Monday, July 21, 2003  

Monday, July 21
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II

Tuesday, July 22
Noon Summer Lecture Series - Curia II
Speaker: R. Stefanski, Fermilab
Title: Neutrino Programs at the Lab
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: D. Reistad, Uppsala University
Title: Experience of Operation with the Hydrogen Pellet Target at CELSIUS

Monday, July 21
Black eyed pea soup
Chicken Fingers $3.50
Chef's Choice $3.50
Roast Turkey and Dill Havarti $4.75
The Western Burger $4.75

Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Chez Leon

Partly Cloudy 78º/57º
Extended Forecast

Secon Level 3

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Best of luck from Berkeley for a bright and useful future for Fermilab Today.

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A few of you will consider it spam, since you didn't ask for it. Berkeley's advice: be patient and flexible. It's a quick read, and usually a relevant one. Then delete, empty the trash, and you're on your way. It's a quick connection to the news at Fermilab and to Fermilab in the news.

Lehman Review of Run II Upgrade Plan
Danny Lehman
Danny Lehman
On Monday through Wednesday, July 21-23, a committee of experts chaired by the Department of Energy's Dan Lehman will meet at Fermilab to review our plan for the Run II Luminosity Upgrade. The 18-member Lehman panel is charged to review Fermilab's plans for increasing the Tevatron luminosity over the course of Run II. The committee will look at all aspects of the plan, including costs, resources, schedule, technical risks and management structure. They will present the results of their review at a closeout in Ramsey Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23. Fermilab employees whose schedules permit are encouraged to attend.

Fermilab's summer sports leagues in full swing
Fermilab's softball league
Fermilab's softball league
From volleyball to ultimate frisbee, Fermilab's sports leagues are in full swing this summer. Softball league representative, Dave Hockins of ES&H, reports that there are four games left until the playoffs. "If you win the game, you get a free beverage at the users' center. It's all for fun and a little exercise," said Hockins. The Summer Co-ed Volleyball League representative, Lisa Carrigan of FESS, agrees with Hockins. "The point is to meet people that you wouldn't necessarily meet at the lab. Whoever shows up gets to play," Carrigan said.
More information about sports leagues at Fermilab

Good morning!
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
Welcome to the first issue of Fermilab Today. It will arrive every morning in your emailbox. I hope you will find it useful, timely and interesting. Earlier this year, people from every part of Fermilab participated in focus groups on communication within the laboratory. Uniformly, employees from all divisions and sections, with every kind of job, said they wanted more information and a stronger sense of community. I hope that Fermilab Today will respond to those needs. Besides a calendar, it will have photos and stories, employee milestones and achievements, accelerator updates, and pointers to Fermilab stories in the news. It will be a primary communication channel for information about safety, benefits, policy changes, power outages-whatever affects our daily lives at Fermilab. Once a week, I will write a "Director's Corner" message. Write to to give us your comments, suggestions, questions and ideas. Your views matter, because we are all collaborators in this experiment in better communication at Fermilab.

From Scientific American August 2003
Information in the Holographic Universe
Theoretical results about black holes suggest that the universe could be like a gigantic hologram

By Jacob D. Bekenstein
By studying the mysterious properties of black holes, physicists have deduced absolute limits on how much information a region of space or a quantity of matter and energy can hold. Related results suggest that our universe, which we perceive to have three spatial dimensions, might instead be "written" on a two-dimensional surface, like a hologram. Our everyday perceptions of the world as three-dimensional would then be either a profound illusion or merely one of two alternative ways of viewing reality. A grain of sand may not encompass our world, but a flat screen might. read more

July 16-July 18
- Late Thursday afternoon a lightning induced power glitch caused a store to abort and many devices to trip off. However, the Recycler maintained its store of protons.
- Operations established two stores during this period. The total duration for both stores was nine hours and thirteen minutes

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 22 , at the Geneva American Legion Post. More Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or