Archive: July 2012

Tuesday, July 31

  • Vellidis takes over as new CDF co-spokesperson
  • Director's Corner: Update on SRF and NML
  • Construction Update: Putting together blocks for the NOvA far detector
  • In Brief: Tevatron publishes evidence for Higgs boson
  • Photo of the Day: Indian government minister visits Fermilab
  • From The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2012: Physicists mine cosmic answers deep underground

Monday, July 30

  • Layering detection: CMS gets an upgrade
  • Tip of the Week: Health: The need for transparency in medical studies
  • Milestone: New employees - July
  • Photo of the Day: Early morning rays
  • In Brief: Call for applications: URA Visiting Scholars Program
  • From ars technica, July 26, 2012: Creating Higgs-like excitations using ultracold atoms

Friday, July 27

  • Fermilab Deputy Director Kim judges Google Science Fair
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Collision? Interaction? Event? What's that all about?
  • Special Announcement: Ask-a-Scientist lecture on the Higgs boson - July 29
  • From BBC News, July 25, 2012: Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer claims huge cosmic ray haul

Thursday, July 26

  • Wellness Feature of the Month: August wellness offerings, fitness classes, employee clubs and discounts
  • Result of the Week: The best of the best in Higgs bosons to b quarks
  • ES&H Update: Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle program
  • From, July 25, 2012: Going where the beam is good
  • From Nature, July 24, 2012: Cuts loom for US science

Wednesday, July 25

  • New cable pulling method saves time and money
  • From the Center for Particle Astrophysics: What fills space?
  • University Profile: Northwestern University
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, July 24
  • From World Radio Switzerland, July 24, 2012: Cernettes sing about their men stuck on night shifts at CERN
  • From NIU Today, July 24, 2012: 'Summer Under the Stars' continues July 25

Tuesday, July 24

  • From symmetry breaking: Precious cargo: Dark matter experiment set to move underground
  • Director's Corner: Zero defects
  • Construction Update: Conduits in the NOvA near-detector hall
  • Photos of the Day: Purple, rain
  • From Argonne National Laboratory, July 23, 2012: Two Argonne physicists win Presidential Early Career Awards
  • From physics buzz blog, July 18, 2012: Who is Enrico Fermi?

Monday, July 23

  • High-school physics teachers become scientists for a week at QuarkNet Boot Camp
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology: Dead tree ecology
  • Photo of the Day: U.S. Senate staffers visit Fermilab
  • From, July 19, 2012: Learning to build a cosmic ray detector
  • From Public Service Review: European Science and Technology, July 12, 2012: Accelerating collaboration

Friday, July 20

  • DOE gives Fermilab's Mu2e experiment CD1 approval
  • CMS Result: Would the real Higgs boson please stand up?
  • Photo of the Day: Real collaboration, virtual ring
  • Special Announcement: Controls, power, and cooling outages - July 20-23
  • From the Santa Barbara Independent, July 19, 2012: How to Higgs boson: Q&A with UCSB Professor Joe Incandela

Thursday, July 19

  • From symmetry breaking: Decision time: Vote for your favorite Higgs
  • Result of the Week: Puzzling new pieces in the antimatter mystery
  • "Rugged Elegance" art exhibit merges the earthy with the industrial
  • Special Announcement: Controls, power, and cooling outages - July 20-23
  • From Nature, July 18, 2012: Theorists feast on Higgs data

Wednesday, July 18

  • From symmetry: An energetic life: from physics to efficiency
  • From the CMS Center: Thank you
  • University Profile: University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, July 17
  • From Caltech Media Relations, July 12, 2012: Peering into the heart of a supernova

Tuesday, July 17

  • From symmetry breaking: DOE facilities receive praise from Republicans and Democrats alike
  • Director's Corner: ICFA and ILCSC in Melbourne
  • In Brief: New award honors late Fermilab physicist
  • Construction Update: Constructing caissons at IARC
  • From the Chicago Tribune, July 14, 2012: Finding God, the particle
  • From the Kane County Chronicle, July 14, 2012: Visitors discover Fermilab's green spaces

Monday, July 16

  • Students help MicroBooNE clean up for its big debut
  • ES&H Tip of the Week: Safety: Construction season safety - drive carefully and watch out for those yellowjackets
  • Video of the Day: Vote in TED2013 talent search
  • From The New York Times, July 14, 2012: Why the Higgs boson matters
  • From The Christian Science Monitor, July 11, 2012: New European space telescope to sniff out dark matter

Friday, July 13

  • From symmetry breaking: Google Science Fair winner visits CERN during Higgs week
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Coping with high luminosity
  • Milestone: Carlos Hojvat retires after 35 years
  • Photo of the Day: Quadrat study volunteers inspect plots of the prairie
  • From Nature, July 11, 2012: Neutrino physics: Beta test
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, July 12, 2012: DOE user facilities praised at House Science Committee hearing

Thursday, July 12

  • From symmetry breaking: Physicist by day, soul man by night
  • Result of the Week: The Higgs boson: "Two b" or not "two b"
  • Milestone: John Urish retires after 40 years at Fermilab
  • From The New York Times, July 9, 2012: A blip that speaks of our place in the universe
  • From the Sanford Underground Research Facility's Deep Thoughts, July 9, 2012: LUX underground this week

Wednesday, July 11

  • Milestone: Assistant Director Jeffrey Appel retires this week
  • From the Technical Division: A new generation of magnets for accelerators, MRIs
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, July 10
  • Special Announcement: Fermilab Natural Areas hosts Discovery Day on Saturday
  • University Profile: Boston University
  • From the Los Angeles Times, July 4, 2012: Dark matter filament found, scientists say

Tuesday, July 10

  • Milestone: Business Services Section Head Dave Carlson set to retire after 34 years
  • Director's Corner: A path forward for LBNE
  • From symmetry breaking: Higgs in perspective; looking back to 1964
  • Construction Update: LArTF concrete cylinder nears completion
  • From Kane County Chronicle, July 7, 2012: Fox Valley Rep's Collider Project offers stage to science-themed plays
  • From The Huffington Post, July 4, 2012: Stephen Hawking and Higgs boson bet in spotlight as physicists hail CERN particle discovery

Monday, July 9

  • From symmetry: Beyond "to be or not to be"
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Come to the dark side, we have cookies
  • Milestone: Peter Cooper retires Friday
  • Video of the Day: What does 5 sigma mean?
  • In Brief: New Fermilab COO Jack Anderson starts today
  • In Brief: Performance review processes to be completed in July
  • Special Announcement: Video of July 4 CERN Higgs seminar and July 5 Fermilab all-hands meeting online
  • From The Beacon-News, July 7, 2012: Fermilab's Tevatron laid groundwork in search for 'God particle'

Friday, July 6

  • Staying up late for the Higgs
  • CMS Result: Have we found the Higgs?
  • Milestone: Al Flowers retires next week
  • In Brief: Scientists invited to send feedback on LBNE reconfiguration
  • Photoshop of the Day: Photoshop contest: Where have you seen the Higgs?
  • Special Announcement: Special colloquium and seminars next week
  • Special Announcement: Higgs background flyer available online
  • From ScienceNews, July 4, 2012: Essay: Nature's secrets foretold

Thursday, July 5

  • Special Announcement: Higgs all-hands meeting - today at 9 a.m. in Ramsey Auditorium
  • Special Director's Corner: A great discovery
  • Photos of the Day: Higgs-like excitement on July 4
  • Introducing Deb Sebastian, new internal communication specialist
  • Result of the Week: The Tevatron and the Higgs boson
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, July 2
  • From ScienceNews, July 4, 2012: Higgs found
  • From The New York Times, July 4, 2012: A new particle could be physics' holy grail
  • From Voice of America, July 4, 2012: Higgs boson finding excites Fermilab scientists

Wednesday, July 4

Special edition - Search for Higgs boson at Large Hadron Collider reveals new particle

Tuesday, July 3

  • Higgs all-hands meeting on Thursday, July 5, at 9 a.m., CERN scientific presentations, Wednesday, July 4, at 2 a.m.
  • Director's Corner: Great expectations
  • Scientists and playwrights collaborate on Collider 2012
  • Milestone: Gary Sliwicki retires after over 35 years of service to Fermilab
  • From symmetry magazine: symmetry available online
  • Construction Update: Five parking spaces available near Minos Surface Building
  • Correction: Friday's Joint Experimental-Theoretical Seminar
  • From The New York Times, July 2, 2012: Physicists inch closer to proof of elusive particle
  • From LiveScience, July 2, 2012: Physicists get closer than ever to Higgs particle

Monday, July 2

  • Special Announcement: Tevatron scientific talks - today
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Be safe this Independence Day
  • Press Release: Tevatron scientists announce their final results on the Higgs particle
  • "Creation's Birthday" brings Edwin Hubble's contentious life to the Fermilab stage
  • Photos of the Day: It was time for stormy weather
  • From the Los Angeles Times, June 28, 2012: Milky Way still recovering from mysterious impact, scientists say
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