Archive: March 2014

Monday, March 31

  • From symmetry: Particle physics in the United States
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: Sustainable buildings
  • Photo of the Day: Reflecting on winter
  • Milestone: Steve Webster retires today
  • In Brief: Science Next Door April newsletter now online
  • From ESH&Q: Space heater care and maintenance
  • Milestone: New employees - March
  • From Arizona Daily Star, March 26, 2014: Tucson astronomers cheered by performance of telescope technology
  • From, March 25, 2014: The fourth transformation of neutrinos

Friday, March 28

  • In Brief: P5 virtual town hall meeting - Monday in Curia II
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Through a glass uncertainly
  • Milestone: David Moore receives Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: April wellness offerings and fitness classes
  • Photo of the Day: Geese greet the morning
  • From Nature, March 26, 2014: Dwarf planet stretches Solar System's edge

Thursday, March 27

  • Fermilab's new chief operating officer starts this summer
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: The top, the bottom and everything in between
  • Milestone: Tenth radio-frequency cavity installed in Booster this week
  • Photo of the Day: Early morning geometry
  • From Sky and Telescope, March 25, 2014: Have we spotted dark matter in the Milky Way?

Wednesday, March 26

  • Particle detector connects two generations of ironworkers
  • From the Accelerator Division: Marching elephants
  • Photo of the Day: Rising steam
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, March 25
  • From The New York Times, March 24, 2014: Ripples from the big bang
  • From DESY inForm, March 2014: Accelerator — stonewashed

Tuesday, March 25

  • From From DOE Pulse: Daniel Bowring helps spark new designs for accelerators
  • From the Associate Laboratory Director for Computing: Big shoes to fill
  • Construction Update: From concept to reality: MC-1 Building exterior nears completion
  • Video of the Day: U.S. involvement with the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider
  • Photo of the Day: Summer at Fermilab
  • From Physics World, March 24, 2014: China to build a huge underground neutrino experiment
  • From The Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2014: From "The Godfather" to the "God Particle"

Monday, March 24

  • Press Release: Edward Tufte headlines Feynman celebration at Fermilab
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Federated identity: connecting to worldwide networks
  • In Brief: Managed print services begins Wilson Hall rollout today
  • Photos of the Day: It takes a Village: Batavia, Fermilab and Warrenville firefighters work together
  • From LiveScience, March 20, 2014: Top quark: mass of world's heaviest elementary particle found

Friday, March 21

  • Physics in a Nutshell: Proving special relativity: episode 1
  • Frontier Science Result: Theoretical Astrophysics: If it looks like dark matter and acts like dark matter …
  • Photo of the Day: Inklings of spring
  • In Brief: Nominations sought for Employee Advisory Group
  • From APS News, March 2014 CUWiP connects women for success

Thursday, March 20

  • Sending GENIE into the neutrino community
  • Frontier Science Result: ATLAS, CDF, CMS, DZero: Top of the world
  • Death: In memoriam: Simon Kwan
  • In Brief: Construction to begin on receptionist desk in atrium
  • Photos of the Day: Snowy continuity
  • From The Washington Post, March 17, 2014: A big-bang theory gets a big boost: evidence that vast cosmos was created in split second

Wednesday, March 19

  • Press Release: International team of LHC and Tevatron scientists announces first joint result
  • From the Center for Particle Astrophysics: From quantum to cosmos
  • Photo of the Day: Awaiting a warmer future
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, March 18
  • From Nature, March 17, 2014: Telescope captures view of gravitational waves
  • From Cool Mom Tech, March 14, 2014: What does a scientist look like?

Tuesday, March 18

  • From The New York Times, March 17, 2014: Detection of waves in space buttresses landmark theory of big bang
  • Director's Corner: The importance of solidarity
  • Did you catch "Particle Fever" this weekend? Still showing in theaters this week
  • Construction Update: ASTA injector installation progress
  • Photo of the Day: The great white yonder
  • In Brief: Summer hiring in 2014
  • From All Tech Considered, March 16, 2014: Physicists, generals and CEOs agree: Ditch the PowerPoint

Monday, March 17

  • From symmetry: There's an app for that
  • From ESH&Q: Fermilab heritage
  • Photo of the Day: You got food on your face
  • From Physics, March 13, 2014: Synopsis: Earth as giant gravitational wave detector
  • From Physics World, March 13, 2014: SuperKamiokande finds that neutrinos change flavour at night

Friday, March 14

  • In Brief: "Particle Fever" opens today in Naperville and Chicago
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Embracing complexity
  • From symmetry: The Instrumentation Frontier
  • Photo of the Day: Perfect perch
  • From SLAC News, March 5, 2014: SLAC partners with industry to produce powerful klystrons for research
  • From Nature, March 7, 2014: Did dark matter kill the dinosaurs?

Thursday, March 13

  • Profile: One minute with Debbie Gomez, Southern Food Management catering
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: An indirect measurement of the W mass using muon pairs
  • In Brief: LHC scientists to chat with audiences at "Particle Fever"
  • Photo of the Day: Radiating through galaxies
  • From Physics Today, March 2014: Looking for the electron's electric dipole moment

Wednesday, March 12

  • In Brief: HEPAP meeting - Thursday and Friday via ReadyTalk
  • From the CMS Center: Meeting the demands of a more powerful LHC
  • In Brief: Coming soon to a theater near you: "Particle Fever"
  • "The Fantasticks" comes to Ramsey Auditorium Saturday
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, March 11
  • Photo of the Day: Six-sided structure
  • From Physics, March 7, 2014: Focus: Neutrinos are brighter at night
  • From My Suburban Life, March 10, 2014: Village Theatre Guild to hold auditions for "Now, Then, Again"
  • From Marketplace, March 11, 2014: Take note: "The web" is not "the Internet"

Tuesday, March 11

  • In Brief: "Particle Fever" hits Naperville and Chicago theaters Friday
  • From the Chief Operating Officer: When things don't go as planned
  • Milestone: Greg Bock receives 2014 Watkins Physics Prize
  • Network connections: universities compute for particle physics
  • Photo of the Day: Warmth on a winter landscape
  • From The New York Times, March 4, 2014: To scientists in pursuit, a bit of matter is no small matter

Monday, March 10

  • In Brief: Construction on new remote operations center begins today in Wilson Hall atrium
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: The dangers of laser "toys"
  • From symmetry: Start spreading the SNEWS
  • Photo of the Day: Wading in the winter pool
  • From Physics, March 5, 2014: Synopsis: No quantum black holes detected at LHC
  • From The Guardian, March 1, 2014: Check your privilege with an antimatter beam

Friday, March 7

  • Physics in a Nutshell: Certainty about quantum uncertainty
  • Frontier Science Result: Theory Group: New theories for new physics
  • In Brief: Today at 11 a.m. - Fermilab's Brian Nord joins DOE Twitter Lab Chat on dark energy
  • Image of the Day: The particle physicist according to 8th graders
  • Special Announcement: Daylight saving time begins Sunday - set your clocks, change your batteries
  • From Wired, March 4, 2014: A movie about the Large Hadron Collider that you'll actually understand
  • From Physics World, Feb. 28, 2014: lack hole winds stronger than expected

Thursday, March 6

  • From symmetry: A second chance at sight
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Angling for new physics with leptons from top quark pairs
  • Photos of the Day: Wilson Hall's shadow
  • From Quanta Magazine, March 3, 2014: Case for dark matter signal strengthens

Wednesday, March 5

  • LHC Physics Center switches to whiteboard-only forums
  • From the Fermi Site Office: Being a good neighbor
  • Photo of the Day: Controlled spiral
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, March 4
  • From New Scientist, Feb. 26, 2014: Meet the dropleton — a "quantum droplet" that acts like a liquid
  • From the BNL Newsroom, March 3, 2014: Particle beam cancer therapy: the promise and challenges

Tuesday, March 4

  • From symmetry: "Particle Fever" opens in the United States
  • Director's Corner: Neutrino news
  • Photo of the Day: Happy birthday, Robert Wilson
  • In Brief: Reminder: 2013 Health Care Reimbursement Account
  • From CERN Courier, Feb. 24, 2014: LBNE prototype cryostat exceeds goals

Monday, March 3

  • Special Announcement: Tornado drill tomorrow, part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week
  • Tip of the Week: Sustainability: How can I recycle? Let me count the ways
  • From symmetry: CDMS result covers new ground in search for dark matter
  • In Brief: Now accepting applications for URA Thesis Award
  • Photo of the Day: Watery windows to Wilson Hall
  • From Chicago Tribune, Feb. 27, 2014: Rajendran Raja, 1948-2014
  • From New Scientist, Feb. 25, 2014: Fresh hint of dark matter seen in neutrino search
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