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Volume 23  |  Friday, May 26, 2000  |  Number 10
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Symposium On Fixed Target Program with the Tevatron

Current Fermilab Director Michael Witherell with experiment E691 in 1979 January 2000 marked the end of a successful era of fixed-target experiments using the Tevatron's proton beam.

Over 17 years physicists carried out a total of 43 experiments. Their scientific results are documented in 360 publications in refereed journals. More than 380 doctoral and 80 master's degrees have been awarded to students who worked on the experiments. And more are to come as the final data are being analyzed.

In celebration of the physics, the technology, and the people who were a part of the program a one-day Symposium will be held on Friday, June 2, 2000 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium. Speakers, including Leon Lederman, John Peoples and several prominent physicists from the user community, will review the highlights of the fixed-target era. The last talk of the day, given by Fermilab's director Mike Witherell, will focus on the prospects of a future fixed-target program at lower energies using the new Main Injector.

Participants should register on-line at http://conferences.fnal.gov/tevft. There is no fee. Registered attendants will be given a free copy of the fixed-target commemorative book.

The Symposium will end with a party in the Wilson Hall Atrium. All Fermilab employees are invited to join the celebration.

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