Announcements and notices

John Korienek Fermilab PPD employee John Korienek, 77, died on July 23, 2011. John started at Fermilab on July 20, 1970, in the machine shop. In 1971, he transferred to the film analysis group of the Physics Department. It was there that he maintained the bubble chamber film scanning machines and built the manually operated measuring machine, accurate to one micron. After Wilson Hall was completed, he disassembled the machines to fit in the elevators and re-assembled them on the…

July 29 – Aug. 1

– There were no stores due to the Tevatron cryo systems being in recovery mode – Main substation brought back online – Operators and accelerator personnel worked to recover all systems – Beam established to NuMI, MiniBooNE and the Meson FTBF T-1008 experiments – Controls problems stopped MTA from taking beam Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

The Partners for Clean Air and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency have issued an Air Pollution Action Day notice for Wednesday, Aug. 1. Check www.cleantheair.org for updates and tips on reducing air pollution.

July 27-29

– One store provided ~12.75 hours of luminosity – NuMI magnet cabling work continued – The main accelerator safety system dropped – The master substation and Kautz Road substation lost power due to ComEd power lines going down in storm – Many accelerator devices had to be replaced or repaired – Tevatron cryo and vacuum systems recovery continued Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

The Fermilab sirens will undergo annual maintenance on Monday, Aug. 1. Testing will begin around 9 a.m. Sirens will be serviced one at a time, and the process will take about one hour to complete. Each service will conclude with a brief sounding of the siren. However, if there is the potential for severe weather later in the day, the sirens will not sound during the maintenance service. Please be aware that the normal monthly siren test will still take…

As part of the email modernization project, the laboratory will switch to a new anti-virus and anti-spam filtering system on Tuesday, Aug. 2. The new service will dramatically increase the accuracy of identifying and eliminating spam email and significantly decrease the false-positive (valid email identified as spam) rate. The service promises a capture rate of over 99 percent for spam and no more than 0.0003 percent false-positives. The Computing Sector expects that email users will no longer receive messages that…

On July 27, representatives from Fermilab’s Directorate, the DOE Fermi Site Office, FESS, TD and contractor A.J. Maggio Co. celebrated the completion of the IB3 addition with the dedication of a plaque. The IB3 addition, which will house Fermilab’s new materials laboratory, was a project completed with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Photo: Cindy Arnold

This month, the Wellness Office will sponsor the following free events: Lunch & Learn: Migraines and Cluster Headaches on Wednesday, Aug. 24, in WH2W, Curia II from noon to 1 p.m. Qigong, Mindfulness & Tai Chi Easy® for Stress Reduction classes from 7 to 8 a.m. on Wednesdays in Ramsey Auditorium; and from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Fridays in Ramsey Auditorium Information about the Fermilab swimming pool: Daily entry fee: $7 per person; $5 per person after 5 p.m….

Employees should take care when walking outside of Wilson Hall starting Monday, Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug. 5. Workers will wash the exterior windows during those workdays. Starting on Monday, Aug. 8, employees should remove any signs or decorations on the glass surfaces in their offices. Workers will clean interior glass, including windows and dividers, between Aug. 8 and Aug. 17. They will clean atrium glass on Aug. 18 and 19. Please be aware that you may be asked to…

Mark Leininger Stop by the second floor crossover today, July 28, from 12-2 p.m to say farewell. Mark Leininger is a problem solver. For the past few decades, he’s helped Fermilab solve problems that it hadn’t faced before, such as how to bend the magnets in the Main Ring to the proper curvature or how to give computational support to an entire collaboration. But now, after more than 35 years, Leininger is ready to tackle some tasks in the next…