Fermilab TodayFriday, October 29, 2004  
Friday, October 29
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: S. Freedman, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Latest Results from the KamLAND Reactor Anti-Neutrino Experiment

Monday, November 1
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: D. Chung, University of Wisconsin
Title: Isocurvature Constraint on Gravitationally Produced Superheavy Dark Matter
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Friday, October 29
Cream of Wild Mushroom
Blackened Fish Filet Sandwich $4.75
Southern Fried Chicken $3.75
Casserole Florentine with Italian Sausage $3.75
Eggplan Parmesan Panini $4.75
Pizza Supreme $2.75
Baked Potato Bar w/ Chili $4.75

Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Chez Leon

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Time to Turn Back the Clock!
Daylight Saving Time Ends This Sunday It's time to fall back. Daylight Saving Time ends on October 31
Ben Franklin
The idea of Daylight
Saving Time actually
originated in 1784 in
Benjamin Franklin's
essay, "An Economical
Project." He believed
that adding an extra
hour of light to the
evening would save
on candles.
at 2:00 a.m., so don't forget to turn back your clock one hour on Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Change Your Clock - Change Your Battery
The end of Daylight Saving Time is also a good time to remind you to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. The Fermilab Fire Department advises you to check your smoke detectors monthly for proper operation. Statistics show that properly working smoke detectors saves lives. If you have any questions about smoke detectors, contact the Fermilab Fire Department at x3428.

Fermilab Wins Niobium Cup Golf Competition
Niobium Cup Team
The Fermilab Niobium Cup Team: Bob Andree, Rose Callaghan, Cons Gattuso, Peter Mazur, Fred Nobrega, Tom Peterson, Dean Sorensen, and Pat Sorensen. (Click on image for larger version.)
In late September, after a review at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY Fermilab's Tom Peterson and JLab's Ed Daly were discussing their respective lab's golf leagues and decided to have an inter-lab golf competition -- a Ryder Cup-style competition. Peterson and Daly decided the competition would be match play, in which one determines the winner by the most holes won, rather than least total strokes. In honor of the superconducting niobium RF cavities used at JLab and proposed for Fermilab's Proton Driver and the International Linear Collider, Peterson suggested the name Niobium Cup.

"Of course, bringing players of the two leagues together would have been impractical, so we took advantage of the groundwork laid down by theoretical golfers over the years," said Peterson. "We agreed to compare scores via our season handicaps following play on our own home courses." On Monday evening, October 4, a group from the Jefferson Lab golf league played their course. And on Tuesday evening, October 5, a group of eight from Fermilab's Bliss Creek Golf League played at Bliss Creek.

Depending on how closely you analyze the data, Fermilab won either five or six of the eight matches. "No matter how we calculate handicaps, Fermilab won the Niobium Cup," Peterson said. "Although the Fermilab golf league members were well into their off-season training regimen, they rose to the challenge and met the awesome pressure with a tremendous performance. We enjoyed this competition with our colleagues at Jefferson Lab and hope for a rematch next year."

Happy Halloween!
GSA Halloween Party Tonight
GSA Halloween Party 2003
(Left-Right) Ben Cooper, Helen Hayward, Nicola Pounder, Ludovic Nicolas, and Anant Gajjar all had a hauntingly good time at last year's Halloween party.
Trick or treat? Stop by the GSA's Halloween Party tonight from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at the Kuhn Barn.

Free food and drinks will be served, and DJ Tobi will return once again this year to keep the party hopping. And back by popular demand, apple bobbing will also be available. Will anybody try the daring apple bobbing handstand again this year? Although not required, costumes are strongly encouraged. You never know -- you just might win that costume prize this year. Can't decide on a costume? Take a look at past years' Halloween Parties for some inspiration.
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In the News
From Nature, October 28, 2004
Science shares the limelight as election battle enters final phase
Erika Check and Geoff Brumfiel
US presidential candidates cover everything from nuclear waste to the flu vaccine.
[WASHINGTON] This year's epic battle to secure the White House has bitterly divided America. But as the final showdown on 2 November nears, observers agree on one thing: science has for once played a prominent role in the contest.
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New Classified Ads Posted on Fermilab Today
New classified ads have been posted on Fermilab Today. A permanent link to the classifieds is located in the bottom left corner of Fermilab Today.

Changes to Fermilab Travel Web Site
As of November 1, 2004 the web based airline estimator and reservation service will no longer be used by our travel management vendor and will not be considered accurate by our reservation system. There is a new product that will replace it very shortly. Once this system is up and running a notice will appear in Fermilab Today indicating roll out date and log-in information. The Travel Office apologizes for this temporary break in service. In the mean time all estimates and reservations can be handled through email at travel@fnal.gov or phone x3397.

Power Outage News
October 30 The power will be off to the Village for eight and a half hours beginning at 7 AM on Saturday.
Meson and Radiation Facility
November 6 The power will be off to Meson and the Radiation Facility for five hours on Saturday beginning at 7 AM.
Wilson Hall
The Wilson Hall power outage has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday, November 14, beginning at 7 AM. It will last ten hours.

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