Thursday, August 21|
2:30 pm Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: R. Hill, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Title: New Directions in the Soft Collinear Effective Field Theory
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR TODAY
Friday, August 22
3:30 pm Wine & Cheese - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: J. Link, Columbia University
Title: Future Measurements of sin2(2?13) at Nuclear Reactors
8:00 pm Fermilab International Film Society - Auditorium
Tickets: Adults $4
Title: Yin Shi Nan Nu (Eat Drink Man Woman)
Fermilab Defends Against Computer Virus Attacks|
|Feynman Computing Center
On Tuesday, Fermilab, like much of the world, had to deal with two
simultaneous Windows worms, "Sobig.F" and "Nachi/Welchia". We continue to be
attacked and it is urgent that all Windows users update their virus scanning
signatures and apply Microsoft's critical security patches.
The "Sobig.F" worm spreads via email attachment, and requires a user to open
the attachment to activate it. It was responsible for a flood of recent spam
before updated virus signatures were available for our email
gateways. The best defense is never to open unexpected email attachments,
even if they appear to be from someone you know, and
to run current virus scanning software. "From:" addresses on these
spam messages are almost always forged.
The "Nachi/Welchia" worm spreads via direct attacks on Microsoft Windows
network vulnerabilities. To protect your computer, install Microsoft's critical
security patch MS03-26 (including rebooting). While our network perimeter
filters help protect us from infection from the general internet, worms may
be brought inside the lab via travelers' laptops or other methods. Attacks
are so rapid that we are seeing cases of vulnerable machines being infected
Machines infected by either of these viruses will be disconnected from the
network until proper repairs are made. Contact your support person or the CD
HelpDesk for further information. CD has posted
for removing "Nachi/Welchia" for admins and expert users.
Microsoft posts general
|A volunteer at a past Fermilab cleanup
Last Chance to Help Keep Fermilab Clean|
It all started four years ago when Bob Lootens of Roads & Grounds received
calls from Fermilab employees saying that they would volunteer to clean up the
trash on the lab's site. And then the lunchtime volunteer clean-ups started. "We
have cleaned up a lot of trash in the last four years," Lootens said. "It may
not be a glorified kind of job, but it helps people appreciate the place that they work
Today is the last of the five lunchtime volunteer clean-ups for this year. A
bus will pick up volunteers from Wilson Hall's ground floor east lobby at
11:45 a.m. Volunteers will collect trash around Wilson Hall and
Pine Street. After the cleanup, volunteers will be rewarded with a light lunch at the
picnic area by the Lederman Science Center. The bus will bring all of the volunteers
back to Wilson Hall around 1.30 p.m. Lootens said an average of 18 people
volunteered for each of the cleanups so far this year.
Tuesday Night Fox Valley Golf League Crowns Tournament Champion|
|The Champions: (L-R) Court Bohn, Elliott McCrory and Martin McCrory
On August 19, the Tuesday Night Fox Valley Golf League
crowned its Tournament Champion at the Fox Valley Golf Club in North Aurora.
Team 2 defeated Team 3 by a score of 16-4. Martin McCrory, who shot a par 36,
and Court Bohn, who shot one over par 37, led Team 2. David Seifert
and Elliott McCrory, Team 2 Captain, contributed solid rounds of 52 and
50, respectively, for Team 2.
Brad Tryger, who shot 39, led Team 3. Ted Thorson, Team 3 Captain, won all
four of his team's points. Jerry Lin shot 47, and Mike Kaiser shot 55 for
Martin McCrory, son of Elliot McCrory, carded three birdies and
three pars in his par round. Bohn had two birdies and five pars.
was substituting for the vacationing John Voirin.
FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News
August 20, 2003
Praise, Support Expressed for DOE's Office of Science
DOE's Office of Science received a publicity boost on July 29. Calling the office "arguably the brightest star in the Department of Energy," Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) chaired a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy that highlighted the past achievements and future promise of research funded by the office, while noting that it has been overlooked in congressional efforts to increase the federal investment in science.
NALWO Coffee Hour Today|
The housing office cordially invites Fermilab women, guests and visitors to a Coffee Morning on the Aspen
East Patio on Thursday, August 21 at 10:30 a.m. Please join us for casual conversation and light refreshments! Children are most welcome.
International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21,
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 email@example.com.
Butterfly Walk - August 22
Tom Peterson will lead a butterfly walk at noon on Friday, August 22.
Meet at the Interpretive Trail parking area on Pine Street. No signup
necessary. The group will walk on the mowed trail in the prairie and woods.
It is a moderately strenuous walk. Mosquito repellant is recommended.
The woods/prairie edge hosts a nice variety of butterflies at this
time of year. Please call (x4458) or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have questions about the walk.
Wednesday Night Bowling League
Fermilab's Wednesday night bowling league is looking for bowlers
interested in joining the fall and winter league. The league starts
on Sept. 3 at 5:30 P.M. Individuals and already formed teams are welcomed.
The league bowls at Bowling Green Sports Center on Roosevelt Rd (Rt.38) 1 Mile West
of Rt.59. This is a 30 week Non-Sanctioned League. For more information call
either Sherry Kindelberger x4025 or Al Legan x4074.
Fermilab International Film Series - 8/22
Title: Yin Shi Nan Nu (Eat Drink Man Woman)
Tickets: $4 (adults)
Fermilab Dart League
The Fermi Dart League is a recreational league for people who enjoy
the sport of Darts. The league is composed of teams consisting of 4
players or more. The format for each match against other teams is 1
team match of 4 players, 4 doubles matches and 4 singles matches.
Season stats are maintained for teams and individuals to determine team
rankings individual standings. The games we play are 301 double in/double out,
501 open in/double out, Cricket and 601 team, open
in/double out. Darts is a game of skill and knowledge.
A game of darts can be very exciting and has been known to get the
adreniline and pulse rates quite elevated. The Fermilab Dart League plays
on Thursday nights 7:30 p.m-10:30 p.m. at the Users' Center.
Sign-up are in progress now. Contact Wayne Johnson, x6090 or