Fermilab TodayTuesday, July 29, 2003  
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

Wednesday, July 30
1:00 pm Special Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: G. Jantz, Wackenhut Services Incorporated DOE Counterintelligence Training Academy (CITA)
Title: Terrorism Awareness What You Need to Know
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover

Tuesday, July 29
Potato cheese soup
Adobe rubbed chicken $4.75
Veggie stirfry $3.50
Grilled cheese bacon & tomato $4.75
Ham & turkey combo $4.75
Chicken Caesar salad $4.75 w/o chicken $3.50

Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Chez Leon
WeatherMostly Sunny 82º/62º
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Secon Level 3

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Tevatron's Best Week Yet!
Luminosity Chart
Tevatron Integrated Luminosity Chart
The week that ended at midnight on Sunday, July 27, was a record breaking one for the Tevatron:
- New initial peak luminosity record of 45.3e30
- Largest luminosity for a single store, 1824 nb-1
- New record for weekly integrated luminosity of 9.7 pb-1
- All initial luminosities greater than 31e30cm-2s-1
- 115 hours of stores

FY03 total integrated luminosity is 202.7 pb-1. The baseline goal is 225 pb-1.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Fermilab, we have liftoff
TARGET Students at Rocket Launch
TARGET Students at Rocket Launch
Last Friday afternoon, July 25, twenty high school students from Fermilab's TARGET program launched rockets 1500-1800 feet up in the air under the close supervision of Fermilab's Association of Rocketry. Building rockets is only one of the many projects that the students complete over their six-week internship, but the rocket launch is a highlight of the summer.

Dianne Engram, Equal Opportunity Manager, gives credit to her team of teachers, technicians, engineers and administrative staff. "The goal of the program is to give minority students the opportunities that schools can't always provide and to let them know that science is not out of reach," said Engram. "Our dedicated team understands these goals, and it has creativity and imagination,Rocket Launch - Photo Courtesy Dennis McAuliff which is what you need to inspire kids to go further in science."

Inspiration does not seem to be a problem for TARGET student, Arthur Bannon. "My favorite thing is when people that are younger than me visit Fermilab and ask if I work here. I get to say, 'Yes I do,' and I love that," Bannon said.

In the News
From Purdue University's The Exponent
Purdue University
Purdue University
QuarkNet program redefines physics
By Kathryn Bennett, Summer Reporter
Efforts by Purdue physics professors may lead to better science instruction in high school classrooms.

A team of physicists at Purdue, led by Daniela Bortoletto, a professor of physics, has joined QuarkNet, a mentoring program for high school teachers. QuarkNet strives to improve high school physics curricula and encourage young scientists' interest in physics, said Bortoletto.
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Director's Corner
Good morning!
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
As you know, last week the Department of Energy conducted a review of our Run II accelerator plan. The purpose of the review was to "assess the performance of the Tevatron in FY 2003 and Fermilab's plan to increase the luminosity of the Tevatron collider during fiscal years 2004-2006."

I would like to thank the large number of Fermilab staff members who have been working so hard on the accelerator operations and upgrades, the plan for the future, and the preparations for last week's review. The presentations were excellent and the presenters showed that they were knowledgeable and well-prepared.

Dan Lehman, who is familiar from reviews of construction projects, chaired the review team of 20 technical experts. The review committee spoke well of the positive management-based changes and of the concentrated focus on Run II. They also emphasized the ambitiousness of the plan, the size of the challenge and the importance of well-integrated involvement from the entire laboratory. In the final slide at the closeout, the review committee summarized: "We (and the lab) recognize that there are many challenges and uncertainties ahead. The next 6 months are critical."

I agree with the high-level assessment reached by the review committee. I have said often that Run II will succeed because of hard work of our talented staff over the long haul. Our record for integrated luminosity last week is one more sign of progress toward the goal.

Lehman Review Closeout Report
The Closeout Report from last week's Lehman Review is now available online.

Unix Users Meeting - July 30, 2003
Curia II - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
- New site print server
- Linux 9 update

Fermilab Library New Books
New materials are located in the center of the library, behind the circulation desk.
more information

Bible Exploration for Lunch
WED JUL 30- Our topic this week is Restoring Broken Relationships. No preparation is necessary so join us from Noon-12:35pm, in the Small Dining Room (WH-1SW). Additional information at 840-3607 or dykhuis@fnal.gov.

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