Archive: June 2012

Friday, June 29

  • Alex Himmel wins 2012 URA Thesis Award
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Why study the cosmos?
  • Press Release: Scientists discover that Milky Way was struck some 100 million years ago, still rings like a bell
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: July wellness offerings, fitness classes, employee clubs and discounts
  • From Physics World, June 28, 2012: Peter Higgs in the spotlight

Thursday, June 28

  • Special Announcement: Next week is Higgs week
  • Result of the Week: Pomeron creates jets at the Tevatron
  • From symmetry breaking: The unreasonable Tevatron: Calculating the economic impact of basic science
  • GEM provides paths to advanced STEM degrees
  • Photo of the Day: Instrumentation Department picnic at Kuhn Barn
  • In Brief: DOE counterintelligence personnel visit Fermilab today
  • From the Christian Science Monitor, June 27, 2012: 7 trillion degrees Fahrenheit: Atom-smashing physicists break temperature record

Wednesday, June 27

  • The next generation of superconducting magnets
  • from symmetry: Through a muon's eyes
  • Photo of the Day: A reflective perspective
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, June 26
  • University Profile: University of Wisconsin
  • From ars technica, June 24, 2012: Exoplanets in neighboring orbits have radically different sizes, masses

Tuesday, June 26

  • Fermilab's new cavity temperature mapping system commissioned
  • Director's Corner: The Physics Advisory Committee
  • Photo of the Day: Kathryn and Zachary Jepsen
  • Special Announcement: Birds, Butterflies and More - today
  • From The Guardian, June 23, 2012: Higgs rumors: fun for you, dangerous for me

Monday, June 25

  • Employee Advisory Group welcomes new members, continues its mission
  • Tip of the Week: Health: Top off your fluid level to beat the heat
  • Construction Update: Minos / NOvA near detector area under construction
  • Special Announcement: Tevatron Impact symposium video now online
  • Photos of the Day: Science on display
  • Milestone: New employees - March 26 - June 25
  • From The Huffington Post, June 18, 2012: Congress could deal death blow to American scientific exceptionalism

Friday, June 22

  • Project X Physics Study shows a way forward for Fermilab
  • CMS Result: Layers of discovery
  • Photos of the Day: DASTOW 2012
  • Construction Update: Wilson Hall atrium construction resumes Monday
  • From Kane County Chronicle, June 21, 2012: Fox Valley Rep, Fermilab gear up for 'Collider 2012'
  • From Discovery News, June 20, 2012: BaBar data hints at new physics

Thursday, June 21

  • Special Announcement: Fermilab Today reader survey closes tomorrow
  • Result of the Week: When protons strike a glancing blow
  • University Profile: University of Chicago
  • Press Release: $27 million award bolsters research computing grid
  • From Naperville Community Television Channel 17, June 15, 2012: Tevatron tour at Fermilab
  • From The New York Times, June 19, 2012: New data on elusive particle shrouded in secrecy

Wednesday, June 20

  • Special Announcement: DASTOW and Physics for Everyone - today
  • Director's Corner: ICFA appoints Lyn Evans as first Linear Collider Director
  • From the Accelerator Physics Center: Staying competitive in the 21st century
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, June 19
  • From Bloomberg News, June 20, 2012: Europe overtakes U.S. in physics pursuing God particle

Tuesday, June 19

  • For Fermilab's bison farm, a surprise times five
  • Bodhitha Jayatilaka wins 2012 URA Tollestrup Award
  • From symmetry breaking: Beating the odds in the study of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays
  • Photo of the Day: Graduation day
  • From DOE, June 18, 2012: United States regains lead with world's fastest supercomputer

Monday, June 18

  • In Brief: DASTOW starts 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 20, features helicopter airlift
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Use your head: Take care of your hard hat
  • NOvA target arrives from Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • Photos of the Day: The moths of Ash River, Minn.
  • From Science@NASA, June 15, 2012: Why won't the supernova explode?

Friday, June 15

  • Special Announcement: Fermilab Today reader survey closes in one week
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Why high intensity?
  • Project X workshop to develop future experiment framework
  • Special Announcement: Bike path closure for two weeks, detour for 18 months
  • From, June 13, 2012: NuSTAR is in the sky

Thursday, June 14

  • Nobel laureate David Gross discusses impact of particle physics
  • Result of the Week: Trying to explain the unexpected
  • Photos of the Day: URA Thesis and Tollestrup prizewinners
  • Special Announcement: Power outage - June 15
  • In Brief: Wilson Hall stairway construction update
  • From ars technica, June 10, 2012: What have neutrinos done for you lately?

Wednesday, June 13

  • Special Announcement: 45th annual Users' Meeting continues today
  • From the Scientific Computing Division: From serial to parallel
  • At New Perspectives, graduate students show off their work
  • Photos of the Day: Fermilab Users' Meeting: then and now
  • In Brief: SSVSP update
  • University Profile: University of Maryland
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, June 12
  • From the Daily Herald, June 12, 2012: Symposium looks back at Tevatron's life at Fermilab

Tuesday, June 12

  • Special Announcement: Users' Meeting begins today
  • Director's Corner: A great day at Fermilab
  • Symposium celebrates Tevatron legacy
  • Photo of the Day: Fermilab's directors
  • In Brief: New Physics Advisory Committee members
  • From Berkeley Lab News Center, June 7, 2012: Advancing underground science at South Dakota's Sanford Lab

Monday, June 11

  • Special Announcement: Tevatron Impact - today
  • Quality Assurance: Procuring quality work at Fermilab
  • With big data, Fermilab plays a big role
  • Video of the Day: Into the Subatomic Jungle
  • Correction: Liquid-Argon Purity Demonstrator
  • From The Herald News, June 8, 2012: Fermilab says goodbye to Lederman

Friday, June 8

  • Milestone: Director Emeritus Leon Lederman departs Fermilab
  • MINOS reports new measurement of neutrino velocity
  • Special Announcement: Family Outdoor Fair - June 10
  • Photo of the Day: Prairie Ranger program's very first Eco Ranger graduates
  • From symmetry breaking, June 6, 2012: OPERA observes second tau neutrino

Thursday, June 7

  • Special Announcement: Tevatron Impact Monday, Users' Meeting Tuesday - Wednesday
  • Special Result of the Week: Fingerprinting the neutrino
  • LBNE builds 35-ton prototype cryostat
  • Photos of the Day: The last 21st-century transit of Venus
  • Special Announcement: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists director meets with Fermilab staff - today
  • From Nature, June 6, 2012: IceCube catches high-energy neutrino oscillation

Wednesday, June 6

  • Special Announcement: Farewell reception for Leon Lederman - June 8
  • From FESS: Power for the future
  • Sam Zeller receives DOE award to track neutrinos in liquid argon
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, June 5
  • Death: In memoriam: Virginia Ritchie
  • In Brief: DASTOW takes place Wednesday, June 20
  • University Profile: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • From SLAC News Center, June 5, 2012: Underground search for neutrino properties unveils first results

Tuesday, June 5

  • Special Announcement: Help make Fermilab Today better: take the survey
  • Director's Corner: Planning is everything
  • Fermilab Press Release: Fermilab experiment announces world's best measurement of key property of neutrinos
  • In Brief: Linear collider school now accepting applications
  • From symmetry magazine: symmetry available online
  • From, June 4, 2012: 'Schrödinger's hat' could spy on quantum particles

Monday, June 4

  • Special Announcement: Tevatron Impact agenda online, Users' Meeting registration still open
  • ES&H Tip of the Week: Ecology: Don't feed the animals
  • Matt Crawford helps Fermilab put its best foot forward
  • In Brief: Transit of Venus - June 5
  • From Batavia Patch, June 1, 2012: Bison, birds and bugs at Fermilab Family Outdoor Fair
  • From ars technica,, May 31, 2012: Quantum algorithm can predict what the Large Hadron Collider will see

Friday, June 1

  • From symmetry breaking: Underground science lab dedicated deep in the Black Hills
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Why high energy?
  • Photo of the Day: A snapper in the sun
  • From Science@NASA, May 24, 2012: The 2012 transit of Venus
  • From, May 30, 2012: Two new surprises for three-body physics
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