Archive: June 2010

Wednesday, June 30
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  • Matthew Christian appointed assistant vice president for Program Development
  • Review of the performance appraisal process
  • Photos of the Day: DASTOW brings fun and physics to Fermilab families
  • From NPRJune 28, 2010: The dark universe

Tuesday, June 29
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  • Payroll manager Ron Pahl to retire this summer
  • Director's Corner: Persistent awareness
  • Photo of the Day: New employees - June 21
  • From 80 beats, a Discover blog June 24, 2010: LHC sets a new personal record: 10,000 particle smash-ups per second

Monday, June 28
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  • CD hires first postdoc in computational physics
  • ES&H Tips of the Week - Safety: Same road, same rules, same rights
  • North elevator on Wilson Hall west side down for repairs
  • From symmetry breaking, June 24, 2010: CMS Exotica hotline leads hunt for exotic particles

Friday, June 25
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  • Submit timecards today
  • Recovery Act Photos: New Muon Lab construction almost half completed
  • Baylor University joins CMS
  • From ScienceNow, June 22, 2010: Lightest bits of matter just got lighter
  • From New Scientist, June 23, 2010: Desktop cosmos: Small is beautiful for big physics

Thursday, June 24
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  • URA President Fred Bernthal to retire by end of 2010
  • Result of the Week: Penguins and boxes
  • Reminder: DASTOW events take place today
  • From symmetry breaking: Possible multiple Higgs role in matter-antimatter balance gets a blessing
  • This Saturday: Corky Siegel and Chamber Blues
  • From Huffington Post, June 22, 2010: Call to action: Finding heroes in science and engineering

Wednesday, June 23
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  • From the CMS Center: Soccer and the LHC
  • Director's Corner: PAC
  • DASTOW 2010 takes place Thursday
  • ES&H weekly report, June 22
  • From New Scientist, June 22, 2010: Sterile neutrino back from the dead

Tuesday, June 22
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  • All employees move to the new timecard system today
  • Accelerator Complex exceeds FY10 luminosity goal
  • Director's Corner to appear Wednesday
  • New exhibit: Accelerators for America’s Future
  • From ILC Newsline, June 17, 2010: Superconducting RF cavity industrialisation

Monday, June 21
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  • Tevatron achieves record integrated luminosity
  • ES&H Tips of the Week - Environment: Gulf oil leak reinforces need for quality risk assessment
  • Construction affects Wilson Hall west side access, parking
  • CERN Press Release: CERN Council opens the door to greater integration
  • From Physics World, June 18, 2010: Neutrino surprise emerges from MINOS

Friday, June 18
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  • Submit timecards today
  • Special Result of the Week: MiniBooNE results suggest antineutrinos act differently
  • Recreation Feature of the Month: Classes, events and discounts for July
  • From Business Weekly, June 17, 2010: The other U.S. energy crisis: Lack of R&D

Thursday, June 17
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  • Luz Jaquez - a guiding force for Particle Physics Division
  • Result of the Week: CDF prime-time
  • From the Computing Division: Phishing for summer students
  • From New Scientist, June 15, 2010: Anti-neutrino's odd behaviour points to new physics
  • From 80 beats, a Discover magazine blog, June 15, 2010: Fermilab particle physicists wonder: Are there 5 Higgs bosons?

Wednesday, June 16
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  • Students report: Fermilab good for the nation, area
  • From the Particle Physics Division: Fermilab summer program
  • Photo of the Day: New employees - June 7
  • Op e-ed piece by DOE Under Secretary for Science Steve Koonin in the San Francisco Chronicle, June 14, 2010: Why the U.S. must lead in supercomputing
  • From symmetry breaking, June 16, 2010: Three nerds walk into a bar...

Tuesday, June 15
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  • LBNE collaborators discuss project details in Deadwood
  • Director's Corner: Goings on in D.C.
  • Photos of the Day: Tollestrup and URA Thesis prizewinners
  • West Wilson Hall parking lot repairs begin Tuesday
  • From Ars Technica, June 14, 2010: Unexpected antineutrino masses a puzzler for Standard Model
  • From New Scientist, June 15, 2010: Aspirin and dental floss: Homespun high-energy physics

Monday, June 14
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  • New measurements from Fermilab’s MINOS experiment suggest a difference in a key property of neutrinos and antineutrinos
  • ES&H Tips of the Week - Health: Aspirin can help keeps hearts healthy
  • Users' Meeting presents plans, proposals for future
  • West Wilson Hall parking lot repairs begin Tuesday
  • From 13.7, a NPR blog on cosmos and culture, June 10, 2010: Discrete space, general relativity, dark matter and the Casimir effect

Friday, June 11
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  • CMS Result of the Month: Drinking data from a fire hose
  • Recovery Act Feature: Work-in-progress: IB-3 addition shaping up
  • West Wilson Hall parking lot repairs begin Tuesday
  • Photo of the Day: Coyote pup
  • From Discovery News, June 9, 2010: Sloan spots one hundred thousand black hole behemoths

Thursday, June 10
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  • Fermilab looks to lead the dark side
  • Result of the Week: A tale of two bosons
  • Photo of the Day: New employees - June 1
  • Enjoy Fermilab Family Outdoor Fair on June 13
  • From DOE Pulse, June 7, 2010: Testing targets for producing steady neutrino beams

Wednesday, June 9
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  • Neutrino results, progress from annual Users’ Meeting
  • From the Accelerator Physics Center: Peoples Fellows pave the way
  • Find the NOvA neutrino experiment online
  • From symmetry breaking, June 8, 2010: Scientists present first “bread-and-butter” results from LHC collisions

Tuesday, June 8
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  • Energy Frontier scientists discuss future of field
  • Director's Corner: The public and science
  • Fan Yang wins Frederick Lubkowicz Thesis Prize
  • E-Verify might require new I-9 forms from certain employees
  • From Chicago Tribune, June 7, 2010: Taking science to the streets
  • From Physical Review Focus,, June 11, 2010: Earth-shaking discovery from accelerators

Monday, June 7
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  • Funding situation, future plans given at Users' meeting
  • ES&H Tips of the Week - Computer Security: The speed of fright
  • Photo of the Day: International Workshop on Heavy Quarkonia
  • Service Desk online request system down 6-8 a.m. June 8
  • From, June 4, 2010: Earth's random walk could jolt particle accelerators

Friday, June 4
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  • Jacobo Konigsberg passes CDF role to Giovanni Punzi
  • Wilson Hall closed on Saturday, June 5
  • Leon Lederman takes physics to Chicago streets
  • From Interactions, June 3, 2010: Physicists and medics set out strategy on physics for health

Thursday, June 3
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  • Users' Meeting continues today
  • Justin Evans wins 2010 Tollestrup Award
  • Result of the Week: Tevatron siblings search for fourth generation
  • Photo of the Day: Julie Kurant's chalkboard artwork reminds, inspires
  • London Consulate adds requirement for U.S. visa applicants
  • Wilson Hall closed Saturday, June 5
  • From AIP FYI, June 1, 2010: House passes reauthorization of America COMPETES bill

Wednesday, June 2
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  • Users' Meeting begins today; public lecture speaker change
  • From the ES&H Section: National Safety Month
  • Tingjun Yang receives 13th annual URA Thesis Award
  • From NPR, May 28, 2010: Solving the riddle of why matter exists
  • From CERN press room, May 31, 2010: Particle chameleon caught in the act of changing

Tuesday, June 1
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  • Fermilab annual Users' Meeting begins tomorrow
  • Director's Corner: Results, results
  • From symmetry breaking: Accelerator physicists strive to lower cost of cancer treatment
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