Thursday, January 29|
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - (NOTE LOCATION)Theory Conf Rm WH-3NE
Speaker: T. Tait, Fermilab
Title: Supersymmetric Gauge Extensions and the Higgs Mass
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. Ostroumov, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: Beam Dynamics in Proton and Heavy-Ion Linacs Based on Superconducting Technology
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Virtual Ask-a-Scientist
Log on to the session from Fermilab's homepage at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, January 30
3:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: A. de Gouvea, Northwestern University
Title: What Have We REALLY Learned from Neutrino
8:00 p.m. Fermilab Lecture Series - Auditorium
Title: The Physics of the Blues
Speaker: J. Murray Gibson, Argonne National Laboratory
Thursday, January 29|
Garden Vegetable soup
Greek spaghetti w/tomatoes, mushrooms and feta cheese $3.50
Tuna w/cheddar and bacon w/tarragon mayo on a multigrain roll $4.75
Baked cod provencale w/choice of two sides $4.75
Chicken parmesean hero served w/soup or fries $4.75
Hand rolled Hanabi sushi
Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Farewell to DOE's Jim Miller|
A farewell reception will be held today at 3:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor crossover
in Wilson Hall for Jim Miller. After 25 years as deputy manager of the DOE's
Fermi Area Office (originally part of the Atomic Energy Commission),
Miller retired on January 2. "A piece of me is still with the Tevatron,"
said Miller, who got involved in the Tevatron project right after coming
to Fermilab from Hawaii "just in time for the biggest and hardest winter
in Illinois in 78/79." His background in accounting, finance and
administration served him well in managing contracts and handling
day-to-day business in the DOE office.
Miller and his wife will continue living in the area for some time.
However, there's "lots of traveling in our plans," he said.
"But I will stay in contact with the lab in some way."
January 26 - January 28|
- During this period Operations established three stores. Those
stores, along with one that already existed, provided approximately twenty-one hours and
twenty-five minutes of luminosity to the experiments. The highest peak luminosity
- A LCW pressure problem caused store to abort.
- TeV wet engine required overhaul.
- To save from quenching, operators aborted store due to Tevatron cryo
View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts
From U.S. Newswire, January 27, 2004|
DOE Announces Decision to Compete Management, Operating
Contracts for National Laboratories
Pursuant to Section 301(a) of the recently adopted Energy and Water
Development Appropriations Act of 2004 (PL 108-137), the U.S. Department
of Energy announced today notified U.S. Senate and House Appropriation
Committees that it will compete management and operating contracts for
the following national laboratories:
-- Ames National Laboratory; Iowa (expiration: Dec., 2004)
-- Argonne National Laboratory; Ill. (expiration: Sept., 2004)
-- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Calif. (expiration: Jan., 2004)
-- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Calif. (expiration: Sept., 2005)
-- Los Alamos National Lab; N.M. (expiration: Sept., 2005)
Searching for the Big Fat Brother (When He Doesn't Answer the Phone)|
The DZero Liquid Argon Calorimeter (above), and the crew
of people who work on it, made this new Z' mass limit possible. (Click on image for larger version.)|
Searches for new particles can be conducted in two different ways: either
creating them directly or observing the effects due to their exchange in
the collisions of other particles. The first approach requires that enough
energy is available to create the new particles. The second approach
requires high precision measurements.
|Dr Mingchen Gao|
(formerly of Columbia
University) is now
with the D0 calorimeter
electronics and the Z'
search to the
of Medical Physics.
Several models predict the existence of a heavier version of the Z boson,
dubbed Z'. Measurements of the second type however indicate that this
heavier brother of the Z boson couples only with a very small probability
with the Z boson itself. It behaves like a friend who wants to remain
hidden and doesn't answer the phone. Asking other friends (particles) for
its whereabouts will not lead to his discovery.
|Dr. Leslie Groer|
has played a leading
role in the operation
of the detector. He is
continuing the search
the Zí with the
new data that continues
to be accumulated.
Therefore the search for the Z' boson has to be made following the first
approach creating Z's. Thanks to the increase in the center of mass energy and in the
total integrated luminosity the D0 Collaboration will be able to search
for Z' bosons as heavy as 1000 GeV.
With the data collected so far in Run II the D0 Collaboration has extended
the region in which the existence of the Z' boson is ruled out by using an
analysis similar to the search for extra dimensions. If the Z' is produced
and decays in the same way as the standard Z then the old Run I limit of 670
GeV is raised to a limit of 719 GeV.
Result of the Week Archive
UTeV Talk Tonight|
The next UTeV talk is tonight at 6:30 p.m. in One West.
Matthew Pelton will present "Quantum Computers."
Fermilab Lecture Series
Argonne's Dr. J. Murray Gibson will present "The Physics of the Blues"
tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. in Fermilab's auditorium. Tickets are $5.00.
Country Line Dancing
Are you interested in learning Country Line Dancing? Need to
catch up on the new dances? If you are, contact the Recreation
Office at X2548, x5427 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
If we have enough people interested, we will put a class
Prescription Safety Glass Program
The optician will be available Fridays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
in the EOC (Ground Floor, Wilson Hall). This change is effective
February 1, on a permanent basis.