Archive: January 2013

Thursday, Jan. 31

  • Building a home for the NOvA Near Detector
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Shedding light on the Higgs
  • In Brief: Young scientists meet with deputy director on Friday to prepare for Snowmass
  • Photos of the Day: Glimpsing the lives of coyotes
  • From The Hindu, Jan. 21, 2013: Neutrino observatory site work to kick off in February [in India]

Wednesday, Jan. 30

  • From symmetry: Illuminating the dark universe
  • From the Center for Particle Astrophysics: Break out the bubbly
  • Photo of the Day: Tuition Assistance Program degree recipients
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Jan. 29
  • University Profile: University of Iowa
  • From Il Tirreno - Pisa, Dec. 24, 2012: Farewell to the researcher Aldo Menzione

Tuesday, Jan. 29

  • Crisscrossing cables give new look to Wilson Hall stairwells
  • Director's Corner: URA Council of Presidents
  • Construction Update: The LArTF loading dock area
  • Photo of the Day: Consul general of Italy visits Fermilab
  • From The Hindu, Jan. 24, 2013: A different kind of experiment at CERN
  • From BBC News, Jan. 27, 2013: Quantum biology: Do weird physics effects abound in nature?

Monday, Jan. 28

  • Profile: One minute with Francisco Rios, senior mechanical technician, AD
  • Tip of the Week: Health: Bean jumpy?
  • Milestone: New employees - January
  • Photo of the Day: Moons of Earth and Jupiter
  • From Nature, Jan. 24, 2013: Shrunken proton baffles scientists
  • From Sanford Underground Research Laboratory Newsletter, January 2013: In Memoriam: Al Mann

Friday, Jan. 25

  • Wellness Feature of the Month: February wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Experiments on quark matter
  • In Brief: Financial and procurement systems down Feb. 6-11
  • Death: In memoriam: Nancy Theis
  • Photo of the Day: Shades of winter
  • From New Scientist, Jan. 21, 2013: Twitter reveals how Higgs gossip reached fever pitch
  • From BBC News, Jan. 18, 2013: Fermi telescope may change to dark matter hunting

Thursday, Jan. 24

  • Fermilab scouts feathered fliers over the holidays
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Advancing theory through precision measurement
  • Photo of the Day: Coyote canter
  • Death: In memoriam: Dale Miller
  • "Relics and Reliquaries:" an artist preserves a small part of history
  • Special Announcement: Road D closed Friday, Jan. 25
  • From A.T. Kearney's Ideas and Insights, January 2013: The science of big data

Wednesday, Jan. 23

  • Paving the way: first student from a Philippine university at Fermilab
  • From the Technical Division: Blocking bubbles leads to a breakthrough
  • Milestone: Beam back in Booster
  • Photo of the Day: A new haunt for owl
  • From symmetry: A bullet through an apple
  • From Kane County Chronicle, Jan. 14, 2013: Hultgren appointed to Science Committee for 113th Congress

Tuesday, Jan. 22

  • DOE launches Environmental Assessment for LBNE
  • Director's Corner: A great physics briefing book
  • Construction Update: Electrical and piping work for new cryoplant nearly complete
  • From symmetry: Precocious protons
  • From Wired, Jan. 9, 2013: Galactic pile-up may point to mysterious new dark force in the universe

Friday, Jan. 18

  • Physics in a Nutshell: The atom splashers
  • Frontier Science Result: MINOS: Organizing the masses at MINOS
  • Photo of the Day: Among the reeds
  • In Brief: Cybersecurity and Java 7
  • From Science Codex, Jan. 14, 2013: Scientists reassemble the backbone of life with a French particle accelerator
  • From Physics, Jan. 11, 2013: Focus: Ground-based instruments could detect cosmic wall structures

Thursday, Jan. 17

  • In Brief: Fermilab winter weather closing notifications
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Right size, wrong shape for Z's with b's
  • In Brief: Call for applications: URA Visiting Scholars Program
  • Photo of the Day: Water strider
  • From The Atlantic, Jan. 14, 2013: The largest structure ever observed in the universe

Wednesday, Jan. 16

  • How burly bison bear the winter
  • From the Business Services Section: The Material Move Request
  • University Profile: Rice University
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Jan. 15
  • From The Economist, Jan. 12, 2013: Mass effect

Tuesday, Jan. 15

  • You survived 2012! Now go make the most of 2013
  • Director's Corner: Making our projects a success
  • Photo of the Day: You elegant fowl
  • Construction Update: Drip ceiling installation in NOvA Near-Detector Cavern
  • From Science News, Jan. 10, 2013: Heart of the matter
  • From Science, Jan. 10, 2013: Has the Milky Way lost weight?

Monday, Jan. 14

  • Accelerator Division graduate student helps develop world's first digital DCCT
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: New certificates for the new year
  • Photo of the Day: V formation
  • From Science News, Jan. 10, 2013: New clock revolves around an atom's mass

Friday, Jan. 11

  • From symmetry: Midwest muon experiments carry on East Coast legacy
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Is it the Higgs boson?
  • From Berkeley Lab News Center, Jan. 9, 2013: The farthest supernova yet for measuring cosmic history
  • From BBC News, Jan. 10, 2013: Supernova 'Mingus' could shed light on dark energy

Thursday, Jan. 10

  • In Brief: Don't let the warm weather fool you - watch for black ice
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: An important vertex
  • Photo of the Day: After Beauvais
  • From Physics World, Jan. 9, 2013: Muon-capture measurement backs QCD prediction
  • From Chemistry World, Jan. 9, 2013: Crystals aim to light up dark matter

Wednesday, Jan. 9

  • From symmetry: Explain it in 60 seconds: bosons
  • From the Accelerator Physics Center: An outstanding paper
  • University Profile: Purdue University Calumet
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Jan. 8
  • From Physics, Jan. 7, 2012: Viewpoint: Mixed feelings about a rare event
  • From Alaska Dispatch, Jan. 4, 2012: Astronomy: Dwarf galaxies found orbiting Andromeda confound scientists

Tuesday, Jan. 8

  • From the Patch Fermilab Blog: Science Next Door starts up
  • Director's Corner: At the start of 2013
  • Photo of the Day: Musselling their way in
  • From Berkeley Lab News Center, Jan. 4, 2013: How do you know if you ran through a wall?

Monday, Jan. 7

  • Fermilab explores scientific use of cloud computing through FermiCloud
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Oxygen-deficiency hazards
  • In Brief: Updated guidance on conference-related activities and spending
  • From Black Hills Pioneer, Jan. 2, 2013: Scientists make plans for new experiment

Friday, Jan. 4

  • Physics in a Nutshell: GUTs and TOEs
  • Frontier Science Result: CDMS: The search for light dark matter
  • Milestone: Grid Computing Center earns EPA ENERGY STAR
  • From Science, Jan. 2, 2013: Fiscal cliff deal delays major budget cuts, but includes reductions that could affect science

Thursday, Jan. 3

  • Linac restarts, beams back up for cancer treatment
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: The bosons and the b's
  • Palomino Gallo first Latin American student to earn two graduate degrees on MINERvA
  • Milestone: Stuart Henderson elected vice chair of APS Division of Physics of Beams
  • From New Scientist, Jan. 2, 2013: LHC to stir up hot particle soup before 2013 shut down

Wednesday, Jan. 2

  • Magnets in Fermilab storage ready for use in future projects
  • From FESS: Energy savings performance contract
  • Photo of the Day: Good morning
  • Milestone: NOvA far-detector building earns firm engineeering award
  • University Profile: University of Colorado at Boulder
  • From USA Today, Dec. 31, 2012: Physics labs face fiscal fireworks
  • From Science, Dec. 21, 2012: Breakthrough of the Year: the discovery of the Higgs boson
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