Fermilab at Work

Today we are introducing a new standalone Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Code) (must be on the Fermilab network to view), with the full support of the lab director and the FRA board of directors. The Code provides an overview of the contractual, legal and regulatory requirements governing ethics and conduct for FRA as an organization and for each employee. Importantly, the Code does not include all policies, procedures and requirements that apply to FRA and its employees. Instead,…

WDRS has updated the policy on sponsoring foreign nationals employees for US immigration benefits, which now addresses the requirement to exhaust both J-1 and F-1 temporary statuses before changing to H-1B. It also provides an option of cost analysis in cases where a family-based green card process may replace the employment-based process. Any deviations from the policy, such as an early change to H-1B status, must be approved and initiated by the division head accompanied by a lab business-need explanation….

The High-Luminosity LHC will provide exciting physics opportunities but also daunting computing challenges for CMS. The amount of data will increase by a factor of 60, and the average number of pileup interactions per event is expected to increase by a factor of 5.
Researchers at Fermilab and partners are working to speed up the CMS tracking algorithm by taking advantage of modern, highly parallel CPU architectures.

From CERN Courier, Sept. 23, 2020: Fermilab scientist Panagiotis Spentzouris, head of the Fermilab Quantum Science Program, is one of several experts featured in this article on CERN alumni who have ventured into diverse careers in different fields.

From Physics World, Sept. 23, 2020: The Proton Improvement Plan-II linear accelerator is an essential upgrade to the accelerator complex at Fermilab. The project is being led by PIP-II Project Director Lia Merminga, who talks to Physics World about this international effort to keep Fermilab at the forefront of particle physics.

Zoom yoga class

Would you be interested in a weekly lunchtime Zoom yoga class from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on either a Monday or Thursday? Fee would be $70 for 8 weeks. Please let me know if you might be interested and which day would work best for you. You are not committed to signing up by responding. Please reply to Jeanne Ecker at jecker@fnal.gov by Monday, September 28th.

For sale: 4 rolls of brand-new underground wire. Asking $220 each. If you have questions or need more photos please contact pguijarr@fnal.gov or 630-947-9576.

I have a brand-new apple band, size 42mm, never been used. Only opened for photos. Asking $30.   contact: pguijarr@fnal.gov or text 630-947-9576.