Fermilab Today Archive 2013

Friday, Dec. 20

  • Season's Greetings: Happy holidays from Fermilab
  • From Nature, Dec. 18, 2013: Particle physics: together to the next frontier
  • Frontier Science Result: MINERvA: Counting neutrinos, one flake at a time
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Edgar Allan Poe and the beginning of time
  • Photos of the Day: Let it snow
  • From Slate, Dec. 16, 2013: Do we live in a 10-dimensional hologram?

Thursday, Dec. 19

  • From FermiNews: Santa at nearly the speed of light
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Chasing the neutrino to measure W boson direction
  • Photo of the Day: Dawn's frosty light
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: January wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • From Physics, Dec. 16, 2013: Viewpoint: ups and downs in the search for dark matter

Wednesday, Dec. 18

  • Milestone: Recycler sends slip stacked beam to Main Injector
  • From the Core Computing Division and the Business Services Section: Emergency notification system to launch
  • In Brief: Free on-site health screening for active employees in January
  • In Brief: Employee verification form for University of Chicago - Fermilab scholarship
  • Photos of the Day: Particle decorations
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Dec. 17
  • From CNN, Dec. 14, 2013: Meet a Higgs boson - "God particle" - detective

Tuesday, Dec. 17

  • From symmetry: Mu2e attracts magnet experts
  • Director's Corner: Recognizing accomplishments, part 2
  • Milestone: Tom Wokas retires Dec. 18
  • Milestone: Final plastic extrusion for NOvA far detector produced
  • Photo of the Day: Venus and the moon
  • From The New York Times, Dec. 13, 2013: Listen up, it's neutrino time
  • From Physics World, Dec. 11, 2013: Classical carrier could create entanglement

Monday, Dec. 16

  • MINOS+ adds to the book on neutrinos
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Using obsolete software
  • Milestone: Bill Mumper departs Fermilab Friday, Dec. 20
  • In Brief: Final P5 meeting this week, town hall meeting today
  • Photos of the Day: Spirit of the holidays: Fermilab employees volunteer packing meals for children
  • Milestone: New employee - December
  • From Physics World, Dec. 13, 2013: Cosmic neutrinos named Physics World 2013 Breakthrough of the Year
  • From Science, Dec. 2, 2013: A link between wormholes and quantum entanglement

Friday, Dec. 13

  • From the Directorate: Introducing PIP-II
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Turning a page
  • Milestone: PXIE produces first beam
  • Photos of the Day: Mingling with Nobel Prize winners in Stockholm
  • In Brief: Vote for your favorite chairs
  • From Nature, Dec. 10, 2013: Simulations back up theory that universe is a hologram

Thursday, Dec. 12

  • From symmetry: Day in the life: Neutrino detector block
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Looking for exotic Z boson decays
  • Milestone: NOvA crew finishes 10,000th module for far detector
  • Photo of the Day: Positively ribbitting
  • From The Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 5, 2013: How extreme magnetic fields shape the universe's cataclysms
  • From Nature, Nov. 26, 2013: LHC plans for open data future

Wednesday, Dec. 11

  • MicroBooNE, in 3-D
  • From the Accelerator Division: Cowboy wisdom
  • In Brief: Education Office holiday sale - today and tomorrow
  • Photo of the Day: Recognition on Capitol Hill of U.S. participation in Higgs discovery
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Dec. 10
  • Accelerator Update: Accelerator update, Dec. 9
  • From The Chicago Tribune, Dec. 9, 2013: Physics becomes entertainment at Fermilab

Tuesday, Dec. 10

  • Mu2e superconducting cable prototype successful
  • Special Announcement: Special seminar Thursday
  • From symmetry: Reading in the Higgs era
  • In Brief: Transition of medical plans to Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Photo of the Day: Last look at fall in Chicagoland
  • From The Beacon-News, Dec. 8, 2013: Saturday mornings are for physics at Fermilab

Monday, Dec. 9

  • Profile: Bill Gatfield, Technical Division welder
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Keep the holidays fun and safe
  • Photo of the Day: Friday night lights
  • Video of the Day: Big questions: dark matter
  • From symmetry: U.S. particle physicists look to space
  • From NBC News, Dec. 4, 2013: What's dark matter? Find out about the new frontiers of physics

Friday, Dec. 6

  • Special Announcement: Labwide party - today in Wilson Hall atrium
  • Frontier Science Result: Holometer: Approaching the final frontier
  • Physics in a Nutshell: You are made of force fields
  • Photo of the Day: Women at work on the Dark Energy Survey
  • Video of the Day: New NOvA video available
  • From symmetry: 10 journals to go open-access in 2014
  • From UChicago News, Dec. 5, 2013: Eric D. Isaacs appointed provost of University of Chicago

Thursday, Dec. 5

  • From symmetry: Explain it in 60 seconds: baryonic acoustic oscillations
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Flipping a coin to help measure charge asymmetries
  • In Brief: Subscribe to Fermilab's new community newsletter
  • Photo of the Day: Clinging to a cloud
  • In Brief: Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series box office moves to Wilson Hall mezzanine
  • From New Scientist, Dec. 3, 2013: Hints of cold dark matter pop up in 10-year-old circuit
  • From iSGTW, Dec. 4, 2013: High-performance computing clears up big bang chemical conundrum

Wednesday, Dec. 4

  • Two million gallons in the NOvA detector
  • From the Finance Section: The budget and debt ceiling
  • Photo of the Day: El Gordo
  • In Brief: Brookhaven to host final public P5 meeting
  • Death: In memoriam: Jacqueline Wilson
  • Accelerator Update: Accelerator update, Dec. 2
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Dec. 3
  • From Physics, Dec. 2, 2013: Synopsis: catching dark matter red-handed
  • From Nature, Nov. 22, 2013: Mexican observatory pushes the limits of gamma-ray astronomy

Tuesday, Dec. 3

  • Sergei Nagaitsev takes over as head of Accelerator Division
  • Director's Corner: Recognizing accomplishments
  • From symmetry: The early universe
  • Photo of the Day: On reflection
  • Construction Update: MicroBooNE moves into Phase 1
  • From Physics Today, December 2013: The future of the Higgs boson
  • From The Boston Globe, Dec. 1, 2013: Yes, but what are neutrinos for?

Monday, Dec. 2

  • Milestone: Gene Fisk receives medal from Mexican Physical Society
  • Tip of the Week: Health: The right stuff for dealing with the white stuff
  • From Computing Bits: Fermilab welcomes new deputy CIO
  • From Quantum Diaries: What's in a name? The wit and whimsy of a national lab's conference rooms
  • Milestone: Employee receives degree through Fermilab Tuition Assistance Program
  • Photo of the Day: Looking up
  • From ars technica, Nov. 27, 2013: Elusive Higgs decay channel spotted; particle looks ever more standard
  • From Physics World, Nov. 27, 2013: Does the positron 'excess' really exist?