Fermilab Today Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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Tuesday, June 1
12 p.m.
Summer Lecture Series - One West
Speaker: Young-Kee Kim, Fermilab
Title: Introduction to Fermilab
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - One West
Speaker: Valeri Lebedev, Fermilab
Title: Optical Stochastic Cooling in the Tevatron

Wednesday, June 2
8 a.m.
Users Annual Meeting Registration
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Users Annual Meeting
3:30 p.m.

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Wilson Hall Cafe

Tuesday, June 1
- Breakfast: Bagel sandwich
- Bagel sandwich
- Golden broccoli soup
- Southern style fish sandwich
- Coconut crusted tilapia
- Burgundy beef tips
- La grande sandwich
- Assorted sliced pizza
- Chicken fajitas

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Chez Leon

Wednesday, June 2
- Bourbon baby back ribs
- Coleslaw
- Baked beans
- Lemon meringue pie

Thursday, June 3
- Melon & prosciutto
- Prime rib
- Whipped potatoes
- Steamed asparagus
- Fruit sorbet

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Fermilab annual Users' Meeting begins tomorrow

Fermilab's 2010 Users' Meeting takes place June 2-3

Join experimenters and theorists from around the world this week for an up-to-date look at particle physics at Fermilab now and in the future. The 43rd annual Users' Meeting takes place on Wednesday, June 2, and Thursday, June 3, at Fermilab's Wilson Hall.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday with an introduction by Users' Executive Committee Chair Ron Moore. The day's presentations and talks include a status update on Fermilab's Accelerator Complex; results presentations from MINOS, MiniBooNE, SciBooNE and MINERvA; and talks by Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Steve Koonin and Deputy Director of the Office of Science for High Energy Physics Dennis Kovar.

Thursday's presentations include talks on the Energy Frontier, including the LHC; Perspectives of HEP from Congress from Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL); flavor physics, astrophysics and Fermilab's proposed future experiments, such as Project X, Mu2e, a Muon Collider and LBNE.

All Fermilab employees are invited to attend with approval from their supervisor.

The Fermilab Graduate Student Association's New Perspectives conference will not take place as planned today. The GSA poster session will take place during the banquet on Wednesday, June 2.

Registration for the meeting is free. The Festa Italiana will take place in Kuhn Barn Wednesday evening.

View the Users' Meeting agenda.

Photo of the Day

New employees - May 24

Front row from left: Joshua Hooks, AD; Mike Alber, FESS; Rebecca Bemrose-Fetter, PPD; Alex Irigoyen, TD; Andrew Dalesandro, AD; Ericka Rogers, FESS; Kranti Gunthoti, PPD; and Dan Chase, AD. Back row from left: Chad Becker, AD; Mike Beck, FESS; Jake Annala, TD; Danielle Coppola, PPD; Rachel Pirovano, TD; Novarah Kazmi, WDRS; Jacob Noyola, TD; Lisa Reger, ES&H; Paul Butkovich, WDRS; and Andrew Rauchmiller, FESS.
From symmetry breaking

Accelerator physicists strive to lower cost of cancer treatment

Several facilities that will offer cancer patients the latest innovation in hadron therapy, a medical application of particle accelerators, are under construction in Europe and Asia.

But so far the high cost of building and operating these facilities has prevented the treatment from becoming widely available.

Accelerator physicists from industry and academia were challenged this week at the International Particle Accelerators Conference in Kyoto, Japan, to find ways to make the treatment, carbon-ion therapy, more affordable.

Hadron therapy uses an accelerator to send particles such as protons or ions into a patient’s tumor. The particles travel through the patient’s body and release most of their energy into the tumor cells, damaging them while limiting harm to the surrounding healthy tissue.

The development of proton therapy was a huge advancement in the treatment of cancer and is often just as effective as the more expensive carbon-ion therapy, Chu said. It has been the most widely used form of the treatment.

By the end of 2009, about 78,000 patients worldwide had been treated using hadron therapy, according to the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group, PTCOG. About 86 percent were treated with protons, and less than 10 percent–about 7000 patients–with carbon ions.

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Director's Corner

Results, results

Fermilab Director Pier Oddone

Last week I gave the closing talk at the Brookhaven Forum 2010. At BF2010, over a period of two and half days, we got an excellent review of current results and a comprehensive description of the outlook for the next decade. Several scientists from Fermilab or associated with the Fermilab program gave excellent talks at the forum. Once again, Fermilab was the source of the results that folks talked about. We do live in a most interesting era.

Soon the LHC will open a huge new territory and much of the early new physics will be extremely exciting and maybe very hard to interpret. There is an almost endless variation in expectations from supersymmetric models, extra dimension theories, strong dynamics, Higgs models and so on. Many of these mimic each other (see Joe Lykken’s talk at BF2010) and, to add to the chaos, the pressure on the experiments will lead to making statements of interesting physics early when the statistics are not yet completely conclusive. We are about to enter an era of absolutely enjoyable chaos and excitement.

It is clear that the LHC is making good progress and has already reached a luminosity of 4x 1029 cm-2sec-1. While the progress is impressive, the physics results from LHC this summer are likely be based on a very small amount of data. Starting with the XXIV International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics in Athens in June to the 35th International Conference of High Energy Physics in Paris in late July, it will be results from our Tevatron and neutrino programs that are most likely to add to current knowledge.

Both the Tevatron and the neutrino facilities are headed for records this year. This level of performance with machines that have many antique parts is a credit to the many individuals who work indefatigably to make the production runs as effective as possible. Starting this Wednesday, the Fermilab User’s Meeting 2010 will provide a comprehensive review of current results, progress on experiments now under construction and plans for future experiments and facilities. We will also hear important talks giving us the perspective from Washington by Associate Director for High Energy Physics Dennis Kovar, Undersecretary for Science Steven Koonin, and Congressman Bill Foster.

Accelerator Update

May 26-28

- Three stores provided ~16 hours of luminosity
- TeV wet engine repaired
- Store 7839 quenched due to poor beam positions
- TeV quench during shot setup due to beam instability
- Pbar cryo system derimed

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


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Pool opens June 8

Walk to Health class begins June 7

Butts & Guts class begins June 7

Behavioral interviewing

Earned Value Management (EVMS) - June 7&8

Lecture Series: Intermediate/Advanced Topics in C++

Diversity Office volunteer opportunity May 25-June 8

Ask HR: 15th floor visits CD - FCC on Wednesday, June 2

10,000 Steps Per Day Walking Program

Sand Volleyball Held on Tuesdays began May 25

43rd Fermilab Users Meeting Registration June 2 - 3

Toastmasters meeting - June 3

SciTech summer camps start June 14

Employee Discount at Batavia Rosati's

Fermilab Arts Series presents Corky Siegel and Chamber Blues June 26

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Introduction to LabVIEW course being held July 13

Embedded Design with LabVIEW FPGA and CompactRIO seminar being offered July 13

Interaction Management Coaching Forum - July 27

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