Fermilab TodayTuesday, July 26, 2005  
Tuesday, July 26
12:00 p.m. Summer Lecture Series -
1 West
Speaker: J. Womersley, Fermilab
Title: Collider Detectors and Collider Physics
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break -
2nd Flr X-Over

Wednesday, July 27
11:00 a.m. Research Techniques Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: M. Ellis, Imperial College, London
Title: A Scintillating Fibre Tracker for MICE
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

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Tuesday, July 26
Golden Broccoli & Cheese Soup
Hickory Smoked BBQ Pork $4.85
Breaded Veal w. Mushroom Cream Sauce
Spaghetti with Meatballs
Toasted Almond Chicken Salad on Crossaint $4.75
Supreme Baked Pizza
Chicken Tostadas $4.85

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Wave-Form: IIT Students Shed Light on Wilson Hall
Uriel and Hugh
Uriel Ortega (left) and Hugh Whitmore present Wave-Form to their Fermilab critics, who responded warmly to their vision for Wilson Hall.
When architecture students Uriel Ortega and Hugh Whitmore signed up for Chris White's class at IIT this year, they had no idea they would be tested not only by their professor, but by Fermilab employees as well. The main focus of the class was to design a temporary art installation for Wilson Hall that would both reflect the work that goes on here at the lab and invite outsiders to see particle physics in a new light. Last week, the two came to Fermilab to present their vision, called Wave-Form.

Ortega and Whitmore propose to suspend an array of fluorescent lights between the east and west towers of Wilson Hall, continuing the existing lighting pattern in surrounding offices. The lights would show changes in the building's sunlight and sound level by dimming and brightening, and "would act as a kind of activity detector," explained Whitmore. Viewers from the atrium or any floor of the building could pinpoint louder areas in the open space by watching changes in light intensity, and would appreciate the shape and volume of this extraordinary building in a very new way.

"We really believe that this would add a lot to the lab's public outreach," said Ortega. "The installation would create conversation and discussion between scientists and people who might not otherwise come to the lab." In the very early stages of development, this project is still just an exciting prospect, but Ortega and Whitmore expect to return to the lab in the next few weeks to present the idea to more people. Funding for the project would be provided through external grants.
--Amelia Greene

Accelerator Update
July 22 - 25
- During the 72 hour period Operations established three store that provided the experiments with approximately 52 hours and 58 minutes of luminosity
- Feeder 47 trips off
- MI and Booster suffer from RF problems
- Antiproton Target stops rotating

Read the Current Accelerator Update
Read the Early Bird Report
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

In the News
From Tri-City Herald, July 22, 2005
National Science Foundation rejects Leavenworth lab site
LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) - The National Science Foundation has rejected a proposal to build a $300 million underground science laboratory under Mount Cashmere in central Washington.

The lab would have been built more than a mile underground in the Icicle Canyon of the Wenatchee National Forest, 9 miles west of this Cascade Mountain resort town.
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Director's Corner
Safety First
Fermilab has made great strides in working safely and reducing injuries over the last few years. Fermilab's injury rate is now among the lowest in the DOE complex. While the statistics reflect a high level of safety, it's not the numbers themselves that matter but the fact that Fermilab people are not getting hurt on the job. Although we are doing well, however, we cannot relax. Our goal is to maintain the momentum and to keep improving safety, as a
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responsibility to ourselves and our families, and also to our coworkers and our laboratory.

Safety must be embedded in everything we do. Organizations with high levels of safety show a commitment to safety not only by their leadership, but across all levels. We must begin every activity with thoughtful planning for safety and continue by faithfully following the plan. Some hazardous activities have written safety procedures, but we must approach even everyday activities with consideration for safety. Part of working safely is being aware of the activities around us and speaking up when we see unsafe activities and conditions. Coworkers are empowered to stop unsafe work. The expectations of peers in the workplace create a powerful motivation for safety.

We must also continue to learn from every event that involves safety, no matter how small, so that we can ferret out unsafe conditions that may exist before they lead to serious consequences.

As your director, I will do everything in my power to make Fermilab the safest possible place to work, so that everyone at Fermilab goes home from work safe and sound every day.

English Classes in the Users' Center
There will be no English Classes during the month of July. Classes will resume on Monday, August 1. Classes meet in the Users' Center on Monday and Friday mornings from 9:30am until 11:00 am. Volunteer teachers work with students at all levels. Classes are free; you may begin any time. Two sessions meet simultaneously; one for beginners and one for more advanced students.

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will meet Thursday, July 28, in Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall. Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. with teaching earlier in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are welcome and you do not need to come with a partner. Dancing will continue in the Auditorium through the summer. Info at 630-584-0825 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Arts Series
Join us as three outstanding World Dance groups take the stage for an evening of Irish, Indian and Ukrainian dance on Saturday, August 6, 2005 starting at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. Tickets for the World Dance Showcase are just $18 ($9 for ages 18 and under). For further information or telephone reservations, call 630/840-ARTS (2787) or visit our webpage.

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