Monday, June 7|
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: B. Menard, Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Gravitational Lensing by Absorber Systems
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Tuesday, June 8
Noon Summer Lecture Series - 1 West
Speaker: M. Witherell, Fermilab
Title: Discoveries Ahead in Particle Physics
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Monday, June 7|
Wisconsin Cheese Soup
Corned Beef Reuben $4.75
Chicken Provencale $3.75
John Wayne Casserole $3.50
BBQ Panini with Pepper Jack Cheese $4.75
Meat Lovers Pizza $2.75
Kung Pao Chicken with Peanuts & Scallions $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Volunteers Needed for Minos Building Landscaping|
The new Minos building|
If you like to get dirty in the garden, this volunteer job is for you.
Rod Walton, of FESS, needs volunteers to put in some plants in front
of the newly constructed Minos building. "Instead of putting rocks around
the shoreline that is in front of the building, we are putting in some
wetland plants that should protect the shoreline." Walton said. "If it
all works out if should be very pretty in a year or two."
In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, the landscaping project
will save a significant amount for the lab. As opposed to using the
standard rocks, which are expensive, the plants are actually being donated
in exchange for some of Fermilab's prairie seed. "We are trying to make this
a zero cost project with donated plants and volunteer labor," Walton said.
The plants should arrive on site sometime this week. If you are interested
in volunteering, call Rod Walton at x2565 for more information.
June 2 - June 4|
- During this 48 hour period Operations established one store that
combined with an existing store provided approximately 42 hours and 7 minutes of luminosity
to the experiments.
- TeV conducts studies during D3 wet engine repairs
- Recycler stashes antiprotons
- Stacking interrupted due to a feeder 71 trip
- Pbar stack lost due to LCW leak in power supply
- Pbar sets stack longevity record of 69 days, 10 hours, and 8 minutes
View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts
FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, June 4, 2004|
New Report Characterizes Support for Physics, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Every two years, the National Science Board issues a report that almost staggers
the mind with thousands of statistics about the conduct of science and technology
in the United States and in the larger world. The current report, "Science &
Engineering Indicators - 2004," contains eight chapters of analysis, packaged
with an accompanying appendix containing many tables of statistics.
These volumes are the sixteenth in a series of reports that are a well-known
and highly trusted source of information. The chapters in the first volume
cover topics such as elementary though higher education, the science and
engineering labor force, U.S. and international R&D, academic R&D,
"industry, technology, and the global marketplace," public attitudes
and understanding about S&T, and state indicators.
From Science Magazine, June 4, 2004|
U.S. Trade Policy Creates Confusion Over Co-Authorship
by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
Farzad Naeim anticipated plenty of logistical challenges in his latest endeavor, but he didn't expect to run into problems with U.S. trade laws. The structural engineer at John Martin & Associates in Los Angeles led a scientific team that visited Bam soon after a devastating earthquake leveled the ancient Iranian city last December. The team linked up with Iranian colleagues to assess the damage and loss of life, observe emergency-response operations, apply and test new methods of collecting perishable data, and recommend measures to reduce destruction the next time around. Publishing the findings in the journal he edits, Earthquake Spectra, seemed like the least of Naeim's worries.
Not anymore. A single sentence in a five-page statement by an obscure U.S. government agency--barely noticed when the statement was issued 2 months ago--has thrown Naeim for a loop and jeopardized his plans to disseminate the results of that reconnaissance mission in an upcoming issue. And he's not alone. Scientists of all stripes are now wondering if work done in collaboration with scholars in Iran, Cuba, and Sudan--countries under a U.S. trade embargo--will ever see the light of day.
American dog tick|
The environment in northeastern Illinois is benign, but
there are minor hazards to consider when working or playing outdoors.
Bites from ticks are among the most feared and least understood.
We are most likely to see the American dog tick (see photo).
Ticks native to our area typically live for years,
and go through three stages after emerging from the egg.
Larvae are small and have six legs; the older stages are
larger and have eight legs. During each stage, ticks attach to a
host for a blood meal, after which they drop off the host and
metamorphose into the next stage, or, in the case of adult females, lay eggs.
Ticks can transmit bacterial pathogens from host to host.
The most serious disease transmitted by ticks in our area is
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF). Symptoms include headaches,
chills, fever, and general aches and pains. A rash may occur
a few days after infection. If left untreated, the patient may
be go into a coma, but antibiotics control the disease and diagnosis
can be confirmed with blood tests.
Lyme disease, another bacterial disease, is transmitted by a species
of tick commonly referred to as a "deer tick', which is much smaller
than the dog tick. Lyme disease symptoms are similar to those of
RMSF, and are also treatable by antibiotic therapy.
Avoiding ticks is the best way to decrease the risk of contracting disease.
During the peak tick season (May through early July) stay away from
overgrown fields. If you walk in such areas, wear long pants tucked
into socks and consider using a DEET product. Ticks (especially the
larger dog ticks) are easily seen or felt on the skin, and can be picked
off and discarded. Embedded ticks should be removed by grasping
them with tweezers as close to your skin as possible and pulling,
to avoid breaking the head and mouthparts off in the skin, which
can lead to infection.
Prompt removal of any ticks minimizes the chance that pathogens
can be transmitted. That requires that the tick be firmly embedded
in your skin, which can take from 8 to 24 hours. Not all ticks
carry pathogens, so the real danger of contracting a tick-born
disease is very slight.
Have a great day and let's work safely all week!
Safety Tip of the Week Archive
June 15 & 17: HTML Intro, Intro to Web Publishing (two half days)
June 21-25: LabView Intermediate I: Suc. Dev. Prac. (two sessions AM & PM)
June 29-July 1: HTML Intermediate: Enhanced Layout (two half days)
June 30: Excel Intro
July 8, 21: Accomplishment Report Writing
July 30: Excel Intermediate
August 4, 12: Goal Setting
August 5: Performanc Appraisal Workshop
August 10: Access Intro
August 24: Word Intro
Free English Classes
NALWO sponsored free English class: Beginners and advanced;
Mondays at the Users Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Green Mat/Rug Found in Fermilab Library
Someone has left a green mat/rug, decorated with a floral pattern in
the Library. It is about 2 feet by 3 feet. If you are looking for it,
contact the Fermilab Library.
Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, June 8, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Newcomers
are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194