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Monday, November 17
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor X-over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: MINOS

Tuesday, November 18
2:00 p.m. Fermilab Long Range Planning Committee Open Session: Accelerator R&D - One West
* Introduction (S. Geer)
* R&D at A0 and SCRF R&D (H. Edwards)
* MUCOOL and Neutrino Factory R&D (A. Bross)
* Magnet R&D (J. Strait)
* Accelerator Theory, Simulation and the Student Program (M. Syphers)
* University Perspective (C. White)
* Prototype Recommendations (S. Geer)

Monday, November 17
Roasted lamb gyros served on a warm pita with tatziki sauce $4.75
Spanish rice mixed with seasoned ground beef and southwestern spices served with warm tortillas $3.50
Roast beef with carmelized onions and crumbled gorganzola $4.75
Crispy fried chicken breast served on a hoagie roll with lettuce, tomato and hot sauce $4.75

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Chez Leon
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URA Distributes 2003 Annual Report

URA 2003 Annual Report
URA 2003 Annual Report
Dear Fermilab Colleague:

In the next few days each URA-Fermilab employee will receive a copy of the 2003 Annual Report of Universities Research Association, Inc., the consortium of 90 universities that operates Fermilab for the U.S. Department of Energy.

URA produces this illustrated report to promote public understanding of our mission, organization and governance. Descriptions of current activities at Fermilab are, of course, featured prominently.

This report reflects the pride that the directors and the officers of URA take in Fermilab, its outstanding staff, and your accomplishments. We hope you will find it useful and interesting. Comments and suggestions are always welcome, and may be directed to us at info@ura.nw.dc.us. Fermilab users and visitors may obtain a copy of the 2003 URA Annual Report at the Users Office or at the Office of Public Affairs at Wilson Hall.

Frederick M. Bernthal

Fermilab Lecture Series, November 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Hadron Therapy for Cancer Treatment
Dr. Arlene Lennox, Medical Physicist, FNAL

Arlene Lennox
Arlene Lennox
Doctors and scientists are constantly looking for additional tools in the fight against cancer, which is the second leading cause of death in the United States. The use of radiation in the forms of photons and radioactive seed implants has become standard treatment. Radiation in the form of hadrons, more specifically protons or neutrons, offers new benefits and is becoming more effective with fewer side effects each year. Fermilab's Neutron Therapy facility opened in 1976 and has treated more than 3000 patients.

The biological and physical rationale for hadron therapy is well understood by the research community, but hadron therapy is not well established in mainstream medicine. This talk will describe the biological advantage of neutron therapy and the dose distribution advantage of proton therapy. It will be followed by a discussion of the challenges to be met before hadron therapy can play a significant role in treating cancer.
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In the News
The X(3872) particle is produced together with a K-meson in B-meson decays. As soon as it is produced, it decays into a J-psi particle and two pi-mesons.
From Physics Web, November 14, 2003
New particle turns up in Japan
The Belle collaboration at the KEK laboratory in Japan has discovered a new sub-atomic particle which it is calling the "X(3872)". The particle does not fit into any known particle scheme and theorists are speculating that it might be a hitherto unseen type of meson that contains four quarks (arxiv.org/abs/hep-ex/0309032; Phys. Rev. Lett. to be published). The discovery has been confirmed by the CDF collaboration at Fermilab in the US, where the new particle is being called the "mystery meson".
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Lab-wide Party with DJ, live music and prize drawings
Preparations are in full swing for the lab-wide party on Friday, Nov. 21, in the Wilson Hall atrium. All people working on site are invited to enjoy music, catered food and drinks from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Party attendees also have the chance of winning one of 25 door prizes, which include Borders gift certificates and tickets for arts performances. "There will be drawings every half hour," said Vic Kuchler, who's helped to organize the party.

DJ Paul Gentry and the jazz band Chicago Hot Six will take turns playing music. Exhibit displays with plenty of photos will highlight the party's theme, "Great people working together for great science." The party committee, a group of people from across the lab led by Jeff Appel, hopes to see you at the party!

Accelerator Update
November 12 - November 14
- ComEd and Fermi high voltage static line problem caused two site wide power outages
- Shutdown ends

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Upcoming Training and Development Courses
Nov. 19 - Excel Advanced
Nov. 20 - Word 2000 Intro
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Budker Seminar Tomorrow
The next Budker Seminar is Tuesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the User Center. Kip Bishofberger will present his talk, "Suitable Parameters for Successful Beam-Beam Compensation." Beverages and pizza will be served.

Recreation Holiday Tip of the Day
Don't let holiday travel interfere with your fitness plans. Check out the accommodations where you're visiting. Pack your workout cloths, a pair of sneakers, and a list of exercises you can complete wherever you are. Remember to walk-- a perfect activity at any destination. Staying active can help you handle holiday stress as well as those extra calories.

2004 Charitable Donations Due 11/26
As an employee of Fermilab, you have the opportunity to contribute annually by payroll deduction to one, two or three charities of your choice. To make a contribution in 2004, you must complete and return a Charity Enrollment form to Payroll by November 26, 2003. A Charity Enrollment form can be obtained from Fermilab's website. If you are unable to download this form, EOO located at WH15 SW will have them available. If you have questions, please call x3591, x4633, or x3415.

Flexible Benefits Plan Open Enrollment
The open enrollment for the Flexible Benefits Plan will continue this week. It will end at 5:00 P.M. on November 21, 2003. Please refer to your materials for additional information or you can go online.

Monthly Leave Sheets Due 11/18
Monthly leave sheets are due to payroll on 11/18 this month because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Be sure to have your supervisor sign your monthly leave sheet early.

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18 ,at the Geneva American Legion Post. Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-8 40-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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