Fermilab TodayThursday, July 31, 2003  
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

Friday, August 1
3:30 pm Wine & Cheese - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: A. Stebbins, Fermilab
Title: Correlating WMAP & SDSS or The Top Ten Reasons to Study Dark Energy

Thursday, July 31
Wild mushroom bisque
Shepards pie w/gravy $3.50
Fish and chips $3.75
Turkey and Swiss on a pretzel roll $4.75
Mexican burger $4.75

Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Chez Leon
WeatherPartly Cloudy 83º/65º
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Weekly Luminosity Hits 10.65 Inverse Picobarns
Tevatron Delivered Luminosity 7/23/03-7/30/03
Tevatron Delivered Luminosity 7/23/03-7/30/03
For the week ending on July 29, the Tevatron delivered an integrated luminosity of 10.65 inverse picobarns, a record number of proton-antiproton collisions for Run II. The total for the week not only set a new record but came close to an important laboratory performance measure for FY2003 To achieve a rating of "outstanding" requires "peak weekly integration of >11pb-1." A rating of "excellent" calls for a weekly luminosity greater than 9pb-1.

"I am happy that we broke our peak luminosity record," said Beams Division Head Roger Dixon. " It was just one of many small steps we have to take to reach our goal. I am even happier that the machine ran well enough for a week that we broke the weekly integrated luminosity record."

Fermi singers in concert
Fermilab Singers in concert
Fermilab Singers Club Performs Today
The Fermilab Singers Club's Summer Concert is today at noon in Ramsey Auditorium. Directed by the Beam Division's Assistant Head, Stephen Pordes, and accompanied by Astrophysicist Brian Yanny, the group sings four-part choral pieces from all over the world. The club has sung in several languages including Hebrew, Latin, Italian, French and Arabic. "We welcome new members, whether or not they have singing experience," said Anne Lucietto, a club singer. Refreshments will be served after the concert today.

In the News
U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News
July 29, 2003

HEPAP Meeting Emphasizes Facilities, Cooperation, Accountability
Several major themes ran throughout a July 24-25 meeting of DOE's High Energy Physics Advisory Committee. Trends toward large-scale facilities in many fields of science and how to prioritize and pay for them, toward greater collaboration across federal agencies and greater internationalization of projects, and toward performance measures and accountability, were mentioned by many speakers over the two-day meeting. Other topics mentioned repeatedly included the importance of high-performance computing, and the impact on the high energy physics (HEP) program of last year's National Research Council report on the intersection of physics and astronomy, "From Quarks to the Cosmos".
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A fox snake in the F0 service building
Frontier Science
Late on Tuesday night, Fermilab Accelerator Operators were reminded that Fermilab is not only the frontier for high-energy physics but also the prairie frontier. At 9:37 pm a TeV RF station tripped off, sending operators to investigate the matter at the F0 service building. Upon arrival, operators discovered a fox snake blocking their entry to the building. After distracting the snake with a Fermilab ID, the operators gained access to the building, reset the station and left the snake to its business. The fox snake, which is very common at Fermilab, is non-poisonous, and can grow 36-56 inches long. Although often mistaken for a rattlesnake because of its vibrating tail, the fox snake is harmless, unless you are a rodent.

Accelerator Update
- Cryo and vacuum repairs made late Monday evening and Tuesday owl shifts.
- Snake slows operator response to reset tripped TeV RF station.
- The integrated luminosity for last week was 9.7 pb-1.
- There were two stores established during this period. The Tevatron delivered luminosity for approximately thirty-two hours and fifty-one minutes.

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View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Upcoming Training Courses
August 4&11: Performance Appraisal Workshop
August 18: Word 2000 Intro
August 21: Excel Intro
August 25: MS Access 2000 Intermediate
August 28: FileMaker Pro Intro
Sept. 2-12: Goal Setting for Employees
Sept. 16&17:Goal Setting for Supervisors
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Fermilab Annual Blood Drive
Heartland Blood Centers will be here for the Fermilab Annual Blood Drive on August 4 and 5, from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the Wilson Hall Ground Floor NE Training Room. Appointments can be scheduled on the web or by calling Lori at x6615.

Film Development
Fermilab offers the convenience of film developing through the Sundance Photo Developing Company. The film drop box is located on the ground floor, west side of Wilson Hall. Film should be put in the box by 8:30 a.m. to be picked up for developing.
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Fermilab Softball League
The Thursday night softball game pairs off the fourth place Euro Trash against the first place Boomers in the village at 5:30 p.m.

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