Fermilab TodayWednesday, September 3, 2003  
Wednesday, September 3
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm Fermilab Colloquium - One West
Speaker: E. Heller, Harvard University
Title: The Science and Art of Electron Flow in Two Dimensional Electron Gasses
5:00 pm Artist's Reception - 2nd Floor Crossover

Thursday, September 4
1:30 pm Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: R. Rosenfeld, IFT UNESP, Sao Paulo
Title: The Tau of Higgs Physics
3:00 pm Fermilab Long Range Planning Committee - LHC Open Meeting - One West
Overall Introduction (H. Montgomery)
Vision for LHC at Fermilab (J. Womersley)
LHC Accelerator Research Project (J. Strait)
Detector R&D (J. Freeman)
CMS Tier 1 Center and Computing (L. Bauerdick)
Ideas for a Theory Center (M. Carena)
Ideas for Physics Analysis (R. Demina)
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover

Wednesday, September 3
Chicken Gemelli Soup
Roasted Pork Loin $4.75
Pasta with Ratatouille and Fresh Herbs $3.75
Smoked Salmon on Sourdough $5.50
Bacon Cheese Burger $4.75
Classic Chef Salad $3.75

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Colloquium speaker joins science and art
Rick Heller, professor of physics at Harvard University, personally connects science and art in today's Fermilab Colloquium presentation, "The Science and Art of Two Dimensional Electron Gasses," in Wilson Hall's One West conference room at 4 p.m. An artist's reception will follow the talk today at 5:00 p.m. in the art gallery.

Suris by Rick Heller
Suris by Rick Heller
Heller also has a collection of computer drawings derived from his research on display in Wilson Hall's second-floor gallery through October 30. The exhibit, titled "Mode," illustrates Heller's view of nature repeating itself in the quantum world of fundamental particles.

For more information on Heller's work, visit the art gallery's website. The Colloquium program for 2003-2004 is also online. All Colloquium presentations are open to the public.

In the News
From the Chicago Tribune, September 2, 2003
Even bigger days ahead for data superhighway
By Ronald Kotulak, Tribune science reporter
Vicky White
Vicky White
Imagine a Google-type search engine you could use at home to figure the best odds on the Kentucky Derby or to predict weather in your neighborhood.

The high-energy physics community that just 13 years ago made much of the world's accumulated information available on the World Wide Web is now working to make these problem-solving dreams come true.

Scientists at Fermi and Argonne National Laboratories, along with colleagues around the globe, are building the ultimate supercomputer that they envision almost anyone eventually could use to tackle tough problems now out of their reach.
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From the Daily Yomiuri, September 1, 2003
Signatures of the Invisible
By David Strom
DZero's FPS Module, which was on display in the exhibit.
DZero's FPS Module,
which was on display
in New York City.
One of the things I like about the Net is virtual museums, and the ability to take a look at art from afar. An exhibition that just closed in a New York-based museum near where I live is a good case in point. The show, at the Museum of Modern Art's branch called PS1, is titled Signatures of the Invisible. It was interesting as a collection of collaborative efforts between artists and physicists.
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Director's Corner
Run II
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
After an extended review of Run II, and after consulting with many people both within Fermilab and beyond, I have made the difficult decision that we will not include the silicon detectors in the continuing detector upgrade projects. I have made this decision because I believe it will let us achieve the most science in Run II, within the limits of our budget and the time remaining. I believe it is the right decision for Run II, for Fermilab and for particle physics.

I reaffirm wholeheartedly the laboratory's strong commitment to Run II. The prospects for discovery in Run II will remain brighter than anywhere else in particle physics. The DOE Office of Science has made clear its continuing support for the world-class science of Run II as one of the highest priorities in its particle physics program. To pursue the exciting physics in Run II, we will carry out the accelerator luminosity upgrade program, make improvements to reliability, and complete the non-silicon parts of the CDF and D0 upgrades.

Beyond Run II, our laboratory will continue its flagship role in U.S. particle physics, with world-leading programs in neutrino physics, quark flavor physics and particle astrophysics, in addition to our strong role in the LHC and the development of the next generation of particle accelerators. Fermilab can look forward to a future of extraordinary contributions to the science of particle physics.
Decision on Run II Detector Upgrades

Accelerator Update
- During this seventy-two hour period, Operations established two stores that delivered eighteen hours and fifty-one minutes of luminosity to the experiments.
- Two potential TeV stores lost due to quenches. Experts discovered cogging problem.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Fermilab Arts Series Opening Night
The Fermilab Arts Series is pleased to kick off its 2003-2004 Season with one of the most beloved groups in American music, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Join us on Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 8 p.m. for this special concert. Prior to the performance, there will be a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. titled State Street Jive: The Great Migration and the Birth of Chicago Jazz by Deborah Gillaspie, Curator of the Chicago Jazz Archive at the University of Chicago Library. Stick around after the performance for a special New Orleans-style reception!
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Summer Co-Ed Sandcourt Volleyball League Party
The Summer Co-Ed Sandcourt Volleyball League hosts a Year-End Party with pizza and cash bar in the Users Center on Tuesday, September 9, at approximately 6:30 p.m. after completing that day's scheduled games. Team Photos will be taken. Please bring a dish to pass if you're planning on attending.

Fermilab Library Offers Access to Online Database
The Fermilab Library offers access to the IEEE/IEE Xplore online database. This includes full-text access to all publications (journals, transactions, magazines, standards and conference proceedings) since 1988, with select content going back to 1950.
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Fermi Singers
Come join the Fermi Singers! We will be rehearsing in the Auditorium at Noon today. You bring the voice... we provide the music! If you have any questions call or email our President Anne Heavey.

Bible Exploration for Lunch
Join us Weds. Sept. 3 at Noon in the Small Dining Room (WH-1SW). All are welcome and no preparation is necessary. Meetings last 35 minutes. Additional information at 630-840-3607 or dykhuis@fnal.gov.

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