Announcements and notices

A pop-up ad, such as the one pictured above tricked individuals at Fermilab into clicking on the link provided. Fermilab’s antivirus software would never ask you to remove, download or install items. During the last week, a dozen people fell prey to virus software that was delivered by pop-up boxes when the individuals were surfing the web. When they visited the website, a new window (pop-up) appeared, stating that the computer’s anti-virus software detected dangerous spyware and prompting the user…

May 6-9

– Three stores provided ~63.25 hours of luminosity – Linac personnel repaired multiple problems with LRF1 & 5 – Network storms delayed shot setup *The integrated luminosity for the period from 5/2/11 to 5/9/11 was 76.47 inverse picobarns. NuMI took 3.98E18 of beam during this same time period. Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

The LHC Physics Center (LPC) has launched a new website, which features updated navigation, bios of members of the LPC community and a list of LPC events, programs, lectures, seminars and more.

Gennady Obrant, DZero collaborator, passed away last week from a heart attack. Obrant was a long-time collaborator on DZero, where he worked on many aspects of the experiment, including in the control room and as an active member of the Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) group. “Gena was an excellent physicist, always helpful, and a good friend to many of us. We will miss him,” said DZero co-spokespersons Dmitri Denisov and Stefan Soldner-Rembold.”We would like to express our condolences to Gena’s family…

May 4-6

– Three stores provided ~39.75 hours of luminosity – Tevatron personnel conducted hollow beam studies – Linac personnel repaired KRF7’s LCW leak – Operators tuned to correct MI-8 collimator beam positions – The Thursday day shift was full of accesses for repairs – MIRF7 tripped off and operators bypassed the station – Cryo system personnel replaced a wet engine flywheel at F2 Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

In mid-April the federal government enacted a Continuing Resolution for the rest of this fiscal year, and over the past few weeks the Office of Science has allocated funds to its various offices and programs. The laboratory still awaits the final details from the Office of High Energy Physics, but we have received positive news on the level of funding we can expect to receive for the remainder of the fiscal year. Based on this news I can tell you…

Children eat cryogenically frozen marshmallows after the Mr. Freeze show at DASTOW 2010. Credit: Cindy Arnold Save the date: Wednesday, June 22, will be the annual Daughters and Sons to Work Day at Fermilab. DASTOW’11 will offer many of the always popular events along with some new additions. Watch Fermilab Today for more details in the coming weeks.

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will give the public lecture at this year’s Fermilab Users’ Meeting. The lecture will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, in Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium. Tickets must be reserved in advance, and there is a limit of two tickets per person. Tickets are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis through the Arts & Lecture Series box office located on the first floor of Wilson Hall, or by calling 630-840-ARTS.

May 2-5

– Three stores provided ~45.5 hours of luminosity – Controls personnel repaired Pbar repeater problem – Store 8709 set record with a luminosity of 431.07E30 Read the Current Accelerator Update Read the Early Bird Report View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Join Fermilab at 12:30 p.m. today to learn about muons, including what they are, how we study them and what they might tell us. In his talk, titled “The magic of muons” scientist Chris Polly will explain what Fermilab experiments are teaching us about these particles and how they’re getting that information. The lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place in Ramsey Auditorium. No registration is required. There will be time for questions and answers….