Announcements and notices

June 13-15

– Four stores provided ~37.25 hours of luminosity – Cryo system technicians worked on the Tevatron sector B2 system – The Main Injector excitation control and regulation system caused problems – Store 8816 set the second-highest luminosity mark with 424.56E30 – Tevatron hollow beam studies were performed – Store 8816 was lost due to a lightning strike Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Pay freeze

Q. My colleagues at JLab (Jefferson Lab) inform me that JLab management has lifted the DOE-mandated two-year salary freeze and all JLab employees will be eligible for small, regular salary increases as part of their annual performance and salary review process. Please explain why Fermilab has not been able to provide the same consideration to its equally hard-working and deserving employees. A. The two-year DOE pay freeze has not been lifted for any laboratory, including JLab. Employees at JLAb will…

June 10-13

– Six stores provided ~62 hours of luminosity – Store 8805 aborted due to a power supply trip – NuMI began receiving beam on June 11 – Store 8809 aborted due to a vacuum indication – Booster beam instability fixed Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

June 8-10

– Three stores provided ~15 hours of luminosity – FESS personnel switched to different power cables for the Tevatron sector A0 main breaker – Store 8797 lost due to Tevatron quench – Stores 8799 and 8801 aborted due to lightning strike – Tevatron and Main Injector vacuum problems fixed – Heavy rains caused flooding problems – Tevatron personnel conducted electron cloud studies – Feeder #36 fault caused power loss for part of proton area – NuMI resumed taking beam on…

Lyn Evans, former LHC project manager, will give a public lecture at the TIPP 2011 conference on Sunday, June 12. Photo: Copyright 2008 CERN. In a public lecture from 3-4:30 p.m., on Sunday, June 12, at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Chicago, physicist Lyn Evans will share his experience as the project manager for the LHC at CERN. The lecture, titled “Marvel of Technology: the LHC, machine and experiments,” is free and open to the public. Attendance is first…

June 6-8

– Three stores provided ~44.65 hours of luminosity – Mechanical support personnel installed a portable air compressor in the Main Injector – Booster personnel removed NorthStar experimental equipment from MI-8 – 123E10 of antiprotons lost due to MI vacuum burst – Store 8797 aborted due to power cable fault at Tevatron sector A0 – NuMI to take beam by June 11 Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

It is the time of year to reflect on our past year’s performance.  The following portions of the performance review process must be completed in July 2011: 2010-2011 accomplishment report (completed by employee by July 8) 2010-2011 performance review form (completed by manager in July) Goal discussion with manager for 2011-2012 review period Please note the review form has been slightly updated to formalize feedback from matrix-level managers. If you have any questions about the performance review process, please contact…

Rob Roser Join Fermilab at 12:30 p.m. today to learn about the Tevatron’s contributions to the Energy Frontier. In his talk, Fermilab scientist and CDF co-spokesperson Rob Roser will highlight some of the discoveries and technological advances that experiments and workers at the Tevatron have made. He will also explain some of the searches pursued here and at the LHC that are key to understanding some of the fundamental questions of the universe. The lecture is free and open to…

Rob Roser Join Fermilab at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, to learn about the Tevatron’s contributions to the Energy Frontier. In his talk, scientist and CDF co-spokesperson Rob Roser will highlight some of the discoveries and technological advances that experiments and workers at the Tevatron have made as well as explain some of the searches pursued here and at the LHC that are key to understanding some of the fundamental questions of the universe. The lecture is free and…

When the Tevatron sets a new luminosity record, it often is made possible in part by the number of antiprotons the Tevatron received during that time period. Last month, the Antiproton Source set a new monthly stacking record of 161 trillion antiprotons stacked. The previous record was 158 trillion antiprotons stacked set in March of 2010. Congratulations!