Fermilab TodayTuesday, September 20, 2005  

Tuesday, September 20
11:00 a.m. Computing Techniques Seminar-FCC1
Speaker: M. Branco, CERN
Title: Developing a Data Management System for the ATLAS Experiment
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break -
2nd Flr X-Over
Note: There will be no Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar today

Wednesday, September 21
8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. ILC Industrial Forum - 1 West
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break -
2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium-1 West
Speaker: A. Kronfeld, Fermilab Title: Predictive Lattice QCD
Note: There will be no Fermilab ILC R&D meeting this week

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Tuesday, September 20
- Golden Broccoli & Cheese
- Hickory Smoked BBQ Pork
- Breaded Veal w/Mushroom Cream Sauce
- Spaghetti w/Meat Balls
- Toasted Almond Chicken Salad on Croissant
- Supreme Baked Pizza
- Chicken Tostadas

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Wilson Hall Cafe Menu

Wednesday, September 21
- Spiced Cornish Hens
- Balsamic Rice w/Vegetables
- Bishop's Cake
Thursday, September 22
- Coquille St. Jacques
- White Bean & Fennel Puree
- Julienne of Summer Squashes
- Almond Baklava

Chez Leon Menu
Call x4512 to make your reservation.

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Eagle Scout Projects Help Lab in Environment Areas

Eagle Scouts
Matt Wischoeffer (left) and Bob Lootens. (Click image for larger version.)
With the assistance of Fermilab employees, two local teenagers--Matt Wischoeffer, of Aurora, and Will Butts, of Geneva--recently completed their Eagle Scout projects focusing on improvements to the lab's environment and visitor friendliness.

By next summer, Wischoeffer hopes a new species of butterfly will be fluttering around Fermilab's natural landscape. Wischoeffer, with the help of Tom Peterson, of the Technical Division, Bob Lootens, of Roads & Grounds, and a slew of volunteers, planted almost 100 turtlehead plants in on-site wetlands locations. The plants are the main food source for Baltimore Checkerspot butterflies, a black, white and red-spotted species found locally, but not on Fermilab's land. During the next few summers, Peterson hopes to introduce the butterflies to the wetlands using 10 cages Wischoeffer built for the project. "These butterflies are part of the whole fabric of a wetland ecosystem," Peterson said. "They're one more piece of the puzzle to restore the natural habitat."

In a wooded area southeast of the Lederman Science Center, five new wooden benches are positioned by the water. With the assistance of
William Butts of Geneva
William Butts (Click
for larger version.)
Lootens and Priscilla Meldrim, of the Education Office, Butts made the new seating possible. The area is meant to accommodate touring student groups as well as anyone else who wants to rest in the natural setting. Butts raised money for the project through a garage sale, recruited a group of volunteers and oversaw construction and installation. He will return next year to add a sealant to the seats. "It's nice that I could do something with Fermilab," he said. "I love this place, it's so beautiful, so I'm glad I could help."

Kendra Snyder

Accelerator Update
Final Force 2005 Coed Softball League Champions
View of Chicago Skyline from Wilson Hall Two weeks a year the sun sets at just the right spot on the horizon to reflect off the windows of highrise buildings in downtown Chicago. The week before Fall starts (Autumnal Equinox; this year on September 22) and the week after spring starts (Vernal Equinox) are the only two times that the reflection of the sun of the windows line up with Wilson Hall. The weather also has to be perfect for this effect. The air has to be clear and there can be no clouds on the horizon. (Photo by Reidar Hahn; click on image for larger version.)
In the News
CERN Press Release,
September 19, 2005:

Grid - The Key to Scientific Collaboration: A Joint UNESCO-ROSTE and CERN Event

Grid computing, designed as an open, distributed computing paradigm, has rapidly moved to the centre of attention as a key future-oriented technology. Just as for the World Wide Web back in the 90s, CERN* is one of the driving forces behind grid computing. Based on the collaboration-fostering and research-enabling role of the grid, CERN and UNESCO-ROSTE** are taking the opportunity to invite current and future grid participants, universities and research institutions to a grid event hosted by CERN in Geneva.

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Director's Corner
Last week the P5 Subpanel of HEPAP visited Fermilab
Pier Oddone
Pier Oddone
for two days. While we are not privy to the executive sessions and their conclusions, many members commented that they were impressed by the laboratory's presentations. The progress we have made in the accelerator arena is dramatic, especially for those committee members who have witnessed our exertions in the past. Of course, we need equally dramatic improvements in the future if we are going to double our luminosity rate.

The presentations of D0 and CDF both on physics reach and personnel projections for future years demonstrated the seriousness with which the collaborations and the laboratory have tackled the issues. Furthermore, the collaborations worked closely together, which was a very positive sign to the committee.

To fully exploit the Tevatron program we need to deliver on the sensitivity improvements for the detectors, retain strength in the collaborations working with the universities and the funding agencies, and deliver on the luminosity projections. None of the tasks is easy, and doing all three will challenge us. The rewards on the other hand could be extraordinary. In the meantime I want to congratulate everyone who contributed to a great set of presentations.

More about last week's P5 meeting.

Accelerator Update
September 16 - 19
-During this 72-hour period, operations established two stores that combined with an existing store, providing approximately 58 hours and 39 minutes of luminosity to the experiments.
-H- Source and 750 KeV line problems
-MI and Recycler RF trip due to LCW pump
-Pbar loses small stack

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

ILC This Week
GDE Press Release
Linear Collider Forum of America Hosts First International Linear Collider Industrial Forum at Fermilab, 21-22 September 2005

More than fifty U.S. and Canadian industries that specialize in the development and manufacturing of complex components for particle accelerators will meet with scientists and engineers on 21-22 September at the first International Linear Collider Industrial Forum hosted by the Linear Collider Forum of America at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
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GDE Press Release
Global Design Effort for the International Linear Collider Launches Web Site and Online Publication

The Global Design Effort for the International Linear Collider announces the launch of the Web site, and ILC NewsLine, a weekly publication reporting news and information from around the world about the next-generation particle accelerator.
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ILC industrial Forum
Held tomorrow, September 21 and Thursday, September 22.

2005 Recreation Facility Memberships Expire October 3
2006 memberships are now available in the Recreation Office. Prices are: Regular Membership - $75.00 Student Membership - $45.00 (visiting graduate students only) For more information call the office at x2548 or click here.

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