Fermilab TodayMonday, April 26, 2004  
Monday, April 26
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: M. Milosavljevic, California Institute of Technology
Title: The Galactic Center Stars
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: TevNet

Tuesday, April 27
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar (NOTE DATE and LOCATION) - Theory Conf Rm (WH-3E)
Speaker: Y. Schroder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Tackling the Infrared Problem of Hot QCD
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar (NOTE LOCATION) - Curia II
Speaker: P. Belochitskii, CERN
Title: Antiproton Decelerator at CERN: Performance and Plans for the Future

Wilson Hall Cafe
Monday, April 26
French Quarter Gumbo
French Dip w/Horseradish Cream Sauce $4.75
Pork Piccata w/Lemon Caper Sauce $3.75
BBQ Roasted Quartered Chicken $3.75
Italian Panini with Provolone $4.75
Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza $2.75
Sweet 'n' Sour Chicken with an Egg Roll $4.75

Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Chez Leon
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Community Task Force Gets Down to Work
Community Task Force
The Community Task Force at its first meeting on March 27. (Click on image for larger version.)
Fermilab's Community Task Force holds its first working meeting Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall One North, including a presentation by director Michael Witherell on the lab's budget and decision-making processes. The Community Task Force, with members drawn from the lab and from surrounding communities, will meet monthly through the spring and summer. The group is charged with identifying issues of mutual concern to the lab and the community, and suggesting ways for the lab and community to interact on those issues. Meetings are open to the public, and lab employees are invited to attend.
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Administrative Assistants Celebrate
Administrative Professionals Day
Greg Risberg does a "How are you?" routine with Gayle Stephens as Karen Karlix-Smith (left) and Melissa Clayton look on. (Click on image for larger version.)
If an administrative assistant asks you today "How are you?" and you reply "Fine," don't be surprised to get "I'm sorry to hear that!" as the response. Last Friday, April 23, about 100 administrative assistants from across the lab attended a fun-filled gathering in Ramsey Auditorium on "How to Stay Energized in a Changing World." Motivational speaker Greg Risberg encouraged his audience to break routines and bring laughter and a positive attitude to the work environment. "Laugh at least 24 times a day for good health," he said, sharing with the audience what the response "fine" really stands for: frustrated, irritated, neurotic and exhausted.

The presentation by Risberg, who has addressed more than 500,000 people in 48 states and a few foreign countries, was organized by Christine Johnson, Lab Services Section, to celebrate National Administrative Professionals Day 2004. Showing cartoons and telling jokes, Risberg gave people plenty of opportunity to laugh. He also explored opportunities for improving the work environment and creating a sense of family. When he asked participants how many keep a to-do list, almost all hands shot in the air. In contrast, only two employees admitted to keeping a daily list of accomplishments. "You all should keep a list of accomplishments," Risberg said. "Nobody will read from your to-do list at your funeral."

Before the talk, Director Mike Witherell thanked all administrative assistants "for all the things you do for Fermilab." He pointed out the reduced work force and the increased workload. "The lab is lean. Everybody who's here carries a big load. Thank you."

Accelerator Update
April 21 - April 23
- During this time period Operations established one store that, along with an existing store, provided approximately 15 hours and 9 minutes of luminosity to the experiments.
- The Antiproton Source replaced a pulsed magnet (PMAG).
- The TeV suffered a quench due to a crate problem.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Safety Tip
Watch Out for Wide Loads
MINOS planes being moved by truck. (Click on image for larger version.)
Some of you may have seen the flatbed truck that transports MINOS detector planes from the New Muon Lab to the MINOS building. With a "strong back" moving support attached, the planes are 15 ft x 22 ft and weigh 13,500 pounds. The load poses a traffic hazard as it extends nearly four feet beyond the sides of the truck. Orange flags warn other drivers of the wide load. A lead vehicle and trailing vehicle, both with yellow flashing lights, escort each transport as it moves across the Fermilab site.

In the past few weeks some drivers chose to pass the truck even though there was insufficient road width to do so safely. Given the prolonged duration of this operation as well as the large number of trips, the chance of an accident is very real. If you are in the oncoming lane, please pull off the road to the right. If you are behind the delivery, please do not pass.

You can minimize your travel inconvenience by avoiding the delivery route as much as possible. The truck travels from the New Muon Lab southeast on Eola Road, enters Ring Road at D0, goes past CDF, then exits Ring Road at A0. From there the truck proceeds westward along the Booster, goes south on Kautz Road, west on Giese Road, and finally heads north to MINOS.

The daily 15-minute delivery trips usually are made once in the morning (around 9 a.m.) and once in the afternoon (1:00 p.m.). The two return trips (above route in reverse at about 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) will be wide loads starting in June. The wide-load traffic will last through September.

Have a great day and let's work safely all week!
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In the News
LC Press Release, April 23, 2004:
World's Physicists Endorse Linear Collider
Paris--Over 2600 physicists from around the world have signed a document supporting a high-energy electron-positron linear collider as the next major experimental facility for frontier particle physics research, members of the World Wide Study of Physics and Detectors for a Linear Collider announced today.
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DOE Press Release, April 22, 2004:
Office of Science Laboratories are Pollution Prevention Award Winners
Washington, DC--The DOE's Office of Science celebrated Earth Day today by announcing the winners in its first annual awards for Pollution Prevention and Environmental Stewardship, including Best in Class and Accomplishment in Pollution Prevention and Environmental Stewardship.

The awards are being presented to:

...Fermilab for its alternative fuel and scintillator plastic recycling programs. Use of 63 ethanol and compressed natural gas-fueled vehicles has reduced fuel cost and emissions. The scintillator plastic recycling program recycles 1.5 tons - 2 tons per month, reducing disposal costs and the need for landfill space.
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Memorial Ceremony for Carmenita Moore
On May 5th at noon, there will be a memorial ceremony and tree planting for Carmenita Moore on the path by the pond between FCC and Wilson Hall. Everyone is welcome. To arrange for visitors to pass through security, contact Jo Ann Larson at x2690. For more information on the service, email Eileen Berman.

DASTOW Posters
DASTOW posters are still available. If you did not receive a DASTOW poster last Thursday, you may pick one up at Public Affairs, located on the first floor of Wilson Hall.

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