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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
4:00 pm Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: W. Zajc, Columbia University Title: Recent Discoveries at RHIC Do They Indicate a New State of Matter?

Thursday, July 31
2:30 pm Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: W. Winter, Munich Technical University
Title: Resolving Degeneracies with Future Neutrino Experiments: Reactor Experiments, Superbeams, and Neutrino Factories
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover


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Wednesday, July 30
Vegetable beef barley soup
Corned beef brisket $4.75
Fettucini Alfredo w/broccoli and tomato $3.50
Tuna Catalina $4.75
Cordon Bleu burger $4.75
Tuna salad over fresh greens $3.75

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Orbach: "We're in this together"
Ray Orbach
Ray Orbach
At the July 25 meeting of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel in Bethesda, MD, DOE Office of Science Director Raymond L. Orbach emphasized the shared responsibility of the laboratories and the Office of Science for achieving performance milestones.

"The management and operating contract does not absolve the Office of Science from responsibility," Orbach said. "Your targets are ours, and it is critical that they be met. If there is a problem, it is a problem for all of us, not just for you. When we promise an accomplishment, we do it. I can't impress enough on you the importance of credibility. The responsibility is on you and on us to achieve the milestones that we set. This is not to interfere with the science that we do-just the opposite. It is what we need to do to achieve the science. We are in this together."

He commended the work going on at Fermilab. "NuMI is on track and MINOS is ahead of schedule. The work for the LHC is going well."

It is possible, Orbach told the HEPAP panel, that "this century will be even more exciting than the last for the physical sciences. The discovery of dark energy tells us that so much is unknown. As experiments like those at Fermilab take us further back in time, we don't know what we will find."

In the News
A story in the Tuesday, July 29 issue of the New York Times talks about dark matter, neutrons and cosmic evolution, and quotes Fermilab's Board of Overseers member Dr. Sandra Faber of UC Santa Cruz.

From The New York Times July 29, 2003
Astronomers Chart the Unseen Between the Stars
By Dennis Overbye

NASA Photo

NASA Photo

There is more than one way to see the universe, and some of them were featured this month in Sydney, Australia, where the world's astronomers gathered for the triennial meeting of the International Astronomical Union.

Once restricted to looking at the pearly lights of stars, astronomers have increasingly sought to look for what they cannot see in the darkness between the stars.
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From The New Yorker
July 28, 2003

Strung Out
By Woody Allen
Woody Allen
Woody Allen
I am greatly relieved that the universe is finally explainable. I was beginning to think it was me. As it turns out, physics, like a grating relative, has all the answers. The big bang, black holes, and the primordial soup turn up every Tuesday in the Science section of the Times, and as a result my grasp of general relativity and quantum mechanics now equals Einstein's - Einstein Moomjy, that is, the rug seller. How could I not have known that there are little things the size of "Planck length" in the universe, which are a millionth of a billionth of a billionth of a billionth of a centimetre? Imagine if you dropped one in a dark theatre how hard it would be to find.
Sadly the rest of this article is not available online. To read more pick up the New Yorker or stop by the Office of Public Affairs. The article is posted on the bulletin board.

Inside the Tevatron
Inside the Tevatron
Revised Summer Shutdown Dates
The 2003 Summer Accelerator Shutdown will now start on September 8 rather than on August 25, Jeff Appel, Program Planning Office Head, announced at the All Experimenters' Meeting on July 28. "The revised dates will increase our ability to exceed the 'outstanding' goal for proton-antiproton collisions equal to 225 pb-1 in integrated luminosity for FY2003," Appel said.
Jeff Appel
Jeff Appel

"The ten-week shutdown will allow enough time to complete necessary work on the Recycler as well as many projects elsewhere in the complex." The Tevatron is scheduled to restart on November 17.
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Wilson Hall
Wilson Hall Power Outage
In order to perform scheduled high/low voltage maintenance, Wilson Hall will experience a power outage on Saturday, August 2. The outage is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:30 p.m. Due to the length of the power outage, Building Manager Steve Whiteaker encourages those planning to visit Wilson Hall during this time to make other arrangements.

The Wilson Hall gas turbine powered generators will provide power for the 7th and 8th floor equipment supported by the Computing Division UPS and for the Communication Center.

Whiteaker asks tenants to take whatever steps are necessary to protect computers and other equipment during this outage. And a word of advice from Operations Chief Bob Mau: If you have yogurt in the refrigerator, you might want to take it home on Friday night.

Contact Steve Whiteaker with any questions or concerns.

Announcements
Border Router outage
On Thursday, July 31, from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM, there will be some work done on our border router. Between this time, there may be no offsite access to the web servers at Fermilab.

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will offer a special workshop on Dances of India at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Sushma Kola, a student of the Nrithyalaya school in Downers Grove and an accomplished classical Indian dancer, will teach traditional folk dances and demonstrate dance from the classical tradition. The evening is open to everyone. No special clothing, shoes or partners are necessary. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Softball League
Wednesday night softball pairs off the second place Springfield Isotopes against the third place DZero Nuts in the village at 5:30 p.m.

Fermi Singers Concert
The Fermi Singers will be performing a summer concert on July 31 at noon in the auditorium.

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