Fermilab TodayMonday, July 28, 2003  
Monday, July 28
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II

Tuesday, July 29
Noon - Summer Lecture Series - 1 West
Speaker: R. Dixon, Fermilab
Title: Dark Matter
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West Speaker: Y. Zou, University of Maryland Title: Selected Topics of Theory and Experiment in Space-Charge-Dominated Beam Physics

Monday, July 28
Tomato Florentine soup
Gyros on a Pita with a Village Salad $4.75
Chef's Choice $3.50
All American Sub $4.75
Patty Melt $4.75

Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Chez Leon
WeatherScattered Showers 75º/57º
Extended Forecast


Secon Level 3

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Don Lincoln with QuarkNet teachers
Don Lincoln with QuarkNet teachers
Chicago QuarkNet teachers visit Fermilab for annual workshop
School may be out for the summer, but local QuarkNet teachers are busy brushing up on their physics at Fermilab. Last week a group of Chicago QuarkNet teachers had a two-day physics workshop at Fermilab led by the lab's QuarkNet Project Coordinator, Tom Jordan. The annual workshop gave teachers the opportunity to exchange ideas and to learn about new physics demos for the classroom.

"This is our conduit to research," said Annie Rubino, a physics teacher at West Chicago Community High School. "Each time you come back, you build on what you know."

The group also met with DZero's Don Lincoln and had a tour of the magnet facilities led by the Technical Division's Dave Harding. "Visiting Fermilab is great because it makes you feel really connected to the science," said Chris Johnson, a physics teacher at Wheaton North High School. "It gives us the opportunity to take what's happening today in science and bring it into the classroom."

Fermilab invites public to science tour on Sunday, August 3
Scientists who participated in past tours
Scientists who participated in past tours
BATAVIA, Ill.--The Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory offers visitors a special program on Sunday, August 3, at 1 p.m. The two-hour program includes a 30-minute presentation by physicist Don Lincoln, a tour of the accelerator complex and a visit to the popular viewing area on top of Fermilab's Wilson Hall. Advance registration for the program, which is free of charge, is required by Friday, August 1, at noon.

Visitors will learn about the building blocks of matter and how the particles provide scientists with information about the forces that rule the evolution of the universe. A behind-the-scene tour takes all visitors to Fermilab's Main Control Room where operators monitor and control more than 40,000 accelerator-related devices. The tour ends on the 15th floor of Wilson Hall, from where visitors will have a beautiful view of the 6,800-acre site of the lab and its surrounding area. Throughout the program several scientists will be on hand to answer questions ranging from "What is antimatter?" to "Where did all particles come from?"
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Accelerator Update
July 23-July 25
- TeV store 2817 began with an initial luminosity of 42.64E30. The highest luminosity for this run was established on 5/17/03 with 44.89E30.
- Operations established two stores during this time period. There was a total of 34 hours and 18 minutes of luminosity delivered.
- A bad temperature sensor may be the cause of the many Booster power supply (VCB1) trips. This will require an access to repair.
- The Tevatron lost two stores due to a quench and a vacuum burst.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

In the News
From Nature, July 24, 2003
US visa problems curb rise in foreign students
[WASHINGTON] Record numbers of foreign graduate students are being blocked from studying at US universities because of immigration problems, according to a new study from the American Institute of Physics.

During the 1990s, the number of foreign students enrolled in US graduate physics programmes rose steadily. By 2001, it had actually exceeded the number of American students. But since the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, the percentage of international students entering the programmes has dropped by almost 10%, according to the survey of 187 US science departments.
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Children’s Swim Lessons
Deadline for Children’s Swim Lessons at Fermilab for session 4 is Thursday, July 31 at noon.
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Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 29 ,at the Geneva American Legion Post. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov

FermiLandscapes Fermilab Art Gallery
Currently showing through July 31, 2003 in Fermilab's Art Gallery - FermiLandscapes: Plein Air Paintings by Kathleen Newman
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