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Published on August 9, 2007

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Life at Fermilab:  Life at Fermilab Debbie Harris With the help of Borys Jurkiw, Marilyn Smith, Jean Guyer, Patti Hedrick, Beth Witherell Visual Media Services Witherell Symposium July 14, 2005 Why am I giving this talk? :  Why am I giving this talk? Certainly there are many at the lab who know Mike better than I do Hugh Montgomery Marilyn Smith Your name here… I’ve been assigned this year to translate what it means to do physics to the general public (see 'Quantum Diaries') Today I am supposed to translate what it means to have a life at Fermilab to the general symposium-goer Current Systematic Biases(not necessarily in order of importance):  Current Systematic Biases (not necessarily in order of importance) Experimentalist Fermilab Employee, not User Management Responsibilities Married Part of a two-career couple Parent of a young child (2, actually) Note: Biases are uncorrected in this talk…but Mike has the same biases What I will not cover:  What I will not cover There are many programs out there that comprise 'Life at Fermilab', many of which Mike and I both missed… Ultimate Frisbee League Table Tennis League Go Club Rocket Club Yoga, Scuba Tai Chi, Pilates Women’s Self Defense Country Line Dance New recreation programs over past 6 years: Public Lectures, Fine Art Series, International Movie Night Stages of an Experiment:  Stages of an Experiment Mission Need and Funding Profile Project Baseline Randamp;D Collaboration Building Construction (not covered here) Calibration/Commissioning Safety Concerns Running Decommissioning Publications Mission Need and Funding Profile:  Mission Need and Funding Profile 1998: Mike and Beth Witherell decide to adopt a child Early 1999: Mike is offered job as director March 1999: Mike introduced to the Fermilab community in a press conference Starts his speech 'I am really excited about this new job' Thanks Northern Illinois University for their agreement to take on the Thoreau Edition so that Beth could continue her work as Editor-in-Chief March 1999 Project is Baselined:  Project is Baselined July 1, 1999: Mike’s first day as director November 1999: Mike and Beth get referral from Viet Nam (schedule delay due to external politics) January 2000: Mike and Beth bring Lily home to Fermilab 6800 open acres of land in your back yard… Children’s Center at Fermilab Feb. 2000 R&D Phase and Collaboration Building:  Randamp;D Phase and Collaboration Building Witherell started his first year by trying to learn more about Fermilab scientists Dinners at Chez Leon with groups of roughly 20 people: this must have been about 20 nights of research! May 2001 Focused R&D Phase:  Focused Randamp;D Phase In 2000 Mike decided to talk to women staff scientists at the Lab At that time the numbers seemed a bit low… Data courtesy Borys Jurkiw In Mike’s tenure, all fractions have increased…a little… Where are the women engineers?:  Where are the women engineers? From Howard Georgi, October 20, 2004 colloquium: fractions of women in physics and engineering are comparable, retention rate comparable… Source: Society of Women Engineers, NSF and Census Data PhD’s Granted Fraction of Women (%) I leave this as an exercise for the new director… Calibration and Commissioning:  Calibration and Commissioning Lily learns to sit up, crawl, and walk, and talk on site, (most likely) at Fermilab Children’s Center 8/2000 6/2001, 5:17PM 5/2002 Level 2 Managers:  Level 2 Managers Not all managers shown here…. Pam Sue and Mary S Mary R Janet and Cindy Evening and Owl Shifts:  Evening and Owl Shifts The collaboration expanded over the years to include more than Mike and Beth and the Children’s Center: Primary Shifter: Agnieszka Andrzejczyk On-Call List: Nathalie and Jay Witherell Building Manager: Kathy Uhrich (not shown) 11/2000 5/2003 3/2005 First Measurement: Value of a good party:  First Measurement: Value of a good party Inspired by Lily, Mike soon learns the important effects of a good party: best when applied often 8/1/2001 (MCR) 5/3/2002 (MiniBooNE) 6/8/2002 (Leon’s 80th bday) 11/21/2003 (Labwide) 3/4/2005 (NUMI labwide) 6/1/2005 (Day Care 25th) 6/24/2005 (fb-1 toast) Holiday parties Safety Concerns:  Safety Concerns Coincident with Lily’s learning to walk, in 2000-1 we saw Wilson Hall Safety Construction Baby-proofing the director’s house Safety takes a front seat Slide16:  DASTOW 1998 Slide17:  DASTOW 1999 DASTOW 2000:  DASTOW 2000 DASTOW 2001:  DASTOW 2001 DASTOW 2002:  DASTOW 2002 DASTOW 2003:  DASTOW 2003 DASTOW 2004:  DASTOW 2004 DASTOW 2005:  DASTOW 2005 DASTOW Photo Participation:  DASTOW Photo Participation Slide25:  2001 2002 2003 2004 Asymptotic Freedom As measured in Mike-Lily Distance in DASTOW photo Decommissioning:  Decommissioning Children’s Center Graduation June 2005 Today’s festivities Signs that Mike is not the only one doing this experiment…:  Signs that Mike is not the only one doing this experiment… Day Care Enrollment—at any one time enrollment is about 50 children, there is always a waiting list Summer Camp Enrollment—35 slots this year, always with a waiting list of 8 to 15! Publications:  Publications Mike will return to UCSB, as Vice Chancellor of Research Lilly will start at Montessori Comment from teachers there: progressed through 1st grade reading level (thanks to Children’s Center kindergarten program) Beth has moved the Thoreau Edition (all 11,000 pounds—gained 1000 pounds!) back to UCSB remains Editor-in-Chief (see www.thoreau.niu.edu ) Thank you Mike and Beth, for showing us…:  Thank you Mike and Beth, for showing us… You can raise a child and be director of a Lab at the same time Need good child care! You can find good jobs when you’re part of a 2-carreer couple Need institutions in the area who understand the problem! You can admit all this in public Fermilab should be an example to the rest of the world on these issues Not there yet, but you brought these issues to the front page

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