Fermilab Today Monday, May 3, 2010

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Monday, May 3
2:30 p.m.
Particle Astrophysics Seminar - One West
Speaker: Jack Singal, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Title: The Cosmic Radio Background: Recent Measurement and Implications
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: New Collaring and Coil Pre-Stress Limit for a Nb3Sn Magnet

Tuesday, May 4
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar (NOTE LOCATION) - One West
Speaker: Erik Hemsing, University of California, Los Angeles
Title: Generation of Light with Orbital Angular Momentum in Free-Electron Lasers

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Wilson Hall Cafe

Monday, May 3
- Breakfast: Croissant sandwich
- Italian minestrone soup
- Patty melt
- Baked chicken enchiladas
- Herb pot roast
- Chicken melt
- Assorted sliced pizza
- Szechuan green bean w/chicken

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Chez Leon

Wednesday, May 5
- Crepes w/ Black Forest ham & gruyere
- Cabbage salad
- Chocolate mousse w/butter cookies

Thursday, May 6
- Pear and parmesan salad
- Steak au poivre
- Potato gratin
- Haricots verts
- Soufflé glace au grand marnier

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam: A.N. Sissakian

Alexei Norairovich Sissakian

The Directorate of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna) deeply regrets to announce that Academician Alexei Norairovich Sissakian, the Director of JINR, a member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a distinguished theoretical physicist and organizer of scientific research based on broad international cooperation, passed away on May 1, 2010 in his 66th year of life.

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Fermilab volunteers reach out for National Lab Day

Fermilab staff and users will give hands on demonstrations to students this week as part of the laboratory's celebration of National Lab Day.

Some Fermilab scientists and technical staff this week will leave their offices and workspaces for a few hours and head to the classroom as part of the laboratory's National Lab Day celebration.

National Lab Day is a response to President Obama's call to action. This nationwide movement aims to support science, technology, engineering and math education in schools by connecting teachers with working professionals. This month, staff at national laboratories will choose a day or days to visit classrooms and give talks or conduct demonstrations to get children excited about science.

"By sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge, Fermilab's technical staff is giving something very special that often creates a long-lasting impression," said Susan Dahl, coordinator for Fermilab's National Lab Day events. "We don't always know when and where a student's interest in science begins."

Approximately 20 Fermilab staff members will give demonstrations on several physical science topics including electricity and magnetism, force and motion and light and color. Deputy Director Young-Kee Kim will visit Rosary High School, a girls' school in Aurora, and Fermilab Director Pier Oddone, who is on vacation in Hawaii, will give a talk and host discussions with students at one of the schools there in the QuarkNet program.

The presentations this week will reach approximately 2,500 students. They are only part of the laboratory's ongoing, year-round outreach efforts. Staff members and users reach more than 13,000 students through presentations or talks in schools throughout the Chicagoland area each year.

Dahl hopes that the awareness National Lab Day creates will encourage even more scientific staff to reach out.

"We're hoping that National Lab Day is just the beginning of a deeper interest or a new interest in strengthening connections with schools," Dahl said. "This helps students and teachers, and it increases recognition of what Fermilab has to offer."

-- Rhianna Wisniewski


Plant a tree Tuesday in honor of Earth Day/Arbor Day

Employees and volunteers plant trees each year at the annual Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration. The 2010 event takes place at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Nature-minded staff and volunteers can help Fermilab leave more than a particle physics legacy for future generations.

You can plant a tree or shrub Tuesday as part of the laboratory's annual Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration.

More than 1,200 trees and shrubs have been planted during the event's 15-year history - an average of 11 plants for each of the site's 6,800 acres.

The event is supported by Fermilab's governing organization, Fermi Research Alliance, and the non-profit environmental organization Fermi Natural Areas. It is the result of the Environmental Land Management Committee's long-range plan to reforest areas of the Fermilab site.

Planting takes place at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday near B Road and Old Batavia Road [see map]. Bring a shovel and wear boots, gloves and clothes that can get dirty.

The rain date is Thursday, May 6.

Visit the Earth/Arbor Day event Web site for more information.

ES&H Tips of the Week - Computer Security

Beware of password phishing

Don't respond to suspicious e-mails about your account.

You may have recently received e-mails asking for your password and stating that your password has expired or that your account quota is over limit.

These are scams.

The Fermilab Service Desk and administrators will NEVER ask you for your password. Despite the fact that the sender name may be something like " Help Desk," these e-mails are scams. They are attempts to get you to reveal your password and other personal information, usually through an attached questionnaire.

Such "phishing" attempts try to gather personal information such as passwords by appearing to come from a legitimate source. The most prevalent method of phishing is spam e-mail that asks you to submit information by replying or by entering the information on a fake website.

If you respond to these e-mails, thus revealing your password, the attacker could use your account to send mass spam e-mails. Also, since the attacker would have access to your e-mail account, he or she could click on the "forgot my password" feature on financial websites to reset that password and gain access to your financial information.

The following is one of the many examples of the type of e-mail that you should disregard. To reiterate, the Fermilab Service Desk and administrators will never ask you for your password.

From: WebCT Administrator
Subject: WebCT Administrator

Confirm Your Webmail Identities.

Your Webmail Quota Has Exceeded The Set Quota/Limit
Which Is 20GB.You Are Currently Running On 23GB due to hidden files
and folder on your Mailbox.
Please submit the information below to Validate Your
Mailbox And Increase Your Quota.

First Name:
Confirm Password:

Failure to do this will result in limited access to your mailbox.

- Art Lee, Computer Security Team

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In the News

29 - 8: House Science and Technology Committee approves COMPETES reauthorization

From AIP FYI, April 29, 2010

At 6:50 P.M. yesterday the House Science and Technology Committee approved by a vote of 29 "yes" to 8 "no" votes the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. "It's been a long day. You have been part of history," Committee Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN) told his colleagues after they had spent the entire day working on this bill that now goes to the House floor.


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Accelerator Update

April 28-30

- Three stores provided ~37.75 hours of luminosity
- NTF bend magnet power supply fixed
- MTA took beam to their first multiwire
- Shot delayed due to TeV RF problems

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Read the Early Bird Report
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts


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