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After more than four decades of service at Fermilab, Glenn Smith will retire on June 1. Glenn started out as a technician at Fermilab in August 1977 and was assigned to the Tevatron Dipole construction program.  He rapidly became a supervisor, overseeing the construction of the Low Beta Quadrupoles for the Tevatron. Since then, he has been instrumental in the completion of the permanent magnets for the Recycler ring, Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) chambers (components for the CMS detector at…

Human Performance Improvement is an often-misunderstood tool that organizations can use to make fundamental improvements in their processes. In the decade HPI has been active at Fermilab, countless individuals have applied its techniques to identify and correct issues within their projects and programs. Joe Pygott is one of them.

It is with great sadness we inform the Fermilab community that retired long-time Fermilab employee and friend to many David B. Augustine suddenly passed away on March 6, 2022, at the age of 66 years young. Dave is survived by his loving wife Diane; sons David (Lindsay), Joel, and Timothy; grandchildren David Jr. and Ariana Augustine; siblings Constance Augustine, Mark (Denise) Augustine, Joette (Robert) Watson, and Diane Augustine; in-laws Lillian LaJevic-Augustine, Patricia Augustine, Connie Augustine, Michael (Anna) Martin, Susan (Ron)…

We are saddened that our friend and former colleague David Ritchie passed away on March 7. David began his 40-year career at Fermilab in the summer of 1971. Throughout his career, he was dedicated to and passionate about his work and serving his fellow physicists. Over the years, David held many positions that involved different aspects of computing, including leader of the DEC Systems and the Distributed Software groups, as well as the Databases and Information Department; he was a…

We are saddened to bring the news that our friend and colleague Tom Ferbel died at home on March 13, 2022, at age 84. Tom was active in experiments at Fermilab from the very beginning back in the 1970s when he worked on one of the original bubble chamber experiments. He was part of the E706 direct photon experiment in the 1990s and from then until now a member of the DZero experiment at the Tevatron collider. In DZero, Tom was…