Announcements and notices

Employees can access up-to-date information on the self-select voluntary separation program on the SSVSP Web pages. Q. Will there be a tally count of the number of applications submitted for SSVSP posted on the website? A. No, we will not be posting a tally. Because the important number for this voluntary separation program is the number of applications that are accepted, we will not post a running tally of the number of applications submitted. The number of applications that have…

MINOS collaborator Lisa Whitehead, Brookhaven National Laboratory, will give a Wine & Cheese seminar at 4 p.m. today in One West on the experiment’s newest results. Streaming video for the talk will be available. Please note that the seminar presentation is geared toward particle physicists. A feature article on the result will appear in Monday’s edition of Fermilab Today.

Tony Caporelli Anthony (Tony) Caporelli, a journeyman maintenance electrician, died Monday, June 20, in a fatal car accident. Although Caporelli started working with the Operations Department in Fermilab’s Facilities Engineering Site Services Section in March of 2009, his colleagues said that his easy manner, likable personality and can-do attitude made it seem like he’d been part of the group for much longer. Before joining Fermilab, Caporelli was a journeyman electrician with Chicago I.B.E.W. Local 134 for 25 years, including 8…

This month, the Wellness Office will sponsor the following free events: Lunch & Learn: Ask the Farmer from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, in WH2W, Curia II. What do molasses, yogurt, vinegar and ammonia have in common? They are all parts of the organic gardener’s tool caddy. Bill Scheffler from Pure Prairie Farm will teach you how to keep your family friendly garden growing full of flavor all season. Come with questions about your garden. Qigong, Mindfulness & Tai…

This week the CMS detector recorded more luminosity in a single fill than it had in all of 2010. CMS recorded 46.3 inverse picobarns on Tuesday, June 21. The detector recorded 43.17 inverse picobarns in all of 2010. On June 17, the CMS detector reached the milestone of accumulating 1 inverse femtobarn, reaching the LHC goal for all of 2011 after just three months of running. Image copyright CERN.

Help keep Fermilab’s site clean. Join the Third Thursday Lunchtime Cleanup crew to clean areas of the site from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today. Meet at the east ground floor entrance of Wilson Hall for transportation to the cleanup site. Cleanup gear will be provided. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served. Contact Jeannette Olah via email or at x3303 for more information or to sign up.

Fermilab will bring TIAA-CREF representatives on site this week and next to inform employees about their retirement options. On June 23 and June 28,a TIAA -CREF representative will host an informational retirement seminar at Fermilab. The seminar, titled: “Your Retirement Income Options,” will provide a comprehensive view of all income options offered by TIAA-CREF. Ken Wolinski will present the seminar at 2:30 p.m. on June 23 in The Big Room, a conference room in building 327 near CDF (view map)….

June 20-21

– Four stores provided 44.25 hours of luminosity – NuMI personnel conducted target scans – Booster beam tripped off when an RF equipment rack lost its power – Proton Source beam suffered from Booster west anode power supply trips – Interlock technicians began conducting safety system tests of the accelerators – Tevatron personnel conducted luminosity leveling studies – NuMI reports possibly finding the cause of its helium leak Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the…

Today is Fermilab’s Daughters and Sons to Work day. Enjoy science shows, a trip to see the bison and a demonstration of skills and safety at the Fermilab Fire Department. For a complete schedule of events and to see photos from previous DASTOW events, visit the DASTOW Web page.

A young volunteer learns about physics as she helps Dave Schmitz and Mike Cooke with the FUNdamentals of Physics show in Ramsey Auditorium at the 2010 DASTOW event. Photo: Reidar Hahn Don’t forget that Wednesday is Fermilab’s Daughters and Sons to Work day. Fermilab’s DASTOW program returns with traditional favorite activities including Mr. Freeze’s cryogenics show, a trip to see the bison, the FUNdamentals of Physics show and a demonstration of skills and safety at the Fermilab Fire Department. For…