Announcements and notices

April 6-8

– Three stores provided ~34.75 hours of luminosity – Main Injector ramp trip caused the transfer loss of antiprotons to the Recycler – CALICE experiment T-978 returned to the Fermilab Test Beam Facility – NuMI conducted target scans Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

If action is not taken by Congress by midnight tonight, the government will shut down. A shutdown, however, will not immediately affect FRA employees. Fermilab has sufficient monetary reserves in its contract from DOE to continue operating for about four weeks. Employees of FRA will be able to continue working for a minimum of one month during a government shutdown.

TIAA-CREF, the retirement account vendor used by Fermilab, recently informed the laboratory that files containing the first names, last names and e-mail addresses of some TIAA-CREF participants were accessed without authorization. TIAA-CREF uses Epsilon, the e-mail database company mentioned above, to send e-mails to its clients. Please note that TIAA-CREF customer account or financial information was NOT shared with Epsilon. Customer account information remains intact and secure. Because of this, there is a chance you may receive unsolicited (spam) e-mails….

April 4-6

– Two stores provided ~31.25 hours of luminosity – CDF and DZero accessed their collision halls – FTFB T-932 experiment completed its run – Tevatron accessed to investigated sump pump and vacuum pump problems Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

The CDF collaboration will present a new result at 4 p.m. today in the Auditorium. Viviana Cavaliere, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give the special seminar, titled “Invariant Mass Distribution of Jet Pairs Produced in Association with a W boson in proton-antiproton Collisions at sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV.” Streaming video of the talk will be available through Visual Media Services live video stream.

Neutrinos have been the darlings of poetry, the destructors of the world in science-fiction films, the names of companies, rafts and more. These ghostly particles generally come from the sun and travel through nearly everything. So, how exactly does Fermilab create and study these ghostly particles? Join Fermilab at 12:30 on Wednesday, April 6, to learn about neutrinos, including where they come from, how they fit into the field of particle physics and what neutrinos might be able to tell…

Everyone who lives or spends time in the U.S., including certain visa holders who have spent at least 183 days in the U.S. over any 3-year period, is subject to a requirement to report certain foreign bank accounts. The deadline for filing this report for 2010 is June 30. Learn more. Anyone who has a foreign bank account should review the IRS guidance or consult a tax advisor. The Visa and Payroll Offices do not have the expertise to advise…

Neutrino physicist Dave Schmitz sits in front of the MINERvA detector. Schmitz will give the next Physics for Everyone talk on neutrinos on April 6. Join Fermilab at 12:30 on Wednesday, April 6, to learn about neutrinos, including where they come from, how they fit into the field of particle physics and what neutrinos might be able to tell us about the universe. In his talk, titled “In one ear and out the other: a neutrino talk,” neutrino scientist Dave…

– Seven stores provided ~83.25 hours of luminosity – Tevatron quenched during shot setup due to RF station trip – Store 8606 quenched due to vertical corrector magnet power supply glitch – Proton Source beam quality problems being investigated – New Meson FTFB experiment T-932 – Store 8603 quenched due to vertical corrector magnet glitch – Proton Source investigating beam position problems – New Meson FTFB T-932 experiment began taking beam – MI LCW magnet leak found and fixed –…

Neutrinos have been the darlings of poetry, the destructors of the world in science-fiction films, the names of companies, rafts and more. These ghostly particles generally come from the sun and travel through nearly everything. So, how exactly does Fermilab create and study these ghostly particles? Join Fermilab at 12:30 on Wednesday, April 6, to learn about neutrinos, including where they come from, how they fit into the field of particle physics and what neutrinos might be able to tell…