Please join us Friday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. Central time for a DOE Town Hall meeting.  Secretary Perry and Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette will be joined by newly confirmed Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes and Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar.  They will lead a discussion of the Department’s modernization plans and respond to your questions. The Town Hall will be live streamed on If you wish to ask the leadership panel a question, you may submit your question… More »

Fermilab Young Professionals is a brand-new group open to all young (and young at heart!) Fermilab community members. We aim to help young professionals integrate into the Fermilab community by enabling networking, sharing information about Fermilab events and resources, offering support to new employees and having fun! To really learn what we’re all about, come to our first event at the Frontier Pub! (details below) What: Young Professionals kickoff meetup/holiday party. Snacks will be provided. When: Thursday, Dec. 14 starting… More »

Matt Andorf, “Whence Evil?” Abstract: Is the idea of a perfectly good, omnipotent and omniscient god inconsistent with a world that contains evil? I will examine attempts made by philosophers and theologians to show the compatibility with a good god and the all too common presents of evil found in our world. We will examine the so called “free will defense” as well as an alternative theodicy advanced by John Hick. Everybody is welcome. Feel free to come with your… More »

There will be a Computing Techniques Seminar, “Steerable Message Passing Neural Networks on Graphs and their Applications” on Thursday, November 30, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall Curia II (WH2SW). The seminar will be given by Shubhendu Trivedi of the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (University of Chicago). Abstract: The case of supervised learning over graphs—i.e., where each datapoint is a graph—is an increasingly important problem. The usual approach to this problem is to embed each graph into… More »