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WHAT ARE WE DOING? The ProCard application now must be accessed within the Citrix Workspace (also known as “sage.fnal.gov” or “MFA”) environment. A YubiKey is required to access to this environment. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Detailed steps on how to access the ProCard application can be found in the user guide, Access to Fermilab Business and Financial Resources with YubiKey: https://eworkhub.fnal.gov/wp-content/uploads/MFA_Yubikey_User_Guide.pdf If you have any questions about this email, contact the Service Desk: https://servicedesk.fnal.gov servicedesk@fnal.gov (630) 840-2345

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Due to security and maintenance reasons, you will be required to access the ProCard application within the Citrix Workspace (also known as “sage.fnal.gov” or “MFA”) environment beginning May 6, 2021. Access to this environment requires a YubiKey.   WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? If you do not have a YubiKey, you must request one from the Service Desk as soon as possible so that your YubiKey can be mailed to you by post and tested…

We send our condolences to the family of Fermilab employee David Lowell who  passed away on 4/2/21.   David, joined the lab as part of CCD in January 2013, working to support the engineering community by managing Teamcenter and related applications.   David E. Lowell October 30, 1959 – April 2, 2021 David E. Lowell, age 61, of Crown Point, IN, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021. David is survived by his wife: Cary of 34 years; 3 children:…

Due to annual maintenance of transformers and HV switches, Lab A currently has no power or networking capability. this impacts networking for KTeV as well. Power was turned off on Friday, Apr. 2 at 8:30 a.m. and is expected to be restored by 4 p.m. Central Time.  

FermDash was successfully upgraded March 20 and 21.We wanted to offer you a couple reminders about accessing FermiDash: There is a known error in which some FermiDash users have received a “permission denied” error when attempting to access FermiDash. If this occurs, please refer to the knowledge article at https://fermi.servicenowservices.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0012925 for the workaround. In order to access FermiDash, it’s best to edit any bookmarks to access FermiDash to point to https://fermidash.fnal.gov.  This URL automatically redirects FermiDash users to the application,…

Sheila Cisko is retiring from the lab on March 26 after almost 42 years. Sheila started in Photography/Visual Media Services in 1979 and then joined what was then the Computing Division as videoconference coordinator in 1995. In addition to providing expertise regarding many audio and video conferences over the years, Sheila has been involved in several transformative projects, most recently: migration from ReadyTalk to Zoom; standardization of conference room AV equipment, migration of on-site email and calendaring to Office 365…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing is required to deprecate insecure encryption methods, such as DES/3DES, in the FNAL.GOV Kerberos realm. As part of this effort, we are making a change that will ensure all Kerberos principals  only use AES strong encryption beginning on March 31. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? After this change, the Kerberos realm will no longer accept DES and 3DES encryption.  If you do not re-key your special principals by March 31, you will not be…

Title: Measuring QCD Splittings with Invertible Networks Date and time: Thursday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. – noon Central Speaker: Theo Heimel, Heidelberg University Abstract: QCD splittings are among the most fundamental theory concepts at the LHC. In this talk, I will present how conditional invertible neural networks, a realization of normalizing flows, can be used to extract posterior distributions for QCD theory parameters from low-level jet observables. This approach expands the LEP measurements of QCD Casimirs to a systematic test…

To fulfill our DOE contractual requirements regarding technical publications and export control review, we would like to remind all Fermilab authors, visitors, guest scientists or members of a collaboration using Fermilab facilities to request a report number for all material that will be released outside of Fermilab at https://techpubs.fnal.gov/. Report numbers are required for all papers submitted to journals, conference reports, slides, posters and technical memos. All copyright forms required must be signed by Fermilab’s Technical Publications Office, in accordance with DOE…

Please be aware that we have received reports from members of the general public who have received phone calls that appeared to have come from Fermilab phones (630-840-XXXX). In these cases, it is evident that these phone numbers were spoofed, meaning, the phone system from which the call was made was configured to appear as if it was coming from a Fermilab number.   Unfortunately, there isn’t anything we at the lab can do to prevent some other entity from…