Fermilab TodayMonday, December 8, 2003  
Monday, December 8
11:00 a.m. Special Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: J. Hangst, University of Aaarhus/CERN
Title: The ATHENA Experiment at CERN - Study of Antihydrogen
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: X. Chen, University of California, Santa Barbara
Title: Lights in the Cosmic Dark Ages
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: NuMI Beam Design

Tuesday, December 9
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: N. Eddy, University of Illinois
Title: Track Triggers in Run II CDF Trigger System

Monday, December 8
Citrus marinated pork carnitas with spanish rice, homemade salsa and flour tortillas $4.75
Rigationi with artichoke hearts, olives, and puttanesca sauce $3.50
Assorted gourmet sandwiches and panini $4.75
Roast beef, parmesan and capers with horseradish cream wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla $4.75
Double patty cheese burger with bacon and tillamook cheddar $4.75

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CERN Hosts Role of Science in the Information Society Conference Today and Tomorrow
RSIS Logo On December 8 and 9, CERN will host the Role of Science in the Information Society (RSIS) conference, together with UNESCO, the International Council for Science, and the Third World Academy of Sciences. A Summit Event to the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (Geneva, December 10-12), RSIS is a grassroots initiative to bring science into the picture. Press briefings at RSIS will enable journalists to delve deeper into the intersection of science, communication, and society.

Today’s scientists collaborate zealously, finding innovative ways to send information around the world at ever-greater speeds. While the scientific community supplies the driving force and technical know-how behind many cutting-edge information and communication technologies (ICTs), however, scientists have played little part in determining how those technologies can best be used.
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In the News
From the Economist, December 4, 2003
Antimatter and cancer
It may be possible to destroy tumours using beams of antimatter
ANTIMATTER is the very stuff of science-fiction: witness the matter-antimatter drives that power the starship Enterprise. Yet for all its weirdness, antimatter is real not fictional, and has already proved useful in medicine. The positrons employed in positron-emission tomography (PET), a scanning technique used, among other things, for detecting cancer, are the antimatter equivalent of electrons. Researchers working at CERN, a large particle-physics laboratory near Geneva, now have bigger ideas. They have found that another type of antimatter, the antiproton, has potential not merely for detecting cancer, but for treating it.
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From CNet, December 4, 2003
Oracle joins grid effort
Oracle announced Wednesday that it is joining a major European research project aimed at boosting grid computing, a technique for divvying up intensive computing tasks among multiple systems.
The database software company will join Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel and other major corporate backers in the Openlab for DataGrid project run by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The project adapts grid computing techniques to study the origins of the universe
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A New Look for the Fermilab at Work Web Page
Fermilab's Office of Public of Affairs is about to give the Fermilab at Work Web page a brand new look. A new design is only one step of this makeover though. Fermilab at Work's content and organization will also be updated, and we need your help. Tell us how we can make Fermilab at Work a more useful tool for you. What information would you like to see on the new Fermilab at Work Web page? Send your comments and ideas to today@fnal.gov.
Wilson Hall
Accelerator Update
December 3 - December 5
- Operations established two store during this period, offering 16 hours and twenty-four minutes of luminosity.
- Recycler Pbar transfers suffered due to an RF mismatch
- RF cavity in Pbar caused problems

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New Classified Ads on Fermilab Today
New classified ads have been posted on Fermilab Today. The ads will remain posted for a week. A permanent link to the classifieds is located in the bottom left corner of Fermilab Today.

Register for Cruisin' the Lab on 12/16
The next Cruisin' the Lab will be on Tuesday, December 16 featuring a tour of DZero. The tours are for employees, and they will be offered at 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. Groups are limited to 20 people. Transportation will be provided from Wilson Hall, but you may also drive yourself. Contact Nancy Lanning by December 15 to register.

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9,at the Geneva American Legion Post. Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Blood Drive Today and Tomorrow
Fermilab's annual blood drive will be held on December 8th & 9th, 2003 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at Wilson Hall. Appointments can be scheduled online or call Lori at x6615.

Women's Personal Protection and Self Defense Class
This class builds on the natural strengths that women possess for effective self-defense: the power of their hips and legs, and the ability to make good judgments and channel their emotions to their own benefit. The 6-week class runs from January 7-February 11, on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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