Fermilab TodayFriday, March 4, 2005  

Friday, March 4
2:15 p.m. NuMI/MINOS Dedication Ceremony - Ramsey Auditorium
3:30 p.m. Lab-Wide Party - Atrium
8:00 p.m. Fermilab Internation Film Society - Auditorium
Tickets: Adults $4
Title: Det Sjunde Insglet (The Seventh Seal)

Saturday, March 5
8:00 p.m. Fermilab Arts Series - Auditorium
Tickets: $18/$9
Title: Dervish

Monday, March 7
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: M. Zaldarriaga, Harvard University
Title: 21 cm Fluctuations: A New Window for Cosmology
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: Computer Security

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The cafeteria will close at 1:00 p.m. today. Friday, March 4
Old Fashioned Ham & Bean Soup
Black & Blue Cheeseburger $4.75
Chicken Wellington $4.25
Stuffed Manicotti
Roasted Veggie & Provolon Panini $4.75
Assorted Pizza Slices
Vegetarian Stir Fry $4.75

The Wilson Hall Cafe now accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express at Cash Register #1.

Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Chez Leon will reopen starting Wednesday, March 2. Call x4512 to make your reservation.

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All Are Invited to NuMI/MINOS Dedication Today at 2:30 p.m.
Far Detector
The MINOS far detector is located in a cavern half a mile underground in the Soudan Underground Laboratory, Minnesota. (Click on image for larger version.)
All lab employees, users and contractors are invited to today's NuMI/MINOS dedication ceremonies at 2:30 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium — you don't need a ticket! Different-colored tickets will be issued to lab and government officials, collaborators, contractors on the project and members of the press, but only because sections are reserved for them to be seated together.

Otherwise, come one-come all! The lab urges car-pooling for those coming from other areas of the site. Extra parking will be available the Lederman Science Education Center. The Horseshoe will be reserved for parking by participants in the ceremony. Give yourself time to be seated in the auditorium by 2:15 p.m., when a slide show will begin, depicting the history of the project. The dedication program will start promptly at 2:30 p.m.

Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and Director of the Office of Science Raymond Orbach will dedicate the NuMI beam and the MINOS experiment. Congressman James Oberstar of Minnesota, representing the district where the Soudan Underground Laboratory is located, will also be among the speakers.

Overflow seating will be available only after the auditorium is completely full. And remember-you don't need a ticket! Just be sure to arrive early, and car-pool with other employees if you're driving.

- Mike Perricone

Computer Security Awareness Day Clarified: It's Voluntary
Feynman Computing Center
Feynman Computing Center
An announcement in Wednesday's Fermilab Today indicated that attendance at some of Computer Security Awareness Day's activities is required. That is not the case. Computer Security Awareness Day is an opportunity for everyone to learn things about computer security. Participation in any activity is voluntary. We have planned the activities to be informative, useful, and hopefully fun. Please try to attend.

Brown bag seminars will cover many topics of general interest, including "Dangers of Spyware and Phishing," which explains some of the latest tricks being used to get your personal information. "Basics of Grid Computing" will present an overview targeted at people who have never used the GRID. "What Happens During a Computer Security Incident" will go behind the scenes during a security incident and what the lab's response team does. If the lab network seems mysterious, "You and the Lab Network" will provide a good introduction.

Several of the brown bags are computer security courses that appear in your training requirements summary in the TRAIN database. If you choose to attend one of those brown bags your training profile will be updated to reflect the fact that you have completed the course. If you don't like tests, this is a good opportunity to get credit for taking the course without having to take the online test.

There will also be continuous short video presentations displayed in the atrium on various computer security topics, as well as an "Ask the Expert" kiosk where staff will answer any questions you have. The brown bags will be held in WH1W and Curia II.

Have Lunch with the Office of Science Director Today
Dr. Raymond Orbach
Dr. Raymond Orbach invites Fermilab and DOE employees to stop by to talk with him during lunch in the cafeteria on Friday. Dr. Orbach will help to dedicate the NuMI/MINOS project on Friday afternoon.

Lab-Wide Party at 3:30 p.m.
Ice Sculpture
An ice sculpture from the 2003 lab-wide party
After the dedication, join the fun at the lab-wide party in the Atrium from 3:30 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m., hosted by Universities Research Association, Inc. Buona Catering will provide the food, and party organizers have ordered more food to avoid running out. Music will be provided by Roy Rubinstein and the Chicago Hot Six, along with DJ Paul Gentry.

Be sure to bring your invitations to enter the raffle drawings. Prizes include Arts Series tickets, Fermilab logo wear and gift items, and gift certificates to Chez Léon, Benigan's, Chili's, Applebee's and Borders Books. There will be extra invitations on hand for any users or employees who did not receive one. There will be several raffle drawings during the party, but you must be present to win a prize.

A final reminder: The cafeteria will close at 1 p.m. today.

- Mike Perricone

In the News
From CERN Courier, March 2005
CMS cavern ready for its detector
On 1 February 2005, the cavern for the CMS detector at CERN was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by many guests, including the Spanish and Italian ambassadors to the United Nations and representatives of the construction companies.

The hand-over of this cavern, a gigantic underground structure 100 m underground near the village of Cessy in France, marks the end of the large-scale civil-engineering work for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The second of the new caverns for the LHC experiments, the CMS cavern is the result of several years of work by a consortium of Italian, Spanish, British, Austrian and Swiss civil-engineering companies. Problems arising from the local geology made it a spectacular feat of engineering.
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Cafeteria Closing Early Today
The Wilson Hall Cafe will close at 1:00 p.m. on Friday in preparation for the lab-wide party, which will be from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium.

March Issue of CERN Courier
The March issue of the CERN Courier is now available online. Read an excerpt of "CMS cavern ready for its detector" in today's "In the News" section.

New Classifieds 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.

Fermilab Film Series
The Fermilab Film Series will present Seventh Seal on Friday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium.
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Fermilab Arts Series
The Fermilab Arts Series will present "Dervish" on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium.
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