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Wednesday, January 21
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - One West
Speaker: G. Gollin, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Title: Buying a PhD From a University That Doesn't Exist

Thursday, January 22
1:30 p.m. Special Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar (NOTE DATE, TIME, LOCATION) - Theory Conf Rm
Speaker: D. Lazzati, University of Cambridge - WH-3NE
Title: Beaming, Magnetization and Dynamics of Gamma-Ray Burst Jets
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: M. Wingate, University of Washington
Title: Toward More Precise Lattice Simulation of B Physics
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR TODAY

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Fermilab's Gallery Chamber Series Acquires New Acoustic Panels
Acoustic panels
Hans Jostlein (far left) watches as (left to right) Ken Schultz, Kourosh Taheri and Kelly Harding put the final touches on the acoustic panels. (Click on image for larger version.)
Anyone who has ever been in the atrium of Wilson Hall knows that it is not the most acoustically friendly place. Kids love the 15-story building for its echo, but members of the Auditorium Committee find it quite a challenge, especially when it comes to the Gallery Chamber Series. To combat this challenge, the Auditorium Committee recently acquired three new acoustic panels that actually have a scientific connection to Fermilab. "The copper clad honeycomb panels were used to build the CMS muon chambers," said Hans Jostlein, of the Particle Physics Division and creative inspiration behind the project. "They required an extremely high precision to make them very flat with measurements that are accurate to a thousandth of an inch. We had a need for them, and CMS was gracious enough to give us three spare panels." The Auditorium Committee recruited Ken Schultz, of the Particle Physics Division, to build mahogany frames for each panel that cover the sharp copper edges. Schultz and other division members are in the process of putting the final touches on the panels this week.

The panels, which will make their grand debut this Sunday, will be set up in back of the musicians, near the balcony on the second floor during each Gallery Chamber Series performance. In past years, the Auditorium Committee used curved panels for each concert, but Jostlein explained that they were very difficult to transport. "The new panels weigh a lot less and can be stored in less space," he said. "Two people can comfortably carry each one, with much less risk of an injury. They also reflect the sound much better. It's nice that a major experiment at Fermilab now has a connection to the concerts too."

Welcome to the Fermilab Network!
Some of our visitors and mobile computer users may start seeing a banner, "Welcome to the Fermilab Network!" on their web browsers as the Laboratory continues its process of registering all network devices. Over the next couple of months, the Computing Division will be implementing a change to the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service, which resembles the service now offered in many hotels. Systems that are not already registered with Fermilab will have their initial network connections limited to a registration web page. There, the user will have to provide some basic contact information in order to get full network connectivity. Systems with registered network interfaces will continue to receive the same instantaneous and transparent DHCP service they receive today.

The deployment will be phased in order to keep the migration smooth and problem free. Testing of this service has been underway within Computing Division network segments in Wilson Hall and the FCC. The registration service has functioned as expected and user feedback from visitors and unregistered users has been positive. The next deployment of the DHCP registration service will be in the DZero off-line network this Thursday. A deployment schedule for other Divisions and Sections will be issued once cutover dates can be coordinated with the respective General Computer Security Coordinators (GCSCs). The goal is to complete the migration across the entire site network by the end of February. More details about the DHCP registration process and rollout are available online. Systems on-site can determine if they are already registered by performing a simple test online.

In the News
From the New York Times, January 20, 2004
Like Particles, 2 Houses of Physics Collide
By James Glanz
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 14 A bland and bulky conference center in this city's fogbound downtown was transformed in recent days into the Elsinore of particle physics. The ghost that continually appeared, disappeared and appeared again during a scientific meeting was not the shade of a murdered king but a puff of primordial matter with an otherworldly name: the quark-gluon plasma.

This drama, like the original, involved not only a clash of great forces but also what some saw as betrayal and a measure of revenge. It drew in a pair of renowned laboratories two great houses of physics that have avidly pursued what may be among the most important discoveries in science.
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Accelerator Update
January 16 - January 20
-During this period of time Operations established three stores. Those stores along with one already established provided approximately 53 hours and 31 minutes of luminosity to the experiments.
- An Antiproton Source Debuncher kicker caused several problems on Friday and Saturday.
- Experts established beam to the Switchyard dump on Sunday.
- Store 3177 provided a total integrated luminosity of 2.0 inverse picobarns.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Announcements
Fermilab Arts Series - Ladysmith Black Mambazo Sold Out!
The February 14 performance of Ladysmith Black Mambazo is now sold out.

New Book Purchase Suggestions
New Book purchase suggestion lists are now available online. These include Majors book lists in four subject areas. There is also an Amazon suggestion list in the form of a shopping cart, viewable by entering the password "library." Please take the time to review the list of books in your area of interest. Please send your book purchase recommendations, either from these lists, or from other sources to Sandra Lee.

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 22, at the Geneva American Legion Post.. Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Bible Exploration for Lunch
Discover what the Bible has to say by joining us today for an inductive look at the book of Mark. Meetings last 35 minutes and are held every Wednesday at noon; today's meeting will be in the Req Room (WH-4NW). Additional information at 630-840-3607 or dykhuis@fnal.gov.

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