Announcements and notices

May 20-23

– Four stores provided ~47.25 hours of luminosity – NuMI off for target repairs – Tevatron personnel conducted hollow-beam studies – Tevatron quenched during transfer of antiprotons – EE support repaired Tevatron quadrupole regulator’s load cable – Lightning strike on the evening of May 22 caused recycler kickers to prefire, the loss of the stash, and lost communication with Pelletron *The integrated luminosity for the period from 5/16/11 to 5/23/11 was 59.22 inverse picobarns. NuMI took 4.73E16 of beam during…

May 18-20

– Four stores provided ~ 37.5 hours of luminosity – Tevatron personnel conducted several crystal collimator studies – Tevatron personnel conducted a hollow-beam study – Operations reported network storms – Run Coordinator allowed CDF a three-hour access on Friday, May 20 Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Lisa Rogers Lisa Rogers, a Federal contracting officer in the DOE Fermi Site Office passed away on Thursday, May 9 , after battling cancer. She was 47. Rogers began her career with DOE in 1980. In high school, she participated in a DOE program that offered students part-time secretarial work. After graduation, students could choose to work full time at DOE. Lisa did, starting out in the Financial Management Division of DOE’s Chicago Operations Office. Throughout her career with DOE,…

Death

Patrick Hughes, a former Fermilab employee who worked in the Machine Shop, died May 9 after battling pancreatic cancer. Read his obituary.

Relocation survey

Did you change cities, states or countries when you came to Fermilab? If so, Fermilab’s International Services Office would love to speak with you. The International Services Office is collecting information about individuals’ experiences relocating to Fermilab and adjusting to our unique environment. The goal is to identify events or issues that make the relocation process more enjoyable or difficult and then to develop resources and systems to help with the transition – for employees, visitors and accompanying family. Your…

May 16-18

– Three stores provided ~14.25 hours of luminosity – Tevatron repaired wet engines at A3 and F3 – NuMI’s target failed, experiment off for one month – Tevatron D2 wet engine blew seal, caused store 8741 to quench – Tevatron quenched during checkout when quench protection monitor rebooted itself – Tevatron personnel conducts crystal collimator study Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Earlier this month, Fermilab Director Pier Oddone appointed the following new members of the Fermilab Physics Advisory Committee (PAC): Daniela Bortoletto, Purdue University Roger Blandford, Stanford University Chip Brock, Michigan State University Jeff Harvey, University of Chicago Their terms will begin with the June PAC meeting, which will take place this year in Snowmass, CO. The new members will replace the outgoing members whose terms end with the June meeting. Outgoing members include: John Carlstrom, University of Chicago JoAnne Hewett,…

Head to the Main Ring for exercise from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. today. Start to walk, run, bike ride or rollerblade at Ring Road A1. Stop at mile marker tables for water, snacks and fun activities. Participants receive a free 10,000 Steps-A-Day t-shirt, a pedometer, frozen yogurt coupon and more. The Employee Health & Fitness Day event kicks off Fermilab’s 10,000 Steps-A-Day Walking program. Participation prizes will be given for logging your steps. The event is sponsored by the…

Death

Lisa Rogers, an employee in the DOE Fermi Site Office died on Thursday, May 12. She was 47. Visitation for Rogers will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 20 at the New Horizon Christian Fellowship, located at 3577 East New York St., in Aurora. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, May 21. Viewing will take place from 10-11 a.m. and a service will begin at 11 a.m. at Greater Mount Olive Church of God and Christ,…

May 13-16

– Five stores provided ~63 hours of luminosity – Tevatron personnel conducted hollow-beam studies – EE support personnel helped operations turn on the Tevatron electron lens – Booster suffered from low-level RF room temperature problems – NuMI target problems held off NuMI beam – Necessary cryo system repairs on wet engine flywheels required the run coordinator to terminate store 8737 on May 16 *The integrated luminosity for the period from 5/9/11 to 5/16/11 was 63.88 inverse picobarns. NuMI took 4.15E18…