Announcements and notices

From @brookhaven TODAY, May 13, 2011 Maurice Goldhaber Maurice Goldhaber, a prominent physicist and former director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, died on May 11 after a short illness at Sunrise of East Setauket, an assisted living facility. Goldhaber had celebrated his 100th birthday on April 18, 2011. He was born in Austria, and earned his Ph.D. in physics at Cambridge University in 1936. In 1938 he came to the U.S. as a faculty member of the University of Illinois. He…

May 11-13

– Three stores provided ~19.25 hours of luminosity – FTBF experiment T-978 completed its run on May 11 – Power glitch affected many systems – Lightning strike caused partial loss of stash and tripped off equipment – MI quadrupole tripped off on ground fault indication, bus problem repaired by mechanical support – Pbar personnel replaced the target – FTBF experiment T-979 began its run on May 13 Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron…

On Saturday May 7, Mason Harris was born to Heather and Alan Harris. Alan is a facilities engineer with the DOE Fermi Site Office. Mason was a healthy 7 pounds 11 ounces and 21 inches long. Mom, baby and dad are all doing well. Congratulations Heather and Alan and welcome Mason!

May 9-11

– Four stores provided ~37.5 hours of luminosity – Network storms and Linac RF problems delayed termination of store 8719 – Pbar sweeper magnet controls problems; halted stacking for an hour – A switchyard power supply failure held off beam to FTBF experiment T-978 for about three hours Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

During the last seven-day period, May 2-May 9, the Tevatron set several luminosity records and produced four of the top ten initial luminosity stores ever achieved. Those four stores are shown above (ribbons). The laboratory also broke the record for average integrated luminosity achieved during a single week. Between Monday, May 2, and Monday, May 9, Fermilab achieved several luminosity records. Four of the top ten initial luminosity stores were achieved last week, including store 8709, which set a record…

At noon CST today, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will present the 2011 Department of Energy Strategic Plan via webcast. The plan will serve as a blueprint for DOE to help address the nation’s energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. View the plan here: DOE Strategic Plan. Watch the webcast (password protection will be removed before the webcast begins).

A pop-up ad, such as the one pictured above tricked individuals at Fermilab into clicking on the link provided. Fermilab’s antivirus software would never ask you to remove, download or install items. During the last week, a dozen people fell prey to virus software that was delivered by pop-up boxes when the individuals were surfing the web. When they visited the website, a new window (pop-up) appeared, stating that the computer’s anti-virus software detected dangerous spyware and prompting the user…

May 6-9

– Three stores provided ~63.25 hours of luminosity – Linac personnel repaired multiple problems with LRF1 & 5 – Network storms delayed shot setup *The integrated luminosity for the period from 5/2/11 to 5/9/11 was 76.47 inverse picobarns. NuMI took 3.98E18 of beam during this same time period. Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

May 4-6

– Three stores provided ~39.75 hours of luminosity – Tevatron personnel conducted hollow beam studies – Linac personnel repaired KRF7’s LCW leak – Operators tuned to correct MI-8 collimator beam positions – The Thursday day shift was full of accesses for repairs – MIRF7 tripped off and operators bypassed the station – Cryo system personnel replaced a wet engine flywheel at F2 Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

The LHC Physics Center (LPC) has launched a new website, which features updated navigation, bios of members of the LPC community and a list of LPC events, programs, lectures, seminars and more.