Fermilab TodayTuesday, September 2, 2003  
Tuesday, September 2
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover

Wednesday, September 3
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm Fermilab Colloquium - One West
Speaker: E. Heller, Harvard University
Title: The Science and Art of Electron Flow in Two Dimensional Electron Gasses
5:00 pm Artist's Reception - 2nd Floor Crossover

Tuesday, September 2
Garden Vegetable Soup
Cajun Catfish $3.75
Spanish Rice Casserole $3.50
Turkey Bacon Club Wrap $4.75
Hot Ham & Cheese $4.75
Chicken Caesar Salad $4.75

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Chez Leon
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Local Artist Donates Sculpture to Fermilab
Last week, Fermilab's Art Gallery acquired a new piece of art for its permanent collection. Patricia Armato, a local artist from the Chicago area, works primarily in stone. On August 27, she donated a bronze sculpture, "Energy," to Fermilab. Armato was one of three
Patricia Armato  stands with her sculpture, 'Energy', in Fermilab's Art Gallery.
Patricia Armato stands
with her sculpture,
"Energy," in Fermilab's
Art Gallery.
artists who were on display in the Fermilab Art Gallery exhibit, "Forms of Passion," this past winter. "She was so appreciative of Fermilab for the way we treated her during the show that she wanted to donate a piece to the gallery," said Georgia Schwender, the Curator of the Fermilab Art Gallery. "Science has always been important to Patricia because her husband was an engineer. She just thinks the world of Fermilab." The sculpture can be viewed in the Art Gallery on the second floor of Wilson Hall.

A Friendly ($150.00) Reminder to Slow Down!
The Warrenville Police remind Fermilab employees that fines for speeding are doubled in the school zone on Batavia Road near the lab's east entrance. The speed limit is normally 35 mph on that stretch of Batavia Road, but it slows to 20 mph when the special yellow lights are flashing on the school zone signs. Typically, driving up to 20 mph over the posted speed limit means a fine of $75; in the school zone, the fine is $150. If you are driving 21-30 mph over the school zone speed limit, the fine is $190, and if you are driving more than 30 mph over the limit, the fine reaches $210. For the safety of our neighbors and their children, please be cautious.

In the News
From the New York Times, September 2, 2003
One Cosmic Question, Too Many Answers
By Dennis Overbye
Call it the theory of anything.

Einstein once wondered aloud whether "God had any choice" in creating the universe. It was his fondest hope that the answer was no.
read more

Fermilab and other tourist stops such as Ben&Jerry's and Miller Brewery, were recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article about factories and workshops around the country. Unfortunately this article is not available online. Stop by Public Affairs to read the complete article.
From The Wall Street Journal, August 29, 2003
Factory Fun
By Robert J. Hughes
As Labor Day rolls around, doff your cap to the factory worker. Manufacturing plants are increasingly open to the public these days, so tourists can discover how goods are created - and even buy some. Here are some notable factory and workshop tours around the country.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Pine Street and Kirk Road
Batavia, IL
Think Small. This government laboratory offers tours that explore the world of high-energy physics and subatomic particles. One Sunday a month, the lab offers "Ask a Scientist," a program in which two physicists answer science questions. (The next one is Sept. 7, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.) Groups can schedule guided tours at other times; individuals can call ahead to see if there's room to join on walks through the magnet factory and the accelerator complex. Tours are free.

Accelerator Update
- Operations established one store during this forty-eight hour period. Including an already established store, these two stores delivered approximately six hours and fifty-five minutes of luminosity to the experiments.
- Store 2956 quenched due to a bad VFC card.
- Thursday, August 28, was a maintenance day.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Director's Corner
The Director's Corner, which normally runs on Tuesday, will be in Wednesday's issue of Fermilab Today this week.

Softball League
The second week of playoffs are over, and the results are:
Final Force 3W 0L
Boomers 1W 1L
Springfield Isotopes 1W 1L
D Zero Nuts 1W 2L
The D Zero Nuts have been eliminated from the playoffs. Next weeks games are Springfield Isotopes vs. Boomers and the winner of Springfield Isotopes vs. Boomers will play Final Force.

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2 , at the Geneva American Legion Post. For more information call 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Wednesday Night Bowling League
FermiLab 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 welcome. For more information call either Sherry Kindelberger x4025 or Al Legan x4074.

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 to M.S. 126 along with credit card information, or a check payable to Fermilab. Application forms and waivers can be found on the Recreation web page. For more information contact the Recreation Office, x2548, x5427.

Muscle Toning Class
Muscle toning class for employees and users begins: September 2 - 25, $32

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