Fermilab TodayWednesday, July 7, 2004  
Wednesday, July 7
11:00 a.m. Research Techniques Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: Silvia Schuh, CERN
Title: High Precision X-Ray Tomography in Quality Control for the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: R. Carrigan, Fermilab
Title: 100 Years of Science

Thursday, July 8
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: W. Lee, Seoul National University
Title: Calculating e`/e Using Staggered Fermions
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: J. Weisend, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Title: A History of TESLA Cryomodule Design and Operation

Wednesday, July 7
Italian Wedding w/Meatballs
Diner Style Patty Melt $4.75
Mediterranean Style Baked Fish $3.75
Roasted Turkey & Dressing $3.75
Greek Chicken Panini w/Feta Cheese $4.75
Sicilian Style Pizza $2.75
Grilled Chicken Bowtie in a Tomato Cream Sauce $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Chez Leon
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Witherell to Become UCSB Vice-Chancellor for Research July 1, 2005
UCSB Campus
The University of California, Santa Barbara will announce today the appointment of Fermilab Director Michael Witherell as vice chancellor for research, beginning July 1, 2005. A former member of the UCSB faculty, Witherell also will hold a faculty position in the Department of Physics.

"Santa Barbara will make the appointment public today," Witherell said, "but I wanted the Fermilab community to learn about it from me first."

Witherell's appointment as vice chancellor is effective pending approval by UC President Robert Dynes and the UC Board of Regents. The appointment is the culmination of an extensive national search and recruitment process.

Witherell noted that his new position at UCSB is still a year away.

Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
"The next twelve months represent a key period for Fermilab," he said, "not only in keeping our focus on sustaining Run II's success, but in beginning the operation of MINOS and taking important steps toward our long-term future. Let me assure you that over the next year I will be devoting my full attention and energy to Fermilab. This schedule will also allow me to spend a significant amount of time working with the new director after he or she is appointed."

Witherell's wife, Elizabeth, has also accepted an appointment to the UCSB faculty.
Text of UCSB Press Release

In the News
From U.S. Newswire, July 6, 2004
U.S. Department of Energy to Announce New Science Education Initiative Focusing on Teachers and Students
U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham will announce on Thursday, July 8, a new initiative launched by the Department of Energy and its national laboratories to promote science education and help prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers.

"It is critical that we leverage the tremendous scientific resources of the Department of Energy, and all of our national labs, to help create a new generation of scientists who will achieve the scientific breakthroughs and technological advances that are essential to our future security and prosperity."
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From The Sacramento Bee, July 5, 2004
Scholars in limbo
by Lesli A. Maxwell and Emily Bazar
Alexei Safonov's particle research at a national laboratory sparked a deeper look into his visa renewal request. The 31-year-old Russian physicist, affiliated with UC Davis but working at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill., needed a new visa in November 2002.

Because of the particulars of his status, Safonov said, he had to leave the country to reapply. Rather than returning to Russia, he hoped to speed the process by applying at the U.S. consulate closest to Chicago, the one in Toronto.

"My three-day trip turned into three months," said Safonov, who was cleared the following February.
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QuarkNet Students and Teachers Take Shifts on CMS
Notre Dame QuarkNet Students
High school students from the Notre Dame QuarkNet Center in the CMS Remote Control Room (from left): Becca Feeks, Robert Plasschaert and Jeff Guy. (Click on image for larger version.)
Three high school students and two high school teachers from South Bend, Indiana spent six hours Wednesday and Thursday on shift in the CMS Remote Control Room on the 11th floor of Wilson Hall. The students got a chance to look at recent CMS test beam data and participate in meetings at CERN via the Web.

"By the time the students left yesterday, they were beginning to understand how to identify pion, muon and electron signatures in the calorimeter data," said teacher Lynda Rose during Thursday's shift. "We had some technical difficulties, but we got through it," added high school student Robert Plasschaert.

The teachers and students are spending the summer at the Notre Dame QuarkNet Center, conducting research on CMS test beam calibration data and working to make data from CMS and cosmic ray detectors at Notre Dame and high schools around the country available on the data grid.

"The goal of the project is to make particle physics data available to high school students and teachers all over the country," said Patrick Mooney, a high school physics teacher and faculty member at the University of Notre Dame.

Accelerator Update
July 2 - July 5
- During this 72-hour period Operations established 3 stores that provided the experiments with approximately 57 hours and 44 minutes of luminosity.
- Recycler stashes antiprotons after every store.
- The TeV suffers D0 quench.
- The TeV loses power to E0 service building due to compressor trip.
- A Linac RF station (LRF5) has a water pump problem.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at the Geneva American Legion Post, 22 South Second St. in downtown Geneva, one block west of Route 31 and one block south of Route 38, across from the Geneva Public Library. Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Singers Concert Today
Take a half hour out of your day to hear your friends and collegues sing in the Auditorium. It's at noon and the group serves a treat of cookies and cakes following the performance. Don't miss it!

Fermilab Arts Series Presents Savoy Doucet Cajun Band
Savoy Doucet Cajun Band performs in Ramsey Auditorium on Saturday, July 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 adults, $8 ages 18 and under. For tickets, call 630-840-2787 or stop by the box office from 9-4 (closed for lunch) located next to the User's Office in Wilson Hall.

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