Fermilab TodayMonday, October 20, 2003  
Monday, October 20
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: S. Pascoli, University of California, Los Angeles
Title: On the Connection Between Low-Energy Leptonic CP-Violation and Leptogenesis
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topics: Sloan Digital Sky Survey and NuMI

Tuesday, October 21
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over

Monday, October 20
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Fermilab sends RF structures to SLAC
From left to right: Dave Finley (Group Leader), Harry Carter (Project Engineer), and Tug Arkan (Production Engineer) with one RF structure
From left to right: Dave Finley (Group Leader), Harry Carter (Project Engineer), and Tug Arkan (Production Engineer) with one RF structure
R&D for the Next Linear Collider (NLC) is making progress. The two newest RF structures produced at Fermilab have arrived at SLAC for testing. The devices--stacks of precision-machined copper discs with holes in the center--transfer energy from a power source to a beam of electrons. The R&D focuses on manufacturing discs that achieve the highest acceleration per meter. "It took us, as part of the NLC Collaboration, four years to develop and produce this set of prototype discs," said Dave Finley, group leader of Fermilab's X-band (FX) accelerator structure team. Finley noted that the resources developed at Fermilab can be applied to either a room-temperature or a superconducting linear collider.

Fifty-two discs make up one 60-cm-long structure. The NLC would use 18,000 structures. With help from Fermilab, LLNL, LBNL and KEK, researchers at SLAC are advancing accelerator design at their NLC Test Accelerator. While SLAC tests the FXB structures, Fermilab has already begun work on the FXC series. Finley quipped: "The NLC's motto seems to be: The better is the enemy of the good enough."

Cathy Newman-Holmes Receives Employee Performance Recognition Award
Mike Witherell (right) congratulates Cathy Newman-Holmes.
Mike Witherell (right) congratulates Cathy Newman-Holmes.
On October 17, Director Mike Witherell presented Cathy Newman-Holmes, of the Particle Physics Division, with an Employee Performance Recognition Award for her work done during the Lepton-Photon Symposium. In August 2003, over 600 people from 36 countries around the world attended the Lepton-Photon Symposium to brainstorm ideas, learn about the latest in their field, and to socialize with their colleagues from around the world. "The Lepton-Photon Symposium was a terrific success," said Witherell. "Many people helped organize the conference, but in the end, there is one person responsible and that is Cathy."

Accelerator Update
October 15 - October 17
- Linac established beam to its dump on Thursday
- Booster began running all its RF stations 60%
- Recycler Status
- Tevatron Status

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

In the News
FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, October 17, 2003
Beyond Einstein
Courtesy of the
California Institute
of Technology
Beginning with the 2004 fiscal year, NASA has planned a new space science initiative to explore some fundamental questions about the nature of the universe that arise from Einstein's theory of relativity. An October 15 Capitol Hill briefing by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) highlighted this initiative, entitled "Beyond Einstein."

The Beyond Einstein initiative would utilize a series of space science missions of varying sizes to address three questions: What powered the Big Bang? What happens to space, time, and matter at the edge of a black hole? What is the mysterious dark energy pulling the Universe apart?
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From AV Video Multimedia Producer, October 2003
Quantum Production
Visual Media Services at Fermilab

By Steven Klapow
Fermilab's Visual Media Services
Fred Ullrich has a perfect way of describing the translation of physics research into engaging media: “We are constantly being faced with putting 10 pounds of ham in a five-pound can.” Ullrich is the manager of Visual Media Services, a department of eight full-time employees at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, otherwise known as Fermilab.
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IMAP Server Downtime on 10/21
On October 21, there will be a short downtime for each of the three IMAP servers (IMAPServer1, IMAPServer2, and IMAPServer3) and Listserv to apply security patches. Each machine will be be unavailable for 10-15 minutes sometime between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

Upcoming Training and Development Course
Oct. 28 - HTML Intro
Oct. 29 - HTML Intermediate
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

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 21, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

NALWO Annual Autumn Potluck Luncheon Today
The NALWO Annual Autumn Potluck Luncheon will be on Monday, October 20 at noon in Chez Leon. Contact Rose Moore at 208-9309 for more information.

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