Fermilab Today Archive 2012

Friday, Nov. 30

  • Wellness Feature of the Month: December wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • CMS Result: Subatomic excitement
  • Special Announcement: You are invited to Fermilab's Holiday Celebration
  • Photo of the Day: It's a full moon, by Jove
  • From Nature News Blog, Nov. 28, 2012: Italian particle physics facility scuttled by funding woes
  • From Space.com, Nov. 26, 2012: Dark matter mystery may soon be solved

Thursday, Nov. 29

  • From symmetry: Thanksgiving in the Main Control Room
  • Result of the Week: Symmetries are important
  • From ES&H: Environment, Safety & Health Fair - today on the 15th floor
  • Photos of the Day: Pages from the great blue heron photo flipbook
  • From Discovery News, Nov. 25, 2012: US science could face fiscal cliff doom
  • From Caltech News, Nov. 21, 2012: High-energy physicists smash records for network data transfer

Wednesday, Nov. 28

  • From the ES&H Section: ES&H: Working behind the scenes to keep you safe
  • Director's Corner: It can be done
  • Photo of the Day: Do you see it? It sees you
  • University Profile: Vanderbilt University
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Nov. 27
  • From BBC News, Nov. 25, 2012: Sesame synchrotron is a flash of unity in Middle East

Tuesday, Nov. 27

  • IARC building aims for LEED certification
  • From symmetry: Contributing to an LHC experiment, no transatlantic travel required
  • Photo of the Day: Coyote on the move
  • From Scientific American, Nov. 26, 2012: The perils of translational research
  • From Physics, Nov. 26, 2012: Viewpoint: new temperature probe for quark-gluon plasma

Monday, Nov. 26

  • Laboratory releases Physics Advisory Committee report
  • Tip of the Week: Health: The right stuff in dealing with the white stuff
  • Photo of the Day: Whirlwind night sky
  • Milestone: New employees - November
  • From Nature, Nov. 21, 2012: Physics: Let US physics commit to collaboration
  • From The Guardian, Nov. 17, 2012: Dark matter: the underground lab searching for wimps

Wednesday, Nov. 21

  • Photo of the Day: Happy Thanksgiving
  • From the Core Computing Division: 100-gigabit Ethernet technology coming to Fermilab
  • From symmetry: A bouquet of options: Higgs factory ideas bloom
  • University Profile: The Ohio State University
  • Special Announcement: Main Ring Road closed next week
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Nov. 20
  • From the Los Alamos Daily Post, Nov. 11, 2012: Obituary: Robert E. Shafer June 2, 1936-Nov. 11, 2012
  • From ISTC Catalyst, November 2012: Particle physics research: impact and applications

Tuesday, Nov. 20

  • Fermilab's first Physics Slam a smash hit
  • From the Deputy Director: Celebrating the DECam and CTIO's 50th birthday
  • Photo of the Day: Hawk is watching out for you
  • Construction Update: NOvA Near-Detector Cavern excavation completed
  • From symmetry: Arrow of time prefers to point forward
  • From Black Hills Pioneer, Nov. 16, 2012: LUX ready for testing

Monday, Nov. 19

  • From symmetry: Physics never sleeps
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Winter weather: road closures and parking restrictions
  • Photo of the Day: Just hopped out of the bath
  • From Physics World, Nov. 14, 2012: Quantum dots entangled with single photons

Friday, Nov. 16

  • Rare red flower crops up in high numbers at Fermilab
  • Physics in a Nutshell: What are hadrons, baryons and mesons?
  • Photo of the Day: Here comes the sun
  • From ars technica, Nov. 14, 2012: New Large Hadron Collider data may thin out theories in particle physics
  • From New Scientist, Nov. 14, 2012: Higgs boson continues to be maddeningly well-behaved

Thursday, Nov. 15

  • "In Visible"—an artist's perspective of the universe
  • Result of the Week: Measuring the Higgs-like boson at the Tevatron
  • From symmetry: Passing along LHC know-how to future generations
  • Photo of the Day: Obelisk in sunlight
  • From Science, Nov. 13, 2012: Making the case for science: Representative Randy Hultgren sees room for improvement in federal role
  • From Science, Nov. 14, 2012: Political science: physicist Bill Foster heads back to Congress

Wednesday, Nov. 14

  • From symmetry: How to make a neutrino beam
  • From the Accelerator Division: An insatiable appetite
  • Death: In memoriam: Steve Fry
  • University Profile: Syracuse University
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Nov. 13
  • From Berkeley Lab News Center, Nov. 12, 2012: BOSS quasars unveil a new era in the expansion history of the universe

Tuesday, Nov. 13

  • Profile: One minute with Jennifer Raaf, co-manager for MicroBooNE TPC assembly and installation
  • Director's Corner: This week's FALC meeting
  • Photos of the Day: Veterans Day celebration in Kuhn Barn
  • Special Announcement: Physics for Everyone - tomorrow at 12:30; employee site tours - Nov. 27 and 29
  • Construction Update: Integrating CDF Assembly Hall and the IARC OTE building
  • Special Announcement: Fermilab's first Physics Slam - Friday in Ramsey Auditorium
  • From BBC News, Nov. 12, 2012: Popular physics theory running out of hiding places

Monday, Nov. 12

  • American Legionnaires, scouts spruce up Pioneer Cemetery
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Caution with laser pointers
  • Press Release: Fermilab photo contest winners chosen; will advance to international competition
  • From Physics Today, November 2012: Time-reversal asymmetry in particle physics has finally been clearly seen
  • From Popular Science, Nov. 8, 2012: Inside the largest simulation of the universe ever created

Friday, Nov. 9

  • Don Lincoln receives Director's Award for volunteer service
  • CMS Result: Subatomic signatures
  • Dark Energy Camera dedication today in Chile
  • From Nature, Nov. 6, 2012: Space telescope to get software fix

Thursday, Nov. 8

  • From symmetry: Voyage to SNOLAB
  • Result of the Week: Digging for the golden Higgs at CDF
  • In Brief: Calling all veterans
  • Photos of the Day: Still celebrating Halloween
  • From New Scientist, Nov. 6, 2012: Doubt cast on Fermi's dark matter smoking gun
  • From Physics, Nov. 5, 2012: Viewpoint: 0 + 0 > 0

Wednesday, Nov. 7

  • A sticky situation resolved
  • Director's Corner: LBNE review at Fermilab and US-PRC meeting at Daya Bay
  • Special Announcement: Save the date: Fermilab holiday party - Dec. 13
  • University Profile: University of Arizona
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Nov. 6
  • From Physics World, Nov. 6, 2012: Highly charged ions could make better atomic clock

Tuesday, Nov. 6

  • Special Announcement: Enrollment for 2013 benefits closes today
  • From the Finance Section: Travel card program
  • From symmetry: East Coasters brave Hurricane Sandy to keep neutrino project on schedule
  • Construction Update: Interior of the LArTF cylinder
  • Photo of the Day: Slice of Fermilab prairie life
  • From ES&H: Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle program concludes
  • From 190 North, Nov. 4, 2012: 14th Congressional District
  • From Stanford University News Service, Nov. 1, 2012: Taming mavericks: Stanford researchers use synthetic magnetism to control light

Monday, Nov. 5

  • Press Release: You pick the winner in the Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series' first Physics Slam on Nov. 16
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Computer Security Awareness Day
  • Fermilab's Hooper to talk Higgs at TEDxNaperville
  • Photo of the Day: Fermilab in orange
  • From NOAO, Nov. 1, 2012: Dark Energy Camera dedication begins celebration of 50th anniversary of Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory

Friday, Nov. 2

  • Cockcroft-Walton's successor: a peep inside the new RFQ and how it works
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Spin!
  • Special Announcement: Power outages
  • Death: In memoriam: Danny R. Douglas
  • In Brief: Fermilab prairie seed harvest
  • From Physics World, Oct. 31, 2012: Unexpected 'ridge' seen in CMS collision data again

Thursday, Nov. 1

  • From symmetry: What else could the Higgs be?
  • Result of the Week: Charm quark's light reveals riddles in theory
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: November wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • Clarification: Rocky III report
  • Photos of the Day: Frightful fun on 15th floor
  • In Brief: The 2012-2013 Users' Executive Committee
  • From Nature, Oct. 30, 2012: Theorists bridge space-time rips