Monday, March 12, 2007
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Mon., March 12 The first gurgling of spring Back works
10:00 a.m. Research
First in a series of four articles on lab ecology.
Techniques Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: M. Goncharov, Texas
Title: Calorimeter Timing
System at CDF
2:30 p.m. Particle
Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: H. Peiris, KICP
Title: Understanding Cosmic
Theory and Observation Male woodcocks show up in the Main Ring in
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S Judi Andersen is a physical therapist with
March and April to form mating-display arenas
COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X- known as "leks." Back Works Joint & Spine Rehabilitation
Over Specialists. Over the ten years that she has
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' It's getting more obvious everyday: spring is been under contract to Fermilab, Judi has
Meeting - Curia II here. But what are the very early, less obvious probably trained every employee on back
signs around the lab that most of us miss?
Special Topics: Sloan Survey II care. Her triennial Back Works refresher on
(E-949) Status and Future March 1 contained a wealth of practical
Plans; "I've got one word for you: sex," said Fermilab advice. Here are some of the key points from
Modeling of the Booster Beam ecologist Rod Walton. "Everything has to do the experience.
with mating and getting out there early." Those
Tue., March 13 of us who hurry to our cars in this brisk Maintain the "S": Viewed from the side, a
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S weather may not have noticed the wood frogs healthy back makes a subtle "S" shape. Most
COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr mating in the snow. And the geese have of back health comes down to maintaining this
Crossover started pairing up, too. Two weeks ago, a pair shape as we go about our business.
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics of Canada Geese reportedly hung out around
and Technology Seminar - 1 the auditorium, eyeing an area near the Stay fit: Strengthen back, abdominal and
West entrance for nesting. "We'll watch them and gluteal muscles. Include activities that impose
Speaker: D. Li, Lawrence fence the area off it looks like they are going to rhythmic up-and-down forces on the spine.
Berkeley National Laboratory nest there," said Dave Shemanske of Roads Don't remain in one position longer than 20
Title: Normal Conducting RF and Grounds. "It's not good if the birds settle minutes. Avoid obesity and smoking since
Cavity R&D for Neutrino in near doorways, as geese have hostile they contribute to disk degeneration.
Factory or Muon Collider reactions when people approach their nest."
Helpful postures: When standing, try to rest
Click here for NALCAL, A sign of spring you will hear but not see are one foot slightly higher than the other. When
sitting, bend hips and knees to 90 degrees
a weekly calendar with links the rust and gray Sandhill Cranes that fly high
above Fermilab. As they migrate west from and place feet flat to the floor. Pivot with your
to additional information.
Indiana, their gurgling-trumpeting call carries feet rather than twist your back.
for miles. "You'll be walking along and hear it,
but won't see anything because they are way Judi added that she is seeing an increasing
Mostly Cloudy 55°/45° up in the distance," said Fermilab birder (and number of back problems associated with
physicist) Peter Kasper, who heard the first prolonged use of computers and electronic
gurgling of the spring last Thursday. games. The difficulty is that people are simply
Extended Forecast sitting in one poor posture for prolonged
Weather at Fermilab More obvious signs have also popped up: periods. Instead, they should use good neutral
Current Security Status Mallards swim in pairs, cardinals make what positions and move around at least 2-3 times
Kasper's wife, Penny, calls a "guinea pig per hour.
Secon Level 3 sound," and two weeks ago, the chickadees
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switched from their classic namesake call to a
plaintive, two-note, "dee-deeee" whistle.
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Wilson Hall Cafe Kasper has not seen the woodcocks yet, but Special Announcement
he expects them soon. The long-beaked,
Monday, March 12 neckless woodcocks spend the dusky hours
from March to April inside the Main Ring.
String Theory in two minutes
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu Discover magazine is hosting a contest for two-
Though woodcocks rarely vocalize, their
Chez Leon specially adapted wings make plenty of noise. minute videos on string theory. The winning
"The males make a 'beep beep' sound just video will be selected by Columbia University
Wednesday, March 14 before they take off," said Kasper. "Then they physicist Brian Greene, best-selling author of
Lunch make a roller coaster flight high in the air, and The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the
-Beef Fajitas as they dive, they make a 'whoo whooo Cosmos, and broadcast on the homepage of
-Pico de Gallo whooo' noise from their tail and spiral back Discover.com. Deadline to submit is March 16;
-Rice and Beans down with a series of chirping noises. It's one find more details online.
-Rum Pecan Cake of these semimystical things." Still, his favorite Accelerator Update
sign of spring comes from the red-winged
Thursday, March 15
blackbirds: "You know that spring is here when March 7 - 9
you hear that first 'koo-koo-ree.' " - Two stores provided 44 hours and 44
-Fontina and Prosciutto Crepes
-Scampi with Fettuccine minutes of luminosity
-Apricot Tart - Pbar conducting reverse protons studies
You can learn more about recent bird - NuMI conducting 11 batch slipstacking
Chez Leon Menu sightings, and find links to organized bird studies
Call x4598 to make your outings, here. - Feeder work on Monday will hold off beam in
reservation. Photo of the Day TeV
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Result of the Week Attention Fermilab Hiring Managers
It is time to consider your summer
Safety Tip of the Week employment hiring needs. The Summer
Employment Request form is now available
online. Simply complete the online form, print
ILC NewsLine out for signatures, and return to the
Speaking of birds: Tim Koeth sent this Employment office at MS 124. Completed
picture of a hawk on Friday. He writes: "Last requisitions received by March 30th will
Info night I caught this Red-tailed Hawk looking for receive priority.
dinner near the F4 and A0 buildings."
Fermilab Today is online at: In the News Fermilab Folk Club Barn Dance
www.fnal.gov/today/ There will be a Fermilab Folk Club Barn
Dance Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. with music
Send comments and
The New York Times Magazine, by the Joe Samojedny & Fred Campeau and
suggestions to: March 11, 2007: calling by Paul Tyler. More information online.
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Three days after learning that he won the Enjoy the thrills of Blackhawks hockey with
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fellow cosmologist and a probable future m., Blackhawks vs. Flames on March 25 at
Nobelist in Physics himself. Bearded, 2:00 p.m., Blackhawks vs. Oilers on April 1 at
booming, eyes pinwheeling from adrenaline 2:00 p.m. Information, order forms and seating
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“Time and time again,” Smoot shouted, “the
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