Fermilab TodayMonday, October 27, 2003  
Monday, October 27
2:30 Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: A. Melott, University of Kansas
Title: Did a Gamma-Ray Burst Initiate the Ordovician Extinction?
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over

Tuesday, October 28
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: J. Byrd, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title: How to Generate High Power T-Rays in an Electron Ring

Monday, October 27
Oven baked ham with a brown sugar glaze $4.75
Ziti tossed with marinara sauce and topped with mozzerella and baked till golden $3.50
Italian hero stacker piled high with a splash of Italian viniagrette $4.75
Half pound burger topped with sauteed portabella and button mushrooms finished with melted pepperjack cheese $4.75

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Chez Leon
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20-Year Service Award Recipients
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70 Fermilab Employees Receive 20-Year Service Awards
On Friday, October 24, Employee Relations honored 70 Fermilab employees with 20-Year Service Awards. 53 of the 70 honorees attended a luncheon at Chez Leon. Assistant Director Jeff Appel hosted the luncheon and congratulated all for their 20 years of dedication to the lab.

The honorees are:
Glenda Adkins, Dervin Allen, Thomas Barnes, David Berg, Scott Borton, Mark Bowden, James Budlong, Steve Carrigan, David Cathey, Henry Connor, John Cornele, Michael Crisler, Ron Cypret, Larry DeRoo, Elizabeth Duty, Larry English, Bryan Falconer, Mark Fischler, Clifford Foster, Ronald Foutch, William Freeman, John P Furlong III, Humberto Gonzalez, Charles Grimm, Gaston Gutierrez, Jeanmarie Guyer, Jorge Hernandez Jr., Christopher Hirner, David Hockin, Jay Hoffman, Stephen Holmes, Clifton Horvath, Todd Johnson, Kenneth Koch, Edward Kolb, Arthur Kreymer, John Krider, Michael Kuplic, Richard Kwarciany, Paul Lahn, Michael Lamm, Paul Lebrun, Joseph Leo, Danny Massengill, Joseph Mateski, David McDowell, Hugh Montgomery, William Moorhouse, Catherine Newman Holmes, John Nowak, Mark Obrycki, Stephen Parke, Roy Parker, David Richardson, Robert Riley, Ted Roberts, Robert Sanders, Richard P Smith, William Spalding, Susan Sprosty, Walter Stuermer, Dorothee Swanson, Andrzej Szymulanski, Ronald Wagner, Lorraine Walter-Smith, Sylvia Wilson, Bernard Wisner, Bruce Worthel, Richard Zifko, John Zweibohmer

Accelerator Update
October 22 - October 24
- Tevatron bake-outs finished
- Linac switched to the H- Source
- Tevatron Status
- Japanese Pots
- Recycler Status

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View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

In the News
From The University of Chicago Chronicle, October 23, 2003
Recent graduate Onyisi receives Apker Award for physics research
By Josh Schonwald
Peter Onyisis of CDF
Peter Onyisi of CDF
“Would you like to come help us look for supersymmetry?” That was the simple question asked in an e-mail message five years ago that ultimately resulted in a recent University graduate winning the nation’s most prestigious award for undergraduate physicists.
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From Duluth News Tribune, October 24, 2003
Neutrino device proposed near Falls
By Steve Kuchera
Researchers working in Northeastern Minnesota hope to unravel the mysteries of subatomic particles that are called the ghosts of the universe.

And they may do so using 50,000 metric tons of wafer board and mineral oil.
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Helping Hands During the Shutdown: A Series of Profiles
During the current accelerator shutdown, many Fermilab employees have been helping out across organizational lines. Over the final weeks of the shutdown, Fermilab Today will highlight a few of the people who have pitched in for the shutdown. This article is the second in the series.

Wayne Johnson Helps LCW Group During Shutdown

Wayne Johnson
Wayne Johnson
"Sometimes you get a little bit bored with what you're normally doing," says Wayne Johnson of the Particle Physics Division's Electrical Engineering Department. That's why he enjoyed the chance to join the LCW (low conductivity water) group during shutdown. The group maintains the systems running de-ionized cooling water through accelerator electronics. One big task required taking apart and cleaning several control valves filled with "six-year-old matted grease." Johnson finds the work "kinda neat, different, dirty." Though lacking experience, the new workers caught on quickly and "after that we kind of pushed [Bob Lutz, their manager] out of the way," Johnson said.

The LCW group recently found full-grown clams inside a heat exchanger. The pumps apparently sucked in the young clams from cooling ponds, then continued to provide them with fresh food as they matured. Despite such tales, Johnson won't regret going back to his regular job of designing and testing circuit boards, most recently for CDMS. He's worked on electronics and instrumentation at Fermilab for 18 years and considers that job "kinda fun."

NOVA Special - "The Elegant Universe"
Public Television will broadcast the NOVA Special "The Elegant Universe" on October 28, at 8 p.m. Focusing on superstrings, the show will feature footage filmed at Fermilab.
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NOVA Animation for "The Elegant Universe"
NOVA has teamed up with New York animation artist Odd Todd to capture the underlying humor of the ever-elusive Theory of Everything, which may be found in a revolutionary set of new ideas called string theory. NOVA's two-minute flash animation about the upcoming miniseries "The Elegant Universe" can be viewed online.

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will hold a Halloween party at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 28, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Costumes and treats encouraged and newcomers always welcome! Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Strength Training Classes
Get a jump on those holiday pounds. Join the Strength Training Classes at the Recreation Facility. The next class begins November 13 - December 18. This five week class cost is $40.00. Registration deadline is the Friday prior to the start of the class. Registration and payment can be made in the Recreation Office. You must be a current Recreation Facility Member to participate. Class is open to Fermilab Employees, users, retirees, spouses and adult dependent children.
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