Fermilab TodayMonday, September 15, 2003  
Monday, September 15
2:30 pm Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: U.-L. Pen, University of Toronto
Title: W0 from Skewness in Weak Lensing
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover

Tuesday, September 16
3:00 pm Fermilab Long Range Planning Committee Open Session: Physics Landscapes - One West
* Overview (C. Hill), * Neutrino Physics (S. Parke), * Flavor Physics (U. Nierste), * Energy Frontier (M. Carena)

Monday, September 15
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St. Louis Style Ribs $4.75
Chef's Choice $3.50
Roast Turkey and Cheese Sandwich $4.75
The Western Burger $4.75

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Series on Future 'Physics Landscape' Opens Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. in One West
The Physics Landscape Committee begins a series of talks on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 3-5 p.m. in One West, with the Fermilab community invited to presentations by Stephen Parke, Ulrich Nierste and Marcela Carena.

Chris Hill
Chris Hill
"Major discoveries at the energy frontier are essentially guaranteed within the next decade," says theorist and Physics Landscape Committee chair Chris Hill, who will introduce the talks. "These discoveries will reveal the mechanism of the origin of mass and define the 'landscape of physics' beyond the Standard Model. In just one example, neutrino physics is unraveling the nature of neutrino masses and species, yielding the first hint of physics at the 'grand unification scale.'"

The Physics Landscape committee, a subcommittee of the lab's Long Range Planning Committee, is attempting to envision the science of elementary particle physics as it evolves into the next decade, and to identify targets of opportunity for the Fermilab HEP program. The presentations represent starting points for discussion. Cosmology and Astrophysics will be among the topics in future meetings, with the schedule of talks and receptions posted on the LRPC Web site.

In the News
From UC Berkeley News, September 10, 2003
Physicist Frank Crawford, who worked on bubble chambers, supernovas and adaptive optics, has died at 79
By Robert Sanders, Media Relations
Frank Crawford in 1975 with the corrugahorn he invented.
Frank Crawford in 1975 with the corrugahorn he invented. (Photo courtesy LBNL)
BERKELEY Frank Stevens Crawford Jr., a consummate physicist who was as intrigued by the physics of hot chocolate as by the workings of atom smashers and supernovas, died July 28 at the age of 79.

Crawford, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), had suffered from Parkinson's disease for more than 10 years, and died of respiratory failure related to the disease at a board and care home in San Rafael, Calif.
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From The Shorthorn, September 10, 2003
Discovering Dark Matter
By Kateryna Ivanova, The Shorthorn staff
Stars on the outskirts of the Milky Way galaxy are not behaving as they should.

According to the laws of physics, the stars toward the center of a galaxy should rotate much faster than those near its outside should. Astronomical observations, however, contradict that theory the stars on the border of the Milky Way galaxy spin much faster than scientists once predicted.
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Fermilab Architecture in Form and Function
Fermilab Today offers an examination of some of Fermilab's distinctive buildings, based on ideas for sculptures by founding director Robert Wilson. "And the architects made the function of the building fit the sculpture idea," says Ed Crumpley, manager of FESS-Engineering and architect of the Feynman Computing Center, featured in an upcoming installment.

The series begins today with:
The Magnetism of Wilson Hall

Wilson Hall
An early morning view of Wilson Hall from across Swan Lake.
The laboratory's headquarters and signature building, Wilson Hall suggests the cross-section of a quadrupole magnet when viewed in combination with its inverted image in the Reflecting Pond.

The design also offers a distinctive response to the natural forces of wind and temperature change. The crossover floors join the independent 16-story towers, offering flexibility to the structure. However, replacing abrasive surfaces in the corner sliding joints represented a major element of the building's recent $18-million refurbishment. "The really amazing thing about the building is that it is crude and rough in its finish," says Crumpley. The building also has an internal quirk. Wilson preferred open stairways so he could have an open view when he ran up and down for exercise.

Next: Meson Laboratory

Accelerator Update
September 10 - September 12
The first week of the shutdown is over. Among other things, work was done on Lambertson liners, Collimator and Conning tower.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Time to patch MS Windows again!
More Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities have been discovered, very similar to the one recently patched on so many machines here. If you are still a Windows user, have your system(s) attended to by your Windows support staff promptly - this is expected to be every bit as serious as the previous vulnerability. Be sure not to overlook seldom-used Windows installations on spare systems, disused laptops or dual-boot machines!

Upcoming Training and Development Classes
Sept. 16 - Performance Appraisal Workshop: Conducting the PA Discussion
Oct. 7-9 - Intro to XML
Oct. 14 & 16 - Editing HTML for Admin. Professionals
Oct. 28 - HTML Intro
Oct. 29 - HTML Intermediate
Oct. 30 - Cascading Style Sheets
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Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16 ,at the Geneva American Legion Post. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Ultimate Particle: A Road Movie of Particle Physics
Tomorrow at noon in One West.

Open Enrollment for the Medical and Dental Insurance Plans
The open enrollment period ends this week. The open enrollment form must be in by 5:00 P.M. on September 19, 2003.
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Fermilab Recreation Facility - Fiscal 2004 Membership Year
Fiscal 2004 Recreation Facility memberships are available beginning September 2 in the Recreation Office, WH15W. Application forms and waivers can be found on the Recreation web page. 2003 memberships will expire October 1. For more information contact the Recreation Office, x2548, x5427.

Interior Window Cleaning Schedule for Wilson Hall
September 15: Ground floor and mezzanine

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