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Wednesday, April 6
11:00 a.m. Fermilab ILC R&D Meeting - 1 West
Speaker: H. Weerts, Michigan State University/Fermilab
Title: Summary of LCWS05
12:00 p.m. Special Lunchtime Video Presentation - 1 West
Title: Einstein's Unfinished Symphony
1:30 p.m. Special Particle Astrophysics Seminar (NOTE DATE and TIME) - Curia II
Speaker: R. Battye, Jodrell Bank Observatory and University of Manchester
Title: Solid Dark Energy
2:00 p.m. Proton Driver General Meeting - 1 West
Speaker: G. Isidori, INFN, Frascati
Title: Kaon Physics at the Proton Driver
Speaker: G. Apollinari, Fermilab
Title: beta < 1 Cryomodules and Cost
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: R. Myers, Stanford University School of Medicine
Title: Using Genomics to Study Human Biology and Disease

Thursday, April 7
9:30 a.m. Presentations to the Physics Advisory Committee - Curia II
THERE WILL BE NO THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR THIS WEEK
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: M. Craddock, TRIUMF
Title: FFAGs in 2005

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Cafeteria
Wednesday, April 6
Italian Wedding with Meatballs
Diner Style Patty Melt $4.75
Mediterranean Style Baked Fish $3.75
Beef & Broccoli $3.75
Greek Chicken Panini with Feta Cheese $4.75
Sicilian Style Pizza $2.75
Grilled Chicken Bowtie in a Tomato Cream Sauce $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 is now open. Call x4512 to make your reservation.

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Escorts in Fermilab Property Protection Areas
CDF
CDF is one of the Property Protection Areas. Other PPAs are: Feynman Computing Center Computer Rooms and Utility Corridor; Central Utility Building; Accelerator Division controls computer room; Main Control Room; DZero; Central Helium Liquefier; Master Substation; Kautz Road Substation.
Although much of Fermilab's site is currently open to the public, this is not true of Property Protection Areas (see map). Fermilab ID badges are required to be worn by all persons in PPAs; these badges are obtained from the Users' Office during normal working hours, and from the Communications Center in off-hours. For non-US citizens, the Department of Energy requires that certain information be collected on the visitor, which includes copying the visitor's passport and US visa in order to verify legal status in the US.

There are two situations in which obtaining an ID badge is not possible or not practical:

  1. A short term critical visitor to a PPA who does not at the time have the required documentation needed to obtain an ID badge (in particular a passport and visa). This could, for example, be the case when an outside repair person is called in to work on equipment in a PPA.
  2. An outside group is given a Fermilab tour which includes a PPA.
In both of these cases, an escort will be required to accompany the person inside the PPA. DOE rules require that all escorts be Fermilab employees.

In case #1, the PPA staff will normally provide the escort. The escort will complete a form to provide information on the escort and the visitor; the visitor will be given a temporary escortee badge at the Communications Center. In case #2, temporary escortee badges for members of the tour group will be available at the Communications Center. The escort must also complete the form to provide information on the escort and the visitors. For tour groups of 10 or more, reduced information is needed on each member of the tour, and only the escort will wear an ID badge.

Forms are available at the Users' Office, the Communications Center, and online at the Users' Office Web site. Completed forms should be sent to the Users' Office.

In the News
From the Interactions.org News Wire, April 5, 2005
UK forges ahead in accelerator research and development
The John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science appoints its first director.
Ken Peach
Ken Peach
UK research and development into technologies required for future particle physics accelerator science gained added momentum today [5 April 2005] with the appointments of Professor Ken Peach and Professor Grahame Blair as Director and Deputy Director respectively of the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science.

The Institute is one of two** UK university centres created by the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council [PPARC] with a combined 21 million programme of research and development in accelerator technology for future facilities including an International Linear Collider and a Neutrino Factory with the objective of positioning UK academic groups to win major shares in the design and construction of these global facilities.
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Robin Staffin Addresses Fermilab Community on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
All members of the Fermilab community are encouraged to join Robin Staffin, Associate Director for High Energy Physics for DOE's Office of Science, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in Ramsey Auditorium. Staffin will discuss the perspective of the Office of Science on Fermilab's key role in the future of US particle physics. The talk will be broadcast to One West, and on Channel 9 within Fermilab. A link to live streaming video will be available.

PPD Achieves One Million Injury-Free Staff Hours
PPD Safety Record
(Left to Right) Associate Director for Operations Support Jed Brown, PPD associate head Mike Crisler, and ES&H head Bill Griffing enjoy a piece of cake, celebrating PPD's accomplishment. (Click on image for larger version.)
Fermilab's Particle Physics Division has now exceeded 1,000,000 staff hours, or 402 days, without a lost-time injury. This is currently second to the Computing Division, which now has over 1.5 million injury-free staff hours. Overall, the lab is up to 96 days without a lost-time injury, and employees are encouraged to check the ES&H Web site to see if they have won a Fermilab polo shirt.

PPD head Jim Strait is pleased with the focus on safety. "We asked people if there were conditions that they felt were unsafe," he said. "One employee told us 'whenever we see something unsafe, we change it to make it safe.'" Strait also stressed the collaborative effort within the division. "This is the work of nearly 500 PPD people. The safety culture has really sunk in here," said Strait.
-Eric Bland

Announcements
Watch Einstein While You Eat Today
The video, "Einstein's Unfinished Symphony" will be shown in 1 West on Wednesday, April 6 at noon. All welcome; eating permitted!

Champions on Ice Discount Tickets
Fermilab's Recreation Office offers discount tickets for the John Hancock Champions on Ice, held at the United Center on Sunday, April 10 at 1:00 PM. Regular prices are $45-$30. The discount price is $35 or $20. Ticket order forms and more information can be found in the Recreation Office or the Recreation web page. You may order tickets by mail or fax. Tickets are limited, so order today.

EPS High Energy Particle Physics Prizes 2005
The EPS HEPP Board is calling for nominations for the EPS High Energy Particle Physics Prizes in 2005. These prizes include the High Energy and Particle Physics Prize, the Young Physicist Prize, the Gribov Medal and the Outreach Prize. A complete list of prizes and regulations is available online. The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2005. The prizes will be awarded in a ceremony on July 25, 2005 during the Internation Europhysics Conference on HEPP, Lisbon.

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing meets every Thursday in the Kuhn Barn. Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. with teaching earlier in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are always welcome. Two special workshops with expert teachers are planned: April 21 - Dennis Boxell will teach classic Balkan dances, and May 12 - Daniela Ivanova will teach dances from Bulgaria to accordion music by Angel Nazlamov. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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