Fermilab Today Friday, September 15, 2006  

Friday, September 15
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speakers: W. Molzon, University of California, Irvine; D. McGinnis, Fermilab
Title: A New Muon Beam and Experiment in Lepton Flavor Violation at Fermilab
8:00 p.m. Fermilab Film Society presents "Das Schreckliche Mädchen" (The Nasty Girl) in the Auditorium

Saturday, September 16
8:00 p.m. Art Series presents Tanahill Weavers in the Auditorium

Monday, September 18
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: L. Roszkowski, University of Sheffield/CERN
Title: A Solution to the Ωb - ΩDM Coincidence Puzzle
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
All Experimenters' Meeting
Special Topics: Meson Test Beam Upgrade; Zebra Mussel Control; LHC@fnal

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Friday, September 15
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At a celebration Tuesday on the 15th floor, MINOS co-spokesperson Stan Wojcicki rounded up Jim Hylen, Kris Anderson and Keith Anderson for a picture (from left). "These guys are so valuable, I wish I could clone them," Wojcicki said.
During their collaboration meeting this week at Fermilab, MINOS had a couple reasons to celebrate. In August, the MINOS collaboration presented results based on achieving 1.27x1020 protons on target, a near 40-percent increase compared to results presented in March. The findings shed light on neutrino oscillations.

The gathering also honored the hard work of engineers and technicians who worked round-the-clock for four weeks to unclog and repair the cooling nozzles of the NuMI focusing horn.

When asked how he felt about the accomplishment, Keith Anderson of Mechanical Support looked at the view out of the 15th floor windows and said with a wry smile, "It's nice to be above ground."
--D.A. Venton

In the News
September 14, 2006:

Neutrinos make a splash in Italy
A long-awaited beam of neutrinos has finally made it from Switzerland to a laboratory 730 kilometers away in central Italy. The scientists involved hope the project, first sketched out 25 years ago, will address one of the big unsolved problems in particle physics. But it may yet be upstaged by the next generation of neutrino experiments.
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Texas A&M University sponsors next USPAS
Students at the last winter session of the US Particle Accelerator School in January 2006 at Arizona State University.
Every year for roughly the past twenty years, the U.S. Particle Accelerator School has organized two-week-long summer and winter sessions, comprised of courses for the scientific and engineering communities in the field of particle physics, nuclear physics, basic energy sciences, fusion and related accelerator technologies. Providing specialized accelerator physics and engineering courses that are not often available at universities, the USPAS has helped train thousands of students over the years, including more than 500 international participants and more than 1600 individuals from Department of Energy and National Science Foundation laboratories. The average attendance at USPAS sessions is about 130 students. This year, Texas A&M University will sponsor the winter session of the USPAS in Houston, Texas from 15-26 January 2007.

In an effort to give students the opportunity to learn more about the ILC, USPAS has started to integrate multiple courses about linear colliders into their curriculum, including the upcoming school in January. "A general theme that underlies the Winter 2007 school session constitutes the physics and technology for linear colliders," said USPAS Director Bill Barletta. "We try to make sure that we have courses relevant to the linear collider at every session so that someone who is interested in participating in the ILC can get the information they need."
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Tomatoes in the Jetta: AD's Elliott McCrory took this picture of his Fermilab garden plot harvest Saturday. "My wife and I put up tomatoes all weekend," he writes, "We got 42 quart jars of tomatoes out of this haul!"
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