Fermilab TodayTuesday, April 6, 2004  
Tuesday, April 6
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Wednesday, April 7
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: G. Ferguson, Accenture Technology Labs
Title: Reality Online: Intelligent Objects, the Democratization of Technology and the "Next Big Thing"

Tuesday, April 6
Tuscan Vegetable soup
Portabella ravioli w/sun-dried tomato cream sauce $3.50
Greek gyros w/wedged fries $3.50
Roast beef w/grilled portabella mushrooms and jack cheese $4.75
Grilled chicken sandwich w/green chilies and pepperjack $4.75
Turkey club salad $3.75

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Chez Leon
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A New Look for Fermilab's Web Site
This morning you may have noticed something new on Fermilab's Web site. Yesterday afternoon Fermilab's Office of Public Affairs rolled out a new Fermilab homepage and a new Fermilab at Work webpage. The changes in design reflect the new graphics standards developed by Fermilab's Design Task Force. Over the next week, Fermilab Today will present the new graphics standards and explain their use for the Fermilab community.

Fermilab Design: Past, Present and Future
Color My Fermilab World
Fermilab colors
Two of the Fermilab colors on Industrial Building 4.
Robert Wilson and graphic artist Angela Gonzales' desire to create a visually striking laboratory rather than a somber industrial site led them to choose a bright, contrasting color palette. The service buildings located around the Tevatron ring, now white, were originally painted in a series of strong, contrasting colors that epitomized their vision.

"Angela wanted it to look as if a child threw brightly colored blocks randomly from the top of Wilson Hall onto the ring," said Ed Crumpley, manager of engineering in FESS.

Fermilab's core color is NAL Blue, developed by the Rust-Oleum paint company in the 1970s. The complete 12-color palette includes blues, yellows, reds and oranges. Today's designers and painters still refer to original sets of paint chips used by Wilson and Gonzales.

Examples of the distinctive Fermilab colors can be seen today on the brightly hued industrial buildings, detector halls and Village houses. On the Internet, Fermilab Today and now the redesigned Fermilab Web site greet staff, users and the public with the laboratory's striking palette.

Next: Fermilab's Legendary Logo

Wireless Network in Wilson Hall Will Require Registration on Thursday
The migration to mandatory node registration for accessing the facility network is in its final stages. Most of the site's network is already operating under required registration network address service. This Thursday, the wireless network in Wilson Hall, as well as the network supporting conference rooms in Wilson Hall, will be cut over to the new registration service. Systems that are already registered in the MISCOMP node registration database will continue to transparently get network addresses. Systems that are not registered in MISCOMP have to complete a temporary registration process by bringing up a browser. Upon completing the very simple temporary registration form, users will be able to obtain a network address that will be good for the rest of the day. The number of temporary registration addresses a system can receive is limited to five, so users should complete the permanent registration in MISCOMP at their earliest convenience.

For general information on network address allocation and the new DHCP registration service is available online. You can also check online to see if your system's wireless and UTP (hardwire) interfaces are registered in MISCOMP.

Director's Corner
Good Morning!
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
The science of Run II is thriving.

In a series of four Wine and Cheese Seminars ending this week, physicists are showing those of us at Fermilab the striking new results from Run II that are being discussed at conferences all over the world of particle physics. Guillelmo Gómez-Ceballos of MIT and Simona Rolli of Tufts summarized the results from CDF. Andrei Nomerotski of Fermilab gave us some of the DZero results, and Gordon Watts of the University of Washington will finish the story this Friday.

All four of these talks are very fast tours, and together they covered some 100 separate results, by my estimate. Many of the results give us a much better understanding of the top and bottom quarks, the heaviest quarks, both of which were first discovered at Fermilab. Others are the results of searches for things not yet discovered: supersymmetric particles, extra dimensions, leptoquarks, and exotic forms of Higgs bosons. The physicists are entering unexplored territory on many different fronts, and the chances for a truly surprising discovery are growing rapidly. Most of the results shown so far do not yet reflect the data from the terrific running in 2004, which is still in the pipeline.

A lot of exciting physics is competing to be featured in Fermilab's Result of the Week. Stay tuned.

In the News
From the New York Times, April 3, 2004
Bush's Science Aide Rejects Claims of Distorted Facts
by Andrew Revkin
The White House issued a detailed rebuttal yesterday to accusations by an advocacy group and 60 prominent scientists that the Bush administration had distorted or suppressed scientific information to suit its politics.

In a letter to Congress, which had requested a White House response, Dr. John H. Marburger III, science adviser to President Bush, said most of the accusations were false and in some cases "preposterous."
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Accelerator Update
April 2 - April 5
- During this period Operations established one store that provided the experiments with approximately 27 hours and 55 minutes of luminosity.
- The TeV quench on Friday midnight shift was due to the failure of the D1 bulk power supply
- A nearly-established store quenched on Sunday due to a kicker prefire
- A feeder 35 power fault interfered with CHL and Meson systems
- A TeV A3 wet engine requires new flywheel

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Sitewide Emergency Warning System Testing Today
The Sitewide Emergency Warning System is scheduled for testing today at 10:00 a.m. All components and voice interfaces fro CDF, DZero, FCC and Wilson Hall will be tested. The test will begin and end with the announcement, "This is a test of the sitewide emergency warning system." Any questions or problems should be reported to Bill James at x8901.

Recreation T-Shirt Sale - 30% Off
The Recreation Office is selling t-shirts for $7.00, available in ash with bi-color logo or yellow haze with black logo. Order forms are on the Recreation Office Web page.

Hatha Yoga for Stress Management
Kris Baxter of Universal Spirit of Yoga presents "Hatha Yoga for Stress Management" on Wednesday, April 7 in One North. Participate in a demonstration from noon to 12:30 p.m. The information session will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by Welness Works.

Silk & Thistle Scottish Country Dancing
Silk & Thistle Scottish Country Dancing will host a party for Tartan Day at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, to honor our country's Scottish heritage and introduce newcomers to Scottish Country Dancing. There will be Scottish foods to sample and books to peruse, dance demonstrations and easy dances taught. No charge. The event will be held at the Geneva American Legion Post. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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