Fermilab TodayWednesday, October 22, 2003  
Wednesday, October 22
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: M. Adams, Case Western Reserve University
Title: Genomics: Looking at Life in New Ways

Thursday, October 23
1:30 p.m. (NOTE TIME) Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II Speaker: J. Besprosvany, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Title: Standard-Model Parameters from Spin-Extended Models and Compositeness
3:00 p.m. Fermilab Long Range Planning Committee Open Session: Linear Collider - 1 West
* Goals and Orientation (S. Holmes)
* Accelerator R&D: Opportunities and Resources (D. Finley)
* Detector R&D: Opportunities and Resources (E. Fisk)
* Outreach and International (J. Butler)
* “The Plan” (S. Holmes)
- Strategic elements
- Prototype recommendations

Wednesday, October 22
Beef barley soup
Seasoned and slow roasted beef w/pan dipped au jus $4.75
Roasted chicken tossed w/a vegetable cream sauce and rice baked en casserole $3.50
Tuna Catalina stacker w/smoked applewood bacon $4.75
Half pound burger topped w/Wisconsin Swiss and smoked ham on a toasted onion roll $4.75
Wild greens w/roasted vegetables, wild cherries and almonds $3.75

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10-year Service Award Recipients
25 of the 10-year service award recipients
28 Fermilab Employees Receive 10-Year Service Awards
Yesterday, Employee Relations honored 28 members of the Fermilab community with 10-year service awards. 25 of the honorees attended the luncheon at Chez Leon. They received buttons and thanks from their host, Fermilab's Associate Director Bruce Chrisman. Before the ceremony, Chrisman commented on the occasion. "It's a nice opportunity to recognize the employees who form the backbone of Fermilab. We're fortunate to have people who enjoy the work environment and stay a long time."

Honorees, in alphabetical order:
James Annis, Robert Arnold, Ralph Bormann, Cecilia Bruce, Troy Dawson, Dmitri Denisov, Yolanda Echavarria, Thomas Eggleston, John Fomusa, Carlos Godoy, Sylvia Gonzalez, Deborah Griffin, Nancy Grossman, Charles Kenney, Pamela Lee, Cedric Madison, Elaine Marshall, Everette Martin, David Nevin, Vivian O'Dell, Babatunde Oshinowo, Ronald Pahl, Daniel Parkhill, Amy Pavnica, Steven Shirley, Mary Simmons, David Vander Meulen, William John Womersley

In the News
From The New York Times, October 21, 2003
New Chief at Physics Lab Tries to Polish Faded Star
By Claudia Dreifus
Brookhaven Director Praveen Chaudhari
Brookhaven Director
Praveen Chaudhari
UPTON, N.Y. — When Dr. Praveen Chaudhari was appointed director of the Brookhaven National Laboratory last winter, he took over a vast research organization that was at once distinguished and troubled.

For much of the 1950's and 1960's, the 5,300-acre center operated for the Atomic Energy Commission (since absorbed by the Department of Energy) was a star in the federal research laboratory system and an international leader in particle and atomic physics.
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Fermilab press release, October 21, 2003
Pierre Auger Observatory is Now the World's Largest Air Shower Array
Pierre Auger With the completion of its hundredth surface detector, the Pierre Auger Observatory, under construction in Argentina, this week became the largest cosmic-ray air shower array in the world. Managed by scientists at Fermilab, the Pierre Auger project so far encompasses a 70-square-mile array of detectors that are tracking the most violent-and perhaps most puzzling- processes in the entire universe.

Cosmic rays are extraterrestrial particles - usually protons or heavier ions -- that hit the Earth's atmosphere and create cascades of secondary particles. While cosmic rays approach the earth at a range of energies, scientists long believed that their energy could not exceed 1020 electron volts, some 100 million times the proton energy achievable in Fermilab's Tevatron, the most powerful particle accelerator in the world. But recent experiments in Japan and Utah have detected a few such ultrahigh energy cosmic rays, raising questions about what extraordinary events in the universe could have produced them.
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Atoms for Peace, October 22
In December 1953, President Dwight Eisenhower delivered his “Atoms for Peace” speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations. The speech will be commemorated by a day-long conference "Nuclear Energy and Science for the 21st Century: Atoms for Peace Plus Fifty" on October 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC.
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Bible Exploration for Lunch
Today at noon in the Small Dining Room (WH-1SW). The current study is entitled 'Journey into Happiness;' meetings last 35 minutes. Additional information at 630-840-3607 or dykhuis@fnal.gov.

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 23, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Fermi Singers
The Fermilab singers rehearse today and every Wednesday at noon in the auditorium. Come join us!
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