Fermilab Today Friday, January 6, 2006  
Friday, January 6
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: T. Browder, University of Hawaii
Title: From Belle to a Super-B Factory

Monday, January 9
2:30 Particle Astrophysics Seminar
Speaker: E. Siegel, University of Florida
Title: Cosmic Magnetic Fields: A New Beginning
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 All Experimenters' Meeting
Special Topics: AP2 Line and Debuncher Studies Status

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Friday, January 6
- Old Fashioned Ham & Bean
- Black & Blue Cheese Burger
- Summer Herb Cod
- Stuffed Manicotti
- Roasted Veggie & Provolone Panini
- Assorted Pizza Slice
- Vegetarian Stir Fry

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Wednesday, January 11
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-Rice and Beans
-Pico De Gallo
-Banana Spring Rolls

Thursday, January 12
-Gruyere and Black Forest Ham Crepes
-Shrimp Scampi
-Spinach Fettuccine

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Tevatron Has Another Peak Luminosity Record in 2006
The Tevatron collider set a new peak luminosity record at 3:28 this morning, January 6. Store 4581 reached 171E30 cm-2 sec-1. Congratulations.

DOE Launches New Website
WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today unveiled an updated version of the Department of Energy’s website. The DOE website features a new, more modern look and feel, as well as enhanced user-centered navigational tools and search capabilities.

“Energy.gov is a key resource for millions of Americans each year,” Secretary Bodman said. “Our redesigned Energy.gov site allows for quicker and easier access to information about the Department of Energy’s programs and initiatives, including easy to use ways families and businesses can save money and energy."

Developed and launched with a more user-friendly layout, the new energy.gov features improved search technology, which is powered by Google Search Appliance®. This search tool offers users the ability to quickly retrieve information regarding the various aspects of DOE’s programs, facilities and operations.
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Photo of the Day
Just in at Visual Media Services: A high resolution 10 ft by 4 ft. photo of Andromeda (M31). The image, printed from Sloan's visualization data, was tiled by Sloan scientists and stitched and readied for printing by Visual Media Services. According to Albert Stebbins, of the Sloan survey, "It is the best high resolution photo of our nearest large galaxy." (Click image for larger version.)
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Fermilab's Garbincius Chairs GDE Design Cost Board
Last month in Frascati, GDE Director Barry Barish
Peter Garbincius
announced the establishment of the Design Cost Board with Fermilab's Peter Garbincius as chairperson. The primary role of this board is to oversee the preparation of the Reference Design Report, a document to be developed by the end of 2006, which will include a detailed design and cost estimate for the International Linear Collider.
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In the News
From BBC News, January 3, 2006:
Energizing the quest for 'big theory'

"We are at a point where experiments must guide us, we cannot make progress without them," explains Jim Virdee, a particle physicist at Imperial College London.

"We must wait for the data to speak."

Over a coffee in the lobby of building 40 at Cern, the sprawling experimental facility situated on the Swiss-French border, Professor Virdee says physics has reached a critical juncture.
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Patch Available for Microsoft Windows Flaw
A recent flaw has been discovered that affects Microsoft Windows referred to as the wmf vulnerability. This flaw permits an attacker to gain control of your system when certain types of image files are displayed. A patch was released by Microsoft on Thursday, 1/5 and is being deployed onsite. This is a high risk vulnerability; other labs have already reported infected systems. Current reports have found this attack to be delivered not only in email attachments, instant messaging applications and malicious web pages, but also through images on legitimate websites that allow users to freely post messages on message boards, blogs and other community websites.

To be safe until the official Microsoft patch is installed, ensure that your antivirus software is up to date and the signatures are updated frequently throughout the day as new variants of this flaw are constantly being discovered. Also, don't open HTML emails from unknown senders and be cautious when visiting unknown websites or websites which house community forums. Symptoms of infection vary because the exploit allows arbitrary code to be executed. Please see your local system administrators if you have any questions or believe you may have been infected.

Women’s Self Defense Class
Could you effectively defend yourself if attacked? This class builds on the natural strengths that women possess for effective self-defense. Class will be held at the Kuhn Barn on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 PM beginning January 18 – February 22. The cost is $35.00 for the 6-week session. More information can be found at the recreation Website. Deadline to register is January 13.

Weight Watchers
The Weight Watchers At Work program brings meetings right to the workplace. If you are interested in attending a free open house meeting and informational session, contact Bernie Dugan at x3591.

Yoga Class
The next 8-week session of yoga will begin January 17 through March 7. The class is held on Tuesdays in the ground floor Auditorium from noon to 1 p.m. Recreation Membership is not required, the cost for the 8-week program is $80.00. Beginners welcomed, just be sure to bring a yoga mat. The deadline to register is January 13. Registrations can be made in the Recreation Office or find more information here.

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will meet Tuesday, January 10, at Kuhn Barn on the Fermilab site. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m. and newcomers are always welcome. Most dances are fully taught and walked through, and you do not need to come with a partner. Info at 630-840-8194 or 630-584-0825 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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