What are those physics masterclasses? Perhaps you’ve heard of or participated in videoconferences for International Masterclasses hosted at Fermilab. Curious to learn a bit more? The International Particle Physics Outreach Group, known as IPPOG, is hosting an online Introduction to International Masterclasses, featuring student masterclasses for BELLE II at KEK, Particle Therapy via GSI Darmstadt, DarkSide at Gran Sasso, and Fermilab’s own MINERvA neutrino experiment. The introduction will be held on Zoom, early on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 6:30-8 a.m….
Fermilab user and UIUC professor emeritus James (Jim) Wiss died at his home July 12. From the 1970s through the 1990s, Wiss worked on a string of heavy quark experiments in Proton Area, E87, E400, E687 and FOCUS. He was a leader of the proposed BTeV experiment. Wiss received UIUC awards for his teaching. In 1982, he received a Sloan Research Fellowship for early-career researchers and was named an American Physical Society fellow in 2000.
On Thursday, Feb. 20, the Chicago Sinfonietta’s Project Inclusion performed at Fermilab in Ramsey Auditorium as part of Inclusion Matters 2020. “Project Inclusion started in 2008 to provide promising, diverse musicians a fellowship for one to two years. The goal is to identify, train, mentor and ready orchestra musicians beginning their pursuit of a professional career — musicians from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, that are traditionally underrepresented in orchestras.” From left: Fahad Awan on violin; Caitlin Edwards on violin; Seth Pae on viola; Victor Sotelo on cello.