Why the Scientific Revolution happened and developed nowhere but in the Western civilization? This is a famous question of Joseph Needham, biochemist and sinologist. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sep 8, 12:00, Req Room (WH4NW). Everybody is welcome. Feel free to come with your lunch. Note our website https://fermisocietyofphilosophy.wordpress.com/ and email list philosophysociety@fnal.gov .

CAIF, Cultural Association of Italians at Fermilab, invites you to attend the lecture about Genius and Mystery: Leonardo da Vinci, Icon of the Italian Renaissance by D. Macuglia, University of Chicago on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Wilson Hall One West, Fermilab, Pine Street and Kirk Road, Batavia, IL 60510. Italian espresso and dessert to follow. Tickets are free, but registration is required. Please RSVP by May 21 at 2 p.m. if you plan to participate….

On April 13, Mary K. Gaillard, a theoretical physicist, professor at the University of California, Berkeley and senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, presented at a Fermilab colloquium about her experiences as a woman in physics and about the physics developments she witnessed and participated in. Afterwards, she held a book signing of her autobiography, A Singularly Unfeminine Profession: One Woman’s Journey in Physics, in the Library.

Speaker: Silvia Zorzetti, University of Pisa Date: Wednesday 20 April 2016, 11:00AM Location: Sunrise (WH11NE) Title: PACMAN and CMS Level-1 Tracking Trigger Abstract: PACMAN is an innovative Marie Curie doctoral training program, hosted by CERN and supported by the European Union. The technical goal is to develop high accuracy alignment methods and tools to integrate the main components of the future generation of accelerators. The method will be validated on CLIC components, a proposed Compact Linear Collider currently studied at…

Dear colleagues, the last, 4th, talk of Al Brunsting series on Design vs Accident will be devoted to the issue of morality. How might human justice and morality developed? What might have motivated that? Is there evidence for a moral universalism? Can Darwinism explain that? Everybody is welcome. Feel free to come with your lunch. If questions, ask Alexey burov@fnal.gov . Please join us at Req Room (WH4NW), Thursday, Mar 10, 12:00—13:00.

It isn’t often you get the chance to be in the same room with an astronaut. Even rarer is the opportunity to hear from an astronaut of John Grunsfeld’s caliber. Today at 4 p.m., Grunsfeld will give a Fermilab Colloquium in One West. A Chicago native and an astrophysicist, Grunsfeld is a veteran of five Space Shuttle flights and has clocked more than 50 hours spacewalking. He visited the Hubble Space Telescope on three of his space shuttle missions and…