Fermilab TodayMonday, January 26, 2004  
Monday, January 26
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: E. Hayashi, University of Victoria
Title: Dark Matter Halo Structure and LSB Rotation Curves
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II

Tuesday, January 27
2:30 p.m. Special Theoretical Physics Seminar (NOTE DATE) - Curia II
Speaker: H.-C. Cheng, Harvard University
Title: Ghost Condensation and a Consistent Infrared Modification of Gravity
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK 2nd Flr X-Over

Monday, January 26
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Hearty roast beef au jus with carmelized onions and sharp cheddar on a crusy baguette $4.75
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Success! First Store in Tevatron Using Antiprotons from the Recycler
Recycler success
(Front to back) Cons Gattuso, Paul Joireman, Brian Chase and Martin Hu enjoyed a moment of satisfaction as they watched the antiprotons leave the Recycler and go to the Tevatron on Friday. (Click on image for larger version.) (Photo: Steve Baginski)
At 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23, the Accelerator Division achieved its first store in the Tevatron using antiprotons transferred from the Recycler. After more than a year of troubles with maintaining vacuum in the Recycler and other setbacks, the new addition to the Fermilab lineup began to show its promise. "There's more commissioning and debugging to do, but this is an existence proof," said Stan Pruss of the Recycler Department.

This was not only the first successful store; it was also the first attempt, which surprised some. "We had high hopes, but I wasn't betting any money on it," stated Pruss. "It takes a lot of handshaking between machines," said Deputy Department Head Cons Gattuso.

Gattuso emphasized that his seven-person group could not have succeeded without the cooperation of several departments. More than 70 technicians worked on the Recycler over the last shutdown. "It's not just people in the Main Control Room that make this thing work," he said.

And work it did. Out of 11 transfers of antiproton bunches, 9 were successful, leading to a full 36-bunch store and a luminosity of 12.5E30. Assistant Director Jeff Appel noted: "The stated goal of this store was to test the mechanics of the process, yet enough luminosity was achieved to be useful. I think you would call this a milestone."

51 Employees Receive 25-Year Service Awards
Service award recipients
25-Year Service Award Recipients (Click on image for larger version.)
On Friday, 51 Fermilab employees received 25-Year Service Awards. Bruce Chrisman attended the luncheon for the honorees at Chez Leon. The award recipients are (in alphabetical order): Elvira Arroyo, John Brown, Rosalie Callaghan, Richard Cantal, Wilma Cardona, David Carlson, John Chyllo, Eva Clark, Jack Donald Cossairt, Shirley Culhane, Carol Diebold, Edward Dijak, Keith Dillow, William Flaherty, Rolando Flores, Manuel Garcia, Gregrory Giese, Dennis Graham, Daniel Green, Sten Hansen, David Harding, Fremont Hartman, Patrick Healey, William Higgins, Daniel Jackson, Gregory Kobliska, Kurt Krempetz, Arlene Lennox, John MacNerland, John Marriner, Patricia Mascione, Simmie Meredith, Lawrence Meyer, William Mumper, Charles Nelson, Ralph Pasquinelli, Christopher Richardson, Michael Roman, Jane Rubel, Patsy Sanchez, Sergio Sanchez, Greg Sellberg, Mary Snyder, Chander Sood, Kenneth Treptow, Daniel Villarreal, Robert Wagner, Freddie Wilson, James Wilson, Paul Wise, James Zagel

Meson Power Update
Meson Building
Full power is expected to return to the Meson area by Wednesday.
Work continued on the repair of electrical feeders in the Meson area over the weekend. Operations Deputy Head Dan Johnson reported that MS7 and ML6 were repaired on Saturday and MS1 will be repaired tomorrow. Full power is expected to return to most of the Meson area by Wednesday. Generators continue to supply critical power to keep temperatures above freezing. Watch for more information in Fermilab Today about a three-hour outage in the Meson area this week, required in order to make further repairs.

Accelerator Update
January 21 - January 23
- During this time period Operations established one store. That store along with an existing store provided approximately forty-one hours and seven minutes of luminosity to the experiments.
- Meson feeders 30 and 31 have both faulted.
- Linac switches to the H- Source.
- The Tevatron suffered a quench early Friday morning. There was no beam in the machine at the time of the quench.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

In the News
FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, January 23, 2004
FY 2004 Budget Cycle Completed
Washington DC Yesterday the Senate passed the $820 billion omnibus appropriations bill, and sent it on to President Bush for his signature. With this action the FY 2004 budget cycle that began almost one year ago was completed. Details of the appropriations bills for various physics-related programs can be found on the AIP Science Policy Budget Information website. Note that program content sometimes changes, especially in the case of NASA. The following figures represent the increases or decreases in the FY 2004 budgets for these programs as compared to the FY 2003 budget.
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Upcoming Training and Development Classes
January 27 - Editing HTML for Admin. Profs.
January 29 - Access 2000 Intermediate
February 5 - Word 2000 Intermediate
February 10- HTML, Level 1
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February 19 & 20: Oracle Database 10g: New Features Overview
February 24 - Access 2000 Advanced
March 2 - Excel 2000 Intermediate
March 16 - Cascading Style Sheets
March 17 & 18 - Dreamweaver MX
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Budker Seminar Tomorrow
There will be a Budker Seminar on Tuesday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Music Room at the Users' Center. Phil Yoon, of University of Rochester, will present, "A First Look at Tevatron Lattice Functions." Pizza will be served.

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 27, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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