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Monday, September 22
2:30 pm Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: A. Gruzinov, New York University
Title: Non-Gaussianity of Large-Scale Cosmological Perturbations
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 pm All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Items: Shutdown Status and Booster Turn-On Plans

Tuesday, September 23
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR TODAY

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Monday, September 22
Tomato Florentine soup
Gyros on a Pita with a Village Salad $4.75
Chef's Choice $3.50
All American Sub $4.75
Fried Chicken PoBoy $4.75

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Fermilab Arts Series Presents Opening Night 2003 with Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Preservation Hall Band
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Photo courtesy Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
The Fermilab Arts Series is kicks off its 2003-2004 season on Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 8 p.m.with one of the most beloved groups in American music, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. There will also be a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m., titled "State Street Jive: The Great Migration and the Birth of Chicago Jazz," by Deborah Gillespie, Curator of the Chicago Jazz Archive at the University of Chicago Library. Stick around after the performance for a special New Orleans-style reception!
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Sculpture Array Joins Art and Science
Concluding article in a series on some of Fermilab's distinctive buildings, based on ideas for sculptures by founding director Robert Wilson.
Broken symmetry
Broken Symmetry
Rising above the lab's Pine Street entrance is the 50-foot, 21-ton Broken Symmetry, largest of Robert Wilson's creations fusing art and science. The orange and black arches appear symmetrical when viewed from below, but are asymmetrical from other angles.

Wilson's Hyperbolic Obelisk, in the reflecting pond in front of Wilson Hall, is 32 feet tall, made of 23 smaller steel plates, each a quarter-inch thick. The obelisk is also called "Acqua Alle Funi" ("water to the ropes"), from the command shouted when the Egyptian obelisk was raised in St. Peter's Square in Rome in the 16th Century.

Mobius Strip
Mobius Strip
The Mobius Strip atop Ramsey Auditorium has 3-by-5-inch pieces of stainless steel welded to an eight-foot diameter tubular form. The 36-foot tall Tractricious, in front of the Industrial Complex, is made of 16 stainless steel outer tubes, scrap cryostat tubes from Tevatron magnets and 16 inner pipes from old well casings.

Accelerator Update
September 17 - September 19
- F0 Lambertson gets new liner
- List of Antiproton Source shutdown work

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View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

In the News
From Nature, September 18, 2003
Cosmological questions
By Martin Rees
Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Sudbury Neutrino
Observatory (Photo
courtesy LBNL)
Astronomers have traditionally been 'users' of physics, but now they are returning the compliment. They can discover new physics by probing much more extreme conditions than could ever be produced in Earth-bound laboratories: neutron stars and supernovae reach exceedingly high densities and temperatures, and cosmic rays have millions of times more energy than can be achieved in the biggest terrestrial accelerator. There are growing links between the sciences of the very large and the very small between cosmos and microworld. Exhilarating progress has already been made: recent advances in cosmology will provide an epochal chapter when the history of science in this decade is written.
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Announcements
Virtual Ask-a-Scientist Tonight
The next chat session will be September 22, 2003 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Central Time. The featured scientists will be Mike Albrow, Department Head of Fermilab's Experimental Physics Projects and Jodi Wittlin, of Fermilab's DZero experiment. You can log on to the chat session from the Fermilab homepage.
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Upcoming Training and Development Classes
Oct. 7 - 9 Intro to XML
Oct. 14 & 16 - Editing HTML for Admin.Professionals
Oct. 28 - HTML Intro
Oct. 29 - HTML Intermediate
Oct. 30 - Cascading Style Sheets
Nov. 4 - Excel Intro
Nov. 6 - PowerPoint Intro
Nov. 11 - MS Access 2000 Intro
Nov. 13 - Word 2000 Intro
Nov. 19 - Excel Advanced
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Fermilab Prairie Project - Volunteer Harvest
Saturday, October 4 and Saturday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Join us as we work to revive the native grasslands that were destroyed during the area's settlement in the nineteenth century. Over 1100 acres of tallgrass prairie have been reconstructed at Fermilab, and the diversity of plants will continue to increase . . .with your help!
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Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23 ,at the Geneva American Legion Post. Contact 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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