Fermilab Hosts Virtual Ask-a-Scientist on March 31, 2004

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BATAVIA, Ill. – Are you curious about extra dimensions? Do you have questions about dark energy? Have you ever wondered about black holes? On March 31, 2004, the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will host the next Virtual Ask-a-Scientist from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Central Time. Physicists Adam Yurkewicz and Jean-Roch Vlimant both of Fermilab’s DZero 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 March 31, 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.