Archive: March 2009

Tuesday, March 31
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  • U.S. CMS Detector project wins Department of Energy award
  • Director's Corner: Deep down
  • From Science News, April 2009: Planck By Planck
  • From Argonne National Laboratory Newsroom, March 24, 2009: Argonne cloud computing helps scientists run high energy physics experiments using AliEn grid services

Monday, March 30
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  • Fermilab’s Seiya wins Science and Technology Award
  • ES&H Tips of the Week - Environment: From oil spill to environmental law
  • Nominations now accepted for 2009 Alvin Tollestrup Award
  • From Minnesota Public Radio, March 26, 2009: Fed money stimulates construction of NE MN physics lab

Friday, March 27
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  • Fermilab Director Pier Oddone gives public lecture tonight
  • Turn off lights for Earth Hour, reduce energy use
  • From iSGTW: Global virtual communities: opportunities versus barriers
  • From University of Minnesota News, March 26, 2009: Weather underground

Thursday, March 26
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  • Under pressure: Run coordinators keep their cool
  • Result of the Week: Evidence for an unexpected particle found at CDF: Why ask “Y”?
  • Fermilab Director Oddone gives public lecture on Friday, March 27
  • From AIP FYI, March 25, 2009: DOE science stimulus funding plan released; science nominee announced

Wednesday, March 25
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  • An ounce of prevention
  • From Center for Particle Astrophysics: The biggest picture
  • 2009 USPAS awards achievement prizes in physics and technology
  • Workplace counseling a lifeline in economic turmoil
  • From Kane County Chronicle, March 24, 2009: Fermilab gets $35 million from stimulus

Tuesday, March 24
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  • Fermilab to receive $34.9 million in Recovery Act funding
  • Director's Corner: Fermilab and the Recovery Act
  • From Brookhaven National Laboratory, March 23, 2009: Watch Energy Secretary Chu speak about stimulus funding for science
  • From U.S. Senator Dick Durbin's Office, March 23, 2009: Durbin, Foster praise $48 million in DOE funding for Fermilab and Argonne
  • Particle physicist for a day

Monday, March 23
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  • Director welcomes FY09 budget at all-hands meeting
  • ES&H Tips of the Week - Computer Security: SPAM isn’t just in your Inbox
  • From AIP FYI, March 20, 2009: Senate confirms Holdren as new OSTP director
  • From New York Times, March 22, 2009: Energy secretary serves under a microscope

Friday, March 20
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  • All-hands meeting at 11 a.m. today in Ramsey Auditorium
  • Greg Bock appointed associate director for research
  • Drawing close to nature: Patricia Macnamara exhibits work
  • LHC on NPR's Science Friday today at 2 p.m.
  • From NASA News Release, March 18, 2009: NASA's Fermi Mission, namibia's HESS telescopes explore a blazar

Thursday, March 19
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  • High rise lights go out for Earth Hour
  • Result of the Week: Astounding accuracy
  • All-hands meeting at 11 a.m. Friday in Ramsey Auditorium
  • From New Scientist, March 18, 2009: Meet Stephen Hawking, children's author
  • From NPR's Science Friday, March 13, 2009: Particle hunters

Wednesday, March 18
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  • Particle oddball surprises CDF physicists at Fermilab
  • From the CMS Center: Learning from CDF and DZero
  • ES&H weekly report, March 17
  • All-hands meeting at 11 a.m. Friday in Ramsey Auditorium
  • From Scientific American, March 17, 2009: Colliding philosophies: Smarter algorithms help find new particles

Tuesday, March 17
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  • How fast is too fast?
  • FY 2009 Budget
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: how it affects you
  • From symmetrybreaking, March 16, 2009: SuperB moves forward

Monday, March 16
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  • Geese Police return to clear Fermilab walkways, paths
  • ES&H Tips of the Week - Safety: Rescue at Chez Leon
  • From CERN, March 13, 2009: CERN launches new youth site on Web's 20th anniversary
  • From Arizona Daily Star, March 14, 2009: UA gives 'God particle' hunt more than a prayer

Friday, March 13
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  • Fermilab Press Release: Fermilab experiments constrain Higgs mass
  • Videos of the Day
  • Photo of the Day
  • From Science News, March 10, 2009: Single Top Quark Detected
  • Irish Celtic music comes to Fermilab

Thursday, March 12
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  • Fermilab Press Release: Precision measurement of W boson mass portends stricter limits for Higgs particle
  • Fermilab Result of the Week: Racking up diffractive W bosons at CDF
  • Photo of the Day
  • From Argonne, March 11, 2009: Eric Isaacs named director of Argonne National Laboratory
  • From MSNBC, March 10, 2009: Tales of the Big Bang

Wednesday, March 11
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  • Special Result of the Week: Single and loving it!
  • Director's Corner: Padova
  • From Bloomberg, March 11, 2009: Congress Sends $410 Billion Spending Bill to Obama for Signing
  • Special Announcement: Indian Association of Fermilab presents Dandia/Garba dance event March 27

Tuesday, March 10
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  • From symmetrybreaking: Lecturer gives glimpse of cosmic ray research
  • Accelerator Update
  • From The Johns Hopkins University Gazette, March 9, 2009: Taking important scientific research to the general public

Monday, March 9
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  • Fermilab collider experiments discover rare single top quark
  • ES&H Tips of the Week - Safety: ES&H – a five point check list for safety
  • From Geneva Sun, March 6, 2009: IMSA founder to be honored in D.C.
  • From symmetrybreaking, March 6, 2009: The latest from the LHC

Friday, March 6
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  • From symmetrybreaking: A first: String theory predicts an experimental result
  • Go green with Payroll's self-serve system
  • Photo of the Day: New Employees
  • Change your clock forward, change your battery
  • From The Economist, March 5, 2009: I'm not looking, honest!
  • From University of Chicago Chronicle, March 5, 2009: Cosmologists seek to identify the physics of key components in their picture of the universe

Thursday, March 5
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  • Public lecture opportunity: Fact or fiction? The science behind "Angels and Demons"
  • Result of the Week: You can’t top stop
  • Photo of the Day: NLDC members meet with Secretary of Energy Chu
  • From New Scientist, March 3, 2009: Quantum superheroes: The science of "Watchmen"

Wednesday, March 4
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  • Enjoy hands-on activities at Wonders of Science event
  • From the Computing Division: Best practices
  • Video of the Day: Hackers in action
  • Safety Update

Tuesday, March 3
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  • Teachers learn from Golden Apple winner at Fermilab
  • Director's Corner: Washington week in review
  • Photo of the Day: A toast to former DESY Director Albrecht Wagner
  • From Times Online, Mar. 2, 2009: Portrait of a man at the beginning of time
  • From, Feb. 26, 2009: Do you have an eye for entanglement?

Monday, March 2
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  • Fermilab goes greener with leaf-based fertilizer
  • ES&H Tips of the Week - Health: A pain in the neck
  • Tornado siren maintenance today
  • From AIP FYI, Feb. 27, 2009: Obama administration releases FY2010 budget overview
  • From CERN Bulletin, Feb. 27, 2009: The latest from the LHC
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