Tuesday, July 22, 2003  

Tuesday, July 22
Noon Summer Lecture Series - Curia II
Speaker: R. Stefanski, Fermilab
Title: Neutrino Programs at the Lab
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: D. Reistad, Uppsala University
Title: Experience of Operation with the Hydrogen Pellet Target at CELSIUS

Wednesday, July 23
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm Fermilab Colloquium -1 West
Speaker: J. Sackett, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: Nuclear Power Technology for the Future

Tuesday, July 22
Broccoli and Cheddar soup
Italian Breaded Veal Steak $4.75
Rigatoni with Bolagnese Sauce $3.75
Turkey and Cheddar $4.75
Fried chicken sandwich $4.75

Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Chez Leon

Few Showers 72º/55º
Extended Forecast

Secon Level 3

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Safety Pays for NuMI Construction Workers
NuMI Construction Worker
NuMI Worker
At an early-morning ceremony yesterday, July 21, before they had even begun work for the day, construction workers for the NuMI project collected a $25,000 check from Fermilab. The award represents the workers' share of a $50,000 safety incentive payment to subcontractor Ragnar-Benson, Inc., for achieving NuMI Project construction milestones on schedule and with no OSHA-recordable injuries. To encourage workplace safety for subcontractors, Fermilab's contract with the Park Ridge, Illinois construction firm provides for safety-related financial incentives. In the second incentive period of the NuMI construction project, Ragnar-Benson earned the $50,000 bonus by completing the target pit concrete liner, the MI 65 building shell and the MINOS building shell, working 166 days without injuries. Workers use daily work planning meetings and hazard analysis to plan and execute their work safely, RBI officials said.
NuMI Safety Celebration
NuMI Safety Celebration
Fermilab debuts in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
DZero's FPS Module in the Museum of Modern Art
DZero's FPS Module in New York
On June 29, Fermilab made its debut in the world of contemporary art at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, an affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Through August 31, Fermilab will be part of Signatures of the Invisible, an exhibit that features contemporary art inspired by particle physics as well as visually appealing pieces of scientific equipment. Fermilab, in conjunction with Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), submitted artifacts from past, present and future particle physics experiments: lead glass from the Charmonium experiment, a FPS module from the DZero experiment and a magnet cross-section for the Large Hadron Collider.
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One fish, two fish
On any given summer day at Fermilab, it is easy to spot local residents and employees fishing at one of the many ponds on site. Recently, Bob Gebhardt, of West Chicago, made a big catch, snagging a 15.6 lb. Flathead catfish in one of Fermilab's ponds. Originally from the Fox River, Fermilab's Flatheads were introduced to the ponds on site approximately fifteen years ago. The number of prize catches over the years confirms that the Flatheads are thriving. Local resident, Tom Reiter still holds the unofficial Fermilab Flathead record, catching a 39 lb. fish on May 14, 1996.
Bob Gebhardt
Bob Gebhardt
Tom Reiter
Tom Reiter

Good morning!
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
We face an extraordinary challenge at Fermilab. We must make Run II succeed while operating experiments, building the NuMI project and preparing for the future. Such a challenge demands the best from every Fermilab employee and further demands a work environment with the highest standards of employee conduct. Fermilab's first director, Robert Wilson, defined our policy on human rights: "The support of human rights in our laboratory is inextricably intertwined with our goal of making the laboratory a center of technical and scientific excellence," Wilson wrote. Every Fermilab employee has the right to a workplace free of any form of harassment or discrimination. Our policy is clear: There is no room in the Fermilab workplace for any behavior that would divide us, anywhere, at any time-and especially now, when it is critical that we pull together as a laboratory and as a community.

Interacting galaxies
SDSS Press Release
Dark Energy's Shadow: Sloan Digital Sky Survey detects physical evidence for Dark Energy
(JULY 19, 2003) PITTSBURGH - Scientists from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey announced the discovery of independent physical evidence for the existence of dark energy.

The researchers found an imprint of dark energy by correlating millions of galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and cosmic microwave background temperature maps from NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP). The researchers found dark energy's "shadow" on the ancient cosmic radiation, a relic of cooled radiation from the Big Bang.
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July 18-July 21
- There were four stores established during this time period for a total duration of forty-eight hours and twenty-seven minutes.
- Switchyard experts establish beam to the Meson Target Train.
- Pbar has a kicker power amplifier tube that is failing. The experts think it will last until the shutdown.
- A lightening strike early Monday morning drastically reduces store 2805's luminosity and causes many devices to trip off.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

2003 UEC Election
The 2003 Fermilab Users Executive Committee election will begin on July 21 and will close on August 18. The election is open to all Fermilab users and will be conducted via the web.
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Bible Study
WED JUL 23 - Bible Study, noon-12:35pm, in the Small Dining Room (WH-1SW). Current study is 'Journey into Happiness.' Info at 840-3607 or dykhuis@fnal.gov