Fermilab TodayMonday, November 3, 2003  
Monday, November 3
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: A. Refregier, CEA/Saclay
Title: Weak Lensing by Large Scale Structure
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: NuMI/MINOS

Tuesday, November 4
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Monday, November 3
Mesquite barbeque chicken $4.75
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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

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NuMI Project Achieves Beneficial Occupancy Milestone
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NuMI target site
On Monday, October 20, 2003, Fermilab's NuMI Project took beneficial occupancy of the NuMI Target Site on schedule from the civil construction subcontractor, Ragnar Benson, Inc. (RBI). Under beneficial occupancy, Fermilab takes possession of a construction site while allowing the subcontractor to return to complete minor work. The NuMI Project started the following day with installation activities for technical components. Rich Andrews, Tom Prosapio, and Greg Lawrence are leading this effort. The NuMI Target Site includes the MI-65 Service Building, the Target shaft, and the underground Pretarget tunnel, Target Hall, and Target Support Rooms.

Beneficial occupancy of the Minos Service Building and tunnel (the other segment of the NuMI facilities on the Fermilab site) is scheduled for the end of January, when the NuMI Project will take possession of the area from RBI to begin installing technical components.

In the News
From W.M. Keck Observatory, October 30, 2003
Biggest, Brightest, Hottest Star-Forming Region Found With Help From W. M. Keck Observatory
Starbirth cluster
This illustration shows
an artist’s impression
of the so-called Lynx
arc, a newly identified
distant super-cluster
that contains a
million blue-white stars
twice as hot as
similar stars in
our Milky Way galaxy.
(Photo courtesy NASA)
KAMUELA, Hawaii - A serendipitous discovery has given astronomers, for the first time, the ability to study an enormous star-forming region from the very early days of the Universe, when it was less than 2 billion years old, or about 15 percent its current age. The discovery was made possible by an international team of collaborators, led by Bob Fosbury of the European Space Agency’s Space Telescope-European Coordinating Facility in Germany, which used the W. M. Keck Observatory to conduct part of the research.
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MI-31 Safety Milestone
(Left to Right) The MI-31 Team: Paul Phelp-DOE, Run II Project Director, Ron Foutch-FESS, Construction Coordinator, Jerry Leibfritz-BD, Project Manager, Tom King-Whittaker Excavating, Construction Foreman, Jeff Sims -FESS, Construction Manager
Fermilab Celebrates MI-31 Safety Milestone
On Thursday, October 30, Fermilab and subcontractor Whittaker Excavating and its subcontractors marked a safety milestone after working more than 10,000 man-hours on the MI-31 construction project without a lost time injury or illness. In recognition, several members of the Lab management were on hand to congratulate the workers for their excellent safety record at a celebration held at the MI-30 service building. Whittaker and their subcontractors were treated to coffee and donuts, as well as Fermilab hats.

Accelerator Update
October 29 - October 31
- Booster leaks resolved and Booster circulates beam
- MiniBooNE power supplies tested
- Tevatron Status
- Recycler Status

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

NOVA Special - "The Elegant Universe" Available Online
Segments of the NOVA Special, "The Elegant Universe," that aired on October 28, are available to watch online. The segment entitled, "Science or Philosophy," features Fermilab's Joe Lykken.

Flexible Benefits Plan Open Enrollment
The open enrollment for the Flexible Benefits Plan starts today and ends at 5:00 P.M. on November 21, 2003. Please refer to your materials for additional information or you can go online.

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4 , at the Geneva American Legion Post. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Health 4 the Holidays Program
The Recreation Office is sponsoring a Health 4 the Holidays Program, a 28 day program designed to help you enjoy the holidays in great health this year. The program will run from November 17-December 14. To sign up, complete the registration form and return it by November 14. Forms are available in the Recreation Office.
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URA Scholarship Information
Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) offers a number of four-year scholarships to children of regular full-time employees of Fermilab. The scholarship award will be continued for a maximum of four years providing the student remains in a four-year program with satisfactory academic progress at college. The maximum scholarship award amount available for tuition and fees is $3,500 per year.
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