Fermilab TodayMonday, August 11, 2003  
Monday, August 11
8:30 am - 10:00 pm Lepton-Photon Symposium - Auditorium & 1 West
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II

Tuesday, August 12
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
8:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lepton-Photon Symposium - Auditorium & 1 West

Monday, August 11
Soup: Southern Black-Eyed Pea
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In the News
From NATURE, August 7, 2003
First for Physics: Chicago
Paul Smaglik is editor of Naturejobs.
Feynman computer center
Light fantastic: Fermilab's central lab building, Wilson Hall (left), and the Feynman computer centre.
Chicago is known as the United States' second city of comedy. But with two US Department of Energy laboratories within a 30-minute drive of each other, it may be the first city of physics. As so often in physics, this claim is underpinned by technology. The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) boasts the Tevatron, the world's most powerful particle accelerator: a 6.4-km-long ring that accelerates subatomic particles towards each other, smashes them, and then records the aftermath.
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Also in NATURE:
Physical paradoxes

From The Washington Post
Op-Ed Page, August 8, 2003:

Supporting Science And Security
By Norman R. Augustine
Norman Augustine is a trustee of Universities Research Association, Inc.
The end of the Cold War and the "balance of terror" was supposed to make the world safe, but it seems merely to have made it safe for a number of wars of lesser scale to occur. A newly sober America now finds itself living in a time of multiple threats, even within its own borders. In this less-than-perfect world we have once again witnessed the essential role that science and technology play in improving our national security and underpinning much of our economy and standard of living.
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From Nature, August 8, 2003:
Antimatter matters
Matter dominates antimatter, at least in our corner of the Universe. Part of the explanation could be an imbalance between the two at the level of fundamental interactions, encapsulated in the phenomenon of CP violation.

By John Ellis
(Note: John Ellis is in the in the Theory Division at CERN)
Why is the known Universe made of matter and not antimatter, if, as we believe, both were created in equal quantities in the Big Bang? An asymmetry in the behaviour of matter and antimatter at the particle level may be part of the answer. Experiments studying the decays of particles called B mesons are casting new light on this asymmetry. Although some results are puzzling, most agree with the predictions of a model, devised by Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa, of an effect known as CP violation.
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Lepton-Photon '03 Gets Underway
Lepton Photon 2003 Lepton-Photon 2003, the 21st International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions at High Energies, opens today at Fermilab with welcoming messages from Fermilab Director Michael Witherell and DOE Associate Director for High Energy and Nuclear Physics Peter Rosen, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Wilson Hall's Ramsey Auditorium.

Cynthia Sazama of the Conferences office in Fermilab's Particle Physics Division anticipated Hot Six about 700 participants from around the world. Opening day winds up with a reception and poster session, featuring music by the Chicago Hot Six led by trombonist Roy Rubinstein, otherwise known as Fermilab's Assistant Director.

New Benefits Help Line Opens Today
Bernie Dugan of Laboratory Services (X3591) is now available from 2 pm to 4 pm Monday through Friday on the new Benefits Help Line to answer your questions about employee benefits. Some Bernie Dugan questions might be answered immediately, and some might require research. You will always receive a call back with in 24 hours.

As always, you may continue to call or stop by the Benefits Department with your benefits questions or problems. You may speak with Wilma Cardona (X4361; retirement benefits, flexible spending accounts, etc.); Scott Lindsey (X4362, medical and dental plans, retirement annuities, etc.); Kay Campbell (X3395, medical and dental plans) and Lucy Ontiveros (X397, premiums, retirement, COBRA, etc.).

Accelerator Update
- Linac RF station 2 required a lot of expert attention
- An Antiproton Source pretarget beamstop required maintenance
- Operations established one store and monitored another during this forty-eight hour period. The stores delivered approximately eighteen hours and twenty-seven minutes of luminosity.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Scheduled Power Outages
Saturday, August 16, 8:30 am to Noon: EAD operations center, EAD security

Training classes
Upcoming Training and Development Classes:
Aug. 18 Word 2000 Intro
Aug. 21 Exel Intro
Aug. 25 MS Access 2000 Intermediate
Aug. 27, Sept. 16 & 17 Performance Appraisal Workshop: Conducting the PA Discussion
Aug. 28 FileMaker Pro Intro
Sept. 2, 8, 10, 12 Goal Setting for Employees
Sept. 8 Word 2000 Advanced
Sept. 10 Excel Intermediate
Sept. 15 FileMaker Pro Intermediate
Sept. 16 Goal Setting for Supervisors
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Scottish Country Dancing-Aug. 12
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at the Geneva American Legion Post, 22 South Second St. in downtown Geneva, across from the Geneva Public Library.Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov

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