Fermilab TodayTuesday, February 3, 2004  
Tuesday, February 3
Noon Wellness Works - Brown Bag Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: G. Lawrence and J. Foxen, M.D. - Fermilab
Title: Eating to Live - Choosing a Diet to Achieve a Healthy Weight and Good Health
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: Y. Zhang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Title: Computational Studies of ISOL Targets for Generation of Radioactive Ion Beams

Wednesday, February 4
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: K. Magruder, University of Oklahoma
Title: The Works of Galileo: A Guided Tour

Tuesday, February 3
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Hearty beef stew served in a sourdough bread bowl $3.50
Smoked salmon w/lemon dill cream cheese on your choice of bagel served w/a side salad $4.75
Grilled chicken sandwich w/carmelized onions, mushrooms and Swiss cheese w/soup or fries $4.75
Turkey Club Salad $3.75

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Tevatron Achieves New Peak Luminosity Record
Yesterday afternoon, accelerator operators achieved a new peak luminosity of 5.5x1031. The previous record of 5.2x1031 occurred in December 2003. Accelerator operators also broke the record for single-store integrated luminosity yesterday. Store 3212 achieved an integrated luminosity of 2.6 pb-1. The previous record of 2.5 pb-1 occurred on January 7.
Staffers from the House Science Committee Visit Fermilab
Kaarsberg and Clay
Kathryn Clay (left) and Tina Kaarsberg inside the Tevatron model on the 15th floor (Click on image for larger version.)
On Thursday, January 29, two staffers from the House Science Committee, Tina Kaarsberg and Kathryn Clay, visited Fermilab for a quick tour. MINOS experimenter Chris White explained the inner workings of Fermilab's Tevatron as Kaarsberg and Clay got an overview of the lab on the 15th floor of Wilson Hall. Director Michael Witherell and several Fermilab scientists joined the staffers for lunch Fermilab's cafeteria. Kaarsberg, a former particle physicist, and Clay visited Argonne National Laboratory after stopping at Fermilab.
Kaarsberg and Clay
Chris White (right) explains the chain of accelerators to Tina Kaarsberg (left) and Kathryn Clay (middle) on the 15th floor of Wilson Hall. (Click on image for larger version.)
Pre-Event Notice: National Engineers Week 2/22-2/28
Established in 1951, National Engineers Week is an annual event to raise awareness about the contributions of engineers among all segments of the community. This event also promotes the study of engineering for younger generations as supported by scientific, industrial, educational and government entities. In addition to national and regional events, a number of activities are being planned at Fermilab during Engineers Week 2004, which is February 22-28. These activities will highlight the efforts of engineers at the lab and be offered through brown bag lunches to feature recent accomplishments of the Laboratory’s engineers. Additionally, the annual Director’s Talk is scheduled to take place on February 18th. Vic Kuchler, Chair of the Engineering Policy Committee, is leading the planning effort. Watch Fermilab Today for more detailed information including agendas and times for planned activities. If you have any comments, suggestions or would otherwise like to contribute, send an email to e-week@fnal.gov.
Director's Corner
Good Morning!
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
Collider performance so far in 2004 is better than ever. The Tevatron delivered almost 35 pb-1 of integrated luminosity to the experiments in the month of January, well beyond the previous record of 28 pb-1. As a result, the integrated luminosity for fiscal year 2004 is right where we hoped it would be, on the curve for the "design plan" that was published last fall. The unexpectedly good Tevatron reliability in January made up for the three weeks lost in December for repairs. In addition, the Booster delivered 2.4x1019 protons to the MiniBooNE target in January, the best month for that experiment.

At the time of the DOE review of Run II in July, the review team emphasized the critical importance of the "next six months" in determining how far the accelerators would take us in Run II. We couldn’t have asked for more progress than has occurred since that time. Congratulations to everyone who has contributed to this success.

Nobody is resting on his or her laurels, however. Yesterday’s store set a new record for initial luminosity, 55x1030. February is off to a good start.

Accelerator Update
January 30 - February 2
- During this period Operations established two stores. Those stores provided approximately forty-six hours and 24 minutes of luminosity to the experiments. The best peak luminosity of the two stores was 51E30. Since then a store on Feb. 3 set a new record of 55E30.
- The integrated luminosity for last week was 7.6 inverse picobarns.
- A harmonic filter on the Master Substation failed to close on Friday.
- D0 repaired a water leak, but then discovered a power supply problem.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

In the News
DOE Press Release, February 2, 2004
Secretary Abraham Unveils DOE '05 Budget
Supports President Bush's Call for Enhanced National Security, Energy Security
WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham today released the Department of Energy’s (DOE) $24.3 billion budget request for fiscal year 2005, a part of President Bush’s overall budget request to Congress.
Read more
DOE Budget Request

Brown Bag Seminar Today
The next Brown Bag Seminar is on Feb. 3 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in One West. The Accelerator Division's Greg Lawrence will present "Eating to Live."

O'Reilly Safari
The Fermilab Library has recently run a trial of O'Reilly's Safari Books Online. If you would like permanent access to this, please email Heath O'Connell.

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