Announcements and notices

Feb. 18-21

– Six stores provided ~50.78 hours of luminosity – Vacuum personnel fixed a vacuum leak on the Tevatron D17 collimators – The antiproton source developed with water flow sensor – On Monday morning Pbar personnel accessed and began repairs on two water leaks The integrated luminosity for the period from Feb. 14-21 was 33.64 inverse picobarns. NuMI reported receiving 7.42E18 protons on target during this same period. Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron…

February 16-18

– Four stores provided ~30.5 hours of luminosity – Pelletron repairs continue – NuMI recovered from water skid trip – University of Iowa experiment T953 resumed taking beam in Meson – Tevatron developed collimator and vacuum problems in sector D Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Next month, the Wellness Office will sponsor the following fitness classes: Yoga: 12-1 p.m. Tuesdays, March 1 – April 19, at Ramsey Auditorium. Fee is $85/person. Muscle Toning: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 15 – May 5, at Fitness Center exercise room. Fee is $77/person. Kyuki-Do: 5-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning March 28 at the Fitness Center exercise room. Fee is $55/person. Next month, the Wellness Office will also sponsor the following free wellness offerings: Qigong,…

Fermilab pursues a diverse, world-leading research program that addresses the most important—and most challenging—questions related to research at the Energy, Intensity and Cosmic frontiers. With the closing of the Tevatron particle collider, Fermilab will shift its primary research focus from the Energy Frontier to the Intensity Frontier, construct new experiments and pave the path for large-scale projects that require the world’s most intense particle beams. A new website launched today provides information about Fermilab’s current research program, the projects and…

Feb. 14-16

– Three stores provided ~33.3 hours of luminosity – Interlock personnel replace a bad MI card – Controls personnel replace a bad Pbar card – Tevatron cryo system quenches after store 8498 was terminated – Booster personnel replaced power supply for low-level RF system – Booster personnel repairs termination for Chopper – Network Storm hits; Controls personnel located and isolated problem, but the storm affected many pieces of equipment – Preaccelerator personnel switched from the H- Source to the I-…

On Tuesday, Feb. 15, Fermilab Director Pier Oddone spoke to the Fermilab community about the recent budget scenarios. An archived video of the talk is now available here.

All-hands talk today

Fermilab Director Pier Oddone will address the most recent budget news as it affects Fermilab in an all-hands meeting at 11 a.m. today in Ramsey Auditorium. Overflow seating will be available in One West. The talk will also be available via streaming video here.

Feb. 11-14

– Five stores provided ~40.5 hours of luminosity – MiniBooNE frozen sump discharge line cleared – Tevatron lost some luminosity due to an earthquake in Chile – Store 8488 aborted. No cause was found – ComEd power glitch caused the loss of store 8492, the stash, the stack, cryo systems, CDF equipment, the Pelletron and the failure of equipment throughout the accelerators – MI safety system tripped off due to a ground fault indication Read the Current Accelerator Update Read…

Budget season is upon us. Last week the House Appropriations Committee unveiled its proposal for a FY2011 Continuing Resolution, including proposed reductions in funding to the Office of Science. Today President Obama is expected to issue his budget request for the 2012 fiscal year. Fermilab Director Pier Oddone will address the most recent budget news as it affects Fermilab in an all-hands meeting at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Ramsey Auditorium. Overflow seating will be available in One…

February 9-11

– Two stores provided ~45.5 hours of luminosity – Linac personnel worked on LRF1 and LRF2 – Main Injector ground fault found Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts