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Tuesday, May 11
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Wednesday, May 12
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: D. DeMille, Yale University
Title: Tabletop Probes for TeV Physics: Searches for Electric Dipole Moments of Elementary Particles

Tuesday, May 11
Creamy Turkey Vegetable soup
Popcorn Shrimp Hoagie $4.75
Salisbury Steaks with Mushroom Au Jus $3.50
Blackened Chicken Rotini in Cajun Cream Sauce $3.75
Smoked Turkey Breast on Homemade Fococcia $4.75
Philly Cheese Stromboli $2.75
Chipotle Chili & Queso Nachos Supreme $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
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First Fermilab LHC Magnet Leaves Illinois, Bound For Geneva
LHC Magnet
Fermilab-LHC Project manager James Kerby, Fermilab Director Michael Witherell, US-LHC Project Manager James Strait, DOE Office of Science Director Raymond L. Orbach with the first Fermilab-built superconducting focusing magnet, destined for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland. (Click on image for larger version.)
Officials of the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, near Chicago, and of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, in Geneva, announced today (Tuesday) the shipment of an advanced superconducting magnet from Fermilab to CERN. The first of a series of such magnets designed and built at Fermilab, the magnet is destined to play a key role in the operation of the Large Hadron Collider, a new particle accelerator now under construction at CERN, due to begin operating in 2007.

The departure of the 43-foot (13-meter) magnet marks the culmination of a decade-long Fermilab effort to design, develop, manufacture and test the next generation of focusing magnets for particle accelerators. In addition to nine U.S.-built magnets, Fermilab will also assemble and ship to CERN 18 similar but shorter magnets designed and built at KEK laboratory in Japan.

At a celebration at Fermilab marking the shipment of the first magnet from the laboratory to CERN, Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Director of DOE's Office of Science, praised Fermilab staff members for their achievement.
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In the News
From U.S. Newswire, May 10, 2004
Science.gov 2.0 to be Launched on May 11
Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham will launch Science.gov 2.0, the next major step in government science information retrieval, at a ceremony tomorrow.

Science.gov 2.0 offers groundbreaking, user-friendly technology enhancements to the interagency science portal. While retaining the content and advances originally unveiled in December 2002, now Version 2.0 will search 47 million pages of government R&D results across 12 federal science agencies and present the result to the patron in relevancy ranked order. The new technology sorts through the government's vast reservoirs of research and rapidly returns information to desktops in an order more likely to meet patrons' needs.
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Director's Corner
Good Morning!
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
It was a pleasure last Thursday to join with Ray Orbach in celebrating the departure of the first magnet assembly that Fermilab is delivering to CERN for the LHC. It was a great event for Fermilab, for the Technical Division, and for all the people who are part of the US-LHC project.

The ability to build these demanding magnets for the LHC is a measure of the excellent superconducting magnet team at Fermilab. This expertise makes it possible to design the superconducting magnets needed for the BTeV interaction region. Doing the BTeV magnet project will in turn continue to develop the strong group needed to design successful magnets for the LHC luminosity upgrade.

In a different perspective, the US-LHC project serves as an example of a successful international, multilaboratory collaboration in building accelerators. Brookhaven National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory are our partners in the U.S. project, and we are working closely with both KEK and CERN in building the interaction region for the demanding LHC environment. Such collaboration will be critical to future projects across the world of particle physics, including new accelerators here.

Last week I wrote in this space about the steps we are taking to establish the LHC Physics Center here at Fermilab. Fermilab's leadership on the accelerator project also helps to make it possible for particle physicists working in the U.S. to take full part in the LHC physics program.

Accelerator Update
May 7-May 10
- The Accelerator ran well over the weekend.
- MI power supply problems on Monday put a damper on the next Tevatron store.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, 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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