Fermilab at Work

From Nature Italy May 20, 2022: CDF co-spokesperson Giorgio Chiarelli tells the story of how Italy contributed to the measurement of the W boson mass, opening a door on new physics. For more than 10 years after the Tevatron detector at Fermilab produced the last crashes between protons and antiprotons, the collaboration announced the most precise measure of the W boson mass ever achieved.

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Due to ongoing staffing shortages relating to food service, the cafeteria menu selection may be reduced at times, with the possibility of increased wait times. Taher Inc., the lab’s food service vendor, is actively working to remedy this situation as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, and we are working with Taher to find solutions that provide the least amount of impact to our customers. Ongoing catering orders will continue to be honored. Please…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be updating the Fermilab procurement tool RAPTR/ALP at raptr.fnal.gov. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, May 19; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, raptr.fnal.gov will be unavailable. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Please be aware of this downtime and plan accordingly.

  Please be advised that as part of the Sanitary System Improvements Project, there will be contractor activity in the vicinity of the roadway in front of the west entrance of Wilson Hall, this Friday May 20,2022. There will be a road restriction in front of Wilson Hall that will prevent traffic from entering the Ramsey Horseshoe from the usual direction. Traffic to Ramsey Horseshoe will need to enter via the A0 Crossover with detour via Kautz Road, South Booster…

Looking for yardsticks, old or new ones you are looking to get rid of. If you have any you don’t want anymore, I would like to take them off your hands. Please contact sammy1@fnal.gov. Thank you.

The next hybrid honest abs class will be held on Wednesdays, May 25–July 13, from noon-12:30 p.m. You may attend in person at the Fitness Center or via Zoom. You do not need a gym membership to participate. This 30-minute class focuses on the core muscles by sculpting the abs, glutes, hips and legs. Participants will learn a variety of exercises designed to increase overall core strength, improve definition and strengthen the lower back area. The fee for this 8-week…