Fermilab TodayTuesday, April 20, 2004  
Tuesday, April 20
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: N. Vinogradov, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: Development of Front Ends for the RIA Facility Linear Accelerators

Wednesday, April 21
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: A. Witt, University of Toledo
Title: Optical Photoluminescence from Interstellar Nanoparticles

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New HEPAP Report Outlines Revolution in Particle Physics
Persis Drell
Persis Drell, committee
Washington, DC - The most compelling questions facing contemporary particle physics research and a program to address them have been distilled into a new report "Quantum Universe: The Revolution in 21st-Century Particle Physics," adopted today by the Department of Energy/National Science Foundation High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP).

The discovery that the universe is made mostly of unknown forms of matter and energy called "dark matter" and "dark energy" has revolutionized the scientific outlook for particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. The "Quantum Universe" report responds to a November request to HEPAP from DOE and NSF for a report that "will illuminate the issues and provide a clear picture of the connected, complementary experimental approaches to the truly exciting scientific questions of this century."
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Draft Report - Quantum Universe (pdf)

Airborne Named 2004 Champion for the Wednesday Night Bowling League
The 2004 FermTherms Champion Team Airborne (left to right): Albert Dyer, Chuck Marofske, Terry O'Brien and Al Legan (Click on image for larger version.)
The Wednesday Night Bowling League, known as the FermTherms, just completed its 2004 season, with an exciting final game between two head-to-head teams -- Team-X and Airborne. The 2004 FermTherms champions are the Airborne players Albert Dyer, Chuck Marofske, Terry O'Brien and League President Al Legan. "There were many nights of intense competition," said Legan, who is a member of the Accelerator Division.

The Wednesday Night Bowling League, which plays at Bowling Green in West Chicago, began over 20 years ago at Fermilab. The season starts right after Labor Day and runs for approximately 30 weeks. The league is made up of ten four-person teams, and the majority of the players are Fermilab employees. "When the league first started, the teams were made up of employees from Fermilab and Nicor, which is why we called ourselves the FermTherms," Legan said. "Most of the Nicor players have retired by now, but there is still a handful of people left from Nicor." If you are interested in joining the Wednesday Night Bowling League, contact Al Legan. "We are always recruiting new members," he said. "We would like to thank everyone who bowled this season, and we hope to see everyone and more back next year."

Director's Corner
Good Morning!
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
"We live in an age when the exploration of great questions is leading toward a revolutionary new understanding of the universe."

This line if from the new report, Quantum Universe: The Revolution in 21st Century Particle Physics, which a 16-member committee submitted to the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel yesterday. Persis Drell of SLAC was the chair of the committee, which had four members from the Fermilab staff: Rocky Kolb, Joe Lykken, John Womersley, and Judy Jackson. The committee was charged with identifying the key scientific questions for particle physics and discussing the connection of those questions with the fields of nuclear physics, cosmology, and astrophysics.

The Quantum Universe starts with the scientific questions that will guide us to a revolution in our understanding of matter, energy, space and time. It organizes these questions into three themes:

  1. Einstein's Dream of Unified Forces
  2. The Particle World
  3. The Birth of the Universe
The report then discusses ten major scientific facilities that are most likely to answer those questions over the next 15 years. Three of those facilities are operating or will be built at Fermilab: the Tevatron, NuMI/MINOS, and BTeV. The LHC, which will be the focus of a large part of Fermilab by the end of this decade, is given a particularly large role in the future revolution. Finally, three of the major projects figure strongly in the longer laboratory future as described by the Fermilab Long-range Planning Committee: the Linear Collider, a neutrino superbeam (Proton Driver), and the Joint Dark Energy Mission. Fermilab is also the home of several of the smaller facilities described.

Although the Quantum Universe is a report about the entire field of particle physics, it emphasizes the central role that Fermilab will play in the coming revolution.

Accelerator Update
April 16 - April 19
- Operations established three stores during this period of time. Those stores provided approximately 25 hours and 34 minutes of luminosity to the experiments.
- TeV suffered two quenches due to antiproton kicker problems.
- A TeV separator problem required Operations to terminate a store.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

More Upcoming Classes
May 24 & 25 - Dreamweaver MX 2004 Intro
May 26 & 27 - Dreamweaver MX 2004 Advanced
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Reminder: 2004 Tollestrup Award Deadline
The nomination material for the 2004 Tollestrup Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Research is due at the Users' Office on April 30. All material must be on paper: no email submissions will be considered. For complete details please review the award announcement online.

Microsoft Collaboration Tools Presentation at Fermilab
There will be a Microsoft Collaboration Tools presentation at Fermilab on Wednesday, April 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in One West. The Microsoft Office System consists of Microsoft Office, the Microsoft Office FrontPageR Web site creation and management tool, the Microsoft Office InfoPath (TM) information gathering program, the Microsoft Office OneNote (TM) note-taking program, Microsoft Project and Project Server, Microsoft Office Publisher, Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and Microsoft Office VisioR drawing and diagramming software.

Fermilab Association of Rocketry
The Fermilab Association of Rocketry is having its monthly club meeting on April 21, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. in the lower level of the village barn. We will also have one of our winter building sessions after the meeting. So if you have something you want to build bring it with you. Or just come, hang out and talk about rockets!
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