Fermilab Today Monday, June 8, 2009

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Monday, June 8
2:30 p.m.
Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: Eun-Suk Seo, University of Maryland
Title: High-Energy Frontier of Direct Cosmic Ray Measurements
3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topics: Operating Procedures to Improve Antiproton Production; Tests of Fast Timing Detectors in the Meson Test Beam

Tuesday, June 9
10:30 a.m.
Research Techniques Seminar - Curia II
John Cressler, Georgia Institute of Technology
Silicon-Germanium as an Enabling Technology for Extreme Environment Electronics
12:00 p.m.
Summer Lecture Series - Curia II
Speaker: Harrison Prosper, Florida State University
Title: The Standard Model and Beyond
3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - One West
Speaker: Haruo Miyadera, Fermilab
Title: Large Acceptance Approach to Muon Accelerator

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Wilson Hall Cafe

Monday, June 8
- Smart cuisine: Spicy beef & rice soup
- Corned beef reuben
- Smart cuisine: Honey Dijon glazed pork loin
- Smart cuisine: Spaghetti w/meatballs
- Chicken oriental wrap pineapple
- Assorted sliced pizza
- Smart cuisine: Pacific rim rice bowl

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Oddone addresses need for infrastructure at Users' Meeting

Pier Oddone

The annual Fermilab Users’ Meeting concluded Thursday with a series of talks on possible future projects and a call by Director Pier Oddone for the community to unite behind the need for new U.S.-based research infrastructure.

“For vitality and a competitive position in the world, we need investments of capital,” Oddone said. “The position of U.S. particle physics in the world will depend on those assets.”

Unlike Europe and Asia, the U.S. has not built any large high-energy accelerator projects during the last decade. The Tevatron is at the end of its life, although Mike Procario, of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, told users that his office will push to extend its operation through 2011 because of its exceptional productivity. Oddone stressed the need for additional funding for Tevatron operations, beyond resources required to support the laboratory's future.

Mike Procario
Mike Procario, Department of Energy Office of Science

The success of a solid U.S. high-energy physics program requires that users support the recommendations of the field’s advisory panels, which offer a coherent plan for the field, Oddone said. Project X, a high-intensity proton source, and a neutrino beam to DUSEL in South Dakota would serve as vital projects at the Intensity Frontier on the way to the next global machine at the Energy Frontier.

Getting started on DUSEL and a 100-kiloton detector there would put the U.S. far ahead of global competition in long-baseline experiments and likely attract Asian and European collaborators, Oddone said.

Project X has synergies with the ILC and also could ultimately become the front end of a muon collider. Oddone plans to keep pushing for the Mu2e and neutrino experiments a muon collider would enable. The combined results from those experiments would extend measurements made at the LHC and enable searches for new physics beyond the reach of the LHC.

--Tona Kunz

Special Announcement

DASTOW 2009 set for Wednesday

Don’t forget to kick off summer break for your children with a visit to Fermilab to celebrate Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

A bevy of events highlighting science and ecological aspects of the laboratory are scheduled from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10.

For a complete schedule of events and to see photos from previous DASTOWs, see the DASTOW Web page.

The Fire Department also will bring a note of safety to the day by giving children a chance to learn the proper way to escape a fire by crawling through a 20-foot smoke house. Future firefighters can try their hands at using the department hoses to put out a small blaze.

The cafeteria staff will provide a hotdog lunch for attendees.

This is a great chance to expose children to career options, offer them insight into your work day and just plain have fun.

In the News

Large Hadron Collider to start again, but costs rise in race to discover 'God Particle'

From Telegraph, June 5, 2009

The £4bn particle accelerator, which broke down last year, was to be turned off in winter to reduce energy demands during peak electricity prices.

But the delays and the news that a smaller less powerful accelerator at Fermilab in Illinois is closing in on the particle has meant it will continue running throughout the year – at an extra cost of £13 million.

Dr Lyn Evans, the Welsh scientist who heads the project, said: "It would have been terrible if we'd got everything working and then had to shut it down straight away.

Read more

ES&H Tips of the Week - Environment health

Save your skin this summer

Summer heat is here, take precaution.

A tan may look attractive for a summer, but skin damage and cancer can leave a permanent reminder of summers past.

Some simple measures can literally help save your skin this summer from ultraviolet light medium waves (UVB) that cause sun burns and long waves (UVA) that accelerate skin aging.

The best precaution is to monitor when you expose yourself to sun. High-risk times are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. because UVB intensity peaks then. When in doubt about the local UV peak, apply the rule of thumb that if your shadow is shorter than your height, be wary of sun exposure. Also don’t get fooled by clouds, which may make it appear the threat from the sun has dissipated. Under the right conditions, UV radiation may in fact increase on shady days over what would be present on a clear day. Water and sand also reflect UV light, increasing risks even in areas that appear shaded.

When you do go outside, make sure to take precautions by covering skin or using sun block. The American Academy of Dermatology advises use of at least a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15, and dermatologists prefer formulations of sun block that block UVA and UVB. The academy’s Web site has the listing of what ingredients block these rays. Some ingredients in some sun blocks can break down after an hour of sun exposure. Some controversy exists as to whether the secondary chemicals formed in the product’s breakdown present a danger. Solid blocks such as zinc or titanium oxide provide the most protection without a chemical breakdown.

Remember that there is a diminishing return in terms of actual UVB blocked with the increase in SPF. An SPF of 2, 15, and 30 will screen 50, 93 and 97 percent of the UVB respectively. An ounce, about one shot glass, of product is needed to cover typically exposed skin surfaces. Any product should be reapplied every two hours and more frequently if the skin becomes wet or if you sweat. Sun block should be applied 15-20 minutes before sun exposure.

Safety Tip of the Week Archive

Accelerator Update

June 3-5
- Four stores provided ~29.5 hours of luminosity
- Pelletron come back online
- Store 7106 lost due to abort
- Store 7109 terminated due to air compressor trip
- TeV quench with no store

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


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DASTOW 2009 set for Wednesday

Discount for SciTech summer camps - July 6

Scrapbooking open house

Winners of the Asian/Pacific quiz contest

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New URA e-mail address

Argentine Tango Classes through June 24

Discount tickets to "1964"...Beatles tribute - June 6

Accelerated C++ Short Course: registration open - June 8

International folk dancing - cancelled June 4, resumes at Auditorium June 11

Python training June 17-19

Toastmasters meeting June 18

NALWO "A Summer Evening Potluck Picnic"

English Country Dancing, June 21

Donors needed for Fermilab Blood Drive June 23 & 24. Give a pint - Get a quart of Oberweis ice cream

Microsoft Office 2007 help at the Library

Environmental Safety and Health Fair - June 29

Process piping (ASME B31.3) class offered in October

Discounted Rates at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI

Intermediate/Advanced Python Programming July 22-24

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