Fermilab TodayMonday, October 6, 2003  
Monday, October 6
2:30 pm Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: A. Cooray, California Institute of Technology
Title: Occultation Studies of the Outer Solar System
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 pm All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topics: NuMI/MINOS, CDMS

Tuesday, October 7
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 pm Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - One West
Speaker: F. Garcia, Fermilab
Title: The Status of MiniBooNE

Monday, October 6
Autumn pumpkin soup
Mesquite barbeque chicken $4.75
Chef's choice $3.50
Hearty Roast Beef and Carmelized Onions on a Garlic Rubbed Baguette $4.75
Half pound burger with salsa, jack cheese and black olives $4.75

Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Chez Leon
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National Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11
Fermilab Fire Department
Fermilab Fire Department
The Fermilab Fire Department would like to remind everyone that October 5-11 is National Fire Prevention week. There are many things that you and your family can do to practice fire safety. The Fire Department recommends that you go over family escape plans, decide on special meeting places with your children, and make sure your children know which emergency numbers to call in case of fire. It is also a good idea for everybody to know two ways out of every room, including adults in places of work.

Every year children are injured while playing with matches and lighters. Please tell your children that these are not toys. If they find matches or lighters, they should tell an adult and not pick them up. Fermilab has an aggressive approach to safety and we should carry some of that back to our homes and children.

Wilson Fellowship Program at Fermilab
Former Director Robert Wilson
Former Director
Robert Wilson
The Wilson Fellowship program at Fermilab supports particle physicists early in their careers by providing unique opportunities for self-directed research in experimental particle physics. The fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to Ph.D. physicists of exceptional talent as evidenced by their contributions to the field in their postdoctoral work. Fellows will work at Fermilab in areas of experimental particle physics of their choice. Wilson Fellowships are tenure track positions with an initial term appointment of three years.

Each candidate should submit a research statement describing a proposed program and a curriculum vitae; and should arrange to have four letters of reference sent to the address below. Application materials and letters of reference should be received by October 31, 2003.

Materials, letters and requests for information should be sent to:
Patricia L. McBride,
Chair, Wilson Fellows Committee
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, MS234
P.O.Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510-0500
email: mcbride@fnal.gov
Wilson Fellowship Program webpage

In the News
From Indiana University, October 3, 2003
IU Cyclotron looks to develop innovations with new equipment
By Kelsey Flora
The IU Cyclotron Facility doesn't look like much from the outside.

A burgundy campus sign announces the one-story building on the bypass just past Fee Lane. Inside, the front lobby is plain with white walls and a small receptionist's desk.
read more

Result of the Week Addition
Last Thursday's Result of the Week omitted a number of critical links to important information. Today we present those links. Fermilab Today apologizes for this omission.

CDF Observes Mystery Meson

CDF's J/psi - pi\sup{+} - pi\sup{-} mass distribution, with the large left peak being the well known c-cbar meson psi(2S), and the small bump on the right the new mystery particle X(3872).
CDF's J/psi pi pi mass distribution revealing a mystery particle X(3872) by the small bump on the right; the sharp peak at left is a well-known charmonium landmark called psi(2S).
Mesons are bound quark-antiquark (q-qbar) pairs. The simplicity of charmed mesons (c-cbar) could bring clarity to the unexplained "surplus" of light mesons, observed particles that don't seem to fit the predictions of the simple quark model.
Read full story from 10/2/03
X(3872): What is it?
Belle Result
CDF Result

Accelerator Update
October 1 - October 3
Highlights of shutdown work:
- Replacement of 59 magnet stands in Tevatron is complete.
- Insertion of shims in 106 Tevatron magnets is finished.
- TeV Net laser tracker crews have completed work in 5 of 6 Tevatron sectors.
- Five of six ion pumps in Recycler have been upgraded.
- Several Linac projects are more than 70% complete.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Upcoming Training and Development Courses
Oct. 7-9 Introduction to XML
Oct. 14 & 16 Editing HTML for Admin. Profs.
Oct. 28 HTML Intro
Oct. 29 HTML Intermediate
Oct. 30 Cascading Style Sheets
Nov. 4 Excel Intro
Nov. 6 PowerPoint Intro
Nov. 7 Editing HTML for Admin. Profs.
Nov. 11 MS Access 2000 Intro
Nov. 12 Editing HTML for Admin. Profs.
Nov. 19 Excel Advanced
Nov. 20 Word 2000 Intro
more information

Free Flu Shots
Fermilab Medical Office is offering Free Flu Shots to ACTIVE FULL-TIME REGULAR EMPLOYEES or TERM and TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES. The flu clinics will be held in Wilson Hall, ground floor east entrance, (ES&H training room) on Thursday, October 16th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Tuesday, October 21 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. A flu clinic will be held at Industrial Building 4 (IB 4) in the Training Room on the second floor on Thursday, October 23 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. You are required to register ahead of time on-line on the Web or call x3232.

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 7, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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