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Tuesday, January 13
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Wednesday, January 14
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: H. Rubinstein, Stockholm University
Title: Magnetic Fields in the Early Universe

Tuesday, January 13
Sundried tomato meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes $3.50
Smoked salmon in a dill, caper, cream sauce tossed with linguini pasta $4.75
Smoked turkey and swiss cheese on a croissant served with a side salad $4.75
BBQ Pulled pork sandwich with creamy coleslaw on a cornduster bun with soup or fries $4.75
Homemade tuna salad on wild greens $3.75

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Tevatron Sets Records
Luminosity chart
Collider Run IIA Integrated Luminosity (Click on image for larger version.)
The Tevatron had a number of achievements last week. During the period of January 2 to January 9, the Tevatron had an integrated luminosity of 11.4 pb-1. This achievement replaces the previous seven-day record of 10.7 pb-1 set in July 2003. Two new records for the highest integrated luminosity in a single store were also set last week, resulting in 2.48 pb-1 and 2.56 pb-1. On January 8, the Tevatron achieved an integrated luminosity of 2.15 pb-1 for a 24-hour period.

In the News
From the Chicago Tribune Magazine, January 11, 2004
Seriously Weird Science
Hidden Dimensions, Phantom Particles--Even Time Travel--Are Among Fermilab's High-Energy Pursuits
By Ronald Kotulak
There is a place where reality vanishes, like the fictional Alice stepping through the looking glass into unseen dimensions, according to a leading theory of the universe. Maria Spiropulu, a University of Chicago experimental physicist, aims to find that place and perhaps open the door to bizarre things even Alice never encountered.
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From the Kane County Chronicle, January 11, 2004
Astronomical observations
By Tom Schlueter
Astronomers peering into the southern New Mexico night sky have seen the largest thing in the universe. "The Great Wall of Galaxies" is a collection of galaxies clustered in the far reaches of deep space that have combined to form something so huge that it stretches the imagination. "It's the single-largest thing anyone has ever seen," said Chris Stoughton, deputy head of the Experimental Astrophysics Group at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia. "This is when you can say the numbers are truly astronomical."
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From the Kane County Chronicle, January 12, 2004
Scientists tackle questions of the universe
By Eric Schelkopf
As an amateur astronomer, Aurora resident Ken Davy is constantly scanning the skies. So he listened intently Sunday as scientist Chris Stoughton described his efforts to map the universe. "This was a chance to see the technology I have been reading about," Davy said. "This is a hobby for me. These guys are fortunate to do it as part of a career."
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From the Daily Herald, January 12, 2004
Caretaker sees country's past, future in bison
By Gary Ordower
The bearded man wearing neck-to-ankle Carhartts coveralls and an Elburn Coop baseball cap rumbles through the small herd of bison from behind the wheel of a pickup truck.

They shuffle away as his truck creaks forward. But they are used to Don Hanson and his routines, as used to him as bison can be. After all, he's been like a father to the Fermilab herd for
27 years.
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Director's Corner
Good Morning!
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
Elsewhere in Fermilab Today you can read about the record performance achieved recently in delivering luminosity to DZero and CDF. For a change I would like to talk about another part of the laboratory - the NuMI project and the associated MINOS experiment.

The NuMI project is a $171 million, 6-year construction project that will make it possible to advance our understanding of neutrinos. With about one year to go on the project things continue to look very good. The MINOS far detector is completely installed in the Soudan mine in northern Minnesota and is already being used to study atmospheric neutrinos. The commissioning of the neutrino beam line will start around the end of 2004 with regular operation two months later, well ahead of the current baseline schedule. The DOE review in November commended the project for staying ahead of this schedule and "sees evidence that this trend will continue."

Getting this far on this large and complex project has taken a superb effort by the team of people working on NuMI throughout the laboratory and by the MINOS collaboration. Congratulations and keep up the good work.

Accelerator Update
January 9 - January 12
- Quenches in the Tev and problems with the lithium lens in Pbar make for slow progress this weekend.
- Operations established 1 store during the last seventy-two hours. They delivered approximately twenty hours and thirty minutes of luminosity to the experiments.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

New Books in the Fermilab Library
New books in the Fermilab Library for the week of January 12 are now on display in the Library near the front desk. A list of the of new books is available online. New books may be reserved by using the online Library catalog, or by calling the library at x3401, or by filling out the reserve card in the book.

Fermilab Table Tennis Ladder
Join Fermilab's new table tennis ladder. It is open to anyone at Fermilab and will begin next week. If you would like to join, contact Martin Griffiths.
rules and more information

Join the Fermilab Singers in 2004!
The first rehearsal of the new year will be held in Ramsey Auditorium tomorrow at noon. We will begin to prepare for our summer concert. If you enjoy singing and having fun, plan to come and join us! If you have any questions feel free to contact Anne Heavey.

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