Fermilab TodayTuesday, September 16, 2003  
Tuesday, September 16
12:00 pm The Ultimate Particle: A Road Movie for Particle Physics, One West
3:00 pm Fermilab Long Range Planning Committee Open Session: Physics Landscapes - One West
Speakers: Chris Hill (Overview), Stephen Parke (Neutrino Physics), Ulrich Nierste (Flavor Physics), Marcela Carena (Energy Frontier)

Wednesday, September 17
Workshop on Small-x and Diffractive Physics, September 17-20, 2003 at Fermilab. View program and information.
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break
4:00 pm Fermilab Colloquium - One West
Speaker: K. Agashe, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Grand Unification in RS1, Naturally (and Without SUSY)

Tuesday, September 16
Broccoli and Cheddar Soup
Italian Breaded Veal Steak $4.75
Rigatoni with Bolagnese Sauce $3.75
Turkey and Cheddar Wrapable $4.75
Fried Chicken Sandwich $4.75

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The Ultimate Particle: A Road Movie of Particle Physics Today at 12:00 pm in Ramsey Auditorium
The Ultimate Particle
French film-maker Michel Andrieu is a private investigator figuring out what particle physics is all about in the 60-minute documentary, "The Ultimate Particle," showing in Ramsey Auditorium today at 12 noon. The documentary has Andrieu traveling from Fermilab to CERN, from Paris to Argentina, relentlessly demystifying particle physics for the general audience. "He has taken a look at us and shown the world what he has seen in the world of particle physics," says Fermilab theorist Chris Quigg, who is featured in the film. Several Fermilab employees are featured, as well as the laboratory's geese, which are shown as Andrieu drives up to Wilson Hall in the opening scene. The documentary, already aired in France and Germany, has received rave reviews.

Pipe in the Sky at Meson Laboratory
Second article in a series on some of Fermilab's distinctive buildings, based on ideas for sculptures by founding director Robert Wilson.

Meson Lab
Meson Laboratory: Innovative use of materials
Affectionately nicknamed the "Sewer Pipe in the Sky," the Meson Laboratory's roof is an arch of sewer pipe sections painted bright blue and orange, Fermilab's logo colors. The sewer pipe arches span the entire building, holding up the roof. "A very innovative way of using sewer pipe material," says Ed Crumpley, manager of FESS-Engineering.

There are drawbacks to the design, however. The 44,000 bolts holding the structure together also mean potential leaks from 44,000 bolt holes. "But that kind of thing did not concern Wilson much," Crumpley laughs. Wilson sought the sheer impact of the building, even if it meant leaving a leaky legacy.

Next: Geodesic Dome and Pagoda

In the News
From The Daily Herald, September 13, 2003
Path that would link Fermilab with airport area moves ahead
By Tona Kunz, Daily Herald Staff Writer

A trail looping along the Illinois Prairie Path in Kane County, Fermilab, the technology park at DuPage Airport and DuPage forest preserves is creeping toward reality.

DuPage County officials approved the idea of a Technology Corridor Trail last month and have started working with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, DuPage Airport Authority, western municipalities and DuPage forest officials.
Full story

Director's Corner
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
The business of Fermilab is science. Although we give a great deal of attention to completing construction projects and operating our facilities well, the final products of research at Fermilab are scientific papers that advance our understanding of the universe around us.

This week we will begin a weekly series in Fermilab Today that highlights the emerging science from Fermilab experiments. The first waves of Run II physics results from the CDF and D0 collaborations were very visible at the Lepton-Photon Symposium a month ago. Physicists from the two collaborations will now be producing a steady stream of papers on what they learn from Run II data. Neutrino and astrophysics experiments as well as accelerator physics results will add to the science coming from Fermilab.

Each Thursday, the Fermilab Result of the Week will highlight in a brief plain-English article a physics result coming from CDF, DZero, MiniBooNE or one of the experiments that will begin operating in the future. The Fermilab Result of the Week will give us a new way of recognizing and communicating the science that all of us, in one way or another, help to make possible.

Accelerator Update
September 12 - September 15
- The bake-out of the first Recycler vacuum sections is in progress.
- The location of the coils in 20 Tevatron magnets have been corrected with shims.
- All core drilling for the monuments of the new TeV Net, a new surveying network, is finished.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

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.

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.

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