Fermilab Today Monday, October 9, 2006  

Monday, October 9
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: K. Abazajian, University of Maryland
Title: Dark Matter in the Neutrino Sector: Sterile Neutrinos
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: DZero Luminosity

Tuesday, October 10
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd floor crossover
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: V. Ranjbar, Fermilab
Title: Analysis of Beam-Beam Diffusion Effects in RHIC and the LHC

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Monday, October 9
-French Quarter Gumbo
-French Dip with Horseradish Cream Sauce
-Santa Fe Pork Stew
-Lasagna Bolognaise
-Chicken Ranch Wrapper
-Assorted Slice Pizza
-Szechuan Style Pork Lo Mein

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Wednesday, October 11

-Buttered and Dill Egg Noodles
-Steamed Carrots w/Garlic & Thyme
-Apple Walnut Cake

Thursday, October 12
-Stuffed Mussels/Grilled Squid
-Grilled Prawns
-Chicken Liver Timbale w/Sherry Mayo
-Tarta de Hongos
-Pork Pimento Turnovers
-Marinated Oranges w/Gran Marnier

Chez Leon Menu
Call x4598 to make your reservation.

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Randall to talk at Fermilab on October 13 in the auditorium
Harvard theoretical physicist and science writer Lisa Randall will give a talk at Fermilab on October 13.
Lisa Randall
With the same title as her acclaimed 2001 book "Warped Passages," Randall's talk will cover rolled-up extra dimensions, the meaning of symmetry in the physical world, parallel universes and more.

Randall's work is among the most cited in all of science, and she was the first tenured woman theoretical physicist at MIT and Harvard. Her recent book has been praised by writers, reviewers and Nobel Laureates as "lucid," "expertly described," and "sure to open the mind." Physicist Lee Smolin, who recently made headlines for his own book criticizing string theory, described her book as "an encounter with a first-class mind struggling with some of the toughest problems in present-day science."

Randall's lecture will be Friday, October 13, at 8:00 p.m. in the Ramsey Auditorium. Tickets are $5; call 630-840-ARTS (630-840-2787) for more information.
--Siri Steiner

Celebrating safety with music, brats, funny hats
ES&H head Bill Griffing (right) and senior safety officer John Cassidy at Friday's picnic.
Last Friday, October 6, amid oompa music, bratwurst, lederhosen and non-alcoholic beer, the ES&H team celebrated another successful year. The Safety Picnic, held this year at Kuhn Barn in the Village, was the team's fourth annual, judged by the recollection of ES&H head, Bill Griffing.

"We're doing extremely well," said Griffing. "This is the best possible team. I'm extremely proud of every one. We have forty-two people working together with 697 combined years of service. We haven't had an injury in six years that's resulted in a day off work."

Decorations for the October Safety-fest included a poster with everyone's name and their years served. Next to it were old photographs of those in the department, including baby pictures and shots at work. A group stood around and talked about how the years have changed their hair. "This is like a family album," said Griffing. "And we're here to celebrate our family."
--D.A. Venton

2006 softball champs Final Force won their fifth straight championship. Front: Wanda Newby, Katie Kosirog, Duane Newhart, Todd Sullivan, Bill Luebke. Middle: Margaret Votava, Amber Larson, Mike Backfish. Back: Bob Zwaska, Kelly Sedgwick, Greg Vogel, Dennis McAuliff, Dave Hockin, Bob Kingsley. Not pictured Dan Johnson, Quinton Healy, Elisa Rodriguez, Scott Wolin, Dan Andelin, Drue Wallace, Salah Chaurize
In the News
Reuters, October 5, 2006:
Stinky feet, annoying noise top IgNobel prize list
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Research into stinky feet, a study on the sound of fingernails on a blackboard and a device that repels teen-agers with an annoying high-pitched hum on Thursday won IgNobel prizes -- the humorous counterpart to this week's Nobel prizes.

Other winning research included a U.S. and Israeli team's discovery that hiccups could be cured with a finger up the rectum and a study into why woodpeckers do not get headaches.
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Safety Tip
Cooking fires
WARNING: Don't try this at home. Flambé is a method of cooking in which ethanol is added to a hot pan to create a burst of flames. It is typically done to create a stunning visual display at a dramatic point in meal preparation.
October 8-15 is Fire Prevention Week. This year's campaign focuses on cooking fires. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home. In 2003, cooking equipment was involved in 31 percent of the 388,500 structure fires that occurred in U.S. homes. Most home cooking fires involve the range, with the leading factor being unattended equipment (one-third of home cooking fires), followed by combustibles too close to a heat source and unintentionally turning on or not turning off a cooking device. Here are three tips to help you avoid the major causes of cooking fires.

Pay attention - Most kitchen fires occur when cooking is left unattended. If frying, grilling or broiling, stay in the kitchen or turn off the stove. If simmering, boiling, baking or roasting, check on the food regularly.

No combustibles - Keep anything that burns away from the stove. Unfortunately, this includes many materials commonly found in the kitchen such as paper, cloth, wood, plastic or cardboard. Be especially careful of loose clothing near heating elements.

No kids - Children should be kept at least one meter away from stoves. Also, turn pot handles to the back and use back burners to minimize bump accidents.

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Accelerator Update
October 4 - 6
- Two stores provided 22 hours and 56 minutes of luminosity
- Pbar set a stacking record on Friday with a rate of 20.53 mA per hour
- Store 5003 lost after only 28 minutes

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Fall and winter sports leagues
New leagues are forming for the fall and winter. If you would like to sign up, contact the following people:
Basketball League - Brian Niesman, Niesman@fnal.gov
Singles Tennis League - John Yoh, johny@fnal.gov
Soccer League - Sebastian Grinstein, gris@fnal.gov
Volleyball League - Sergey Los, los@fnal.gov
Find more information at Recreation's clubs and leagues pages.

Fall/Winter Hatha Yoga Classes
Restore and repair the body with relaxation poses and proper breathing and gain the benefits of de-stressing, lowering blood pressure, and improved circulation. Classes are held Tuesdays from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Wilson Hall. The eight-week session will begin October 17 and run through December 12. The cost is $80.00. Registration can be done by mail, fax x5207, in person in the Recreation Office or if you are using a credit card for payment, by phone. These classes DO NOT require a recreation membership. Registration Forms can be found on the Recreation website, or office. Deadline is October 13.

NALWO Fall Luncheon
There will be a NALWO fall luncheon Monday, October 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Chez Leon in the Users' Center. Join lab women (guests, visitors, users, and employees) and help plan interesting activities for the coming season. Please bring a dish to share: casserole, salad, side dish, dessert, or whatever you choose. For additional information, contact the Housing Office at 630/840-3777 or housing@fnal.gov; or call Rose Moore at 630/208-9309.

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