Fermilab TodayThursday, September 11, 2003  
Thursday, September 11
2:30 pm Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: A. Lenz, Universitaet Regensburg
Title: Baryons in QCD
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover

Friday, September 12
3:30 pm Wine & Cheese - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: G. Feldman, Harvard University
Title: NuMI Off-Axis nu_e Appearance Experiment

Thursday, September 11
Vegetable Beef Barley
Roast Beef and Gravy $4.75
Spaghetti and Meatballs with garlic bread $3.50
Turkey and Ham Combo $4.75
Patty Melt $4.75
Chicken and Tuna Salad over Fresh Greens $3.75

Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Chez Leon
WeatherMostly Sunny 82º/65º

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Secon Level 3

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First 35-Year Service Awards Presented to Fermilab Employees
L-R:  Bruce Chrisman, Barb Kristen, Lincoln Read, Carolyn Hines and Ken Stanfield
Directors Bruce Chrisman (far left) and Ken Stanfield (far right) congratulated Barb Kristen, Lincoln Read and Carolyn Hines (center from left to right).
Employee Relations presented its first 35-year service awards yesterday. "This is the first group of people at the lab who have completed 35 years of service," said Jeanelle Smith of Employee Relations. Lincoln Read, Barb Kristen, and Carolyn Hines celebrated at Chez Leon and were later given gifts to recognize their 35 years of service to the laboratory. "It is a real honor to get this award. Working for this lab is great. There are so many benefits to being here," said Kristen who is a staff assistant in the Particle Physics Division.

LSS Down Under Picnic: G'day, mate!
Heath O'Connell dressed as Professor Can-Do-Kangaroo
Heath O'Connell as
Professor Can-Do-
In gravity, what goes up comes down. In computing, what goes in goes out. In customer service, what goes out comes back - like a boomerang, which is from Australia, which led to the Australian "outback" barbeque theme for the Laboratory Services Section picnic, where native Australian and lab Information Resources manager Heath O'Connell discoursed on the Boomerang Theory of customer service. In other words, what you send out comes right back at you. O'Connell, generally attired in coat and tie, was costumed as Professor Can-Do-Kangaroo from the University of Adelaide. The picnic's 72 attendees were treated to a "taste of barbeque" cook-off, with O'Connell dishing up Australian barbeque sauces and Fred Ullrich of Visual Media Services offering American fare. O'Connell also handed out miniature boomerangs.

Accelerator Update
September 8 - September 10
- A power outage at the Main Injector 20 area caused problems and delayed some shutdown work.

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In the News
From the New York Times, September 10, 2003
Edward Teller Is Dead at 95
by Walter Sullivan
Edward Teller
Edward Teller
(Photo courtesy LLNL)
Edward Teller, who was present at the creation of the first nuclear weapons and who grew even more famous for defending them, died yesterday at his home on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Calif., according to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which Dr. Teller once headed. He was 95.
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Solar Flares (Image Courtesy NASA)
Solar Flares (Photo Courtesy NASA)
From Scientific American, September 5, 2003
Solar Flare serves up antimatter surprises
by Sarah Graham
When scientists want to study antimatter on Earth, they have to accelerate particles to dizzying speeds and smash them together to create tiny amounts of it. Solar flares, brilliant explosions among the most powerful in the solar system, are much more efficient at churning it out. The results of the most detailed study yet of a solar flare indicate that each burst can create up to a pound of antimatter. Furthermore, the material behaves differently than expected.
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September 11 Prayer and Memorial Observance
A gathering for prayer and remembrance will be hosted by the Bible Exploration for Lunch League (BELL) at noon in One North on Thursday, Sept. 11th.

Interior Window Cleaning Schedule for Wilson Hall
September 11: 6th, 5th, 4th floors
September 12: 3rd, 2nd, 1st floors
September 15: Ground floor and mezzanine

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