Fermilab TodayThursday, September 4, 2003  
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
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover

Friday, September 5
3:30 pm Wine & Cheese - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: C. Quigg, Fermilab
Title: The Double Simplex: Envisioning Particles and Interactions

Thursday, September 4
Old Fashioned Tomato soup
Italian Sausage Sandwich w/ Peppers and Onions $3.75
Herb Crusted Chicken Breast $3.50
Shaved Ham and Cheese $4.75
Monte Cristo $4.75
Turkey Club Salad $3.75

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Chez Leon
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Planning Fermilab's Future
Fermilab's Long Range Planning Committee begins a series of open meetings today, September 4, with an inaugural topic of LHC physics at 3 p.m. in One West.

Hugh Montgomery
Hugh Montgomery
"At these meetings, we hope to hear from the broader community, and any reactions or opinions they may have," says LRPC chair and Associate Director for Research Hugh Montgomery.

Director Michael Witherell founded LRPC in June to develop realistic options for the lab's scientific program in the next decade. The committee plans to present a draft report in December 2003. A description of the committee's mission and the agenda for the first meeting are available on the Web. Refreshments will be served following the presentations.

In the News
From Physics Today, September 2003
Accelerators and Dinosaurs
By Michael S. Turner
Michael Turner
Michael Turner
Sixty-five million years ago, dinosaurs ruled Earth, and then astrophysics killed them. To be fair, Earth and a 10-km-sized asteroid suffered a collision governed by the laws of Isaac Newton, a physicist, not an astronomer. Since World War II, accelerators have ruled the world of big science, with no less success than the dinosaurs. Bigger and better accelerators probed matter down to the level of its most basic constituents--quarks and leptons--and in the process established the standard model of particle physics, an elegant mathematical description of the deep inner workings of nature. Then--according to some--astrophysics struck accelerators dead as the dinosaurs.
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Accelerator Update
September 1 - September 3
- Operations established one store during this forty-eight hour period. This store, along with one other provided approximately twenty-one hours and thirty-one minutes of luminosity to the experiments.
- A TeV store aborted due to a blown high voltage fuse at the F0 service building.
- Experts successfully completed seven 2.5MHz transfers of antiprotons from the Main Injector to the Tevatron.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Recreation Office Closed September 5
The Recreation Office will be closed from 11:00-5:00 on September 5. The office will reopen on Monday at 8:30 AM.

Recreation T-shirts and Recreation Facility Memberships
The Recreation Office will be selling Recreation T-shirts and Recreation Facility Memberships at the Health Fair, September 10. Everyone who purchases a t-shirt or membership will be eligible for a prize drawing.

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Golf League End of Season Golf Outing
The sign-up deadline is Friday, Sept. 5, for the year's final golf outing. The year-ending event, open to everyone, will be held Sept. 12 with a 9 a.m.shotgun start at Edgebrook Country Club in Sandwich, IL. The $50 fee (due by Sept. 9) includes golf, cart, contests, and dinner.
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Wednesday Night Bowling League
Fermilab's Wednesday night bowling league, opening Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m., is looking for bowlers for the fall and winter league. Contact Sherry Kindelberger (x4025) or Al Legan (x4074).

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