Archive: September 2008

Tuesday, Sept. 30
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  • From symmetry magazine: Itís a snail shell! Itís a Koosh ball! Itís physics!
  • Director's Corner: A matter of concern
  • From New York Times, Sept. 29, 2008: Suit to halt big collider in Europe is dismissed
  • From CBS "60 Minutes", Sept. 28, 2008: A trip inside the "Big Bang Machine"

Monday, Sept. 29
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  • New award named after former Fermi physicist
  • Safety Tip of the Week: Influenza
  • Photo of the Day: Take to the skies
  • Brinson lecture on Astronomy in the New Millennium
  • From USA Today, Sept. 28, 2008: CERN rivals not surprised by melting magnets

Friday, Sept. 26
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  • CDF, DZero reach 5 inverse femtobarns of luminosity
  • Fermilab will host Grid Fest on Friday, Oct. 3
  • Exhibit features art from science, light
  • From iSGTW: Grids meet aliens and androids
  • From New Scientist, Sept. 25, 2008: Galaxy flow hints at huge masses over cosmic horizon

Thursday, Sept. 25
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  • "Atom Smashers" screening at 4 p.m. today in Ramsey Auditorium
  • Fabiola Gianotti to take helm of ATLAS collaboration
  • Result of the Week: The particle family tree
  • Pajama Party patches available
  • From Scientific American, October 2008: Big Bang or Big Bounce?: New theory on the universe's birth

Wednesday, Sept. 24
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  • Barnes says bon appetit
  • From WDRS: Summer reflections
  • LHC Update: LHC re-start scheduled for 2009
  • Letter to the Editor
  • From Chicago Tribune, Sept. 22, 2008: Bison roam prairie at Fermilab

Tuesday, Sept. 23
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  • Technical division celebrates safety with picnic
  • Director's Corner: Year end
  • Photo of the Day: Getting some shade
  • Sign up to be a mentor
  • From Chicago Tribune, Sept. 21, 2008: State's bold technology bet

Monday, Sept. 22
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  • Thursday: Documentary on Fermilab airs for employees
  • Safety Tip of the Week: Distracted driving
  • From Chicago Tribune, Sept. 18, 2008: Illinois board approves second proton therapy center
  • From Associated Press, Sept. 21, 2008: Small accidents mean big trouble for supercollider

Friday, Sept. 19
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  • Physicists to discuss dark matters at the Smithsonian
  • From iSGTW: People behind the LHC grid: Michel Vetterli
  • From Chicago Sun-Times, Sept. 17, 2008: Tap into your inner scientist

Thursday, Sept. 18
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  • Fermilab gives home to endangered owls
  • Fermilab UEC gets new leadership
  • Fermilab Result of the Week: Cleaning up the particle mess to find the Higgs
  • Special Announcement: "Jeoopardy" airs accelerator category
  • From St. Cloud State University news, Sept. 17, 2008: Fermilab scientist wins alumni award
  • From Scientific American, Sept. 13, 2008: Fermilab Looks for Visitors from Another Dimension

Wednesday, Sept. 17
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  • Safety slogan voters win Fermilab gear
  • From the Particle Physics Division: Underground science
  • Unusual entertainment at Fermilab Saturday
  • From, Sept. 15, 2008: Opinion: From U.S. to Europe: A changing of the guard on the frontier of physics
  • From The Canberra Times, Sept. 13, 2008: Physics collides with sexy for a brief moment

Tuesday, Sept. 16
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  • Forward pixel detector ready for proton-proton collisions
  • Director's Corner: JDEM
  • To the Editor: The LHC and the SSC
  • Special Announcement: East side parking limited
  • From The Mercury News, Sept. 13, 2008: Opinion: U.S. must enhance investment in research and education

Monday, Sept. 15
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  • URA workshop urges physicists to get creative
  • Safety Tip of the Week: Process reviews
  • From JLab: OJT!
  • From MSNBC, Sept. 11, 2008: Europe leaps ahead on physics frontier
  • From ABC7 News, Sept. 10, 2008: Scientists beaming after test of big atom smasher

Friday, Sept. 12
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  • Partying in pajamas
  • License to download: Copyright violations
  • From iSGTW: People behind the LHC grid: Wesley Smith
  • From Washington Post, Sept. 10, 2008: Reimagining Energy
  • From National Public Radio, Sept. 10, 2008: Physicists revving world's most powerful smashup

Thursday, Sept. 11
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  • Fermilab crowd joins CERN live to celebrate LHC startup
  • Fermilab Result of the Week: A strange, strange relative
  • From Associated Press, Sept. 10, 2008: Scientists beaming after test of big atom smasher
  • From The New York Times, Sept. 10, 2008: Scientists Activate Particle Collider
  • From Popular Mechanics, Sept. 10, 2008: Inside LHC Launch Party, Not End of World
  • From Beacon News, Sept. 10, 2008: Fermilab celebrates CERN collider test
  • Bloggers highlight LHC startup

Wednesday, Sept. 10
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  • DOE and NSF Joint Press Release: First beam for Large Hadron Collider
  • From the Technical Division: All welds are not equal...
  • LHC Pajama Party photos
  • LHC first beam coverage
  • From New York Times, Sept. 10, 2008: CERN launches particle collider

Tuesday, Sept. 9
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  • LHC science documentary airs Tuesday at 7 p.m. CST
  • Director's Corner: Dark Energy Survey
  • Photo of the Day: Is it a moth, a bird?
  • From, Sept. 8, 2008: Multibillion-dollar experiment to probe nature's mysteries

Monday, Sept. 8
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  • CERN Press Release: CERN reiterates safety of LHC on eve of first beam
  • Safety Contest: Vote and win
  • Safety Tip of the Week: Watch out for West Nile virus
  • Add a first LHC beam patch to your pajamas
  • From USA Today, Sept. 8, 2008: Global computer network ready for Big Bang probe
  • Special Announcement: History Channel special program on LHC Tuesday

Friday, Sept. 5
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  • Definition of the Day: Hadrons and their collisions
  • From iSGTW: Mega grid for mega science
  • LCWS08 and ILC08 registration now open
  • Deadline for pajama party registration today at 5 p.m.
  • From Scientific American, Sept. 4, 2008: How the Large Hadron Collider might change the Web
  • From Chicago Tribune, Sept. 5, 2008: Fermilab scientists prep for unveiling of European particle collider

Thursday, Sept. 4
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  • Register by Sept. 5 for LHC start-up pajama party
  • Fermilab physicists discover "doubly strange" particle
  • ROW: Understanding the weakness of the gravitational force
  • Definition of the Day: The Standard Model and beyond: new physics search

Wednesday, Sept. 3
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  • From symmetry breaking: Film chronicles race between Fermilab and CERN
  • From the CMS Center: Ready for collisions
  • Definition of the Day: Solenoid vs. Spectrometer
  • From MSNBC Cosmic log, Sept. 2, 2008: Courts weigh doomsday claims

Tuesday, Sept. 2
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  • PPD gets new leaders
  • Director's Corner: Down to the wire
  • DOE environmental documents available on $278 million NOvA project
  • From, Sept. 1, 2008: LHC finally gets ready for action
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