Fermilab TodayMonday, August 8, 2005  
Monday, August 8
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break -
2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting -
Curia II
Special Topic: DZero Silicon Radiation Damage So Far
Note: Particle Astrophysics Seminars Will Resume In The Fall

Tuesday, August 9
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break -
2nd Flr X-Over
Note: There will be no accelerator physics and technology seminar today

WeatherMostly Sunny 91º/65º

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Secon Level 3

Monday, August 8
Potato au Gratin
Monte Cristo $4.85
Savory Roasted Chicken Quarters $3.75
Lasagna Bolognaise $3.75
Chicken Ranch Wrapper $4.75
Assorted Pizza Slices $3.00
Szechwan Style Pork Lo Mein $4.85

The Wilson Hall Cafe now accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express at Cash Register #1.

Wilson Hall Cafe Menu

Wednesday, August 10
Thai Beef & Vegetable Salad
Banana Bourbon Cake w/Cream Anglais

Thursday, August 11
Skewered Shrimp w/Prociutto
Steak an Poi vie w/Brandy Cream Sauce
Vegetable of the Season
Lemon Berry Napoleon

Chez Leon Menu
Call x4512 to make your reservation.

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LPC Will Hold Workshop to Discuss First Years of LHC
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The article "LHC Physics: The First One-Two Year(s)" is co-authored by Fabiola Gianotti (above left, touring CERN with Director Pier Oddone) and Michelangelo Mangano (photo below).
Fermilab's LHC Physics Center (LPC) is sponsoring a mini-workshop about the turn-on and first years of physics at the LHC on Thursday, August 11, from 2-5 p.m. The workshop will begin with a presentation by Michelangelo Mangano of the CERN theory group, who co-authored the article "LHC Physics: The First One-Two Year(s)" with Fabiola Gianotti, the Deputy Spokesperson of Atlas. Afterward, CDF Spokesperson Young Kee Kim and DZero Spokesperson Jerry Blazey will lead a discussion. The meeting will be held in the Sunrise Room, on the 11th floor of Wilson Hall.

"The LHC community and the Tevatron community have both been thinking about LHC physics for a while, but in different ways," explained CDF collaborator and LPC leader Avi Yagil, who is organizing the workshop with Sarah Eno of the University of Maryland. "We want to get people from the different communities to attend, and take advantage of the opportunity to open a discussion."

"The physics at the LHC will be very different than Tevatron physics because the energy is so much higher. Some things will be much easier due to production rates," said Yagil. "However, commissioning the experiments will still be extremely hard." Yagil said he hopes that Tevatron scientists can use their recent hands-on experience in a similar environment to join the rest of the LHC community in facing the expected challenges of the first years at the new energy frontier.

The workshop is part of LPC's goal to provide a transition between the Tevatron and LHC experiments. "Right now, there is a two directional feedback from two sets of people, and it will be interesting to put these perspectives together," said Yagil.
Meeting Agenda
—Elizabeth Wade

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Michelangelo Mangano, co-author of "LHC Physics: The First One-Two Year(s)," which was first presented at the 2nd Italian Workshop on the Physics of Atlas and CMS in Naples. (Click on image for larger version.)
Accelerator Update
TD Picnic
About 200 Technical Division employees gathered in front of the Kuhn barn on Friday afternoon for the Division's annual picnic. Division Head Bob Kephart addressed the group, thanking them for all their hard work. "It's been a great year and the future looks bright," he said. "It's going to be exciting and fun." (Click on image for larger version.)
In the News
From The New York Times, August 4, 2005
Pentagon's New Goal: Put Science Into Scripts
By David M. Halbfinger
LOS ANGELES - Tucked away in the Hollywood hills, an elite group of scientists from across the country and from a grab bag of disciplines—rocket science, nanotechnology, genetics, even veterinary medicine—has gathered this week to plot a solution to what officials call one of the nation's most vexing long-term national security problems.

Their work is being financed by the Air Force and the Army, but the Manhattan Project it ain't: the 15 scientists are being taught how to write and sell screenplays.

At a cost of roughly $25,000 in Pentagon research grants, the American Film Institute is cramming this eclectic group of midcareer researchers, engineers, chemists and physicists full of pointers on how to find their way in a world that can be a lot lonelier than the loneliest laboratory: the wilderness of story arcs, plot points, pitching and the special circle of hell better known as development.

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Safety Tip
Colon cancer screening
Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Often called colon cancer for short, it is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. It is estimated that 56,000 Americans will die from this disease in 2005.

Colon cancer does not always cause symptoms, especially during early curable stages. However, there may be blood in or on stool, unexplained abdominal discomfort; a change in bowel habits, or unexplained weight loss. If you have any of these symptoms, contact your doctor. Fortunately, colon cancer is a disease that is amenable to regular screening. At least one-third of deaths from colon cancer could be avoided if everyone 50 years and older had regular screening.

Fermilab's Occupational Medicine Director, Dr. John Foxen, strongly encourages employees to get screened for colon cancer. One simple technique is the fecal occult blood test that is offered as part of Fermilab's routine health risk assessments to employees who are considered to be at risk. This includes people 50 years and older, those with inflammatory bowel disease, and those with a close relative who has colorectal polyps or cancer. Whether or not they take advantage of the test, employees are encouraged to follow up with an offsite physician. Over the past year these efforts have paid off for at least two Fermilab employees. Their previously undetected colon cancers were diagnosed and treated at an early stage with minimal disturbance to their lives.

If you would like additional information on this topic, contact your doctor or the Fermilab Medical Department (x3232).

Safety Tip of the Week Archive

Accelerator Update
August 3 - August 5
- During this 48 hour period Operations established one store that combined with an existing store provided the experiments with approximately 35 hours and 49 minutes of luminosity
- Store 4318 sets Luminosity Record with 129.8E30

Read the Current Accelerator Update
Read the Early Bird Report
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Blood Drive a Success
Thanks to all the donors who took part in the blood drive last week! The Fermilab community gave a total of 117 pints in two days.

Power Outages
There will be no power in the High Intensity Lab (HIL) and the TV Group on Wednesday, August 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The power will also be out at Site 50, 52 (Site 52 has a generator), PAB, and the Proton Pole Building on Saturday, August 13, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wilson Hall Interior Window Washing
The cleaning crew will wash the interior windows on the 14th and 15th floors of Wilson Hall today. Please remove any papers that are taped to the windows in your office. Please move any papers or other items on your desk that are near the windows. Contact Enixe Castro (x2798) with questions.

Air Pollution Action Day
Today's conditions are favorable for unhealthy ozone and particulate matter levels. Residents of the Chicago metropolitan area are asked to curb vehicle use, postpone activities that use gasoline powered equipment, conserve energy, and avoid burning wood or yard waste.

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will meet Tuesday, Aug. 9, in Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m. and newcomers are always welcome. Most dances are fully taught and walked through, and you do not need to come with a partner. Dancing will continue in the Auditorium until mid-September, when it will return to Kuhn Barn. Info at 630-840-8194 or 630-584-0825 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Pool Schedule Changes
Due to a reduction of staff the later part of August, the Fermilab Pool schedule has changed for August and September. You may check the Recreation Office Home Page to view these changes. The schedule will also be posted at the pool. If you have any questions, contact Jean Guyer (x2548).

SciTech holds Duck Race
The SciTech Hands-On Museum in downtown Aurora is holding a duck race on the Fox River on Friday, August 19. Sponsor a duck to support SciTech and receive free family admission (up to six people) from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and chance to win with $5 ticket. Event presented in connection with Aurora's "Downtown Alive: Beach Party." For details call SciTech at 630-859-3434. More Information

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