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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)

Wednesday, November 19
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: C. de Duve, Rockefeller University/ Christian de Duve Institute, Brussels
Title: Singularities in the Origin and Evolution of Life

Tuesday, November 18
Potato cheese soup
Egg noodles tossed w/tuna and mushroom cream sauce topped w/Japanese bread crumbs and baked golden brown $4.75
Chicken stir fry w/bok choy and Chinese vegetables topped w/peanut sauce or teriyaki ginger sauce $3.50
Roasted turkey w/pepper jack, sundried tomatoes and basil $4.75
Two jumbo golden dipped corn dogs $3.75

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Proton Committee Report Now Available Online
On October 26, Fermilab's Proton Committee reported to Fermilab Director Mike Witherell their advice on the use of protons at Fermilab through the end of the decade. Witherell formed the
Dave Finley
Dave Finley
11-member committee in February. Dave Finley, chair of the committee, noted "The committee is important because it brought together the providers of protons and the major users of protons, and tried to come up with a reasonably achievable projection of what can be done." The complete report is available online.

Conclusions include:
1) The reliance of the Linac on a single vendor for power tubes represents a significant vulnerability.
2) MiniBooNE and NuMI can run at the same time given a few sensible modifications to the Booster.
3) The Beams Division should prepare to use the Main Injector to support Run II, NuMI and Fixed Target at once.
4) The Beams Division needs a clear plan for providing the multiple batches to the Main Injector required for NuMI without creating large losses in the Booster.
5) The lab has to figure out how to collaborate with the largely untapped resources represented by the university groups.

Accelerator Update
November 14 - November 17
- Linac Klystron RF station 4 failed and needed replacing
- Beam established to Booster, Main Injector, and the Antiproton Source
- CDF powers their solenoid
- MiniBooNE begins receiving beam
- The Antiproton Source began stacking
- Tevatron circulating beam established
- Recycler circulating beam established

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

In the News
U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News
November 12, 2003

Final FY 2004 DOE Office of Science Appropriations Bill
House and Senate conferees have completed work on the FY 2004 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill. Selections from House Report 108-357 follow. The full text of the Science report language can be accessed online under Committee Reports; view the second "Science" entry.
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From SpaceRef, November 14, 2003
Three-ton science experiment to cruise South Pole skies for cosmic rays
University of Chicago scientists plan to launch an unmanned balloon into the highest reaches of the atmosphere over Antarctica in early December to hunt for tiny particles from interstellar space called high-energy cosmic rays.

Consisting of atomic nuclei-- subatomic scraps of matter -- cosmic rays continually bombard Earth from all directions at nearly the speed of light. "It's an almost century-old question: where do cosmic rays come from?" said Dietrich Muller, University of Chicago Professor in Physics, who heads the project. "We have learned a lot, but we have not found everything yet."
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Director's Corner
Good Morning!
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
On Friday we are holding a party for the entire Fermilab community to celebrate 20 years of physics with the Tevatron in addition to the many accomplishments of the last year. We are restarting accelerator operations after a shutdown in which a remarkable amount of carefully planned work on the accelerator complex was completed. CDF and D0 reported their new physics results at the Lepton-Photon Symposium in August, which was another notable success. The NuMI, LHC, and CMS projects advanced right on schedule. Finally, we had the best safety record in the history of the laboratory during fiscal year 2003.

We have great prospects for new physics in the year ahead, from CDF and D0, MiniBooNE, CDMS, Auger, and Sloan. Come help us celebrate and look forward to the year ahead.

Virtual Ask-a-Scientist Tonight!
DZero's Greg Davis and Harald Fox will be the feature scientists tonight on Virtual Ask-a-Scientist. The online chat session will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Central Time. Participants can log on to Virtual Ask-a-Scientist this evening from Fermilab's homepage.
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Computer Network Bottleneck Tuesday Night
Fermilab's primary off-site computer network link will be temporarily shifted to a much lower bandwidth cable Tuesday night through Wednesday morning, reducing network performance by as much as 75 percent through the night. Between 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, the link will be re-routed because of construction work. There may also be a brief network disruption of about a minute during the cutover to and from the temporary cable link.

U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Conduct Toys for Tots Program at Fermilab
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys every year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. From November 3 to December 19, Fermilab will be collecting gifts for the Toys for Tots programs. Bins are located in Wilson Hall. Please be sure to donate unwrapped gifts. For more information, contact Charisse Malo at x6774.

Recreation Holiday Tip of the Day
Keep decorative holiday plants out of the reach of children and pets. Many are poisonous (mistletoe, holly, Jerusalem cherry, poinsettias) and cause serious gastrointestinal distress if ingested.

Fermilab Association of Rocketry
The Fermilab Association of Rocketry is having their monthly club meeting on November 19, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. in the lower level of the village barn. This will also begin our winter building sessions after the meeting. So if you have something you want to build bring it with you. Or just come, hang out and talk about rockets!
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Budker Seminar Tonight
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.

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