3:30 p.m.

4 p.m.
Joint Experimental-Theoretical Physics Seminar - One West
Speaker: Brian Tice, Rutgers University
Title: Measurement of Semi-Inclusive Neutrino Cross Section Ratios on Different Nuclei at MINERvA

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Wilson Hall Cafe

Thursday, Oct. 10

- Breakfast: Canadian bacon, egg and cheese Texas toast
- Breakfast: Greek omelet
- Ranch house steak sandwich
- Asian beef and vegetables
- Chicken cacciatore
- Italian loaf sandwich
- Tex-Mex grilled-chicken salad
- Chef's choice soup
- Chicken noodle soup

Wilson Hall Cafe menu

Chez Leon

Friday, Oct. 11
- Spinach salad with pears, pecans and balsamic vinaigrette
- Rib eye roast with mustard and black pepper
- Potato and sage gratin
- Winter greens with pancetta and mint
- Swedish apple pie

Wednesday, Oct. 16
- Spicy Italian lasagna (vegetarian option available on advance request)
- Caesar salad
- Fudgy banana cream pie

Chez Leon menu
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Todd Johnson receives 2013 Director's Award

Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer presents Accelerator Division's Todd Johnson with the 2013 Director's Award for his outstanding volunteer work with K-12 students. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer took time last week to thank employees who have volunteered in the lab's precollege education programs during the past year.

In a reception held in Wilson Hall's second-floor crossover on Thursday, Oct. 3, Lockyer presented nine awards to outstanding Fermilab volunteers, including the 2013 Director's Award for excellence in precollege education, given to Accelerator Division Operations Specialist Todd Johnson.

The award is given annually to an employee, user, graduate student, retiree or guest scientist who contributed significantly to Fermilab's K-12 education programs.

"Todd has demonstrated an outstanding ability to connect with students," Lockyer said. "He speaks with hundreds of students and scouts visiting the lab each year and reaches thousands more by designing and building exhibits that are creative, visually engaging and scientifically rich."

Johnson said he often gets requests to speak to tour groups coming through the laboratory. In regard to exhibit design, he most recently worked on the Cosmic Ray Shower in the Lederman Science Education Center — an installation that uses lights and sound to illustrate the charged particles that "spray" down on Earth from outer space.

Johnson said that, despite several previous nominations, the award was unexpected.

"It was a cool surprise," he said. "It was very nice to be recognized."

He also recognized others' good work in physics outreach.

"I am really in some amazing company," Johnson said of past Director's Award winners and this year's nominees. "I know they all do fantastic stuff."

Other volunteers honored for their exemplary efforts in student outreach and education were Maurice Ball, Brendan Casey, Curtis Danner, Roger Dixon, Brian Nord, Erik Ramberg, Chris Stoughton and Jerry Zimmerman.

"Almost 50,000 students were reached last year by Fermilab scientists and engineers," said Susan Dahl, education program leader for the Fermilab Education Office and president of Fermilab Friends for Science Education. "It's incredible. Thank you all."

The award is made possible by an anonymous donor to the Fermilab Friends for Science Education, a nonprofit organization connected with the lab.

Sarah Witman

From ESH&Q

Flu vaccination information available online

Sign-up for this season's flu shot is available online. The Fermilab Medical Office will administer flu shots on Oct. 10 and 15.

Read more about the Medical Office's flu vaccination administration in the Sept. 9 issue of Fermilab Today.


In memoriam: Keith Schuh

Fermilab retiree Keith William Schuh passed away of pancreatic cancer on Sept. 2 at the age of 67. A memorial service was held on Sept. 8 in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. He was a beloved husband, loving father and cherished grandfather. He was also a master woodworker and had almost completed building a 15-foot cedar-strip fishing boat. His caring friend Greg Vanderfeer will finish the boat in his honor. He loved fishing, woodworking and being with family.

Donations in memory of Keith Schuh can be sent to CTI Music Ministries, P.O. Box 100, Willmar, Minn. 56201.

In the News

Scientists crank up the voltage, create better dark-matter search

From DOE Pulse, Sept. 30, 2013

Scientists on the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search have set the strongest limits in the world for the detection of a light dark-matter particle with a mass below 6 billion electronvolts, or about six times the mass of a proton.

The composition of dark matter, which accounts for more than 80 percent of all matter in the universe, could be as complicated as the makeup of ordinary matter. In the past, many experiments have focused on searching for dark-matter particles that are heavy. But recent experimental results and new theoretical models have provoked a strong interest in the search for light dark-matter particles.

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25 years of service to Fermilab

The directorate recently honored employees with 25-Year Service Awards. From left: Greg Bock (directorate), Jody Federwitz, John Holm, Vytautas Grigaliunas, Tony Leveling, John Plese, Young-Kee Kim (directorate). Photo: Cindy Arnold
The directorate recently honored employees with 25-Year Service Awards. Front row, from left: Keith Chadwick, Marianne Battista, Young-Kee Kim (directorate), Reidar Hahn, Chris Stoughton, Jack Anderson (directorate). Back row, from left: Mark Thomas, Joseph Pathiyil, Jeff Brandt. Photo: Reidar Hahn
The directorate recently honored employees with 25-Year Service Awards. Front row, from left: Stanley Johnson, Denton Morris, Elizabeth Sexton-Kennedy, Robert Woods, Gary Lorenz, Bob Andree. Middle row, from left: Stuart Henderson (directorate), Jean Reising, Lori Limberg, Ken Fidler, Mike Matulik, Troy Meeks. Back row, from left: Raymond Lewis, Leonard Spiegel, Umeshwar Joshi, Norman Ho, Don Arnold. Photo: Reidar Hahn
The directorate recently honored employees with 25-Year Service Awards. Front row, from left: Vicky White (directorate), Bob Johnson, Joyce Serritella, Stuart Henderson (directorate), Jack Anderson (directorate). Back row, from left: Kermit Carlson, Margherita Wiersma, Glenn Waver. Photo: Reidar Hahn

Earlier this year, members of the directorate presented Fermilab employees with awards for 25 years of service to the laboratory. Fermilab Today congratulates the employees.

Photo of the Day

US CMS celebrates Nobel announcement with dessert

Members of US CMS celebrate the news that this year's Nobel Prize in physics was given in honor of the prediction of the Higgs boson. Collaborators enjoy several cakes, two of which bear the words, "Congrats, CMS." The CMS and ATLAS experiments announced the discovery of the Higgs boson at the LHC last year. Photo: Sarah Witman, DO

Today's New Announcements

International folk dancing meets at Baker Community Center - today

Budker Seminar - Oct. 14

Scottish country dancing meets at Baker Community Center - Oct. 15

Fermilab public events and lectures canceled

Power Writing Workshop offered Oct. 24

Office of Science's Patricia Dehmer speaks at UChicago - Nov. 5

Writing for Results: Email and More class offered Dec. 11

SPIE digital library online trial at Fermilab

Online access to new textbook by Fermilab's Chris Quigg

Flu vaccination information

Money just got cheaper

Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle

Indoor soccer now on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Basketball open gym on Wednesdays

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey discounts