|Monday, August 29|
p.m. Director's Coffee Break -
2nd Flr X-Over
p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting -
New Optics for the Tevatron
Note: Particle Astrophysics
Seminars will resume in the Fall
Tuesday, August 30
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee
2nd Flr X-Over
Note: There will be no
Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar today
|Monday, August 29|
-Corned Beef Reuben
-Stuffed Chicken Breast
-Turkey Craisins Wrap
-Pacific Rim Rice Bowl
The Wilson Hall Cafe now accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and
American Express at Cash Register #1.
Wilson Hall Cafe
Grilled Duck Salad with Green
Pear Almond Strudel
Arugual and Parmesan
Call x4512 to make your
|On the Job With:
The Particle Physics Division's Design and Drafting Group
|A 1969 cartoon from the Village Crier|
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|In 1969, the Village Crier published a
cartoon (above) representing different views of drafters, from the
original Design and Drafting Departments. The newspaper was
Fermilab's original news source, and the cartoon was an amusing way
to thank the designers and drafters who worked at the lab. Many
things have changed for this department over the years, but the hard
work of the design and drafting teams here at Fermilab remains the
The first recorded drawing done at the lab was in 1967 at the
Oak Brook office. It is currently estimated that the PPD/Mechanical
Department alone has 100,000 drawings located on files. Originally,
drafters used drawing boards, pencils and erasers to complete all of
their designs by hand. "If you were good, you were an artist," said
PPD Design and Drafting Supervisor Chuck Grozis. "Now, due to
computers and increasing technology, the work of the group has
changed dramatically." In many ways, the responsibilities of the
group have diversified, and now include a broader range of tasks.
"There are so many projects that we get involved in now," added
Grozis. "Division lines were more concretely drawn in earlier years,
now there is a much greater crossover between groups and more
This collaboration is essential for many projects, including a
current plan to remove the Chicago Cyclotron magnet from its home in
the New Muon Building. "Just to move it is a massive effort," said
Grozis. "It requires drawings, fixtures, and all of that is designed
by our group." He also travels to Minnesota to work on the Cryogenic
Dark Matter Search (CDMS) project and visits vendors to oversee
complex fabrications for the department. "We have a lot of very
talented and experienced drafters and designers," Grozis said. "With
a group average of working for 24 years in the department, the overall
experience in this group is quite dramatic."
|Members of the Particle Physics Division's Design and Drafting Group|
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|With School Open
Again, Drive With Special Care |
School has re-opened in
Warrenville and in the surrounding communities, with yellow lights
flashing to remind drivers of the 20 mph speed limit in school
zones—and to remind drivers of the presence of children. So be a
good neighbor, and remember to observe the 20 mph speed limit. And
please exercise extra caution when entering or leaving the Fermilab
site from the east side, by way of Batavia Road. The penalty for
violating the speed limit in a school zone consists of a $75 bond
and a fine beginning at $150, increasing in proportion to the speed
over the limit. As in any and every activity at Fermilab, safety is
the top priority.
Physorg.com, August 23, 2005|
beams take electron cooling to new heights
After 10 years of preparation, a team at Fermilab has achieved
electron cooling at high energy. On 9 July, on the first attempt,
the Electron Cooling Group observed the interaction between an 8 GeV
antiproton beam and an electron beam traveling at the same speed.
Although commissioning will take another couple of months,
accelerator experts have already begun to use the electron-cooling
system to reduce the size of antiproton beams prior to their
injection into the Tevatron proton-antiproton collider. Ultimately,
they hope that electron cooling will increase the collider's
luminosity by 50-100%.
From FYI: Science Policy News, August
Physics Enrollments and Degrees Growing
A survey of the class of 2003 in physics departments around the
country shows continued large increases in the number of
undergraduate physics degrees produced, a "remarkably rapid rise" in
the number of U.S. students starting physics graduate school, and,
for the first time in almost a decade, an increase in the number of
physics PhDs awarded. Information from this survey, conducted by the
American Institute of Physics's Statistical Research Center, has
been compiled in the "Enrollments and Degrees Report, 2003."
|West Nile Virus
|A mosquito trap, like
several located around the Fermilab
|Even though this has been an extremely
dry summer, and mosquito numbers have been down, the threat of West
Nile Virus is still with us. The picture above shows a mosquito
trap, like several located around the Fermilab site, that captures
mosquitoes for testing. Recently, we recorded the first instance of
a mosquito testing positive for the virus at Fermilab.
So far in 2005, there have been 28 cases of human West Nile Virus
infection in Illinois. Most of the cases have been in Chicago, but
DuPage County has recorded one, and Kane County two so far. Last
year in Illinois, there were 60 human cases of West Nile disease
resulting in four deaths. In 2003, 54 human cases led to one death.
Illinois reported the most human cases in the nation at 884 in 2002
when 67 people died from the disease.
Animals can become infected as well. So far
the state has recorded positive tests for 139 birds, 1,125 mosquito samples, one
horse, and one llama, from 33 of the state's 102 counties.
Persons older than 50 are at most risk for the disease and are
advised to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. The disease is
spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes which pick it up by
feeding on infected birds, it is believed.
The best way to protect ourselves against West Nile Virus is to
prevent the mosquitoes by:
- Eliminating all sources of standing water that could breed
mosquitoes, such as water in empty cans, tops of 55 gallon drums,
old tires or any other receptacles.
- Avoiding the outdoors when mosquitoes are active, especially
between dusk and dawn.
- Wearing shoes and socks and long pants and a long-sleeved
shirt, and applying insect repellent that includes DEET according
to label instructions.
- Confirming your building's integrity. Repair or replace
screens or other routes for mosquitoes to get inside.
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|Open Enrollment for the|
The open enrollment period ends on Monday,
September 12, 2005. The open enrollment form must be in by 5:00 P.M
on September 12, 2005. You can access further
information on the web.
The power will be cut to Labs A, B, C, D,
E, and F from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM on Saturday, September 3, 2005.
Fermilab Health Fair
The Fermilab Health Fair, complete
with demonstrations, screenings, and health information, will take
place on Thursday, September 8 from 11:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
September 12 & 13: Word Intro
& PowerPoint Intro
September 27: Excel
September 28: Word Intermediate
October 11: Excel
October 12: Word Advanced
October 11 & 26:
Interpersonal Communication Skills