Archive: January 2011

Monday, Jan. 31

  • From SLAC Today: CDMS workshop focuses on dark matter detector
  • ES&H Tip of the Week: Computer Security - Targeted training for targeted phishing
  • Submissions now accepted for URA Thesis Award

Friday, Jan. 28

  • Local student contributes to Tevatron's DZero experiment
  • MI-8 addition construction sets safety record
  • Physics for Everyone: Neutron Therapy Facility Feb. 2
  • From, Jan. 26, 2011: Hunt for dark matter closes in at Large Hadron Collider

Thursday, Jan. 27

  • Fermilab welcomes Bardeen fellow to SRF design team
  • Result of the Week: Fitting another piece of the Higgs puzzle
  • Photo of the Day: New employees - Dec. 20
  • From the Guardian, Jan. 22, 2011: Weak gravitational lensing and weak arguments

Wednesday, Jan. 26

  • From Quantum Diaries: Years of Fermilab computing work will build base for stunning SDSS image
  • From WDRS: Get the stress out
  • From Science Daily, Jan. 25, 2011: How strong is the weak force? New measurement of the muon lifetime
  • From PBS Newshour's The Rundown Editorial, Jan. 25, 2011: What is a neutrino...and why do they matter?

Tuesday, Jan. 25

  • Milestone: Science communication pioneer Judy Jackson retires
  • Director's Corner: Organization
  • "The Moon" a presentation: 5 p.m. today in Chicago
  • Accelerator Update
  • From The Minnesota Daily, Jan. 24, 2011: Scanning for universe's dark matter, 2,342 feet deep

Monday, Jan. 24

  • From symmetry: To catch a supernova
  • ES&H Tip of the Week - Environment: Cutting ash trees will increase safety
  • From Science, Jan. 21, 2011: Deep potholes block the road to discovery for U.S. science
  • From The New York Times Editorial, Jan. 21, 2011: The Tevatron

Friday, Jan. 21

  • All-hands talk available online
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: Fitness classes, wellness offerings, employee club and discount information for February
  • Proton Source smashes record
  • Photo of the Day: Cold, but beautiful
  • Retirement event: Judy Jackson
  • Gallery Chamber Series concert on Sunday, Jan. 23
  • From Linux Magazine Online, Jan. 11, 2011: Fermilab, the Tevatron, and Linux

Thursday, Jan. 20

  • Lab organization bolstered by Wehmannís computing skills
  • Result of the Week: Top quarks and photons playing together
  • From the Beacon News, Jan. 19, 2011: Fermilab leader promises important work will go on
  • From Science News, Jan. 19, 2011: Tevatron to shut down in September

Wednesday, Jan. 19

  • All-hands meeting at noon today in Auditorium
  • Icy conditions: be extremely careful when walking
  • Tuition Assistance Program degree recipients
  • Death: Gennady Kuznetsov
  • Vehicle backing safety kickoff and seminar Thursday
  • From Quantum Diaries, Jan. 17, 2011: Fermilab plays role in 3 of 12 top science trends

Tuesday, Jan. 18

  • All-hands meeting at noon Wednesday, Jan. 19
  • Director's Corner: Planning is everything
  • From symmetry breaking: The physics of Scotch tape
  • Photo of the Day: New employees - Dec. 20
  • From New York Times, Jan. 17, 2011: Recalling a fallen starís legacy in high-energy particle physics

Friday, Jan. 14

  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting at noon Wednesday, Jan. 19
  • CMS Result of the Month: Microscopic black holes not observed
  • Larry and the Linac: Larry Allen retires after 38 years
  • Correction
  • From WBEZ's Eight Forty-Eight, Jan. 12, 2011: What's ahead for Fermilab without massive particle collider Tevatron
  • From, Jan. 13, 2011: Tevatron still churning out exciting physics

Thursday, Jan. 13

  • Relaunch of scientific computing publication
  • Result of the Week: The W bosonís heavy cousin
  • Lecture on how the brain makes choices Friday
  • URA Thesis Award submissions now accepted
  • From, Jan. 12, 2011: Quest for dark energy grows brighter with special camera

Wednesday, Jan. 12

  • Fermilab's Paul Mackenzie elected AAAS fellow
  • From the ES&H Section: Itís not about the numbers
  • Talk on Higgs hunt at 12:30 p.m. today in Auditorium
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, Jan. 11, 2011: America COMPETES Reauthorization Bill signed into law

Tuesday, Jan. 11

  • New year, new laboratory blogs on Quantum Diaries
  • Director's Corner: Tevatron
  • Physics for Everyone on Higgs hunt - 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 12
  • Retirement event - Stanley Pruss
  • Photo of the Day: Winter frost
  • From Nature, Jan. 11, 2011: Tevatron faces final curtain
  • From New Scientist, Jan. 11, 2011: Thunderstorms caught making antimatter

Monday, Jan. 10

  • Join in a minute of silence today at 10 a.m.
  • ES&H Tip of the Week - Quality Assurance: Follow standard practices to get consistent results
  • Upbeat personality helped Pfund help laboratory
  • Physics for Everyone: 12:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in auditorium
  • Old SSC t-shirts needed for photo shoot
  • From Nature, Jan. 6, 2011: A heavy holiday at Fermilab?

Friday, Jan. 7

  • Fermilab researcher Cristian PeŮa receives Fulbright award
  • Special Result of the Week: CDF finds evidence for top quark production asymmetry
  • Photo of the Day: New employees - Dec. 6
  • From, Jan. 6, 2011: Fermi's Large Area Telescope sees surprising flares in Crab Nebula
  • From, Jan. 5, 2011: At South Pole, world's most extreme scientific construction project

Thursday, Jan. 6

  • Fermilab postdoc improves Google Sky galaxy views
  • Result of the Week: Hunt for a supersymmetric neutrino
  • Milestone: Retirement event
  • From The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 2, 2011: In search for elusive boson, U.S. experience vs. European technology

Wednesday, Jan. 5

  • Flexible Spending Account card error
  • From the Particle Physics Division: What a year
  • Particle physics photowalk calendar now available
  • Ray Stefanski retires after 41 years
  • Milestones: Death- Dorothy Poll
  • From the New York Times, Jan. 3, 2011: Quest for dark energy may fade to black

Tuesday, Jan. 4

  • Fermilab welcomes new Office of Communication Director
  • Director's Corner: Best wishes for the New Year!
  • Milestone: Retirement event
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, Dec. 29, 2010: Final decisions on FY 2011 appropriations bills delayed until spring

Monday, Jan. 3

  • From symmetry: Community + laboratory
  • ES&H Tip of the Week: Safety: Watch out for slick and uneven surfaces
  • Milestone: Retirement event
  • From Nature News, Jan. 2, 2011: New year, new science
  • From, Dec. 23, 2010: The Italian government funds the Super-B accelerator
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