Fermilab Today Monday, November 6, 2006  

Monday, November 6
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: A. Klypin, New Mexico State University
Title: Motion of Satellites of Galaxies: Newton Against MOND
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: Booster Activities

Tuesday, November 7
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd floor crossover

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Secon Level 3

Monday, November 6
-French Quarter Gumbo
-French Dip with Horseradish Cream Sauce
-Santa Fe Pork Stew
-Tandori Chicken
-Turkey Breast on Homemade Fococcia
-Assorted Slice Pizza
-Sweet n' Sour Chicken with Egg Roll

The Wilson Hall Cafe accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express.

Wilson Hall Cafe Menu


Wednesday, November 8
Stuffed Cabbage w/Sauerkraut
Julienne of Peppers
Baked Apples with Crème Chantilly

Thursday, November 9
Caribbean Root Vegetable Soup
Red Snapper Vesuvio
Steamed Rice
Green Beans & Red Onions
Banana Walnut Spring Rolls with Caramel Rum Sauce

Chez Leon Menu
Call x4598 to make your reservation.

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All-hands meetings tomorrow
There will be two all-hands meetings in the auditorium tomorrow, November 7, at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. Employees are encouraged to attend one of the meetings and bring questions about the new FRA contract. To find answers to frequently asked questions before the meeting, visit the FRA transition website.

Employee Art Show
CDF's Elena Vataga submitted this piece titled "Conversation."
This year's Employee Art Show goes on display today in the Fermilab art gallery and runs through January 3. The gallery, instituted by Robert Wilson, reflects the importance of art in the lives of those who work in the sciences. "People are involved in the art show for multifaceted reasons," said Gallery Curator Georgia Schwender. "For many it is a creative release and moral booster."

The art of this year's show is in a variety of media: stained glass, quilted fabric, oil painting, wood, and metal sculpture. The works of 53 artists are on display this year. Alicia Filak, Audit Services manager, has been creating art since childhood and served as the art editor of her high school paper. She appreciates the art show as way to connect with fellow employees through art. This year she is displaying two water color paintings. Fellow employee Kathy Johnson, box office manager for the arts and lecture series, first entered the employee art show 15 years ago. This year she is displaying a woven necklace of glass beads and a colored pencil portrait. Johnson feels it is therapeutic to concentrate on something artistic.

All employees and their families are invited to the artist's reception this Wednesday, November 8, from 5-7 p.m. The Fermilab singers will perform and light refreshments will be served. For more information visit the gallery website.
--D.A. Venton

In the News
CERN Press Release,
November 3, 2006:

Open Access publishing in physics gains momentum
Geneva, 3 November 2006. The first meeting of European particle physics funding agencies took place today at CERN[1] to establish a consortium for Open Access publishing in particle physics, SCOAP3[2]. This is the first time an entire scientific field is exploring the conversion of its reader-paid journals into an author-paid Open Access format.

Open Access is a policy that could revolutionize the academic publishing world and have a great impact on research. By changing the traditional model of financing publications through reader subscriptions, the publications will be free to readers and financed by funding agencies via laboratories and the authors. This new concept in publishing will broaden opportunities for researchers and funding agencies in achieving greater benefit from unrestricted distribution of the results of their publicly funded research.
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Safety Tip
Lessons learned
As our injury rates continue to fall, we must look to other sources of information to guide our injury prevention strategies. One alternative is to improve communication of ES&H successes and failures via a lessons learned program. Fermilab's lessons learned program is described in the ES&H manual, chapter 3020. Senior Safety Officers will develop one lesson each quarter, and are looking for suggestions you may have for a lesson learned.

Lessons learned can be defined as knowledge gained through experience. They are considered a key component to an organizational culture committed to knowledge management and continuous improvement. Their goals are to promote recurrence of successful outcomes and reduce the recurrence of negative outcomes. Lessons learned must be both significant and applicable to the organization in order to have an impact.

Lessons learned generated at Fermilab get posted at the following web location: Fermilab Home > ES&H Home > ES&H Tools > Guidance & Information > Lessons Learned. This web page allows you to sign up to receive automatic notices of newly posted lessons.

Besides reviewing lessons learned, and implementing those that make sense for your organization, please stay alert for candidate lessons to pass on to supervisory and/or ES&H personnel. We would like to hear about near-miss incidents and clever safety improvements.

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Accelerator Update
November 1 - 3
- TeV vacuum work continues
- Decomposed O ring found at E4

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


Dinosaurs stay longer
The "Dinosaurios Argentinos" exhibit at the SciTech Hands-on Museum in Aurora has been extended. The exhibit will continue for another two months, unitl January 7, 2007. The exhibit features life-size replicas and 8 complete skeletons of dinosaurs. The objects are for the first time on display in the United States and include the Giganotosaurus, the largest predator to ever walk the earth. Tickets are $12.

Scottish Country Dancing and International Folk Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will meet Tuesday, November 7, at Kuhn Barn. 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. Info at 630-840-8194 or 630-584-0825 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

International Folk Dancing will hold a special workshop this Thursday, November 9. Dennis Boxell, one of the early teachers of Balkan dance in America, will be sharing his knowledge on Serbian and Bulgarian dances, and will have CDs of music and dance videos available as well. The workshop will run from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Kuhn Barn. All are welcome and you do not need to come with a partner. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Professional Development
New classes are always being added to the professional development schedule. For the most up-to-date course offerings, go to the web page.

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