Tuesday, September 9|
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR TODAY
Wednesday, September 10
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Fermilab Health Fair - Wilson Hall Atrium
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: A. Lennox, Fermilab
Title: Hadron Therapy for Cancer Treatment
Lab on target with fossil-fuel reduction program|
With more than 25 percent of the vehicles in its fleet now equipped to run on
alternative fuels, Fermilab is well along the road to reaching the
federally-mandated goal of a 20 percent reduction in fossil fuel use by FY 2005.
The lab now has 63 alternative-fuel vehicles, and recently had a 6,000-gallon
E85 underground storage tank and fuel delivery system installed.
Battery in the under-|
carriage of one of the
lab's three electrically-
powered Ford Ranger
Says Jeff Irvin, assistant head of Business Services Section: "We received
supplemental funding right near the end of the last fiscal year, through
DOE-HQ's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. We're looking
for a big impact in fossil fuel reduction this year."
Food For Thought Dinner Tonight|
Markus Wobisch, a DZero postdoc, will speak at the Food For Thought Dinner
tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the Users' Center. His talk, titled "Jet Production
and QCD at the Tevatron," addresses the strong forces that bind a proton's
quarks and the jets of particles that emerge when protons collide.
The dinners, held over beer and pizza on the second Tuesday of every month
and organized by CD"s Amber Boehlein for the Research Associates Committee,
are a 15-year tradition. "Ever researcher is absorbed in his or her own
experiment," said Wobisch. "The dinners are a great way to interact
with other post-docs and get an overview of other physics going on in
From US News & World Report, September 8, 2003|
The gods must be crazy
By Charles W. Petit
More than 60 years ago, G. H. Hardy, an English mathematician besotted with
abstraction, wrote, " `Imaginary' universes are so much more beautiful than
this stupidly constructed `real' one." Were Hardy around today, he'd find
plenty of company. From astronomers peering out into space to particle
physicists inspecting atomic innards, the more scientists study the
universe, the more preposterous, random, and, yes, ugly it becomes.
News Release, September 4, 2003
DOE reduces polygraph testing
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today commended the Department of Energy for radically revising its polygraph test policy in the wake of a National Academy of Science report questioning the reliability of such tests.
Deputy Energy Secretary Kyle E. McSlarrow announced the changes Thursday at an Energy and Natural Resources Committee oversight hearing on DOE's polygraph test policy.
When people talk about Fermilab's early years, they often mention the mobility of the staff. People moved often from job to job, and from one organization to another, wherever their particular skills and abilities were needed. As a result, they came to know many aspects of the laboratory and many different coworkers, knowledge that served them and Fermilab well in the years that followed.
On a different scale, the current accelerator shutdown provides a similar opportunity for collaboration across the boundaries of organization and routine. Yesterday at Fermilab we began a 10-week accelerator shutdown to accomplish critical tasks that will improve accelerator performance when we resume operations in November. The next 10 weeks will pass quickly, and to achieve all that must be done requires many skilled hands. Working side by side with Beams Division staff will be people from all over the laboratory who don't normally report to work in the accelerator tunnels. Veterans and newcomers alike will be collaborating on this complex set of tasks that is so important to Run II and to the entire Fermilab program.
Of course, times have changed. In those early days, the entire laboratory effort focused on one main job: building an accelerator and making it work. Today, our scientific goals are far more diverse. Our diversity is our strength, but it does not change the need for us to pitch in together when we have a job to do. That is as important today as it was when Fermilab began.
September 5 - September 8|
- During this 72 hour period, Operations established one store.
That store, plus an already existing one provided 22 hours of
luminosity to the experiments.
- The Tevatron suffered a quench while conducting a dry squeeze.
- A ComEd power glitch hit the Kautz Road substation.
- The total integrated luminosity for last week was 6.3 pb-1.
- The seven to ten week shutdown began Monday at 8 AM, September 8, 2003
View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts
Fermilab Library Book Exchange|
The Fermilab Library, in addition to newspapers
and popular magazines, also has a "Book Exchange"
for novels. If you would like to browse our collection,
or donate, please feel free to drop by the Library on the
third floor of Wilson Hall, or call us at x3401 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Interior Window Cleaning for Wilson Hall
The cleaning crew starts at 8:00 a.m. Please remove any
papers that are taped to your window. Please move any papers or
other items on your desk that are near the windows.
contact Enixe Castro at x2798. The windows will be
cleaned according to the schedule below:
September 9: 12th, 11th, 10th floors
September 10: 9th, 8th, 7th floors
September 11: 6th, 5th, 4th floors
September 12: 3rd, 2nd, 1st floors
September 15: Ground floor and mezzanine
Open Enrollment for the Medical and Dental Insurance Plans
The plan representatives will be in the atrium of Wilson Hall on September 9, from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. to answer questions, and to distribute forms, directories and other information.
Fermilab Health Fair Tomorrow
The Fermilab Health Fair will take place on 9/10/03 in the atrium
of Wilson Hall from 11:00am to 2:00pm.