Archive: February 2008

Friday, February 29
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  • Career fair at Fermilab helps students stay on track
  • Promotions for nine scientists
  • From ISTGW: Les Robertson: six years at the head of the LCG
  • Letter to the Editor: Time for reflection
  • From Scientific American, Feb. 25, 2008: Better beams give more big bang for buck

Thursday, February 28
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  • "NUMB3RS" (D)Zeros in on Fermilab
  • Record luminosity, pbar stacking records reached
  • Fermilab Result of the Week: New mixing in the standard recipe?
  • From Chicago Maroon, Feb. 26, 2008: U of C asks Congress to aid research
  • From Herald News, Feb. 26, 2008: Minooka HS plans science celebration

Wednesday, February 27
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  • Kaori Maeshima named U.S. CMS Operations Coordinator
  • From the Particle Physics Division: The power of innovation
  • ES&H weekly report, Feb. 26
  • From Chicago Tribune, Feb. 27, 2008: Taking sharper aim at cancer
  • From AIP FYI, Feb. 26, 2008: Energy Under Secretary Orbach discusses impacts of funding shortfalls

Tuesday, February 26
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  • Fermilab to host global warming presentation
  • Director's Corner: HEP scenarios
  • From, Feb. 7, 2008: Time machine to be created underground? Probably not.
  • From Times Online, Feb. 24, 2008: A life in the day: Dr. Brian Cox

Monday, February 25
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  • Crystal bells stay silent in CDMS dark matter search
  • Safety Tip of the Week: Tips from Minnesota colleagues
  • From The University of Chicago Chronicle, Feb. 21, 2008: Zimmer, other leaders advocate for basic science research funding
  • From, Feb. 20, 2008: Vector inflation points the way

Friday, February 22
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  • Nebraska physicists track particles with pixels
  • Special Announcement: SLAC Town Hall meeting
  • From ISTGW: Powering discoveries: Ranger set to fuel new era of scientific discovery
  • From SLAC today, Feb. 21, 2008: P5 Meets at SLAC to discuss U.S. particle physics vision
  • From National Geographic, March 2008: At the heart of the matter: The hunt for the God Particle

Thursday, February 21
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  • Play safe, win Fermilab gear
  • Getting stuck while going up: Elevator safety tips
  • Special Fermilab Result of the Week: Axion result all washed up
  • From abcnews, Feb. 14, 2008: Will we ever ‘Jump’?
  • From Kane County Chronicle, Feb. 17, 2008: Construction brings metal theft

Wednesday, February 20
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  • Special Announcement: IDES on site
  • Dark Energy Survey project building coming into focus
  • From the ES&H: Think traffic safety
  • From, Feb. 15, 2008: A ‘golden channel’ for new physics
  • From, Feb. 18, 2008: Bubble chamber puts new constraints on WIMPs

Tuesday, February 19
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  • Physicist offers remedy to pain of airplane boarding
  • Director's Corner: HEPAP Meeting
  • From Arizona Daily Star, Feb. 17, 2008: '08 may prove to be a watershed year in large-scale physics
  • From, Feb. 16, 2008: Big science's big day

Monday, February 18
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  • Fermilab to host career expo
  • Safety Tip of the Week: Winter driving trends & tips
  • In Memoriam: Tom Droege
  • From Association of American Universities, Feb. 13, 2008: Press Release: Industry-University Coalition Seeks $500 Million Supplemental Funding for Basic Science Research

Friday, February 15
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  • Statement of support for NIU community
  • COUPP experiment tightens limits on dark matter
  • Orbach discusses FY2009 budget request with HEPAP
  • From iSGTW: Grid computing opens new line of studies in fusion
  • From SLAC, Feb. 15, 2008: SLAC director emeritus awarded the 2007 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize

Thursday, February 14
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  • Volunteer teaches English language survival
  • HC Physics summer school for Generation LHC
  • Result of the Week: Shedding light onto other dimensions
  • From, Feb. 14, 2008: Budget cuts undermine U.S. role in atom-smasher project

Wednesday, February 13
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  • Aid the environment, help FNA
  • MIT physicist helps late night host solve physics quandry
  • In Memoriam: Elizabeth Brown
  • From the Computing Division: Computing keeps on rolling
  • ES&H weekly report, Feb. 12

Tuesday, February 12
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  • From symmetry: Entering Higgs habitat
  • Eleventh annual URA Thesis Award Competition underway
  • Director's Corner: Laying foundations
  • From Brookhaven National Laboratory, Feb. 8, 2008: Latest supercomputer calculations support the six-quark theory

Monday, February 11
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  • Fermilab scientists contribute to 3D chip development
  • Photo of the Day: Winter wilderness
  • Safety Tip of the Week: Winter driving trends & tips
  • Reduced hours in Medical Department
  • From Chicago Tribune editorial, Feb. 8, 2008: Sacrificing science

Friday, February 8
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  • Closing in on the Higgs
  • From iSGTW: Computing the unseen: the search for dark matter
  • Reduced hours in Medical Department
  • From Brookhaven, Feb. 6, 2008: Racing ahead at the speed of light

Thursday, February 7
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  • Fermilab discusses future with P5 panel
  • IceCube construction reaches halfway point
  • Result of the Week: The beauty of asymmetry
  • From Beacon News, Feb. 6, 2008: Fermilab layoffs set for June

Wednesday, February 6
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  • Fermilab accepts Federal Electronics Challenge
  • From the Accelerator Division: Up and running
  • ES&H weekly report
  • From nature news,, Feb. 6, 2008: Bush asks for more physics — again
  • From Chicago Tribune,, Feb. 6, 2008: Fermilab rescue too late

Tuesday, February 5
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  • FY09 budget request
  • Fermilab theorist wins Humboldt Research award
  • Director's Corner: Tough news
  • From New York Times,, Feb. 5, 2008: Physicists hope U.S. budget will mean an end to research cuts

Monday, February 4
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  • Straight talk on unemployment compensation
  • Safety Tip of the Week: 2008 ES&H plans
  • From Illinois 13th District Congresswoman Judy Biggert,, Jan. 31, 2008: Biggert urges President to restore science funding

Friday, February 1
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  • Across the ocean, yet close to home
  • From iSGTW: Editing, analyzing, annotating, publishing: TextGrid takes the a, b, c to D-Grid
  • Special Result of the Week: CDF scientists create a buZZ
  • From AIP FYI, Jan. 31, 2008: Energy Under Secretary Orbach: "We are now at a perilous moment in the history of funding for science in the United States"
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