Fermilab Today Archive 2012

Wednesday, Dec. 19

  • Season's Greetings: Happy holidays from Fermilab
  • From the Scientific Computing Division: Computing matters at CMS
  • From the Director Search Committee: Thanks and appreciation
  • University Profile: California Institute of Technology
  • Photos of the Day: In a reindeer-drawn sleigh, Santa wishes Fermilab happy holidays
  • Photos of the Day: Wish upon a shooting star
  • Photos of the Day: Fermilab holiday celebration
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Dec. 18
  • From The Economist, Nov. 21, 2012: Know your neutrinos
  • From CERN, Dec. 17, 2012: The first LHC protons run ends with new milestone

Tuesday, Dec. 18

  • Profile: One minute with Mari Mendez, administrative associate in the Business Services Section
  • Director's Corner: Happy holidays!
  • Milestone: Linac beam now turned on
  • Photo of the Day: Liquid scintillator beginning to fill NOvA far-detector blocks
  • Construction Update: IARC Office, Technical and Education Building takes shape
  • Video of the Day: Dan Hooper TEDx talk online
  • Correction: Electron gun and ASTA
  • From Brookhaven National Laboratory, Dec. 13, 2012: Doon Gibbs named interim lab director
  • From Nature, Dec. 14, 2012: Japan in pole position to host particle smasher

Monday, Dec. 17

  • Preparing to provide NML's electron beam in 2013
  • Tip of the Week: Health: Save your sole from plantar fasciitis
  • Photo of the Day: Red-tailed hawk assumes post
  • Milestone: New employees - December
  • From Northern Star, Dec. 9, 2012: Hultgren forms new Congressional science caucus

Friday, Dec. 14

  • From symmetry: Explain it in 60 seconds: decay channel
  • CMS Result: Hidden valleys in our own backyard
  • In Brief: Higgs boson discovery, MINERvA make Physics World's top-10 breakthrough list of 2012
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: January wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • From New Scientist, Dec. 13, 2012: Higgs boson having an identity crisis
  • From BBC News, Dec. 12, 2012: Hubble Space Telescope achieves deepest cosmic view yet

Thursday, Dec. 13

  • Special Announcement: Holiday Celebration - today at 4 in Wilson Hall atrium
  • Result of the Week: Another charm revolution?
  • Insulation installation at test beam facility
  • Photo of the Day: Sally Field at CMS meeting
  • From symmetry: Zombies invade the LHC in student-made horror film
  • From the Daily Herald, Dec. 8, 2012: Bird-watching program at Fermilab accesses normally off-limits areas

Wednesday, Dec. 12

  • Special Announcement: Physics for Everyone - today at 12:30; Holiday Celebration - tomorrow at 4
  • From the Particle Physics Division: Going deep for detector R&D
  • Bob Wilson elected co-spokesperson for LBNE
  • Photo of the Day: A dash of red
  • University Profile: Texas A&M University
  • From symmetry: Fundamental Physics Prize recognizes Higgs hunters
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Dec. 11
  • From Information Week, Dec. 10, 2012: DOE, national labs reveal sweeping cloud strategy

Tuesday, Dec. 11

  • Special Announcement: Director Search Committee town hall meeting - today
  • Director's Corner: Master planning
  • DOE grants CD-1 approval to LBNE project
  • Construction Update: LArTF brickwork, stairways completed
  • Photo of the Day: Great Nebula in Orion as seen by the Dark Energy Camera
  • From Science News, Dec. 5, 2012: LHC sees odd behavior in superhot particle soup

Monday, Dec. 10

  • Fermilab scientists selected as APS fellows
  • Tip of the Week: Quality Assurance: Work process controls
  • From ESH&Q: Updated suspect/counterfeit training
  • Photo of the Day: Great Nebula in Orion
  • Correction: LBNE beamline
  • From Kavli IPMU, Dec. 7, 2012: Strict limit on CPT violation from gamma-ray bursts
  • From Nature, Dec. 4, 2012: U.S. advisers seek research overhaul

Friday, Dec. 7

  • From symmetry: Complex simulations: a driving force for LSST
  • Physics in a Nutshell: A mixed bag of neutrinos
  • Special Announcement: Main Ring Road closed Monday
  • From Physics World, Dec. 5, 2012: Ancient gas sheds light on universe's first billion years
  • From Computer Weekly, Dec. 6, 2012: Case study: CERN adopts OpenStack private cloud to solve big data challenges

Thursday, Dec. 6

  • From symmetry: Scientists propose new projects to unravel dark-energy secrets
  • Result of the Week: Rare muon pairs made by chance or enhanced?
  • Photo of the Day: Drawing toward the high-rise
  • From Nature, Dec. 5, 2012: Data teleportation: the quantum space race

Wednesday, Dec. 5

  • In Brief: Revised "Procedures for Researchers" document available online
  • From WDRS: Annual enrollment for benefits
  • University Profile: University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Photo of the Day: Keeping its head above water
  • Good Lovelies perform "Under the Mistletoe" on Saturday
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Dec. 4
  • From Berkeley Lab News Center, Dec. 4, 2012: Foundation gives a big boost to BigBOSS
  • From The Washington Post, Dec. 3, 2012: DNA may help scientists find 'dark matter,' the glue that binds galaxies

Tuesday, Dec. 4

  • Handler encourages young scientists to make research accessible to government
  • Director's Corner: Organization changes
  • Construction Update: PXIE cave construction begins
  • Photo of the Day: Arrangement in gray
  • From WDRS: Learn how to reduce clearance through customs from hours to minutes
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, Nov. 30, 2012: New chairman for House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
  • From The New York Times, Nov. 30, 2012: Higgs matters

Monday, Dec. 3

  • Special Announcement: Director Search Committee seeks your input
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology: Recycling to reduce waste
  • From symmetry: Physics education program QuarkNet develops global reach
  • Photo of the Day: Bold strokes
  • From Reuters, Nov. 29, 2012: Physicists seek animated answers to dark secrets of the universe
  • From University of Chicago News, Nov. 28, 2012: National labs, UChicago scientists and scholars engage in 'Playing with Time'