Monday, April 26|
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: M. Milosavljevic, California Institute of Technology
Title: The Galactic Center Stars
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: TevNet
Tuesday, April 27
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar (NOTE DATE and LOCATION) - Theory Conf Rm (WH-3E)
Speaker: Y. Schroder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Tackling the Infrared Problem of Hot QCD
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar (NOTE LOCATION) - Curia II
Speaker: P. Belochitskii, CERN
Title: Antiproton Decelerator at CERN: Performance and Plans for the Future
Wilson Hall Cafe|
Monday, April 26
French Quarter Gumbo
French Dip w/Horseradish Cream Sauce $4.75
Pork Piccata w/Lemon Caper Sauce $3.75
BBQ Roasted Quartered Chicken $3.75
Italian Panini with Provolone $4.75
Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza $2.75
Sweet 'n' Sour Chicken with an Egg Roll $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Community Task Force Gets Down to Work|
|The Community Task Force at its first meeting on March 27. (Click on image for larger version.)|
Fermilab's Community Task Force holds its first working meeting Tuesday
night at 6:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall One North, including a presentation by
director Michael Witherell on the lab's budget and decision-making
processes. The Community Task Force, with members drawn from the lab and
from surrounding communities, will meet monthly through the spring and
summer. The group is charged with identifying issues of mutual concern to
the lab and the community, and suggesting ways for the lab and community to
interact on those issues. Meetings are open to the public, and lab employees
are invited to attend.
Administrative Assistants Celebrate|
Greg Risberg does a "How are you?" routine with Gayle Stephens as Karen
Karlix-Smith (left) and Melissa Clayton look on. (Click on image for larger version.)|
If an administrative assistant asks you today "How are you?" and you reply "Fine," don't be surprised
to get "I'm sorry to hear that!" as the response. Last Friday, April 23, about 100 administrative
assistants from across the lab attended a fun-filled gathering in Ramsey Auditorium on "How to Stay
Energized in a Changing World." Motivational speaker Greg Risberg encouraged his audience to break
routines and bring laughter and a positive attitude to the work environment. "Laugh at least 24 times
a day for good health," he said, sharing with the audience what the response "fine" really stands for: frustrated,
irritated, neurotic and exhausted.
The presentation by Risberg, who has addressed more than 500,000 people in 48 states and a few foreign
countries, was organized by Christine Johnson, Lab Services Section, to celebrate National Administrative
Professionals Day 2004. Showing cartoons and telling jokes, Risberg gave people plenty of opportunity to
laugh. He also explored opportunities for improving the work environment and creating a sense of family.
When he asked participants how many keep a to-do list, almost all hands shot in the air. In contrast, only
two employees admitted to keeping a daily list of accomplishments. "You all should keep a list of
accomplishments," Risberg said. "Nobody will read from your to-do list at your funeral."
Before the talk, Director Mike Witherell thanked all administrative assistants "for all the things
you do for Fermilab." He pointed out the reduced work force and the increased workload. "The lab is lean.
Everybody who's here carries a big load. Thank you."
April 21 - April 23|
- During this time period Operations established one store that, along
with an existing store,
provided approximately 15 hours and 9 minutes of luminosity to
- The Antiproton Source replaced a pulsed magnet (PMAG).
- The TeV suffered a quench due to a crate problem.
View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts
Watch Out for Wide Loads|
MINOS planes being moved by truck.
(Click on image for larger version.)|
Some of you may have seen the flatbed truck that transports MINOS detector planes from the New Muon Lab
to the MINOS building. With a "strong back" moving support attached, the planes are 15 ft x 22 ft and
weigh 13,500 pounds. The load poses a traffic hazard as it extends nearly four feet beyond the sides
of the truck. Orange flags warn other drivers of the wide load. A lead vehicle and trailing vehicle,
both with yellow flashing lights, escort each transport as it moves across the Fermilab site.
In the past few weeks some drivers chose to pass the truck even though there was insufficient road width
to do so safely. Given the prolonged duration of this operation as well as the large number of trips, the
chance of an accident is very real. If you are in the oncoming lane, please pull off the road to the right.
If you are behind the delivery, please do not pass.
You can minimize your travel inconvenience by avoiding the delivery route as much as possible. The truck
travels from the New Muon Lab southeast on Eola Road, enters Ring Road at D0, goes past CDF, then exits Ring
Road at A0. From there the truck proceeds westward along the Booster, goes south on Kautz Road, west on Giese
Road, and finally heads north to MINOS.
The daily 15-minute delivery trips usually are made once in the morning (around 9 a.m.) and once in the afternoon
(1:00 p.m.). The two return trips (above route in reverse at about 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) will be wide loads
starting in June. The wide-load traffic will last through September.
Have a great day and let's work safely all week!
Safety Tip of the Week Archive
LC Press Release, April 23, 2004:|
World's Physicists Endorse Linear Collider
Paris--Over 2600 physicists from around the world have signed a document
supporting a high-energy electron-positron linear collider as the next major
experimental facility for frontier particle physics research, members of the
World Wide Study of Physics and Detectors for a Linear Collider announced
DOE Press Release, April 22, 2004:
Office of Science Laboratories are Pollution Prevention Award Winners
Washington, DC--The DOE's Office of Science celebrated Earth Day today by
announcing the winners in its first annual awards for Pollution Prevention
and Environmental Stewardship, including Best in Class and Accomplishment in
Pollution Prevention and Environmental Stewardship.
The awards are being presented to:
...Fermilab for its alternative fuel and scintillator plastic recycling
programs. Use of 63 ethanol and compressed natural gas-fueled vehicles has
reduced fuel cost and emissions. The scintillator plastic recycling program
recycles 1.5 tons - 2 tons per month, reducing disposal costs and the need
for landfill space.
Memorial Ceremony for Carmenita Moore|
On May 5th at noon, there will be a memorial ceremony and tree planting
for Carmenita Moore on the path by the pond between FCC and Wilson
Hall. Everyone is welcome. To
arrange for visitors to pass through security, contact
Jo Ann Larson at x2690.
For more information on the service, email Eileen Berman.
DASTOW posters are still available. If you did not receive a DASTOW poster last Thursday,
you may pick one up at Public Affairs, located on the first floor of Wilson Hall.