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Friday, January 16
3:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: P. Cushman, University of Minnesota
Title: Muon g-2: E821 Final Results and Prospects for the Future
8:00 p.m. Fermilab International Film Society - Auditorium
Title: The Awful Truth
Tickets: Adults $4.00

Monday, January 19
Martin Luther King Holiday

Tuesday, January 20
1:30 p.m. Special Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - (NOTE DATE and TIME) - Curia II
Speaker: J. Mould, National Optical Astronomical Observatory
Title: New Large Telescopes: Complementing JWST and Opening the Time Domain
2:30 p.m. Special Theoretical Physics Seminar - (NOTE DATE and LOCATION) - Theory Conf Rm (WH 3NE)
Speaker: T. Becher, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Title: Factorization in Effective Field Theory
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK 2nd Flr X-Over

Friday, January 16
Red beans and rice soup
Homestyle BBQ chicken w/old fashioned cole slaw and choice of side $3.50
Clifford's crispy catfish w/choice of two market sides $4.75
Smoked salmon w/dill havarti and wild greens $5.50
Buffalo dipped fried chicken breast sandwich $4.75

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New Drive-Up Service for Security Check-In
Jeff Head in front of the new guard shack
Security Guard Jeff Head in front of a new guard shack on Pine Street
Starting Tuesday morning, January 20, visitors to Fermilab will sign in at a new "drive-up" location after entering the west side of the lab on Pine Street. The initial security checkpoint is in the same location, but visitors needing passes will now be directed from that first checkpoint to a new booth in the parking lot of the Lederman Science Education Center. Then, instead of parking and entering the Lederman Center for their passes, visitors will obtain them at the drive-up window of the new security booth. Pylons and new signage will direct visitors to the new booth, and Fermilab security personnel will also offer guidance.
Guard shack
The new drive-up guard shack in the parking lot of the Lederman Science Center
In the News
From Nature, January 15, 2004
Special investigation: US visa restrictions
Immigration controls introduced under the 'war on terror' are restricting the flow of foreign researchers into the United States. With other countries moving in on this pool of talent, will the balance of scientific power shift? Nature's Web site features a special on this topic.
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From Newsday, January 14, 2004
Fears Over BNL Funding Change
By Indrani Sen
A new two-tiered system of allocating scientific work related to homeland security has New York congressmen worried Brookhaven National Laboratory may lose millions in federal funding, despite Department of Homeland Security officials' assurances to the contrary.

Under the new system, which department officials say is necessary to give national labs access to the government contracts they are best suited for, Brookhaven and three other labs were left off a list to do classified internal work for Homeland Security, leaving BNL to compete with private firms and academic institutions for external contracts.
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Fermilab Paper Chase Shows Consistently High Output
Experimental HEP Publications 1990-2003 (Click on image for larger version.)
In 1993, Fermilab Director John Peoples asked the Computing Division's Peter Cooper to help prepare the lab's annual DOE review. "I had no idea what to do," Cooper recalled, so he used a technique familiar from his time at Yale: "I pulled the journals down off the shelf and asked, 'what did we publish?'"

With help from others, Cooper's initial effort grew into an ongoing compilation of Fermilab's experimental high-energy physics articles published in the five most relevant physics journals
Peter Cooper
Peter Cooper
(which contain about 95% of US HEP papers). Cooper and his colleagues compared this total to the number of papers from the other US HEP accelerators: SLAC, BNL, and CESR. The group retroactively collected the results back to 1990, and Cooper charts the results online as they are updated annually. The papers from 2003 are now included.

The graph shows Fermilab with a consistent margin over the other individual labs, although there was a noticeable drop-off in papers generated here during the past year. Cooper attributes the dip to having the Tevatron up and running. "You can't analyze your old data when you're busy collecting new data," he said.

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Weekly Times Sheets Due Today
Due to the upcoming Martin Luther King Holiday on January 19, 2004, weekly time sheets are due in Payroll by 10:00 a.m. on Friday January 16, 2004.

Fermilab Film Series Tonight
The Fermilab Film Series will present "The Awful Truth" tonight at 8:00 p.m. in the Fermilab auditorium. Tickets are $4.00 for adults.
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Fermilab Barn Dance
The next Fermilab Barn Dance is Sunday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m. with master fiddler Chirps Smith and some of his fine friends. Dot Kent will be calling. Dances are held in the Warrenville Community Building.
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Memorial Service
The Memorial Service for former employee Cathy Voit will be held at 11 a.m. this Saturday, January 17 at the Wheaton Wesleyan Church.

Lederman Science Center Holiday Hours
The Lederman Science Center will be open to the public on Monday, January 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Special Astrophysics Seminar Tuesday
There will be a special Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar on Tuesday, January 20 at 1:30 p.m. in Curia II. J. Mould of the National Optical Astronomical Observatory will present, "New Large Telescopes: Complementing JWST and Opening the Time Domain."

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