Fermilab TodayTuesday, August 16, 2005  
Tuesday, August 16
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break -
2nd Flr X-Over
Note: There will be no Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar today

Wednesday, August 17
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break -
2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: P. James, University of Toledo
Title: The Enigmatic Martian Polar Caps
Note: There will be no Fermilab ILC R&D Meeting this week

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Tuesday, August 16
Tomato Bisque
Pesto Marinated Chicken Breast $4.85
Burgundy Beef Tips $3.75
Baked Fish Creole over Rice $3.75
Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap $4.75
Supreme Pizza $3.50
Rio Grande Taco Salad $4.85

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Wednesday, August 17
Cajun Shrimp Salad w/Tomatoes & Avocados
Pineapple Rum Cake

Thursday, August 18
Tomatoes & Mozzarella Salad
Sea Bass w/Lemon Shallot Butter
Sautéed Corn, Peppers, & Bacon
Peach Cobbler w/Cream Chantilly

Chez Leon Menu
Call x4512 to make your reservation.

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Live from Snowmass: GDE,
ILC Physics, New Website

ILC at Snowmass
Fermilab Director Pier Oddone and ILC Global Design Effort Director Barry Barish speak with a Snowmass participant at Monday morning's reception. (Click on image for larger version.)
SNOWMASS, Colo.—The first day of the Snowmass ILC workshop included plenary sessions by co-chair Ed Berger of Argonne National Laboratory, Theorist Joe Lykken of Fermilab, GDE Director Barry Barish, Head of Fermilab Public Affairs Judy Jackson, and Peter Zerwas of DESY.

Berger kicked off Monday’s plenary sessions by providing an overview of the Snowmass Workshop and its role in the progress toward the design and development of the International Linear Collider. Lykken continued the morning’s session with discussions about the physics of the ILC. Lykken summarized the HEPAP report, “Discovering the Quantum Universe: The Role of Particle Colliders.”

After a much needed coffee break, Barish resumed the morning’s plenary session with a GDE report. Barish outlined the near term plan for the GDE, which includes writing a Baseline Configuration Document by the end of 2005 and a Reference Design Document by the end of 2006. He also summarized the major goals for the Snowmass workshop as developing the Linear Collider detector studies, advancing the Linear Collider physics studies and strengthening the broad participation of the ILC community.

“The plans for this Snowmass workshop preceded the creation of the GDE, and it remains organized as a general workshop on all aspects of the ILC,” Barish said. “The GDE is taking advantage of this workshop to hold its first meeting within this broad community forum, and we appreciate the opportunity.”

Barish also highlighted recent GDE communications activities by officially launching the GDE ILC Website. “The idea is that the new site will be one stop shopping for the ILC community,” he said. “The site will have an EDMS system, news updates, announcements and a calendar of events. We welcome your suggestions and look forward to hearing from you.”
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—Elizabeth Clements

Physics Advisory Committee Releases Annual Report
The Fermilab Physics Advisory Committee (PAC) met from June 18-23 in Aspen, Colorado, to review the Fermilab science program. The focus of this year's annual retreat included the Tevatron Collider, International Linear Collider Detector R&D at Fermilab, the neutrino and astroparticle physics programs, and Fermilab's plans for the future.

The charge to the Committee and its recommendations are available via links from the PAC webpage.

These webpages are maintained by the Program Planning Office, which also maintains links to recent major studies relevant to Fermilab as well as internal Director's Reviews, often used in preparation for formal DOE or NSF reviews.

The PAC is a major source of advice to Director Pier Oddone about the future direction of Fermilab's experiments and programs. Ever since Fermilab's early days, the PAC's recommendations and comments have offered insight into opportunities and issues important to members of the Laboratory community.

"The PAC is important for Fermilab's current program and long-range future because it reviews the broad range of issues facing the Lab," said PAC Secretary Jeff Appel. "There's real content in what the Committee members say and the way they say it."

The PAC is composed of senior scientists from universities and high-energy physics laboratories in the U.S. and abroad. "The theorists and experimentalists on the Committee offer both breadth of vision and depth of experience," said Appel. "The combined wisdom of the members is greater than the sum of its parts, coming as it does from detailed presentations and discussions by a diverse group of researchers."

In the News
From Interactions News Wire, August 15, 2005
CERN neutrino project on target

Scientists at CERN today announced the completion of the target assembly for the CERN neutrinos to Gran Sasso project, CNGS. On schedule for start-up in May 2006, CNGS will send a beam of neutrinos through the Earth to the Gran Sasso laboratory 730km away in Italy in a bid to unravel the mysteries of nature's most elusive particles.

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Director's Corner
International Particle Physics
Here in Snowmass I am once more reminded and impressed at how international our field is. Many of us have trained scientists and engineers from abroad who are now leaders in their own institutes.
Pier Oddone
Pier Oddone
Many of us have ourselves trained abroad. Others have exploited accelerators in Europe, Japan and China, while many of our international collegues have worked at accelerators in the U.S. over long periods of time. The Italian spokesperson of one major detector at Fermilab recently celebrated his 25th anniversary working in the collaboration. Half the effort to build and exploit BaBar at SLAC has been carried out by Europeans. At a place like Snowmass all these connections are evident—the gathering of a big worldwide family.

This internationalism in our field has evolved naturally as different regions of the world created facilities and made them available to researchers across the world. In the last few years it has acquired a much sharper edge, one driven by political and funding considerations. In most scientific endeavors, no one asks whether the same or similar facilities are built in different regions of the world. Multiple light sources, neutron sources, genome sequencing facilities and telescopes are all built by different regions. These facilities are either perceived to be important for the economic wellbeing of a country, or, as in the case of telescopes, support a wide variety of independent observers and allow countries to take part in the science.

By contrast, our accelerators and our discoveries may or may not have economic impacts, and if they do, they will have them only in the very long range. Also, we build facilities around major scientific themes and proceed to exploit them with complex detectors and large coherent collaborations. For these facilities, the funding and political imperatives now require a coordinated worldwide approach to optimize the use of limited resources. It is a unique challenge, easy to value in the case of a truly large facility like the International Linear Collider. The world coming together at Snowmass to develop the ILC is a prime example of how our community is adapting successfully to this challenge.

Accelerator Update
Chez Leon
Lindsey Mieling (left center) enjoys lunch at Chez Leon with her family last Wednesday. Chez Leon offers lunch every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and dinner every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. For reservations, call x4512. (Click on image for larger version.)
Accelerator Update
August 12 - August 15
- During this 72 hour period Operations established two stores that combined with an existing store provided approximately 69 hours and 6 minutes of luminosity to the experiments
- Pbar's lithium lens tripped off

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

ILC Newsletter Launches
ILC NewsLine, the International Linear Collider Global Design Effort's newsletter, will release its inaugural issue this Thursday. Sign up for the newsletter at LinearCollider.org.

TimeLine Theatre: Copenhagen
TimeLine Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning drama Copenhagen by Michael Frayn, directed by the award-winning Louis Contey. In 1941, German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a mysterious trip to Copenhagen for a meeting with his Danish mentor, Niels Bohr. What was said during their meeting is unknown, but their relationship—and the course of World War II—was changed forever. This play dares to imagine their meeting: the discussions of friendship, developing an atomic bomb and the ultimate moral responsibility of scientific discovery. Opens Saturday, August 27, 2005.
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AMC and Renaissance Fair Tickets
Discounted AMC tickets are on sale for $5.75 each. The tickets may not be used during the first two weeks run of a new movie. The expiration date of the current tickets is March 2007. Renaissance Fair tickets are still on sale. The Fair is open on weekends until Labor Day weekend. Adult tickets are $15.75 (reg. $18.50) and child tickets (ages 5-12) are $7.50 (reg. $9.50). Temporarily, all tickets may be purchased in the Recreation Office on Tuesdays through Thursdays only, check or cash payment only.
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