Archive: September 2011

Friday, Sept. 30

  • Special Announcement: Tevatron shutdown, lab-wide party today
  • Operations: A way of life
  • Milestone: Tevatron finishes strong, has second best week ever
  • Video of the Day: Particle physics visualized
  • DOE grants MicroBooNE third-stage approval
  • Accelerator Update: Tevatron - Sept. 30
  • From CERN Courier: From the Tevatron to Project X

Thursday, Sept. 29

  • Special Announcement: Lab-wide party to celebrate the Tevatron - tomorrow
  • Result of the Week: Thank you, from DZero
  • Special Announcement: Intensity Frontier workshop
  • Special Announcement: Fermilab prairie seed harvest
  • The Antiproton Source: A rich history and an exciting future
  • From Chicago Tonight, Sept. 28, 2011: Faster-than-light experiments
  • Accelerator Update: Sept. 26-28

Wednesday, Sept. 28

  • Special Announcement: Discussion on underground science programs - today
  • Result of the Week: Thank you from CDF
  • Milestone: Al Legan retires after 42 years
  • Special Announcement: Parking changes - Sept. 29-30
  • Photo of the Day: Underground science tour
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Sept. 27
  • From the CERN Courier: Long live the Tevatron
  • From WBEZ 91.5, Sept. 25, 2011: Fermilab will chase supposed faster-than-light particles

Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • Special Announcement: Discussion on underground science programs - Sept. 28
  • Director's Corner: Endings and beginnings
  • Milestone: Bob Goodwin retires after 42 years at Fermilab
  • Special Announcement: Recording on the job training
  • Accelerator Update: Sept. 23-26
  • From Popular Science, Sept. 26, 2011: Fermilab will double-check CERN's revolutionary claim
  • From The Beacon-News, Sept. 24, 2011: Physics turned on its ear catches attention at Fermilab

Monday, Sept. 26

  • New associate director of the Office of High Energy Physics
  • ES&H Tip of the Week: Health: Breast cancer awareness
  • Special Announcement: Commemorative Tevatron t-shirts for sale this week
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: October wellness offerings, pool information, fitness classes and discounts
  • Accelerator Update: Sept. 21-23
  • From Reuters, Sept. 23, 2011: "Faster than light" particles may be physics revolution

Friday, Sept. 23

  • Press Release From CERN: OPERA experiment reports anomaly in flight time of neutrinos
  • CMS Result: The color of collisions
  • At new detector school, students get hands-on
  • Photo of the Day: Waterfall at Fermilab
  • From Associated Press, Sept. 22, 2011: Roll over Einstein: Pillar of physics challenged

Thursday, Sept. 22

  • Oddone stresses vital program, promotes positive work culture
  • Result of the Week: Casting a wide net
  • In Brief: ARRA website updated
  • Special Announcement: Party for CDF contributors
  • Accelerator Update: Sept. 19-21
  • From Nature, Sept. 21, 2011: Fermilab faces life after the Tevatron
  • From Kane County Chronicle, Sept. 21, 2011: Fermilab looks ahead as shutdown of Tevatron looms

Wednesday, Sept. 21

  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting - today
  • From the Center for Particle Astrophysics: Exploring interactions with space and time
  • Special Announcement: New website highlights 28 years of Tevatron innovations
  • Photo of the Day: Fermilab softball champs
  • Milestone: CMS milestone - Sept. 14
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Sept. 20
  • From Scientific American, Sept. 19, 2011: Free will and quantum clones
  • From Space Daily, Sept. 20, 2011: Balloon-based experiment to measure Gamma rays

Tuesday, Sept. 20

  • From Quantum Diaries: Ever wonder why the Tevatron is such a big deal?
  • Director's Corner: Safety: More than numbers
  • Save the Date: Reminder: Tevatron shutdown event - Sept. 30
  • Clarification: Flu vaccination sign-up
  • Accelerator Update: Sept. 16-19
  • From Laboratory Equipment, Sept. 19, 2011: Underground detectors close in on elusive neutrinos
  • From MSNBC's Cosmic Log, Sept. 15, 2011: Real-life 'Star Wars' planet seen

Monday, Sept. 19

  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting - Sept. 21
  • ES&H Tip of the Week: Health: Avoiding the flu
  • Photo of the Day: Moonrise over the Tevatron
  • Special Announcement: Street corner science: Dr. Leon Lederman
  • Correction: Sept. 15 ROW
  • Accelerator Update: Sept. 14-16
  • From Science, Sept. 15, 2011: Particle physicists' new extreme teams
  • From ILC NewsLine: Going with the particle flow

Friday, Sept. 16

  • Introducing the Illinois Accelerator Research Center
  • Special Announcement: Fermilab Art Series presents Inca Son - Sept. 17
  • From SLAC Today: Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope confirms puzzling preponderance of positrons
  • Special Announcement: FNA: A new hiking trail
  • From The Economist, Sept. 15, 2011: The dark at the end of the tunnel?

Thursday, Sept. 15

  • Fermilab physicist directs "Copenhagen"- Sept. 16-25
  • Result of the Week: The odd life of Bs0 mesons
  • Photo of the Day: Smoky sunset over Fermilab
  • Accelerator Update: Sept. 12-14
  • From The University of Chicago newsroom, Sept. 12, 2011: Collaborative grants aid in medical and scientific advancements
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, Sept. 12, 2011: FY 2012 Senate Appropriations Bill for the Department of Energy: Science

Wednesday, Sept. 14

  • Resonance: Rhythm and flow
  • Milestone: MI8 plaque ceremony - Sept. 13
  • Photo of the Day: Fermilab director takes a cosmic ray shower
  • Save the Date: Reminder: Tevatron shutdown event - Sept. 30
  • Special Announcement: Special Tevatron Chez Leon dinner - Sept. 29
  • From Black Hills Pioneer, Sept. 13, 2011: Sanford Lab hires new director
  • From Nature News, Sept. 13, 2011: Shedding light on the mystery of dark matter

Tuesday, Sept. 13

  • Keeping the Tevatron’s cool: A look back at electron cooling
  • Director's Corner: Budgets, budgets...
  • Photo of the Day: New employees - Sept. 6
  • Accelerator Update: Sept. 9-12
  • From Science News, Sept. 12, 2011: Hints of dark matter reported, again
  • From Kane County Chronicle, Sept. 9, 2011: Durbin-backed bill helps Fermilab, Argonne National

Monday, Sept. 12

  • Special Result of the Week: Hunting for dark matter
  • ES&H Tip of the Week: Safety: What needs calibration?
  • Photo of the Day: A butterfly snacks on a flower
  • Special Announcement: Street corner science: Dr. Leon Lederman
  • Accelerator Update: Sept. 7-9
  • From Science News, Sept. 9, 2011: Last words
  • From SLAC Today: How slow is slow? EXO knows!

Friday, Sept. 9

  • Special Announcement: The tenth anniversary of 9/11
  • CMS Result: Bump hunters
  • Special Announcement: Construction detour
  • From symmetry breaking: CERN, Ars Electronica introduce artist-in-residency program
  • From ILC NewsLine: Understanding electron beam halos
  • From New Scientist, Sept. 8, 2011:Third experiment sees hints of dark matter

Thursday, Sept. 8

  • Milestone: Carl Lindenmeyer retires after 40 years at Fermilab
  • Result of the Week: What can Bs mesons tell us?
  • Photo of the Day: An egret peeks and poses
  • Special Announcement: Calling enthusastic scientists
  • From Quantum Diaries: WIMPs – The most ubiquitous term in the ‘verse
  • Accelerator Update: Sept. 5-7
  • From Reuters, Sept. 5, 2011: Month-end target mooted for finding "no Higgs"

Wednesday, Sept. 7

  • Take a shower in the cosmos
  • From the Technical Division: Giving back to the community
  • Photo of the Day: A dragonfly touches down
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Sept. 6
  • Special Announcement: Be alert during concrete work
  • Accelerator Update: Sept. 2-5
  • From New Scientist, Sept. 6, 2011: Antimatter surplus is not dark matter's smoking gun

Tuesday, Sept. 6

  • Milestone: Safety recognition celebration
  • Director's Corner: End of summer
  • Special Announcement: DZero dinner party - Sept. 30
  • From NPR Morning Edition, Sept. 6, 2011: A final smash for America's giant particle collider
  • From the Unversity of Santa Cruz's newsroom, Aug. 29, 2011: Astrophysicists report first simulation to create a Milky Way-like galaxy
  • Accelerator Update: Aug. 31 - Sept. 2

Friday, Sept. 2

  • SUSY 2011 conference
  • Special Announcement: Fermilab construction detour
  • From ILC NewsLine: Seeing beneath the surface
  • Photo of the Day: TD annual picnic - Aug. 26
  • From National Geographic's Daily News, Aug. 31, 2011: Dark matter is an illusion, new antigravity theory says
  • From's Cosmic Log, Aug. 31, 2011: Atom-smashing hype faces reality

Thursday, Sept. 1

  • Bill Miller takes over orchestrating NOvA assembly
  • Result of the Week: No extra dimensions found
  • Photo of the Day: Pause for a Monet: Water lilies
  • Accelerator Update: Aug. 29-31
  • From, Aug. 30, 2011 Did the LHC just debunk superstring theory?
  • From Physics, Aug. 30, 2011: Controlling for the “look-elsewhere effect”
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