Archive: July 2008

Thursday, July 31
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  • $270,000 in seed grants awarded to joint Fermilab-UChicago Strategic Collaborative Initiatives
  • Result of the Week: The last diboson milestone on the road to the Higgs
  • Special Announcement: U.S. Visa application changes
  • From New York Times, July 30, 2008: Let the proton smashing begin. (The rap is already written.)

Wednesday, July 30
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  • Prelude to the Higgs: A work for two bosons in the key of Z
  • From the ES&H Section: Twelve great years
  • From AIP FYI, July 28, 2008: FY 2009 Appropriations Bills update

Tuesday, July 29
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  • Prairie's solar panels
    help offset CO2
  • Director's Corner: Farewell to Mont
  • From Timberjay Newspapers, July 25, 2008: Interest in Soudan physics lab growing

Monday, July 28
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  • Computing Division picnic
  • Safety Tip of the Week: Screwdriver safety
  • URA creates Visiting Scholars Program, seeks applications

Friday, July 25
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  • DOE Office of High Energy Physics launches new site
  • From iSGTW: Zooming in on galaxy formation
  • From, July 24, 2008: First e+e- Collison at BEPCII/BESIII

Thursday, July 24
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  • Montgomery leaves Fermilab for director post at JLab
  • Performance recognition awards go to employees
  • Result of the Week: Λb lifetime dilemma settled in a tie-breaker
  • From Nature news, July 22, 2008: Physicists brace themselves for LHC 'data avalanche'

Wednesday, July 23
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  • Fermilab registers under international safety standard
  • Machine Shop supervisor Charles Matthews retires
  • Fermilab leads the way in CMS data-taking preparations
  • From, July 21, 2008: Researchers pursue grasses as Earth-friendly biofuel

Tuesday, July 22
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  • Underwater warriors clear pipe-blocking mussels
  • Director's Corner: NLDC
  • Photo of the Day: Volleyball team wreaks "havoc" on competition, wins
  • From BBC News, July 18, 2008: CERN lab goes 'colder than space'

Monday, July 21
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  • P5 report, HEP roadmap now available
  • "Housingette" Linda Olson-Roach retires
  • Safety Tip: Avoid (or treat) poison ivy exposure

Friday, July 18
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  • Preparing the next generation of neutrino physicists
  • From iSGTW: São Paulo grid brings teraflops to Brazilian researchers
  • From AIP FYI, July 17, 2008: FY 2009 Senate DOE Office of Science Appropriations Bill

Thursday, July 17
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  • Strong force has nothing on CDF physicist
  • Result of the Week: Making hide harder than seek
  • From Physics World, July 16, 2008: BaBar gets to the bottom of bottomonia
  • From, July 16, 2008: 'Physics, who wants that?'

Wednesday, July 16
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  • Wayne State University muon experts join U.S. CMS
  • From the Accelerator Division: Extra dimensions
  • From New Scientist, July 14, 2008: Underwater neutrino telescope looks down to see sky
  • From New Scotsman, July 14, 2008: Meet the master of the universe

Tuesday, July 15
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  • Asphalt grinding begins today. Expect delays
  • Quick thinking, Fermilab help experiment stay afloat
  • Director's Corner: Ownership
  • From Tower Timberjay News, July 11, 2008: NOvA neutrino project back on track

Monday, July 14
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  • Science collaboration opportunities with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
  • Safety Tip: Recycle alkaline batteries
  • From Daily Herald Column, July 9, 2008: Even in manicured suburbs, butterflies find their spots

Friday, July 11
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  • Yoji Totsuka has passed away
  • Physicists discover new particle: The Bottom-most "Bottomonium"
  • From particles to plays
  • From iSGTW: Grid computing walks the standard line: thinking inside the box
  • From AIP FYI, July 10, 2008: House Appropriations Bill for Office of Science

Thursday, July 10
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  • "Flurry of ideas" ties together ANL, Fermilab and UChicago
  • Laboratory releases Physics Advisory Committee report
  • Result of the Week: Shedding light on the top?
  • From SLAC Today, July 9, 2008: A New Name for SLAC

Wednesday, July 9
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  • Dispelling stereotypes one single at a time
  • Photo of the Day: Sitting pretty
  • From the Finance Section: Looking ahead
  • From Herald News, June 6, 2008: Fermilab celebrates its good fortune

Tuesday, July 8
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  • Help prevent the spread of gypsy moth eggs
  • Photo of the Day: DOE's Kupfer tours Fermilab
  • Record average initial luminosity reached
  • Director's Corner: Next challenges
  • From Herald News, June 6, 2008: Fermilab celebrates its good fortune

Monday, July 7
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  • Fermilab, DOE, elected officials celebrate science funding
  • Safety Tip: Is this up-to-date?
  • From Scientific American, July 7, 2008: Fermilab saved from chopping block--for now
  • From AIP FYI, July 8, 2008: Office of Science announces new funding plan

Thursday, July 3
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  • Fermilab receives $29.5 million in supplemental funding
  • Beauty in symmetry
  • Dixon Bogert, Fermilab's "Indiana Jones," retires
  • From Kane County Chronicle, July 3, 2008: Fermilab back on track with funding
  • From From New York Times, July 3, 2008: New Money Prevents Layoffs at Fermilab

Wednesday, July 2
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  • All-Hands meeting 11:15 a.m. today in Auditorium
  • The great outdoors
  • NuMI horn replaced
  • Fermilab pool to offer children's swimming lessons
  • From Physicsworld, July 1, 2008: Lay-offs at Fermilab set to be reversed

Tuesday, July 1
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  • All Hands meeting 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in Auditorium
  • Local teachers get physics education from Fermilab
  • Director's Corner: Safety achievements
  • Fermilab pool opens today
  • From Beacon News, July 1, 2008: Funding re-energizes Fermilab
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