Fermilab TodayMonday, August 18, 2003  
Monday, August 18
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm All Experimenters' Meeting

Tuesday, August 19
1:30 pm Research Techniques Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: R. Klingenberg, University of Dortmund
Title: Design, Status, and Progress of the Atlas Pixel Detector
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover

Monday, August 18
Blacked eyed pea soup
St. Louis Style Ribs $4.75
Chef's Choice $3.50
Roast Turkey and Cheese $4.75
The Western Burger $4.75

Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Chez Leon
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Computing Division tourguides in new exhibit area
Computing Division tour guides in new exhibit area welcome Lepton-Photon participants
Computing Division Welcomes Lepton-Photon Tours to New Exhibit Area
Robotic storage and enormous computing farms were just two of the highlights on the tour of the Feynman Computing Center for Lepton-Photon participants last Friday afternoon. In preparation for the Lepton-Photon conference, the Computing Division recently created an exhibit area in the Feynman Computing Center. The exhibit is complete with LCD monitors that are suspended from the ceiling and tables made of magnet stands from a past Fermilab experiment. "The new Computing Division exhibit is an outgrowth of the initiative to redefine the visitor's experience at Fermilab," said Computing Division's Dave Ritchie, who was asked by Deputy Head Bob Tschirhart to assist him in the implementation of the exhibit. "The new area shows every promise of also being a gathering point for people within the Computing Division to interact and discuss their work." Fermilab employees are welcome to stop by and see the Computing Division's new exhibit area.

Lepton Photon Wrap Up
Wilson Hall
The Lepton-Photon Symposium proceeded smoothly last week. Even the rain held off. Five hundred and eighty-nine researchers and 15 media representatives attended the symposium. They came from 36 countries to brainstorm, learn about the latest in their field, and to socialize with their colleagues from around the world. The reception with jazz by Chicago Hot Six on Monday and the banquet at the Navy Pier on Wednesday were well attended and a huge hit. Cynthia Sazama, the symposiumís secretary, said people have complimented her on the conference - many have told her this is the best one they have attended in a long time, appreciating both the program and the social events.

In the News
MINOS Far Detector Front View
Front view of the MINOS Far Detector
From the Duluth News Tribune August 15, 2003
Soudan project targets mysterious neutrinos
By Steve Kuchera News Tribune Staff Writer
A massive detector built to study mysterious particles, called the ghosts of the universe, is now operating deep beneath Soudan. The 6,000-ton MINOS Far Detector began studying cosmic rays Thursday.
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From CBS-WCCO August 15, 2003
Neutrino Experiment Begins In Mine Under Soudan
Soudan, Minn. (AP) Thousands of feet below this small northern Minnesota town, physicists have begun an experiment into the mysterious and plentiful subatomic particles called neutrinos which could yield clues to the origin of the universe.

"We've been working to this point for most of 10 years now," said University of Minnesota physicist Earl Peterson. "This is a very, very big step towards reality for this whole experiment."
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Reporters Hear It Straight From the Experts
Boris Kayser (left) led the discussion at the neutrino press panel
Boris Kayser (left) led the discussion at the neutrino press panel
Reporters from Nature, Science, Superconductor Week, Chicago Tribune, Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy), and Vietnam Cultural Window Magazine attended last week's Lepton-Photon Symposium. To make the conference results more accessible, public affairs directors Judy Jackson (Fermilab) and Neil Calder (SLAC) organized five special press panel sessions for the reporters to attend. From B-physics to neutrinos, from superstrings to grid computing, the reporters heard it all straight from the experts in layman's language. Highlight was a discussion of reporters with the directors of eight particle physics laboratories, who had come to Fermilab for LP2003 and a meeting of the International Committee on Future Accelerators.

Accelerator Update
- Tevatron suffered compressor, RF and VFC problems.
- Operators established three stores during the last forty-eight hours.
- They delivered approximately nineteen hours and forty five minutes of luminosity to the experiments.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Special Noontime Recital Today
Monday, August 18, at noon in Ramsey Auditorium. Thomas Jostlein, French Horn & Aaron Horvat, Piano. Admission is free.

Softball League
The regular season is over, and here are the results:
First place BOOMERS 10W 2L
Third place THE D ZERO NUTS 4W 7L
Fourth place FINAL FORCE 3W 8L
Fifth place EURO TRASH 2W 7L
Playoffs start 8/20/03 at 5:00 pm

Basketball Leagues
Here are results from the Thursday, August 14th semi-finals: The Black team beat the Green team 66 to 51. Black moves on to the championship game against the Purple team, which beat the Red team 61 to 60 in the other semi-final game.

Village Pool Schedule
Due to personnel shortages the pool will be closed Monday, August 25 through Thursday, August 28. The pool will re-open on Friday, August 29. The pool will close Labor Day weekend, Monday, September 1 at 5 p.m.

Muscle Toning Classes at the Recreation Facility
The next session of Muscle Toning Classes will begin September 2. The four-week class is $32.00.
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Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Geneva American Legion Post, 22 South Second St. in downtown Geneva, one block west of Route 31 and one block south of Route 38, across from the Geneva Public Library. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Recreation Facility - Fiscal 2004 Membership Year
Fiscal 2004 Recreation Facility memberships are available beginning September 2 in the Recreation Office, WH15W. You may renew your 2004 membership through the mail by sending a completed application form and waiver along with a check payable to Fermilab to M.S. 126 or credit card information. Application forms and waivers are available online. 2004 Prices: Regular Membership - $74.00, Student Membership - $45.00 (Visiting graduate students only) New Regular Membership Special-New Regular members that purchase their memberships the beginning of September receive 13 months for the price of 12. Spouse Special-Employees or Visitors that purchase a membership for them and a spouse will receive a 20% discount on the spouse membership. 2003 memberships will expire October 1. For more information contact the Recreation Office, x2548, x5427.

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