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					                                                                                                           Friday, August 19, 2005

                                             Annual GSA Triathlon
Friday, August 19                            Set For This Saturday                           ILC NewsLine Feature:
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break -                                                          And Yet They Will Collide
2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical
Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: C. Howcroft, California Institute
of Technology
Title: Charge Separated Atmospheric
Neutrinos at the MINOS Far Detector

                                             Two participants of the 2004 GSA Triathlon
Monday, August 22
                                             wind their way through Fermilab's prairie.
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break -
                                             (Click on image for larger version.)
2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting -       Any and all interested Fermilab Users,          Phil Burrows of Queen Mary University
                                                                                             describes the challenge of making electron
Curia II                                     employees, graduate students, family and        and positron beams as small as possible at
Note: Particle Astrophysics Seminars will    friends are invited to take part in this        the interaction point.

resume in the Fall                           summer's annual GSA Triathlon. The race         The following appears in the inaugural
                                             will consist of an 800 yard swim followed       edition of ILC NewsLine, the weekly e-
                                             by a 20 kilometer bike ride around the          mail newsletter of the International Linear
              Partly Cloudy 86º/69º          Fermilab site and a five kilometer run, and     Collider Global Design Effort.
                                             begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 20
           Extended Forecast                 at the village pool.                            Despite the nanometer size of the
                                                                                             bunches of electrons and positrons
           Weather at Fermilab               "For a triathlon, this one is very easy         produced at the future International Linear
                                             going," said GSA officer Jen Pursley. "It's     Collider, they will collide! The ILC will
                                             meant for everyone to participate in at         produce the tiniest particle beams ever
                                             their own levels."                              created, some 10 billion electrons and
              Secon Level 3
                                                                                             positrons packed into five-nanometer
                                             Registration for the triathlon is free. While   beams. Controlling the alignment of the
                                             the GSA officers encourage participants         beam will be crucial. Further, after
                                             to register before August 20, anyone            interaction, the 10 Megawatt beam must
                                             ready to race at 8 a.m. on Saturday is          be extracted safely, to protect both the
                                             welcome. Racers can compete                     detector and the accelerator.
                                             individually or as a member of a two to
                                             three person team, and the top male and         "The great challenge is to make the
                                             female finishers will receive a prize.          beams as small as possible at the
                                                                                             interaction point," said physicist Phil
                                             "I hope the participants enjoy the race,"       Burrows, of Queen Mary, University or
                                             said Pursley. "This is a chance to have a       London, "keeping in mind that we have to
                                             good time and to meet other people who          make these tiny spots collide."
Friday, August 19                        share your same interests. Who knows,
Old Fashioned Ham & Bean Soup            you could find a new running buddy at the     The scientists of Snowmass Working
Black & Blue Cheeseburger $4.85          triathlon."                                   Group 4, "Beam Delivery," are studying
Chicken Wellington $3.75                 More Information                              this problem, looking at everything that
Stuffed Manicotti $3.75                  —Kelen Tuttle                                 happens after the Main Linac, including
Roasted Veggie & Provolone Panini                                                      Beam Delivery, interaction point, crossing
$4.75                                                                                  angles and feedback system. Will there
                                         New Life Insurance Plan
Assorted Pizza Slices $3.50                                                            be two interaction points? What will be
                                         Offered to Employees
Vegetarian Stir Fry $4.85                                                              the collision angle? There are myriad
                                         The Fermilab Benefits Office has selected
                                                                                       questions to address.
                                         an enhanced life insurance plan for all
The Wilson Hall Cafe now accepts Visa,                                                 Read more
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Express at Cash Register #1.
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                                         coverage for themselves and their
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
                                         dependent(s) during the open enrollment
                                         period that starts on August 22 at 8:00
Wednesday, August 24                     a.m. and ends on September 12 at 5:00
Lunch                                    p.m. The guaranteed portion of this
Curried Chicken & Pineapple Salad        coverage will be effective on November 1,
Raspberry Sherbet w/Raspberry Sauce      2005.

Thursday, August 25                      A representative from the insurance
Dinner                                   carrier will give several presentations to    Fermilab User Gavin Hesketh of Northeastern
Melon and Prosciutto                     explain the plan in detail and answer
                                                                                       University took this photo of a Praying Mantis
Scallops in Maple Cream                  questions. These presentations will occur
                                                                                       crawling up his DZero trailer window on
Sautéed Pea Pods                         in Wilson Hall, 1 West, on
                                                                                       Wednesday afternoon. (Click on image for
Black Forest Parfait                     August 22 at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.;
                                                                                       larger version.)
                                         August 24 at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.;
Chez Leon Menu                           and August 26 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30
Call x4512 to make your reservation.     p.m. Since this is a new life insurance       ILC Newsletter Launches
                                         plan with very different features, the        ILC NewsLine, the International Linear
                                         Benefits Office strongly recommends that      Collider Global Design Effort's e-mail
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                                         If employees do not wish to make any          4th Annual GSA Triathlon
                                         changes to their life coverage, they do not   This 800 yard swim, 20 km bike ride and
                                         need to complete any forms. For those         5km run will take place at 8 a.m. on
                                         employees wishing to increase their level     Saturday, August 20. Racers can
                                         of coverage, open enrollment forms and        participate individually or as a member of
                                         insurance applications are available at the   a 2-3 person team. To register, contact
                                         Benefits Office.                              the GSA officers. Registration is free.
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