Fermilab TodayNovember 11, 2003  
Tuesday, November 11
Noon Cruisin' The Lab - Brown Bag Video Presentation - One West
Title: Fermilab Stories from Your Fellow Employees
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - One West
Speaker: K. Sonnad, University of Colorado
Title: Finding a Nonlinear Lattice with Improved Integrability Using Lie-Transform Perturbation Theory

Wednesday, November 12
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: A. Linde, Stanford University
Title: Inflation, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe

Tuesday, November 11
Broccoli and cheddar soup
Veal steak breaded w/Italian herbs and spices fried till golden brown and topped w/a rich marinara sauce $4.75
Rigatoni pasta topped w/a hearty bolagnese sauce filled w/sausage, sauteed carrots and onions $3.75
Baked ham and Wisconsin Swiss w/wild greens wrapped in a fresh tortilla $4.75
Buffalo dipped chicken breast w/Jack cheese $4.75

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Danielle Peterson playing guitar while stationed in Iraq
Fermilab security guard Danielle Peterson (bottom right) playing guitar while stationed in Iraq.
Fermilab Honors Its Veterans
Veterans Day Barbecue Today
Some 150 veterans currently work at Fermilab. Rafael Coll of ES&H, served in the Navy from 1969-1989 and collected the names of 120 fellow veterans at Fermilab for an email list. (To join the list, contact Rafael Coll.) The list came in handy last week to organize a Veterans Day barbecue, at the Kuhn Barn today from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. "We all have something in common," said Coll. "This will give us a chance to break bread, meet face to face, and spend some time together."

One member of the Fermilab community currently serves in Iraq. Security officer Danielle Peterson, assigned to the 822nd Military Police company of Arlington Heights, Illinois, headed to southern Iraq in January to work at an Internment Facility for POW's.

From Associate Director Jed Brown on Veterans Day
Jed Brown
Jed Brown
Jed Brown, Associate Director of Operations and former Brigadier General of the US Army Corps of Engineers, commented on Veterans Day: "On this day I pause to reflect on the many I served with in the Armed Forces and their accomplishments and their sacrifices. I also remember with gratitude the men and women who have followed and are wearing the nation's uniforms today servicing this great country all over the world.
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Accelerator Update
November 7 - November 10
- Operations received permission to run beam in the Main Injector
- Feeder 45 trip caused problems for the Tevatron, Linac, Booster, and CHL
- Experts accelerated MI beam to 150 GeV
- Future Plans

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

In the News
FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, November 10, 2003
Congressional Fellows Program Honored; AIP &APS Seeking Applicants
Capitol In an October 28 speech on the House floor, Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark (D-CA), called the Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowships "a shining example of a collaborative program that benefits all who participate." The fellowships, he said, are "a remarkable partnership between Congress and the 30 or so participating professional societies that select and fund the Fellows." Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-MI), who introduced the resolution, described the fellowships as " a truly valuable educational program that gives scientists a wonderful opportunity to step out of the lab and into the political process." For physicists who wish to learn about - and contribute to - the policy process, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the American Physical Society (APS) are now seeking applicants for their Congressional Science Fellowships.
More information about applying by the January 15, 2004 deadline

Director's Corner
Good Morning!
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
Yesterday in Washington, I attended the National Press Club lunch to hear Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham's address in which he announced DOE's Twenty-Year Science Facilities Plan. The plan gives DOE's view of future large Office of Science user facilities that will, in the Secretary's words, "lead to more world-class science, which will lead to further world-class R&D, which will lead to greater technological innovation and many other advances…."

The High Energy Physics program has four projects on the Facilities List-BTeV, the Joint Dark Energy Mission, the Linear Collider and the Super Neutrino Beam - and all have direct relevance for Fermilab. I encourage you to read what the report has to say about them.

Planning the future of particle physics starts with thinking about the opportunities for discovery that lie ahead. What is dark matter? What is dark energy? Are there extra dimensions? What happened to the antimatter? Exploring these cosmic mysteries will require many scientific tools in addition to those we already have or are building today. The projects judged to have the greatest impact in that exploration are those that appear on the list above. Similar considerations across all of the fields supported by the DOE's Office of Science led to the comprehensive facilities plan introduced yesterday.

DOE Press Release, November 10, 2003
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham Announces Department of Energy 20-Year Science Facility Plan
Sets Priorities for 28 New, Major Science Research Facilities
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham
Energy Secretary
Spencer Abraham
WASHINGTON, DC - In a speech at the National Press Club today, U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham outlined the Department of Energy's Office of Science 20-year science facility plan, a roadmap for future scientific facilities to support the department's basic science and research missions. The plan prioritizes new, major scientific facilities and upgrades to current facilities.

The 28 facilities cover the range of science supported by the DOE's Office
Ray Orbach
Director of the
Office of Science
Dr. Raymond L.
of Science, including fusion energy, materials science, biological and environmental science, high energy physics, nuclear physics and advanced scientific computation.
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Facilities for the Future of Science: A Twenty-Year Outlook
As the steward of America’s national laboratories, the Department of Energy has a special responsibility to plan for and propose Office of Science investments for the future that will serve to advance the national, energy, and economic security of the United States.

These additional world-class Office of Science user facilities and upgrades to current facilities will lead to more world-class science, which will lead to further world-class R&D, which will lead to greater technological innovation and many other advances, which will lead to continued U.S. economic competitiveness.
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Online Full Text Databases
The Fermilab Library subscribes to publisher-run full-text databases, from the APS, IoP, and the IEEE. The APS and IoP have full-text available back to the 1800's.
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New Books in the Fermilab Library
New materials are located behind the circulation desk in the Library. They will remain on display for a two-week period.

Scottish Country Dancing - Date Change
Scottish Country Dancing will meet on Wednesday instead of Tuesday just for this week at the Geneva American Legion Post. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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