Announcements and notices

The Computing Division has launched a phased effort to upgrade all Fermilab computers that use Windows to the Windows 7 operating system. Local support team members will be on hand to answer your questions about Windows 7 at the doctor booth in the Wilson Hall atrium during lunch hours on Thursday, March 17. For more information about Windows 7, including a tentative deployment schedule, check the website.

March 14-16

– Four stores provided ~39.31 hours of luminosity – Recycler kicker pre-fired – MiniBooNE resumed taking beam on March 15 during the day shift – Meson Septa motors were replaced Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Fermilab’s Caregiver Support & Resource Group will meet from noon-1 p.m. today in the Small Dining Room of Wilson Hall. All Fermilab staff are invited. If you have questions about how to better cope with caring for your elderly, sick or disabled loved ones, or just need to talk, please join. Ginny Stack, MS, LCPC of Fermilab’s Employee Assistance Program will facilitate this group.

Helping Japan

As the extent of the devastation in northern Japan has become clear, our thoughts remain with our Japanese colleagues and friends. Because of Fermilab’s close connection to Japan, extending over more than 30 years of scientific collaboration, Fermilab employees may wish to donate to charities helping with the recovery efforts. Two well-known, not-for-profit charities collecting donations are: The American Red Cross, which is working with the Japanese Red Cross and accepting donations through its website earmarked to Japan Earthquake and…

The Computing Division has launched a phased effort to upgrade all Fermilab computers that use Windows to the Windows 7 operating system. Local support team members will be on hand to answer your questions about Windows 7 at the doctor booth in the Wilson Hall atrium during lunch hours on Wednesday, March 16, and Thursday, March 17. For more information about Windows 7, including a tentative deployment schedule, check the website.

March 11-14

– Three stores provided ~20.75 hours of luminosity – Main Injector repaired transductor problem – Antiproton Source power supply replaced – The Tevatron quenched during shot setup due to another kicker problem – Tevatron repaired higher order power supply problem – Instrumentation technician repaired Tevatron BPM Front End – Store 8571 lost due to a quench – Tevatron sector B0 cryo system compressor failed * The integrated luminosity for the period from March 7-14 was 6.18 inverse picobarns. NuMI is…

Improved analysis techniques and more data have made the Tevatron experiments more sensitive to the Higgs boson. CDF and DZero exclude a significant portion of the high-Higgs-mass range. Combined the Tevatron experiments now are sensitive to a Higgs mass from 153 to 179 GeV/c2, but statistical fluctuation reduce the actual mass range that can be excluded so far. For the first time, the experiments now also exclude Higgs mass ranges individually (see CDF and DZero graphics). The CDF and DZero…

March 9-11

– The accelerator shut down due to continued ComEd work – Personnel at the Central Utility Building rotated LCW pumps for maintenance work – Water work personnel found and fixed a Main Injector leak – Operators monitored the New Muon Lab’s cryo cavity coupler conditioning – A cryo compressor in Tevatron F-sector tripped off – Operators monitored the conditioning of the Tevatron separators – Operations reported that the Tevatron magnet tilt meters detected the 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast…

Altan will perform traditional Irish music at Fermilab this Saturday. Witness a piece of the Emerald Isle when traditional Irish band Altan takes to the Fermilab stage on Saturday. The group’s award-winning music ranges from hard-hitting reels and jigs to touching old Irish songs. To learn more about the group or their music, visit their website. The show takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, in Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for ages…

It’s time to spring forward! Daylight-saving time begins this weekend. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night before going to bed. The shift to daylight-saving time also serves as a reminder to install new batteries in warning devices such as smoke detectors and hazard warning radios.