Fermilab Hosts Virtual Ask-a-Scientist on January 29, 2004

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BATAVIA, Ill. – The Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will host the next Virtual Ask-a-Scientist on January 29, 2004 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Central Time. Physicists Brendan Casey of Fermilab’s DZero experiment and Ken Bloom of Fermilab’s CDF experiment will respond to questions live online.

Virtual Ask-a-Scientist is an online chat session with Fermilab scientists that gives participants the opportunity to ask questions about high-energy physics from: “What is string theory?” to “Why does Fermilab have buffalo?” Fermilab invites people of all ages and all science backgrounds to participate.

Interested participants may join the Virtual Ask-a-Scientist chatroom on the evening of January 29, 2004 by clicking on a link on the Fermilab homepage (http://www.fnal.gov) and following the directions to log in and ask questions. Please note that the link to log on to the chat session will not appear on Fermilab’s homepage until 7:00 p.m. Central Time. Java enabled browsers are required. Internet Explorer version 4 or higher is recommended, but Netscape browsers may also be used. (Netscape is not recommended for Macintosh users.)

For more information about Virtual Ask-a-Scientist, please visit http://www.fnal.gov/pub/inquiring/virtual/.

Fermilab is a national laboratory funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy, operated by Universities Research Association, Inc.