Archive: 2015

Monday, Nov. 30

  • Special Announcement: New Fermilab news system launched
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Winter weather: Road closures and parking restrictions
  • In Brief: ICHEP 2016 accepting abstract submissions
  • In Brief: Fermilab Frontiers December newsletter now online
  • Photo of the Day: A real wriggler
  • Milestone: New employees - November
  • From Scientific American, Nov. 25, 2015: Better than sci-fi

Wednesday, Nov. 25

  • Fourth annual Physics Slam gets good rap
  • In Brief: A NALWO Thanksgiving
  • Photo of the Day: Great ball of fire
  • From Astronomy, Nov. 23, 2015: Earth might have hairy dark matter
  • From Wired, Nov. 24, 2015: Physicists are desperate to be wrong about the Higgs boson

Tuesday, Nov. 24

  • Profile: One minute with Chris Olsen, senior particle accelerator operator
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: December fitness classes and complimentary wellness
  • Photo of the Day: Ring of lights
  • From, Nov. 20, 2015: Supercomputing the strange difference between matter and antimatter
  • From Physics, Nov. 23, 2015: Connecting the Higgs mass with cosmic history

Monday, Nov. 23

  • From symmetry: Physicists get a supercomputing boost
  • In Brief: The new Fermilab news: Say your piece
  • Photo of the Day: 23 skidoo
  • From Hyde Park Herald, Nov. 18, 2015: University of Chicago celebrates national labs

Friday, Nov. 20

  • From symmetry: Shrinking the accelerator
  • From CMS: Lead bottom
  • Photo of the Day: The greater geese
  • From Scientific American, Nov. 18, 2015: Mysterious glow at Milky Way's center could be dark matter or hidden pulsars
  • From Scientific American, Nov. 17, 2015: Astronomers indirectly spot neutrinos released just 1 second after the birth of the universe

Thursday, Nov. 19

  • Special Announcement: Save the date: All-hands meeting, celebration - Dec. 18
  • Director's Corner: A new era for Fermilab international relations
  • In Brief: West parking lot closures, rerouting
  • In Brief: Submit timecard early this week
  • Photo of the Day: Business end of the Cockcroft-Walton
  • From Physics, Nov. 18, 2015: Synopsis: LHC data might reveal nature of neutrinos
  • From, Nov. 18, 2015: Einstein's unfinished dream: marrying relativity to the quantum world

Wednesday, Nov. 18

  • From symmetry: Cleanroom is a verb
  • Photos of the Day: Prairie fire
  • Death: In memoriam: Dorothee B. Swanson
  • From Quest, Nov. 12, 2015: Homegrown particle accelerators

Tuesday, Nov. 17

  • PIP-II: Renewing Fermilab's accelerator complex
  • Photos of the Day: Symmetry in reflection
  • Death: In memoriam: Barbara K. Edmonson
  • From Physics, Nov. 9, 2015: Are we on the brink of the Higgs abyss?
  • From Physics World, Nov. 13, 2015: Astronomers gaze upon the oldest stars in the galaxy

Monday, Nov. 16

  • An avian mixed bag reflects Fermilab's diverse ecosystem
  • From symmetry: Dark matter's newest pursuer
  • Photos of the Day: Autum is everywhere
  • From Cosmos, Nov. 9, 2015: Dark matter uncovered

Friday, Nov. 13

  • From symmetry: Giving physics students options
  • In Brief: Veterans Day celebration
  • Photo of the Day: Fog hat
  • From the University of Kansas, Nov. 11, 2015: Dark matter research earns doctoral student a fellowship at Fermilab
  • From The Economist, November 2015: Envisaging the invisible
  • From Nature, Nov. 12, 2015: Largest-ever dark-matter experiment poised to test popular theory

Thursday, Nov. 12

  • From symmetry: The light side of dark matter
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Two for the price of one
  • Photo of the Day: A night's FAST
  • From, Nov. 6, 2015: Einstein's true biggest blunder (op-ed)
  • From Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 9, 2015: $3 million Breakthrough Prize: Why mutable neutrinos won the day

Wednesday, Nov. 11

  • From symmetry: Physics Photowalk voting begins
  • Milestone: Employees receive degrees through Fermilab Tuition Assistance Program
  • In Brief: Veterans Day celebration - today at 11:30 a.m., Kuhn Barn
  • Photos of the Day: Everything gold can stay
  • ESH&Q weekly report, Nov. 10: Safety Update
  • From Nature, Nov. 9, 2015: Mega science prize split between 1,377 physicists

Tuesday, Nov. 10

  • From symmetry: Neutrino experiments win big again
  • From CMS: Fermilab hosts 2015 US LUA meeting this week
  • Photo of the Day: Crab spider
  • From 60 Minutes, Nov. 8, 2015: Extra dimensions? Dark matter? A more powerful collider hunts for clues
  • From, Nov. 4, 2015: Einstein's biggest triumph: a century of general relativity (op-ed)

Monday, Nov. 9

  • Profile: One minute with Hema Ramamoorthi, Directorate chief of staff
  • Video of the Day: Why I Love Neutrinos - Steve Brice
  • In Brief: Proton Accelerators for Science and Innovation workshop - Nov. 11-13
  • In Brief: PIP-II room name winner and next meeting room contest
  • Photo of the Day: Spectral lines of Wilson Hall
  • From Scientific American, Nov. 8, 2015: Neutrinos win again: 1,300 physicists share Breakthrough Prize for particle experiments
  • From Physics World, Nov. 5, 2015: Strong interaction between antiprotons is measured for the first time

Friday, Nov. 6

  • Fermilab attains unprecedented quality factor for LCLS-II dressed cavity
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Bigger is better
  • Photos of the Day: By the dusk's early light
  • From NPR, Nov. 4, 2015: Physicists probe antimatter for clues to how it all began
  • From ars technica, Nov. 5, 2015: Finally some answers on dark energy, the mysterious master of the universe

Thursday, Nov. 5

  • From symmetry: The particle physics of you
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Getting to higher energies
  • Photos of the Day: Rusty hues
  • In Brief: Open enrollment finalized
  • From Brookhaven National Laboratory, Nov. 2, 2015: A neutrino in a haystack: Brookhaven's contributions to the MicroBooNE neutrino experiment
  • From Scientific Computing, Nov. 4, 2015: Tackling the Large Hadron Collider's big data challenge

Wednsday, Nov. 4

  • In Brief: 2015 Fermilab Photowalk: winning images
  • In Brief: Workshop on Booster accelerator performance and enhancements - Nov. 23-24
  • From symmetry: Gravitational waves and where to find them
  • Photos of the Day: Two mornings
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Nov. 2
  • From Nautilus, Oct. 29, 2015: Will quantum mechanics swallow relativity?
  • From Nature, Nov. 3, 2015: Searching the invisible

Tuesday, Nov. 3

  • In Brief: University of Chicago celebrates 125th anniversary with affiliated laboratories - Nov. 13
  • From the Universities Research Association: URA celebrates 50 years
  • Photo of the Day: Praying mantis of prey
  • From Motherboard, Oct. 30, 2015: A Large Hadron Collider upgrade will produce 15 million Higgs bosons per year

Monday, Nov. 2

  • MicroBooNE sees first accelerator-born neutrinos
  • In Brief: Kautz Road closed - Nov. 4-5
  • Photo of the Day: Little turtles
  • From The Guardian, Oct. 29, 2015: China to start work on supercollider by 2020, staking claim as science leader
  • From New Scientist, Oct. 28, 2015: Exploding stars could be lit by hearts of dark matter
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