Fermilab Today Archive 2013

Monday, Sept. 30

  • From symmetry: The great physics quest
  • Tip of the Week: Quality Assurance: Tracking issues at Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Prairie Fire, Fermilab Softball League champions
  • In Brief: Winter coat drive begins tomorrow
  • Special Announcement: Users Office closed today and tomorrow
  • Milestone: New employees - September
  • From Berkeley Lab News Center, Sept. 24, 2013: Berkeley Lab scientist named MacArthur "Genius" Fellow for audio preservation research

Friday, Sept. 27

  • Physics in a Nutshell: Big mysteries: Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays
  • Frontier Science Result: Dark Energy Survey: Through a lens darkly (and strongly)
  • From ESH&Q: Flu vaccination information available online
  • Photo of the Day: This mushroom needs its own refrigerator shelf
  • From WTTW11's Chicago Tonight, Sept. 25, 2013: The Dark Energy Camera

Thursday, Sept. 26

  • LBNE gains new partners from Brazil, Italy and UK
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: X marks the what?
  • In Brief: Meet the 2013-14 Users Executive Committee
  • Special Announcement: Relocation of Wilson Hall offices
  • Photo of the Day: DOE staff tour the Liquid-Argon Test Facility
  • From The Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 24, 2013: What do you find when you crowdsource the universe?

Wednesday, Sept. 25

  • Wellness Feature of the Month: October wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • From WDRS: Changes in laboratory health coverage
  • Photo of the Day: 3-D printed model of the Mu2e solenoid
  • In Brief: Dark Energy Survey featured on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" this evening at 7 p.m.
  • Accelerator Update: Accelerator update, Sept. 23
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Sept. 24
  • From IT World, Sept. 18, 2013: CERN wants us to surf like it's 1990
  • From Fermilab Natural Areas, September/October Managing a pond for education

Tuesday, Sept. 24

  • Profile: One minute with Jim Wilson, fabrication specialist
  • Milestone: Anna Grassellino earns IEEE Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award
  • Milestone: 35 years of service to Fermilab
  • Construction Update: NOvA Near Detector installation is in full swing
  • Photo of the Day: DOE Chief Information Officer Robert Brese visits Fermilab
  • From space.com, Sept. 17, 2013: Five-year hunt for mysterious dark energy begins
  • From Daily Chronicle, Sept. 18, 2013: 'Mr. Freeze' entertains students with science
  • From Nature, Sept. 11, 2013 Physics: Quantum quest

Monday, Sept. 23

  • From symmetry: Scientists expand search for light dark matter
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Fermilab ESH&Q communication programs
  • Photo of the Day: On the wing
  • Milestone: 40 years of service to Fermilab
  • From TechWeekEurope, Sept. 19, 2013: CERN preparing clouds for big 2015 LHC switch-on
  • From Physics, Sept. 19, 2013: Synopsis: Neutrinoless decays are a no show again

Friday, Sept. 20

  • Steve Nahn takes over US CMS detector upgrade project
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Branching fractions off the menu
  • Photo of the Day: Morning breaks over "Broken Symmetry"
  • In Brief: FSPA now accepting nominations for officers
  • From Physics World, Sept. 16, 2013: Experiment probes strength of the weak interaction
  • From New Scientist, Sept. 16, 2013: Astrophile: Cosmic poltergeist messed up Milky Way

Thursday, Sept. 19

  • New Intensity Frontier seminar series begins Sept. 26
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Improved measurement of the top quark width
  • Photo of the Day: Leaves of lotus
  • Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series: The Second City comes to Fermilab Saturday
  • In Brief: Particle party - tonight at Adler Planetarium
  • From symmetry: Just how weak is the weak force?
  • From Quanta Magazine, Sept. 17, 2013: A jewel at the heart of quantum physics

Wednesday, Sept. 18

  • Photo of the Day: Carlo Rubbia visits Fermilab
  • From the Scientific Computing Division: A national-lab partnership to solve the big questions about our universe
  • Artwork of NIU professors on exhibit in Fermilab Art Gallery
  • Graduate Profile: Minerba Betancourt
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Sept. 17
  • From gizmag, Sept. 14, 2013: Revamped Fermilab neutrino beam offers hope for new physics

Tuesday, Sept. 17

  • Milestone: Beam sent to Fermilab Test Beam Facility
  • Director's Corner: My first two weeks
  • Press Release: Two chances for green thumbs at Fermilab's Prairie Harvest on Oct. 5 and Nov. 2
  • Photo of the Day: Andromeda Galaxy
  • Construction Update: Optical system installed in MicroBooNE detector
  • Accelerator Update: Accelerator update, Sept. 16
  • From the Institute of Physics, Sept. 16, 2013: Superconductivity to meet humanity's greatest challenges

Monday, Sept. 16

  • First beam circulates in the Recycler
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: Fermilab prairie seed harvests take place in fall
  • Photos of the Day: Fermilab in infrared
  • From symmetry: The hunt for microscopic black holes
  • From New Scientist, Sept. 11, 2013: Strength of gravity shifts — and this time it's serious

Friday, Sept. 13

  • Physics in a Nutshell: Dark energy, chunky or smooth?
  • Frontier Science Result: Theory Group: Lattice QCD at the frontiers
  • Photo of the Day: Michael Knotek of DOE tours Fermilab and NOvA cavern
  • From Nature, Sept. 10, 2013: Fat gravity particle gives clues to dark energy
  • From The New York Times, Sept. 9, 2013: On 'The Big Bang Theory,' helping physics and fiction collide

Thursday, Sept. 12

  • New lecture series illuminates future experiments at Fermilab, begins next week
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Muons point toward proton's inner workings
  • Photo of the Day: Moments of silence
  • Special Announcement: Interior window washing at Wilson Hall - Sept. 16 - 27
  • From ICTP News Highlights, Aug. 29, 2013: WIMPs: masters of elusion

Wednesday, Sept. 11

  • From symmetry: 'Why particle physics matters' winner announced
  • From the Core Computing Division: Save a tree: practice mindful printing at Fermilab
  • In Brief: Nominations now accepted for director's volunteer award
  • Photo of the Day: RX-J2248 galaxy cluster
  • Accelerator Update: Accelerator update, Sept. 10
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Sept. 10
  • From the Mother Nature Network, Aug. 29, 2013: How particle physics can make a better world

Tuesday, Sept. 10

  • Fermilab Lecture Series: NASA's Michael Meyer talks life on Mars - Sept. 13
  • Director's Corner: New column schedule
  • Milestone: DOE recognizes Eric Prebys for his LARP service
  • Photos of the Day: Off the wall, down to earth
  • Construction Update: Interior work at IARC OTE Building makes progress
  • From Time, Sept. 5, 2013: The mystery of dark matter clarified — a little
  • From The Washington Post, Sept. 7, 2013: Giant digital camera probes cosmic 'dark energy,' the universe's deepest mystery

Monday, Sept. 9

  • U.S. institutions collaborate on new CMS pixel detector
  • Tip of the Week: Health: What's new with the flu?
  • Special Announcement: Exterior window washing at Wilson Hall - Sept. 9 - 14
  • Photo of the Day: Butterfly, flutter by
  • From Science, Sept. 6, 2013: The unruly neutrino
  • From Physics World, Sept. 3, 2013: Asia-Pacific particle physicists back ILC

Friday, Sept. 6

  • From symmetry: Dark Energy Survey begins
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: The biggest microscope
  • Photo of the Day: Bounty in the Jetta
  • From UChicagoNews, Aug. 28, 2013: Ultracold big bang experiment successfully simulates evolution of early universe
  • From Santa Cruz Sentinel, Aug. 30, 2013: UCSC's Steve Ritz moves on from NASA Fermi Telescope project

Thursday, Sept. 5

  • From symmetry: Upgraded Fermilab neutrino beam back in business
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Observing a heavy bottom baryon
  • Photo of the Day: Portentous sky
  • Video of the Day: Big questions: missing antimatter
  • From Chicago Sun-Times, Sept. 4, 2013: Fermi scientists begin survey of night sky to learn about fundamental forces of the universe

Wednesday, Sept. 4

  • Milestone: Fermilab recognized for workforce diversity
  • From the Accelerator Division: The 2012-2013 shutdown
  • In Brief: New hazard communication training requirement
  • Accelerator Update: Accelerator update, Sept. 3, 2013
  • Photo of the Day: White on white
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Sept. 3
  • From IU News Room, Aug. 30, 2013: IU physicist S.Y. Lee receives lifetime achievement award for particle accelerator work

Tuesday, Sept. 3

  • Special Announcement: Nigel Lockyer meets with employees this week
  • Director's Corner: Beginnings
  • Press Release: Dark Energy Survey begins five-year mission to map southern sky
  • Construction Update: Retaining walls for MC-1 Building
  • In Brief: Six scientists receive Intensity Frontier Fellowships
  • Video of the Day: Why Particle Physics Matters
  • Photo of the Day: Sign me up
  • Death: In memoriam: Wilma Cardona
  • After the LHC, the deluge: From Science, Aug. 29, 2013