Fermilab Today Archive 2013

Thursday, Halloween

  • Holometer team develops new laser-based cutting technique
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Stay alert to withstand zombie attacks
  • Milestone: CMS uncovers the elusive pumpkin particle
  • Photo of the Day: Wilson Hall spellbinding in moonlight
  • Strange creatures sighted on Fermilab site
  • In Brief: Bare bones
  • From The Onion, Oct. 24, 2013: Horrifying doll sitting on neighbor's porch whether it's Halloween or not
  • From Blogspot.com, Oct. 27, 2013: Mini pumpkin collider

Thursday, Oct. 31

  • Special Announcement: Happy Halloween
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Muons, matter and mystery
  • Fermilab's Boneyard a purgatory for old parts
  • In Brief: P5 public meetings at Fermilab - this weekend
  • From symmetry: First LUX result negates previous possible dark-matter sighting
  • Photo of the Day: Fresh mummies
  • In Brief: Fermilab Arts Series presents the Stars of Dance Chicago - Saturday, Nov. 9 in Ramsey
  • From Smart Data Collective, Oct. 29, 2013: CERN: a case study in "big science" data management

Wednesday, Oct. 30

  • Diversity Champions reception for volunteers and their years of valuable efforts
  • From the Business Services Section: History doesn't stop
  • Special Announcement: Save the date: Labwide party on Friday, Dec. 6
  • Photo of the Day: CMS forward pixel detector
  • Press Release: You pick the winner in the Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series' second Physics Slam on Nov. 15
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Oct. 29
  • Clarification: Industrial Hygiene Award
  • Accelerator Update: Accelerator update, Oct. 28
  • From R&D Magazine, Oct. 25, 2013: Physicists aim to make transition to quantum world visible

Tuesday, Oct. 29

  • Wellness Feature of the Month: November wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • Director's Corner: Planning the future
  • Photos of the Day: Dew and frost
  • Milestone: 10 years of service to Fermilab
  • Milestone: New employees - October
  • From Nature, Oct. 24, 2013: Astronomers use fake data to tackle dark energy
  • From Southtown Star, Oct. 25, 2013: Evergreen Park junior benefits from firm (and Fermilab) commitment

Monday, Oct. 28

  • Special Announcement: Deputy director search begins
  • Tip of the Week: Health: The ABCs of viral hepatitis
  • Incoming FSPA officers are here to help
  • Photo of the Day: Grackles overhead
  • From Scientific American, Oct. 25, 2013: Five unanswered questions that will keep physicists awake at night

Friday, Oct. 25

  • Profile: Terri Shaw, electrical engineer
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: The geometry of particle decays
  • Photos of the Day: Snake on a (vertical) plane
  • From Nature, Oct. 22, 2013: Final word is near on dark-matter signal

Thursday, Oct. 24

  • Climate affects number of birds seen at Fermilab
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Top leptons moving forward
  • Photo of the Day: You say cicada, I say cicada
  • In Brief: Benefit annual enrollment deadline is tomorrow
  • From Scientific American, Oct. 22, 2013: Leading dark energy theory incompatible with new measurement
  • From FT Magazine, Oct. 18, 2013: The new physics

Wednesday, Oct. 23

  • Cavity Processing R&D Group earns 2012 Industrial Hygiene Award for new facility
  • From the Accelerator Physics Center: A step closer to demonstrating to ionization cooling
  • Photo of the Day: Color transformation
  • Graduate Profile: Jason St. John
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Oct. 22
  • From Chicago Tribune: Science program adopts new standards to fight lagging student performance

Tuesday, Oct. 22

  • Fermilab Arts Series presents the Stars of Dance Chicago - Saturday, Nov. 9 in Ramsey
  • From ESH&Q: FAQs on GreenRide and green commuting
  • Construction Update: Paneling IARC lecture hall
  • Photo of the Day: When it rains it pours
  • From symmetry: CERN experiment aids climate research
  • Accelerator Update: Accelerator update, Oct. 21
  • From The Economist, Oct. 19, 2013: Small really is beautiful
  • From New Scientist, Oct. 1, 2013: Hairy black hole could show gaps in Einstein's theory

Monday, Oct. 21

  • RRCAT laser-welded cavity shows promise
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: Cleaner and greener: reducing waste at Fermilab
  • From symmetry: Young physicists step up
  • Photo of the Day: Katydid at Feynman
  • Correction: Neutrino detector in Ohio
  • From Gizmag, Oct. 7, 2013: It's bigger on the inside: Tardis regions in spacetime and the expanding universe

Friday, Oct. 18

  • Physics in a Nutshell: Seeing the world with neutrino eyes
  • Frontier Science Result: MINERvA: seeing more from the nucleus than the sum of its parts
  • Photo of the Day: Reflections of fall
  • Special Announcement: Road D closed Oct. 21-Nov. 4
  • Correction: Wilson Fellowship application link in Thursday's issue
  • From Nature, Oct. 4, 2013: "Higgsogenesis" proposed to explain dark matter

Thursday, Oct. 17

  • From The Washington Post, Oct. 17, 2013: Government reopens Thursday after Congress passes budget deal, raises debt limit
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: DZero milestone: 300th Run II publication submitted
  • In Brief: Winter wear donations collected through Oct. 31
  • Special Announcement: Road D closed Oct. 21-Nov. 4
  • In Brief: Now accepting applications for Wilson Fellowship
  • Photo of the Day: Inverted diminished scale
  • From PR Newswire, Oct. 10, 2013: Elsevier announces the launch of the Journal of High Energy Astrophysics

Wednesday, Oct. 16

  • In Brief: University of Chicago offers full undergrad scholarship to child of Fermilab employee
  • From FESS: Thank you, Mike Becker
  • In Brief: Former Fermilab postdoc Jason Steffen's airline boarding algorithm on WTTW
  • Photo of the Day: Celestial snowflakes
  • Accelerator Update: Accelerator update, Oct. 14
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Oct. 15
  • From New Scientist, Oct. 7, 2013: Speed limit found for sluggish dark matter
  • From Discover, Oct. 11, 2013: After the Higgs boson: a preview of tomorrow's radical physics

Tuesday, Oct. 15

  • In Brief: Reminder: annual enrollment, informational meetings take place through Friday, Oct. 25
  • Director's Corner: Moving forward despite uncertainty
  • Photo of the Day: Monarch butterfly
  • From Chicago Tribune, Oct. 11, 2013: Fermilab played key role in Nobel Prize-winning discovery
  • Construction Update: Finishing the concrete for the MC-1 Building
  • From Physics, Oct. 7, 2013: Synopsis: a black hole's lucky stars

Monday, Oct. 14

  • Experimenters relish MTest control room updates, new one coming soon
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Keeping your experiment on the Internet
  • Special Announcement: Director's feedback form available for questions
  • Photo of the Day: The morning sun is shining like a red rubber ball
  • From The Beacon-News, Oct. 8, 2013: Fermilab played big part in Nobel Prize-winning research
  • From The New York Times, Oct. 8, 2013: No physicist is an island

Friday, Oct. 11

  • From symmetry: Google Street View goes underground at LHC
  • Frontier Science Result: MINERvA: Neutrino cross section ratio measurements from MINERvA: talk this afternoon at 4 p.m.
  • Milestone: 20 years of service to Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Walking the line
  • From NBC News, Oct. 8, 2013: After the Nobel, what's next for particle physics? Supersymmetry!
  • From Bloomberg Businessweek, Oct. 9, 2013: Cash-challenged CERN lifted by Nobel hunts for BRIC funds
  • From Business Insider, Oct. 9, 2013: Physics professor explains why other scientists involved on the Higgs boson didn't get a Nobel
  • From The Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 8, 2013: Higgs boson work leads to one Nobel Prize. Could there be another?

Thursday, Oct. 10

  • Todd Johnson receives 2013 Director's Award
  • Special Announcement: Reminder: temporary publication changes
  • Milestone: 25 years of service to Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: US CMS celebrates Nobel announcement with dessert
  • From ESH&Q: Flu vaccination information available online
  • Death: In memoriam: Keith Schuh
  • From DOE Pulse, Sept. 30, 2013: Scientists crank up the voltage, create better dark-matter search

Wednesday, Oct. 9

  • Muon Accelerator Program staging study makes progress
  • From ESH&Q: Take Five for Goal Zero
  • Photos of the Day: Captured by scanner
  • Accelerator Update: Accelerator update, Oct. 7
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Oct. 8
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, Oct. 4, 2013: President signs helium bill into law

Tuesday, Oct. 8

  • Nobel Prize in physics honors prediction of Higgs boson
  • Video of the Day: The U.S. role in LHC discovery of the Higgs boson
  • Press Release: U.S. scientists celebrate Nobel Prize for Higgs discovery
  • From symmetry: Ten things you may not know about the Higgs boson
  • Construction Update: Phase I of MicroBooNE installation at LArTF is almost complete
  • Photo of the Day: This hawk obeys traffic signs
  • From The Washington Post, Oct. 8, 2013: Peter Higgs, Francois Englert win Nobel Prize in physics
  • From The New York Times, Oct. 8, 2013: Higgs and Englert are awarded Nobel Prize in physics
  • From BBC News, Oct. 8, 2013: Higgs boson wins Nobel prize in physics

Monday, Oct. 7

  • Pipe dream fulfilled
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: National Fire Prevention Week: Preventing Kitchen Fires
  • Photo of the Day: Misty morning
  • In Brief: Lunch and learn about how you can volunteer for science - Wednesday at noon in Curia II
  • From Physics World, Oct. 3, 2013: Etched glass could create table-top particle accelerators
  • From Clarksville Online, Oct. 4, 2013: APSU students earn high marks for research at famed Fermilab

Friday, Oct. 4

  • Special Announcement: Temporary publication changes
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Unexpected top quarks
  • In Brief: Lunchtime information session: volunteers needed for STEM community outreach
  • Special Announcement: Office of Science's Patricia Dehmer speaks at University of Chicago on Nov. 5
  • Photos of the Day: Praying mantises
  • From symmetry: Explain it in 60 seconds: Antimatter
  • From HPCwire, Oct. 1, 2013Theoretical physicists still unraveling big bang

Thursday, Oct. 3

  • From symmetry: Nobel predictions favor Higgs pioneers
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Finding hadrons inside jets
  • Photo of the Day: Across the lines
  • Fermilab Arts Series presents Quebec trio De Temps Antan - Saturday, Oct. 5
  • In Brief: Muon g-2 ring move featured on Discovery Channel's "The Daily Planet"
  • From Physics Today, October 2013: Invigorated and unified, U.S. particle physics community considers future directions

Wednesday, Oct. 2

  • From symmetry: Adler Planetarium throws 'Particle Party'
  • From the Technical Division: Challenges, capabilities and collaboration
  • Milestone: 30 years of service to Fermilab
  • Photos of the Day: 3-D vertically integrated chip
  • Graduate Profile: Joe Grange
  • Special Announcement: Users Office closed today
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Oct. 1
  • From UChicagoNews, Oct. 1, 2013: First research network for female scientists launched
  • From Physics World, Sept. 19, 2013: Is the universe saddle shaped?

Tuesday, Oct. 1

  • From symmetry: Physics computing innovation benefits multitude
  • Director's Corner: Organizational changes
  • Video of the Day: Chirping minks
  • Photo of the Day: Minimalist perspective
  • Construction Update: PXIE ion source moved into place at CMTF cave
  • Accelerator Update: Accelerator update, Sept. 30
  • From Physics Today, Sept. 26, 2013: Meet Fermilab's new director