Archive: February 2012

Wednesday, Feb. 29

  • Now accepting applications for theoretical physics fellowships
  • From the Scientific Computing Division: Scientific computing: Getting the most out of Fermilab's data
  • In Brief: From Fermilab's EAP: Free tax preparation software
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Feb. 28
  • From Nature, Feb. 28, 2012: Quest for quirky quantum particles may have struck gold

Tuesday, Feb. 28

  • Fermilab's golden rule: What goes around comes around
  • Director's Corner: All-hands meeting video
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: March wellness offerings, open athletic leagues and employee discounts
  • Acceleratory Update: Feb. 24-27
  • From Nature, Feb. 27, 2012: Timing glitches dog neutrino claim

Monday, Feb. 27

  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting - today
  • ES&H Tip of the Week: Health: Illinois Yellow Dot initiative maximizes the golden hour
  • In Memoriam: Bob DeMaat - Feb. 13
  • From WDRS: New Longterm Care Insurance offered to Fermilab employees
  • Photo of the Day: Flags and bird in flight
  • Accelerator Update: Feb. 22-24
  • From ScienceNews, Feb. 23, 2012: Higgs running out of hiding places
  • From Discover Magazine, Feb. 22, 2012: How to see the invisible: Three approaches to finding dark matter

Friday, Feb. 24

  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting - Feb. 27
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Our gothic universe
  • In Brief: Nominations sought for Employee Advisory Group
  • EDIT school a success
  • From, Feb. 23, 2012: Good news for Higgs: Physicists pinpoint W boson

Thursday, Feb. 23

  • World's best measurement of W boson mass tests Standard Model, Higgs boson limits
  • Result of the Week: Missing pieces the key to measuring weak boson pairs
  • From Wired, Feb. 22, 2012: Faster-than-light neutrino results may be due to bad cables
  • From Scientific American Observations Blog, Feb. 17, 2012: Fermilab set to reveal "interesting" Higgs boson results
  • Accelerator Update: Feb. 20-22

Wednesday, Feb. 22

  • From symmetry: The Tevatron's proud legacy
  • From the Particle Physics Division: PPD engineering departments organize for the future
  • Photo of the Day: New employees - Feb. 13
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Feb. 21
  • From the Medill newsroom at Northwestern University, Feb. 20, 2012: New camera to help solve mysteries of the universe in 3D
  • From Brookhaven Today, Feb. 17, 2012: Sam Aronson to step down as Brookhaven Lab director

Tuesday, Feb. 21

  • Special Announcement: Lunchtime concert - today
  • Director's Corner: On the positive side...
  • How to save a life: Preserving the physics of John Linsley
  • In Brief: Communication webinar today
  • Accelerator Update: Feb. 17-20
  • From, Feb. 17, 2012: Answers ahead for physics' puzzles
  • From Discovery News, Feb. 18, 2012: 'Interesting' Higgs Boson results to be announced

Monday, Feb. 20

  • From Symmetry: Exceeding the speed of light has consequences, even—especially?—for neutrinos.
  • In Brief: Police activity at Fermilab
  • ES&H Tip of the Week: Quality Assurance: What is the cost of quality?
  • From The Economist, Feb. 18, 2012: The dark side of the universe
  • Accelerator Update: Feb. 15-17
  • From, Feb. 17, 2012: Physicists discover evidence of rare hypernucleus, a component of strange matter

Friday, Feb. 17

  • From AAAS meeting presents particle physics' past, present and future
  • CMS Result: Peering deeper into the proton
  • Photo of the Day: Coyote skates at Fermilab
  • In Brief: New optional timecard feature
  • From R&D Magazine, Feb. 14, 2012: Scientists build GPU cluster for subatomic calculations
  • From, Feb. 14, 2012: Physicists find dark matter: It's everywhere

Thursday, Feb. 16

  • From symmetry: symmetry available online
  • Result of the Week: CDF at the cosmic frontier
  • In Brief: Fermilab releases long-range accelerator schedule
  • From the Medill newsroom at Northwestern University: Grand illusion: Are we living in a 2D world?
  • From, Feb. 14, 2012: Obama budget plan provides little for Fermi, Argonne
  • Accelerator Update: Feb. 13-15

Wednesday, Feb. 15

  • Test beam facility: 500+ customers and counting
  • From the ES&H Section: Think outside the box and initiate change
  • Special Announcement: Live underground tour of the CMS detector on Google+
  • Milestone:In memoriam: Bob DeMaat
  • In Brief: Recycling program expands
  • From, Feb. 13, 2012: Leading the quest to crack cosmological mysteries

Tuesday, Feb. 14

  • Director's Corner: President's Budget Request
  • From symmetry breaking: My entangled heart
  • From symmetry breaking: CERN plans for even more intense year of LHC physics
  • Accelerator Update: Feb. 10-13
  • From New Scientist, Feb. 13, 2012: LHC boosts energy to snag Higgs – and superpartners
  • From, Feb. 11, 2012: Boy + particle accelerator = Sexy Results

Monday, Feb. 13

  • Special Announcement: DOE stakeholders meeting streamed live from D.C. today
  • ES&H Tip of the Week: Ecology: Savanna restoration in Main Ring to start soon
  • Class begins for the first EDIT school at Fermilab
  • Correction: URA Visiting Scholars Program
  • Accelerator Update: Feb. 8-10
  • From New Scientist, Feb. 9, 2012: What the latest LHC revelations say about the Higgs
  • From, Feb. 9, 2012: Borexino Collaboration succeeds in spotting pep neutrinos emitted from the sun

Friday, Feb. 10

  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting - Feb. 27
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Extra dimensions: What's up?
  • From symmetry: Gallery: NO?A construction
  • Photo of the Day: Pi in the sky at Fermilab
  • Milestone: Vladimir Shiltsev elected member-at-large of the APS's Division of Physics of Beams
  • From BBC News, Feb. 8, 2012: Big science's trickle-down effect

Thursday, Feb. 9

  • In Brief: Call for applications: URA Visiting Scholars Program
  • Result of the Week: Width watchers test top quark
  • Photo of the Day: New employees - Jan. 30
  • IPMU Press Release: New Kavli Institute announced at the University of Tokyo
  • Accelerator Update: Feb. 6-8
  • In the News: Making scientists seem human – through film!

Wednesday, Feb. 8

  • Special Announcement "Physics for Everyone" - today in Ramsey Auditorium
  • From the Directorate: Road safety at Fermilab during unpredictable winter weather
  • In Brief: URA submissions for annual Thesis Award due March 1
  • Photo of the Day: New employees - Jan. 17
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Feb. 7
  • From The State News, Feb. 3, 2012: Researchers close in on origin of the universe

Tuesday, Feb. 7

  • From symmetry breaking: My physical romance
  • Director's corner: ILCSC and ICFA meetings
  • From ILC NewsLine: A visit to the two candidate Japanese ILC sites
  • Accelerator Update: Feb. 3-6
  • From The Australian, Feb. 7, 2012: UK: Celebrity physicist triggers boom

Monday, Feb. 6

  • Special Announcement: Wilson Hall construction safety
  • Hot Fermilab experiments: Cooling system is a success
  • ES&H Tip of the Week: Computer Security - Timing is everything: It's phishing season!
  • Photo of the day: New Employee - Jan.3
  • Accelerator Update, Feb. 1-3
  • From SLAC Today: BaBar extends the search for new matter-antimatter asymmetries

Friday, Feb. 3

  • Art exibit takes new direction
  • CMS Result of the Week: Let's talk top
  • From physicstoday, Feb. 1, 2012: Mikhail Lomonosov and the dawn of Russian science
  • From Scientific American Observations Blog, Feb. 2, 2012: Could Simple Experiments Reveal the Quantum Nature of Spacetime?

Thursday, Feb. 2

  • International and need help? Call Samanatha Poeppelman.
  • Result of the Week: CDF's brightly lit offices
  • From symmetry breaking: Introducing LHC Lunch
  • Accelerator Update: Jan. 30 - Feb. 1
  • From Scientific American Observations Blog, Feb. 1, 2012: Life after Tevatron: Fermilab still kicking even though it is no longer top gun
  • From the newsroom of Northeastern University, Jan. 31, 2012: 3Qs: Physicists push for underground testing facility

Wednesday, Feb. 1

  • In Brief: Wilson Hall stairwells to close for safety feature updates
  • From the Accelerator Division: Changes in the AD organization
  • Special Announcement: Fermilab onsite shuttle extended through February
  • Photo of the Day: Saving Sally the salamander
  • From, Jan. 31, 2012: Repulsive gravity as an alternative to dark energy
  • From Nature, Jan. 31, 2012: Dipole hunt stuck in neutral
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