Fermilab Today Monday, January 30, 2006  

Monday, January 30
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: A. Schulz, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Baryon Oscillations and the Halo Model
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: Power Outages and Other Shutdown Plans

Tuesday, January 31
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar (NOTE DATE) - Curia II
Speaker: G. Perez, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title: Next-to-Minimal Flavor Violation
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Ovr
Note: There will be no Accelorator Physics and Technology Seminar Today

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Monday, January 30
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- French Dip w/Horseradish Cream Sauce
- Santa Fe Pork Stew
- BBQ Roasted Quartered Chicken
- Turkey Breast on Homemade Fococcia
- Pizza
- Sweet n' Sour Chicken w/an Egg Roll

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Wednesday, February 1
-Pork Tenderloin with Apple Salsa
-Chipotle Sweet Potatoes
-Almond Cake with Citrus Syrup

Thursday, February 2
-Clam Chowder
-Beef and Vegetable Kabobs
-Chocolate Souffle with Frangelico Creme Anglais

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Young-Kee Kim is Named
Lab's New Deputy Director
Physics of Intensity Dependent Beam Instabilities
CDF co-spokesperson Young-Kee Kim is Fermilab's new Deputy Director. (Click image for larger version.)
As Fermilab's new Deputy Director, Young-Kee Kim sees a critical assignment for the lab that now holds a central focus in world-wide high-energy physics. "We will search in every corner to find new physics," she said. "The Tevatron has the best potential for making discoveries." Her overall goals: "To keep the lab a great place and a safe place to work, a great place for science, and a great place for the public that supports us."

Kim will take on her new role as Deputy Director on July 1. Fermilab Director Pier Oddone made the announcement at Friday afternoon's all-hands meeting in Ramsey Auditorium, lauding Kim for the scope of her experience, her high regard within the international community, her organizational abilities, and her high-energy personality.

"I met Young-Kee on the first day she arrived at Berkeley Lab as a postdoc [in 1990]," Oddone recalled. "I was the Deputy Director then, and she popped into my office and told me all the things we were doing wrong and how they should be corrected. She had a brilliant career there. She really stirred up her department and got people thinking again. I'm very excited about this appointment."
—Mike Perricone
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Luminosity Tops List In
State of the Lab Message
Fermilab Director Pier Oddone offered a "State of the Lab"
Pier Oddone
Pier Oddone
message at Friday's All-Hands meeting, citing strong performances during 2005 in Tevatron luminosity; the MINOS experiment; e-cooling for the Recycler; astrophysics, theory and instrumentation; records in safety; and an "Outstanding" rating from DOE in both science and operations.

Among concerns for the future, Oddone said the support of Office of Science Director Ray Orbach for the proposed ILC was "very significant." He explained that while the Tevatron is the HEP facility with "the greatest discovery potential over the next three years," the lab has also been able to make changes devoting 10 percent of resources to ILC efforts in FY06. He said ILC efforts had represented one percent of lab efforts in FY04.

Addressing what he termed "Citizens' Concerns" about the lab, Oddone added his own serious concern that no projects have been approved by DOE beyond 2009, when the Tevatron is scheduled to cease operations. He also said that if the competitive bidding for the lab's management contract results in a change from URA at the end of the year, standard procedures assure that everyone except senior management would have a job, with equal benefits. In describing an upcoming retreat by senior managers to consider organizational restructuring, he firmly emphasized that there would be no consideration of Reductions in Force (RIFs). A new email address tothedirector@fnal.gov has been set up for employee suggestions on the lab's administrative structure.
—Mike Perricone

In the News
From The Hindu (online edition of India's national newspaper)
January 21, 2006:

India must concentrate on pure research: scientist

KOZHIKODE: India needs to focus more on pure research in addition to giving emphasis to applied research such as Information Technology if major scientific breakthroughs are to be made in the future, according to Rajendran Raja, India-born U.S. scientist of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Illinois.

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Safety Tip
Radiation Limits for Minors
These pocket dosimeters are used to monitor radiation at Fermilab.
Given Fermilab's commitment to education, it is not unusual to encounter persons under the age of 18 at the Lab. Though hands-on experiences are highly desirable, we must not forget that special ES&H requirements may apply to this group. With regard to radiation exposure, minors are considered to be members of the public. As such, their annual dose limit is 100 mrem (i.e., 50 times lower than the limit for adult radiation workers).

The following additional radiation precautions apply to all persons under 18 years of age at Fermilab:

  • The prior approval of the ES&H Section Head is required before they may enter a posted radiation area or any other radiological area.
  • They may not enter radiation areas where the dose rate exceeds 10 mrem/hr.
  • They must carry a pocket dosimeter as well as a TLD badge when entering any radiation area. Supervisors must keep a daily dosimeter log that is monitored by the local ES&H organization.
  • If there is a potential to receive more than 10 mrem in a year, they must receive special radiation safety training that is approved by the ES&H Section Head.
For additional information regarding requirements for minors in radiation areas see Fermilab Radiological Control Manual Article 931.

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Accelerator Update
January 23 - 25
- Working towards a Tevatron store

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

Summer Housing Requests
The Fermilab Housing Office is now taking requests for houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for the summer of 2006. Since there will be a large influx of experimenters, and requests are anticipated to be in excess of our available facilities, you are urged to submit your request for reservations to the Housing Office by Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Requests can be made for any period and need not commence on any particular date. For further information, please call (630) 840-3777 or email housing@fnal.gov. Individual housing requests can be made by using our online housing request form. (Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct email.)

Pheasant Run Outing
The Fermilab Recreation Office offers an adult outing with buffet dinner and theater. Pheasant Run Resort & Spa presents “Accomplice” by Rupert Holmes, Saturday, March 4. The price of $35.00/person includes the dinner buffet and theater, taxes and gratuity. Call or stop by the Recreation Office x5427, x2548 to pick up a brochure and registration form. Deadline is February 17. More information can be found on the Recreation Web page.

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January 31: Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional
February 1: Excel Shortcuts
February 7: Interpersonal Communication
February 14 & 16 (am): Creating RPMs
February 20 - 22: Python Programming
March 1: Word Tips, Tricks and Techniques
March 6: Interpersonal Communication
March 7 (am): Excel Pivot Tables
March 7 (pm): Word Mail Merge
March 8: Excel 2003 Advanced
March 14: Excel Power User / Macros
March 21 & 22: Intro to Dreamweaver MX
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