Archive: June 2011

Thursday, June 30

  • Electrical engineer Ray Yarema retires after more than 40 years
  • Result of the Week: DZero updates tantalizing muon-antimuon result
  • Photo of the Day: A fine place to camp out
  • From Quantum Diaries, June 29, 2011: Searching for gold...
  • From BBC News, June 16, 2011: Panel probes new particle results

Wednesday, June 29

  • From symmetry magazine: LBNE: the inside buzz on a new science project
  • From the Center for Particle Astrophysics: Watching the cosmic web unfold
  • In Brief: Fermilab to launch new scientist emeritus policy
  • Photos of the Day: New employees— June 6 & June 13
  • From Space Daily, June 27, 2011: How to keep lonely exoplanets snug - just add dark matter!

Tuesday, June 28

  • Special Announcement: Get your DASTOW photo today
  • Director's Corner: Options for the Homestake site
  • From SLAC Today: LSST camera passes first funding milestone
  • Photo of the Day: Sunset over Main Ring Lake
  • From LBNL News Center, June 23, 2011: When matter melts
  • From Science Insider, June 23, 2011: Underground physics lab to cost U.S. Energy Department at least $1.2 Billion

Monday, June 27

  • Fermilab Press Release: Fermilab experiment weighs in on neutrino mystery
  • ES&H Tip of the Week– Computer Security: When passwords attack!
  • Photo of the Day: Sneak attack on cattle egret
  • SSVSP Q&A: New SSVSP questions and answers posted
  • From The Economist, June 24, 2011: More subatomic spot changing
  • From Black Hills Pioneer, June 18, 2011: Science on display

Friday, June 24

  • Special Announcement: MINOS seminar today at 4 p.m.
  • CMS Result: Intellectual cross pollination
  • In Memoriam: Anthony Caporelli
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: July wellness, fitness, pool information and discounts
  • Milestone: CMS reaches 2011 goal for recorded luminosity
  • Photos of the Day: Fun with Mr. Freeze and the fire department at DASTOW
  • From Nature News Blog, June 23, 2011: Underground lab getting a new parent with the Energy Department?

Thursday, June 23

  • On-site volunteer cleanup opportunity today
  • Result of the Week: New light on the strong interaction
  • British Empire honors MINOS scientist Jenny Thomas
  • From symmetry breaking: TAUWER aims for cosmic heights
  • TIAA-CREF seminars, counseling sessions available
  • “Natural Elements” exhibit to showcase nature-inspired art

Wednesday, June 22

  • Special Announcement: DASTOW 2011 takes place today
  • From the DOE Fermi Site Office: Getting to know your Fermi Site Office
  • Matt Arena receives 2010 Industrial Hygiene Award
  • Photo of the Day: DZero meeting at Princeton
  • From Cosmic Variance, a Discovery Magazine blog, June 18, 2011: Milestones for the Tevatron and LHC

Tuesday, June 21

  • Special Announcement: DASTOW 2011 takes place Wednesday, June 22
  • Director's Corner: An important result
  • Milestone: New average integrated luminosity record
  • Alvin Tollestrup receives IEEE superconductivity award
  • Photo of the Day: Going out on a limb
  • From Science Now, June 15, 2011: First results from Japanese neutrino experiment hint at big things to come

Monday, June 20

  • TIPP 2011 attracts scientists & engineers from many fields
  • ES&H Tip of the week– Health: Medical Office seeing an uptick in ticks
  • Milestone: Stuart Henderson elected to American Nuclear Society
  • Photos of the Day: Turtle takes a leisurely walk
  • From Quantum Diaries, June 17, 2011: Japanese T2K neutrino observation a boon for U.S. physics

Friday, June 17

  • Special Director's Corner: Self-select voluntary separation program
  • From symmetry breaking: LHC experiments reach record data milestone
  • Photos of the Day: Kindergarten graduates
  • From ars technica, June 16, 2011: Neutrino oscillations observed until earthquake shut down detector
  • From Physics, June 13, 2011: Cosmic smoothness

Thursday, June 16

  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting at 11:30 a.m. today in Ramsey Auditorium
  • Result of the Week: Things that go bump in the night
  • Fermilab employees rescue gosling from fishing line
  • Chicago Afrobeat project at Fermilab this Saturday
  • From North Carolina State University, June 13, 2011: Astrophysicist looks to stars to uncover neutrino’s secrets

Wednesday, June 15

  • T2K result indicates electron neutrino appearance
  • From the CMS Center: CMS luminosity exceeds all expectations
  • DASTOW takes place Wednesday, June 22
  • Meet Kathy Burke: New EAP account manager
  • Photo of the Day: Volleyball champs
  • From Northern Illinois University, June 14, 2011: NIU physicist Gerald Blazey accepts two-year post at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Tuesday, June 14

  • MINOS far detector once again collecting data
  • Director's Corner: Institutional review
  • Photo of the Day: Why did the geese cross the road?
  • Performance Review Q&A: Pay freeze
  • From the Daily Herald, June 12, 2011: Aurora’s SciTech redesigns, plans for preschool
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, June 10, 2011: DOE strategic plan highlights science and engineering

Monday, June 13

  • Photos of the Day: Young researchers receive awards at Users' Meeting
  • ES&H Tip of the Week— Quality: Checklist? Check.
  • From, June 9, 2011: Why 13 and 25 are magic numbers for physicists
  • From BBC News, June 10, 2011: Tests 'reject new particle claim'

Friday, June 10

  • Volunteers participate in Fermilab biodiversity efforts
  • DZero weighs in on unexpected CDF result
  • Photo of the Day: Senate staffer Tom Craig tours the 15th floor of Wilson Hall
  • From the, June 9, 2011: Australians closer to unveiling the secrets of the universe

Thursday, June 9

  • Enjoy Fermilab Family Outdoor Fair on June 12
  • Result of the Week: Lighting up the Higgs sector with photons at CDF
  • Special Announcement: LHC scientist Lyn Evans to give public lecture June 12
  • Photos of the Day: Energy Secretary Steven Chu gets to know Fermilab
  • From the iSGTW, June 1, 2011: The case of the missing proton spin

Wednesday, June 8

  • Special Announcement– Physics for Everyone today: Tevatron & the Energy Frontier
  • From the Directorate: The importance of giving feedback
  • Testing out the new and improved Internet today
  • Special Announcement– Fermilab employees: July due dates for performance review
  • From the Quantum Diaries, June 6, 2011: Trapping antimatter with magnets
  • From the UChicago News, June 6, 2011: New data still have scientists in dark over dark matter

Tuesday, June 7

  • Special Announcement– Physics for Everyone: Tevatron talk tomorrow
  • Director's Corner: The Secretary’s visit
  • FermiMail: Modernizing email and calendars
  • Milestone: New Antiproton Source record
  • From the APS Physics, May 2011: Fermilab: a tradition of scientific excellence benefitting the nation

Monday, June 6

  • Funding and future plans discussed at Users’ Meeting
  • ES&H Tip of the Week – Safety: Ladder safety has its ups & downs
  • Milestone – Birth: Melina LeAnn Henry
  • Photos of the Day: New employees - May 31 & June 1
  • From the UChicago News, June 1, 2011: Scholars, scientists gather to discuss the intersection of science and architecture
  • From the Science, June 3, 2011: Possible sighting of dark matter fires up search and tempers

Friday, June 3

  • Photos of the Day: Energy Secretary Steven Chu urges U.S. to focus on R&D
  • Milestone: New monthly integrated luminosity record
  • Cryomodule Test Facility fridge cool on many levels
  • From the Chicago Tribune, June 1, 2011: Quarks and quantum quirks
  • From the Daily Herald, June 3, 2011: Energy secretary says Fermilab funding must be found

Thursday, June 2

  • 44th annual Users' Meeting continues today
  • Users’ Meeting focuses on results and Fermilab's future
  • Result of the Week: Subatomic cubic zirconia
  • Tom Schwarz wins 2011 Tollestrup Award

Wednesday, June 1

  • Special Announcement: Users' Meeting begins today
  • Director's Corner: Science strategy
  • News: Updated CDF result
  • In Memoriam: Afternoon lecture honors Bruce Winstein
  • Two winners selected for 14th annual URA Thesis Award
  • From Cosmic Variance,Discover Magazine blog,  May 30, 2011: Anomaly at the Tevatron might be something real?
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