Fermilab TodayThursday, August 21, 2003  
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

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)

Thursday, August 21
Garden vegetable soup
Shrimp fajitas w/rice and beans $4.75
Salisbury steak $3.50
Muffaletta sandwich $4.75
Grilled turkey reuben $4.75

Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Chez Leon
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Fermilab Defends Against Computer Virus Attacks
Feynman Computing Center
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 during bootup.

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 information for removing "Nachi/Welchia" for admins and expert users. Microsoft posts general security information.

A volunteer at a past cleanup
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 in more."

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
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 Team 3.

Martin McCrory, son of Elliot McCrory, carded three birdies and three pars in his par round. Bohn had two birdies and five pars. Martin McCrory was substituting for the vacationing John Voirin.

In the News
Capitol 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.
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Accelerator Update
- Operations established three stores during this period. Those stores provided six hours and forty-nine minutes of luminosity to the experiments.
- Quenches troubled the Tevatron
- A TeV RF station's new power amplifier tube failed and was replaced

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

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.
RSVP 630-840-3082

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 folkdance@fnal.gov.

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 tommy@fnal.gov 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)
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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 wjohnson@fnal.gov.

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