Fermilab TodayFriday, September 26, 2003  
Friday, September 26
3:30 pm Wine & Cheese - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 pm Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: M. Ramsey-Musolf, California Institute of Technology/U. Connecticut
Title: Sub-Z SUSY
8:00 pm Fermilab International Film Society - Auditorium
Tickets: Adults $4
Title: One Day in September

Saturday, September 27
7:00 pm Pre-Concert Talk - 1 West
State Street Jive: The Great Migration and the Birth of Chicago Jazz
Deborah Gillespie, Curator, Chicago Jazz Archive, U. Chicago
Free Admission
8:00 pm Fermilab Arts Series
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Auditorium
Tickets: $26/$13

Monday, September 29
2:30 pm Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: H. Hoekstra, University of Toronto
Title: The Hunt for the Equation of State of the Universe
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over

Friday, September 26
Clam chowder
Country fried steak $4.75
Gourmet Sandwich of the day $4.75
Grilled ribeye sandwich $4.75
Chef's Choice $3.50

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Chez Leon
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Feynman Computing Center Operations
Computer Clusters and Networks Down on Monday Morning
The Feynman Computing Center (FCC) will have a major power outage exceeding the laboratory site outage on Monday morning, September 29th. The FCC power outage will start at 5:00 a.m. and is expected to last until at least 9:30 a.m. The work is for the installation of new circuit breakers for additional UPS battery backups, and electrical maintenance on the 480V electrical panels and feeder switch to the building. This maintenance does not allow for the UPS and standby generator to run, as is the normal process.

Central computer systems at FCC will begin shutting down at 3:00 a.m. Monday morning, including the CMS, CDF and D0 production and analysis farms, and the FNALU, KTeV and SDSS clusters. All remaining central systems, including the central site web server, will be shut down prior to 5:00 a.m. Offsite Internet access, including email, will be unavailable. Onsite networks will be down during most of the outage, although some networks will be partly available when power is restored to Wilson Hall at 7:30 a.m.

Because email will be affected by the work being done at FCC, Fermilab Today will not be sent out until noon on Monday.

The status of systems, as they are brought up at FCC, may be monitored online.

Behind-the-scenes tour for the public on October 5
Eric Ramberg at test beam area in Meson Building
Erik Ramberg at the test beam area in Meson Building
Fermilab offers visitors a special program on Sunday, October 5, at 1 p.m. The two-hour program includes a 30-minute presentation by Fermilab physicist Erik Ramberg, a tour of the experimental assembly area at the New Muon Lab, and a visit to the popular viewing area on top of Fermilab's Wilson Hall. Visitors will learn about the building blocks of matter and how Fermilab's accelerators provide clues on the evolution of the early universe. Advance registration for the program, which is free of charge, is required by Friday, October 3, at noon.
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Bob's Blackout Bulletin
Major Power Outage on Monday
Bob Mau
Bob Mau
If you're an early bird, you might want to sleep in next week. On Monday, September 29 from 7:00 a.m to 7:30 a.m., there will be a power outage that will affect most of Fermilab's site. In the beginning of September, Bob Mau reported that the main power feeders that run off the master substation were moved over to the Kautz Road substation. On September 29, these main power feeders will be moved back to the master substation. The entire site, except for the village, will lose power during this thirty minute time period. It is recommended that you shutdown your computer before leaving for the weekend.

In the News
From The Washington Times, September 25, 2003
Taking science to the 'extreme'
By Ann Geracimos
Avis Carpenter, 14, says he likes looking into things, as does 13-year-old William Budd. Tynisha Owens, 12, gives her sense of curiosity its rightful name, telling it like it is.

"I like messing with stuff," she says.
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From Nature, September 25, 2003
Cosmologists cluster to plot course towards dark energy
By Geoff Brumfiel
[CHICAGO] For five years, cosmologists and theoretical physicists have been wrestling with the bombshell discovery that a mysterious entity called 'dark energy' may be responsible for two-thirds of the energy and matter in the Universe.
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Fermilab Film Series
Friday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m.
One Day In September Adults $4.00/ Students $2.00
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Fermilab Arts Series
It's not too late to get tickets for Opening Night with Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Saturday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Pre-Concert Talk at 7 p.m. in Room One West - Deborah Gillespie of the Chicago Jazz Archives, U. Chicago
Post Concert Reception
$26 ($13 ages 18 and under)
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Habitat Restoration Volunteer Group
Join the Fermilab Habitat Restoration Volunteer Group on Saturday, September 27 to help plant acorn seeds and pick sedge seeds.
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