Archive: March 2011

Thursday, March 31

  • Update on CDMS and MINOS
  • Result of the Week: Strange, stranger and strangest
  • Photo of the Day: A pleasant pheasant
  • Physics for Everyone talk on neutrinos - 12:30 p.m. April 6
  • From American Institute of Physics: House Science Committee split on FY 2012 budgets for NSF and NIST

Wednesday, March 30

  • Office of Science Web page has a new look
  • Timely timecards
  • Tax information for foreign Fermilab users
  • From symmetry breaking: Of sports cars, the Higgs, and Poppa Neutrino
  • From Today ICARUS will be inaugurated at Gran Sasso

Tuesday, March 29

  • Scientists reenter Soudan Underground Laboratory
  • Director's Corner: Grandpa!
  • Photo of the Day: Tractricious at dawn
  • From Guardian, March 26, 2011: My favourite particle: the proton

Monday, March 28

  • Mike Lindgren named head of Particle Physics Division
  • You may play a role in quality assessments
  • From Daily Herald, March 27, 2011: Fermi’s annual ‘Wonders’ makes science fun

Friday, March 25

  • Recycler achieves new stashing record
  • CMS Result: A search for even heavier light
  • Dramatic reading of “Copenhagen” - April 8
  • From The Beacon News, March 24, 2011: Hultgren tours, touts Fermilab

Thursday, March 24

  • Congressman praises Fermilab’s work
  • Result of the Week: Z bosons forward and backward
  • From Minnesota DNR press release: Power restored to 27th level of Soudan mine
  • High rise lights go out for Earth Hour

Wednesday, March 23

  • From symmetry breaking: Interesting effect at the Tevatron hints at new physics
  • From the Computing Division: The benefits of software collaborations
  • Video of the Day: Spotlight on CERN: Professor Michel Spiro
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, March 22
  • From Daily Herald, March 22, 2011: Fermilab to host Wonders of Science

Tuesday, March 22

  • In Brief: Lightning damages Tevatron magnet; repairs underway
  • Director's Corner: When it rains...
  • New Physics for Everyone website; next lecture April 6
  • In Brief: Now accepting 2011 Alvin Tollestrup Award nominations
  • Accelerator Update
  • From Duluth News Tribune, March 21, 2011: No smoke at Iron Range mine; fire cause still unclear

Monday, March 21

  • Soudan mine shaft fire 99 percent out
  • Tip of the week: Focus on the right eyewear
  • Photos of the Day: New employees - Feb. 14, 28
  • From MPR News, March 21, 2011: Soudan mine fire 99 percent out

Friday, March 18

  • Fire in Soudan Mine Access Shaft
  • From ILC Newsline: KEK earthquake report
  • Fitness classes, wellness offerings, employee club and discount information for April
  • In Memoriam: Larry Sauer, accelerator installation maestro
  • From New York Times, March 16, 2011: Victor Blanco, stargazer, dies at 92

Thursday, March 17

  • Needles and Threads group sends cheer to cancer patients
  • Result of the Week: High-mass Higgs searches from CDF and DZero
  • Additional support this week for Windows 7 upgrades
  • From symmetry: Global from the get-go?
  • From New Scientist, March 16, 2011: Dark energy is not an illusion after all

Wednesday, March 16

  • From Quantum Diaries Japanese earthquake jolts Tevatron, emotions
  • From Center for Particle Astrophysics: Fermilab’s 40-year campaign to measure the universe
  • Special Announcement: Caregiver Support Group meets at noon today
  • Milestones: Death
  • From Physics World, March 14, 2011: Physicists take stock of quake damage

Tuesday, March 15

  • Helping Japan
  • Director's Corner: Solidarity
  • First accelerator and NuMI upgrade magnet installed
  • Special Announcement: Additional support this week for Windows 7 upgrades
  • From Reuters, March 14, 2011: CERN particle collisions resume

Monday, March 14

  • Tevatron experiments report new Higgs search results
  • ES&H Tip of the Week: Health - No more buts about colon screening
  • Photos of the Day: New employees - Jan 18, 31
  • Milestones: Birthday
  • From Medill Reports, March 10, 2011: Cosmic camera focuses on dark energy

Friday, March 11

  • Statement of Support: To our Japanese colleagues and friends
  • CMS Result: Searching for a fourth generation
  • Fermilab exhibits at annual AAAS conference
  • Construction continues at accelerator test facility
  • Milestones: Birthday
  • Reminder: Daylight-saving time begins Sunday
  • Special Announcement: Celebrate traditional Irish music Saturday with Altan

Thursday, March 10

  • From ILC Newsline Tumbling opens possibilities
  • Result of the Week: Electroweak BuZZ
  • Fermilab Wonders of Science Show takes place March 27
  • From symmetry breaking: Astronomy on ice: IceCube from start to finish

Wednesday, March 9

  • Computer security reminders
  • From the Technical Division: 11 Tesla as a springboard to the future
  • From Physics World, March 8, 2011: Simon van der Meer: 1925–2011

Tuesday, March 8

  • Hands on science a hit with kids of all ages at Open House
  • Director's Corner: Budget update
  • Photo of the Day: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology visits
  • What's Happening Here?: Beetle bags go up across site
  • From New Scientist, March 5, 2011: Gravity's bias for left may be writ in the sky

Monday, March 7

  • Bicycle path temporarily closed by Wilson Hall
  • Managing our Internet footprint
  • From Quantum Diaries: Meet MINERvA: a blend of particle and nuclear physics
  • From Nature, March 2, 2011: Dark rumblings

Friday, March 4

  • From symmetry magazine: Crossing the valley of death
  • Neutrino physicist fixes a feast
  • "Frontiers of Discovery" photobook now available
  • Special Announcement: Correction
  • From Science, March 4, 2011: Have physicists already glimpsed particles of dark matter?

Thursday, March 3

  • From The University of Chicago, March 2, 2011: Bruce Winstein, physicist, 1943-2011
  • Result of the week: CDF finds more evidence of an asymmetry in top production
  • Fermilab releases a new version of Scientific Linux
  • From symmetry breaking, March 2, 2011: LHC publishes first Higgs measurements
  • From New Scientist, March 1, 2011: Tevatron closure: There's life in the old dog yet

Wednesday, March 2

  • Today: Physics for Everyone talk on the Intensity Frontier
  • Special Director's Corner: Impacts on laboratory staff of a government shutdown and proposed cuts
  • Peoples fellow makes discovery, wins award
  • From Kane County Chronicle, March 1, 2011: Fermilab director still hopeful laboratory can avoid deep cuts

Tuesday, March 1

  • Mentors needed for Fermilab summer programs
  • Director's Corner: Support
  • From Quantum Diaries - TRIUMF: Holy trinity: research, innovation, and commercialization
  • From Chicago Tribune, Feb. 28, 2011: Cut the budget but don't kill jobs and research, Durbin says
  • From Daily Herald, Feb. 27, 2011: Fermilab sparks kids’ interest in science
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