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Friday, November 19
3:30 DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: D. Waters, University College London
Title: Study of Diboson Production at CDF

Monday, November 22
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: N. Dalal, Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Probing Dark Matter with Gravitational Lensing
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topics: Momentum Mining in the Recycler and MINOS Near Detector Commissioning

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Friday, November 19
Beef Pepper Pot
Buffalo Chicken Wings $4.75
Cajun Breaded Catfish $3.75
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce $3.75
Honey Mustard Ham & Swiss Panini $4.75
Double Stuffed Pizza $3.25
Carved Turkey $4.75

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New Fermilab Director Announcement Today at 11:00 a.m.
All-Hands Meeting Today at 1:30 p.m. to Introduce New Fermilab Director
A special edition of Fermilab Today will be sent out today at 11:00 a.m. to announce the new Fermilab Director. There will also be an All-Hands Meeting today at 1:30 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium, to introduce the new Director of Fermilab. A live broadcast of the meeting will be shown in One West and in the cafeteria area of the Atrium. The meeting will also be available on streaming video and on Fermilab closed circuit channel 9. Employees and users will be able to watch the All-Hands meeting by turning to channel 9 from any Fermilab channel 13 receiver.

Neighbors Enjoy Underground Tour
Last Saturday, about 250 neighbors living near the southwest corner of the Fermilab site visited Fermilab to take a tour of the completed MINOS near detector and hall. The NuMI project offered this by-invitation-only tour in appreciation of the patience that the neighbors had shown during the construction of the NuMI project, especially the sometimes noisy blasting during the excavation phase that began in May 2000.

Almost 1,500 households in the Woodland Hills and Savannah neighborhoods received an invitation to tour the MINOS experimental hall 360 feet underground, that hosts a 980-ton neutrino detector made of steel and scintillating plastic. Because of safety regulations, neighbors were assigned a specific tour time, at which they were taking underground for 30 minutes in groups of 10. Eight Fermilab docents and close to 30 scientists were on hand to organize the tours and answer questions. Program Director Dan Shanahan filmed one of the tours for Batavia Access Television.

"It was not only great to go down 360 feet and see what you are doing there, but I was really, really, really impressed with all of your people," said Robert Douglas, who lives in Woodland Hills. "They were all so proud and so positive. You are a real asset to the neighborhood. Thanks very much."

In the last six months members of the NuMI project have given tours to more than one thousand people, from neighbors to reporters to VIPs. With the start-up of the beam line and the experiment, the scope of future tours will be limited.

LCC Tour
At the end of October, Public Information Officers from more than 10 national laboratories took a NuMI tour, led by Rick Ford (right) and Mike Andrews. It was one of about 100 groups that saw the underground halls in the last six months. (Click on image for larger version.)
In the News
From PhysicsWeb, November 17, 2004
Neutrino oscillations are here to stay New results from the KamLAND experiment in Japan have provided the most direct evidence yet that neutrinos have mass and can oscillate between different flavours. The new evidence comes from measurements of the energy spectrum of electron antineutrinos produced by 53 nuclear power reactors in Japan (arXiv.org/abs/hep-ex/0406035).
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Artist Reception Tonight in Fermilab Art Gallery
All Fermilab employees and users are invited to attend an Artist Reception tonight for John Stanicek and Jim Jenkins, whose work is currently on display in the Wilson Hall Art Gallery's exhibit,
Jim Jenkins
"New Clothes" by
Jim Jenkins
"Kinethesis."

A native of Aurora, Stanicek's small drawings depict imaginary mechanical forms that interlock and overlap to create a cohesive structure. "Every day we are exposed to machines and mechanical things," he said. "Still, we seldom consider our encounters with these objects significant even though they do the work, provide the work, or save on the work. Their presence and influence are often overlooked."

Jenkins, a resident of Geneva, holds a degree in
John Stanicek
"Iron Knight" by
John Stanicek
sculpture from the University of Iowa. Many of his intricate works evoke the inventions of the early alchemists, astronomers and physicians. "My 'fabrications' may provide the curious individual a particular sort of 'roadmap' illustrating the careful distillation of intentional selection and fusion of seemingly disparate items," he said. "I use this work as a way of providing myself guidance, spirit mental simulation and something to do with my hands."
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Accelerator Update
During the shutdown, the Accelerator Update will offer a series on the history and operation of the laboratory's accelerator complex. This is the tenth in a series.
The topic: The Tevatron
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