Announcements and notices

March 18-21

– Three stores provided ~44 hours of luminosity – Time Line Generator problems fixed – Tevatron RF station trip caused luminosity loss – Controls personnel replaced bad Meson Septa motors – Booster personnel repaired chopper – Lightning strikes caused store 8594 to abort and many other accelerator problems – Tevatron cryo magnet failed and must be replaced – Tevatron off for 10-11 days * The Integrated Luminosity for the period from 3/14/11 to 3/21/11 was 70.75 inverse picobarns. NuMI is…

March 16-18

– Four stores provided ~44.25 hours of luminosity – Recycler kicker problems – Operators filled the Antiproton Source water system – FESS configured the MI-30 LCW pump to run remotely Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

A fire was detected last night about half a mile down the access shaft of the Soudan Underground Mine. All personnel are safe; no one was in the mine at the time the fire was detected. The Soudan Underground Laboratory, managed by the University of Minnesota, houses two Fermilab experiments: the far detector for the MINOS neutrino experiment and the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is the operator of the mine and is coordinating emergency…

Larry Sauer Larry Sauer, the engineer primarily responsible for the mechanical installation of Fermilab’s Main Ring, Tevatron and Main Injector accelerators passed away Sunday, February 13, after a prolonged fight with pulmonary fibrosis. Sauer joined the Main Ring section during the early days of Fermilab and took on the challenge of installing all the Main Ring mechanical systems, including the magnets, the most visible part of the project. “Larry, by his skill and careful planning made it possible to complete…

Next month, the Wellness Office will sponsor the following fitness classes: Kyuki-Do: 5-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, April 11 – May 18, at the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Fee is $55/person Yoga: 12-1 p.m. Tuesdays, April 26 – June 14, at Wilson Hall Auditorium. Fee is $85/person. Next month, the Wellness Office will also sponsor the following free events: Lunch and Learn about Probiotics from noon – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, in WH Curia II. Presenter is Richard…

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.