Fermilab TodayTuesday, September 7, 2004  
Tuesday, September 7
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: F. LePimpec, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Title: Better Pumps: From Light Bulbs to Accelerators

Wednesday, September 8
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Tuesday, September 7
Italian Minestrone soup
Mushroom Swiss Burger $4.75
Chicken Parmesan $3.50
Beef Stew $3.75
Italian Ciabatta $4.75
Pizza Supreme $2.75
Pesto Capallini Leeks & Tomatoes $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Chez Leon
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TeV4LHC Workshop September 16-18
TEV LHC Poster (Click on image for larger version.)
The first in a series of TeV4LHC workshops will take place next Thursday through Saturday at Fermilab. Physicists from Fermilab and institutions around the U.S. and Europe will meet to discuss how data and experiences from the Tevatron can be used in preparing for the LHC experimental program.

"With Run II going full tilt and the LHC only three years away, we want to use the unique knowledge gained from the Tevatron to ensure that we can get the best physics possible out of the LHC," said Fermilab theorist Marcela Carena, one of the conference organizers. "Early discoveries at the LHC will depend on the quick resolution of difficult physics and detector issues, many of which CDF and DZero are already dealing with."

The workshop will include overviews of the physics challenges at the Tevatron and those expected at the LHC, and several working groups will hold parallel sessions to discuss the overlap of physics at the LHC and the Tevatron and to make plans for more detailed studies.

"We want to begin communication and strengthen collaboration between physicists working on the Tevatron and the LHC," said fellow organizer Stephen Mrenna. "So far there has been great enthusiasm from physicists in both communities, and we are already planning future workshops at Fermilab, Brookhaven, and CERN."

All Fermilab employees and users are invited to the workshop. There is no registration fee, but participants are encouraged to register.

Conference Web page

In the News
From Science, September 3, 2004
Telescopes Break New Ground in Quest for Cosmic Rays
by Daniel Clery
To trace the origins of mysterious particles from space, researchers are building instruments that reap novel benefits from being planted on terra firma. In 1912, Austrian physicist Victor Hess set out to find the source of a mysterious radiation that was plaguing electrical experiments of the day. Most scientists thought it came from radioactive minerals in the ground. But in a series of daring balloon flights that reached heights of several kilometers, Hess showed that the radiation increased with altitude and did not wane even during the night or a near-total eclipse of the sun.
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Director's Corner
Good Morning
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
As children returned to classrooms around the US last week, a terrible tragedy unfolded at a school in Beslan, Russia. Violence claims lives every day, but when the victims are children we are even more deeply affected.

At Fermilab, it is both our privilege and our responsibility to carry forward the tradition of a field long known for its leadership in international collaboration. This tradition allows us to know one another as people as well as representatives of other nations. Fermilab has many close ties with Russia. Russian scientists and engineers are leading members of our staff, and many from Russian institutions participate in D0, CDF, MINOS, BTeV, and CMS. To all of our Russian colleagues, we express our sorrow.

I ask you to observe three minutes of silence today, throughout the laboratory, beginning at 12:00 noon, in sympathy and solidarity with our Russian colleagues here at Fermilab and around the world.

Accelerator Update
August 30 - September 3
The accelerator complex is in its 2nd week of a 13-week shutdown.
- Four sectors warmed up to room temperature, rest at liquid-nitrogen temperature
- 20% of shimming of dipoles complete
- Drift Tube Tank #1 Vacuum Repairs
- Vacuum Work - 48% complete
Antiproton Source:
- Quads alignment complete

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, September 7, at the Geneva American Legion. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Upcoming classes:
October 5 - Excel Intermediate
October 6 - Access Intermediate
October 19 - Word Advanced
Click here for more info

Fermilab Barnstormers Meeting Wednesday
The Fermilab Barnstormers, Model Aeronautic Club, will have its next meeting on Wednesday, Sept 8 at 5:30 p.m., at the Frelo Flying Field. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. The club will meet in the Users Center if it rains. New members are welcome. Current members fly control line, R/C gas and electric planes. The club also has members who fly helicopters! Try out the trainer club plane, bring something to fly, or come and watch. More Information

Wilson Hall Power Outages
* Power will be out September 13 for half an hour starting at approximately 7:00 a.m.
* Power will be out September 24 for half an hour starting at approximately 7:00 a.m.
For more information, contact Wilson Hall Building Manager, Stan Boyson at x4753.

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