Friday, August 29|
3:30 pm Wine & Cheese - 2nd Floor Crossover
THERE WILL BE NO JOINT EXPERIMENTAL-THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR TODAY
Monday, September 1
Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday, September 2
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
|Some members of the Muon Collaboration
Muon Collaboration Workshop Brainstorming at Fermilab This Week|
Almost two dozen scientists from U.S. laboratories and universities
met this week for the Muon Collaboration's workshop on Ring Coolers and
Emittance Exchange. The collaboration, with more than 200 scientists
worldwide, seeks to develop a neutrino factory using muons to create a pure,
high intensity neutrino beam for studying neutrino oscillations. But because
muons are unstable, decaying within 2.2 millionths of a second, they cannot
be cooled the way stable antiprotons are cooled - over several hours. The
Muon Collaboration brainstormed ideas on muon cooling technologies using
ring coolers and the use of high-pressure hydrogen gas as an
absorber. "Ring Coolers have been demonstrated to produce cooling in
longitudinal and transverse directions in a muon beam. Many
technical problems remain, however. The container holding
the hydrogen gas, for example, must withstand a pressure
of 300 atmospheres," said Bob Palmer, a Brookhaven National Laboratory
scientist. Rajendran Raja of Fermilab said
the technology, when developed, would be available for any interested
laboratory to use in a neutrino factory.
German Choir, Männerchor Dorfen, Visits Fermilab This Afternoon|
On the afternoon of Friday, August 29, the German choir, Männerchor
Dorfen (Dorfen Men's Choir) will visit Fermilab. Hans Kautsky of
CDF will lead the tour through the 15th floor and the Linac. Männerchor
Dorfen was founded in 1996 and consists of 23 members, ranging in ages
between 19 and 74. The repertoire of the choir includes classic opera
pieces, old German folksongs and songs of the 1920's. The choir is participating in the Sister
City exchange program between Taufkirchen and West Chicago, and it
will be performing over the Labor Day weekend in West Chicago and St. Charles.
For more information about their concert, call Don Smith at 293-9250
or go to Männerchor
Dorfen's webpage. If you happen to see the group on
their tour of Fermilab this afternoon, greet them with "Guten Tag!"
Lehman Run II Review Panel Submits Report|
The Department of Energy panel that reviewed Fermilab's Run II plans on July
21 and 22 has submitted its
The panel, led by DOE's Dan
Lehman, made a general assessment of ongoing activities at Fermilab's
accelerator complex and considered Fermilab's Run II Luminosity Upgrade
Plan. The report presents the panel's findings, comments and
recommendations. The next full-scale Lehman Run II review will take place on
From The Scientist, August 26, 2003|
Streamlining the funding process
White House will review how agencies interact with researchers
By Ted Agres
While scientists certainly enjoy receiving government support for research, ask any one of them about the drawbacks and you're likely to hear grumbling about red tape, bureaucracy, and mountains of paperwork. Now, the White House would like to hear these complaints. And it says it wants to do something about them.
From Nature, August 28, 2003|
Rolf Landua: Hunting antimatter
|Rolf Landua (Photo Courtesy CERN)
Rolf Landua works on the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN, and hopes to understand better why the Universe contains so little antimatter.
Summarize yourself in the form of a title of a paper in Nature.
A minuscule part of the Universe trying to understand the rest.
What was your first experiment as a child?
The first in an (unpublished) series of experiments that explored the effects of gravity while riding a tricycle down the stairs at the age of three. The subsequent somersault answered my initial question of whether the stairs were too steep with a clear 'yes'.
There will be a power outage on Saturday, August 30 from 7:00 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. in the New Muon lab.
Things to do at Fermilab on Labor Day Weekend
Looking for something to do at Fermilab this weekend?
We have a few ideas for you.
Third Annual Writing Contest
The Fermilab Creative Writers Club announces the Third
Annual Writing Contest. Winners will get cash prizes! Participation
is open to all members of Fermilab family. Entries will be judged in
Short story (no more than 5000 words), Short-short story (less than 500 words)
(50 lines or less). Entries must be received no later than September 30.
be announced October 31.
Upcoming Training Classes
Sept. 2 & 12 Goal Setting for Employees
Sept. 10 Excel Intermediate
Sept. 15 FileMaker Pro Intermediate
Sept. 16 Goal Setting for Supervisors
Sept. 16 & 17 Performance Appraisal Workshop: Conducting the PA Discussion
Oct. 7-9 Introduction to XML
Village Pool Schedule
The pool will be open on Friday, August 29.
The pool will close for the season on Labor Day weekend,
Monday, September 1 at 5 PM.
NALWO: End of Summer Picnic Today
NALWO's End of Summer Picnic will be on Friday, August 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Barn
area. NALWO women, family and guests are invited to to an evening of supper and games.
Bring food to grill and a dish to share. NALWO will provide charcoal grills, plates/cutlery,
soft drinks and desserts. For more information, please contact Rose Moore at 208-9309.