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Monday, January 5
2:30 p.m.Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: M. Jackson, Columbia University
Title: Winding Modes and 3+1 Dimensions
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: 16-house quench analysis

Tuesday, January 6
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: P. Snopok (Michigan State University, Fermilab)
Title: High Order Tevatron Tracking Studies: Observations and Recommendations

Monday, January 5
Baked cod fillet and two sides $4.75
Portabella ravioli with tomato-cream sauce $3.50
Assoted gourmet sandwiches and panini $4.75
Hearty roast beef with onions and cheese on baguette $4.75
Classic Chef salad $4.25
Soup: Potato cream cheese

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On Dec. 21, the United States government raised the national threat level from Elevated to High - or from Code Yellow to Orange. Fermilab has changed its security measures accordingly, from SECON 3-Modified to SECON 2. Security officers will do more hands-on checking of ID badges and inspect vehicles more frequently. Non-guided visitor programs and recreational activities for non-badged visitors are suspended. Fermilab employees and users with valid badges may bring visitors on site if they escort them at all times or if they arrange for a visitor's pass by calling security at x3414.
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Fiction Features Fermilab Physicist
Author Kathleen O'Reilly
Fermilab is in the press again, this time in fictional form. In It Should Happen To You, a March 2004 release from Harlequin, the heroine, Michelle (Mickey) Coleman is an astrophysicist at the lab, working on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. (Harlequin changed the name of the lab, though, for legal reasons.) When author Kathleen O'Reilly began the writing process, she contacted Fermilab and talked to SDSS scientist Jennifer Adelman-McCarthy. "Jennifer was very helpful," says O'Reilly. "I can't thank her enough for helping me with the details of Mickey's work life."

It Should Happen To You is one of four books in a series entitled The Bachelorette Pact, which describes four female friends in Chicago. O'Reilly has been published in fiction for three years. She also wrote two computer programming books on OS/2 in the early '90s. In 1985, she received her BBA from Texas A&M (where, she notes, she had to take physics twice). She currently resides with her family just outside New York City.

In the News
From The New York Times, December 30, 2003
Demolition Derby of Physics Jars Loose Clues on Subatomic Glue
By James Glanz
Particle physicists are known as the demolition crews of the very small, smashing tiny bits of matter together to find the even tinier bits that they are made of. So it may come as a surprise that the field has recently found a powerful new engine of discovery: gluing it all back together again, sometimes in weird ways that seldom occur in nature, if ever. The glue linking these discoveries is the "strong force," which is normally relegated to holding together quarks, the building blocks of humdrum particles like protons and neutrons. But theorists have long suspected that the strong force has a wild side.
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Check out some more Fermilab-related news stories from the last two weeks, including an article in the Washington Times and the Courier News in Elgin.
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Cryogenic Leak Fixed: Tevatron Back in Business
Dave Augustine
As of 2 a.m. on Wednesday, December 31, the Tevatron is back up and running, with luminosities exceeding 40E30.

The quench on December 20 that caused a 10-day shutdown resulted from a simple breaker failure. The A0 kicker power supplies lost power, and the magnets that tried to steer the beam to abort missed. The resulting six-house quench created a vacuum leak in the B-1 cryo loop.

To replace a leaking spool piece, about 1,000 feet of superconducting magnets required being warmed up to room temperature. Dave Augustine of the Accelerator Division said that the mechanical support technicians "literally worked round-the-clock shifts until this was repaired," weekend included.

Augustine would like to thank the hard-working people responsible: John Featherstone, Cervando Castro, Scott McCormick, Sali Sylejmani, Cliff Foster, James Mohns, Frank Rios, Jerry Nelson, Brad Tennis, Mike Heinz, Derek Plant, Bill Dymond, and Morgan Carter.
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February 19-20 Oracle Database 10g: New Features Overview
February 24 - Access 2000 Intermediate
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Recreation Adult Outing
There will be a recreation adult outing on Saturday, February 21, 2003 at the Pheasant Run Resort & Spa. A buffet dinner will be followed by the play, "The Underpants," by Carl Sternheim; adaptation by Steve Martin; directed by Karen Kessler. The deadline to order tickets is January 26. Call or stop by the Recreation Office x5427, x2548 to pick up a brochure and registration form.
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Gallery Chamber Series
Single tickets for the three performances of the Gallery Chamber Series are now on sale. Performances are by Mary Stolper, flute and Steve Hartman, harp; Baroque Trio Sonatas with David Myford, David Schrader, and John Mark Rozendaal; and Steven Lubin, fortepiano, founding member of the Mozartean Players.
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