Fermilab Today Archive 2012

Wednesday, Oct. 31

  • FSPA welcomes new officers
  • From the Center for Particle Astrophysics: Rocky III
  • Photo of the Day: Superstorm effects over Fermilab
  • University Profile: Florida Institute of Technology
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Oct. 30
  • From the Chicago Sun-Times, Oct. 25, 2012: 'QED' a tour de force for Rob Riley

Tuesday, Oct. 30

  • Special Announcement: Dark Energy Camera all-hands celebration - today
  • Director's Corner: Staff meetings
  • Special Announcement: Fermilab director search committee members named
  • Construction Update: New cleanroom at CMTF
  • From symmetry: Plasma accelerators: high quality, even by the slice
  • Milestone: New employees - October
  • From Physics World, Oct. 25, 2012: Physicists entangle 100,000 photons

Monday, Oct. 29

  • Dark matter seekers get help from the DarkSide
  • Tip of the Week: Quality Assurance: Engineering quality at Fermilab
  • From WDRS: Enrollment for 2013 benefits
  • Photo of the Day: Snapping turtle acceleration not so snappy
  • From New Scientist, Oct. 24, 2012: Orphaned stars linger in dark matter haloes

Friday, Oct. 26

  • Special Announcement: State-of-the-laboratory meetings - today
  • CMS Result: Gravity and the Standard Model
  • Milestone: After 42 years, Bruce Chrisman bids farewell to Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Goldenrod in black and white
  • Special Announcement: Cafeteria increases prices, closes on Saturdays
  • Special Announcement: Kautz Road Substation power outage - Oct. 29
  • From Nature, Oct. 24, 2012: Why symmetry matters

Thursday, Oct. 25

  • Special Announcement: Physics for Everyone - today in Ramsey Auditorium
  • Result of the Week: Two distinct heavy quarks living together
  • Special Announcement: State-of-the-laboratory meeting for scientists - today
  • From symmetry: SLAC gets a new director
  • In Brief: Find information faster with Fermilab's new Test Beam Facility website
  • From New Scientist, Oct. 23, 2012: Recycled photons set fresh quantum computing record

Wednesday, Oct. 24

  • Special Announcement: Dark Energy Camera all-hands celebration - Oct. 30
  • From the CMS Center: Upgrades to the CMS detector
  • From symmetry: Explain it in 60 seconds: gravitational waves
  • Photo of the Day: Egret goes fishing
  • In Brief: "Playing with Time" - Nov. 7
  • From WDRS: Enrollment for 2013 benefits
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Oct. 23
  • University Profile: Rockefeller University
  • From The New York Times, Oct. 23, 2012: Federal budget limits affect scientific conferences
  • From Berkeley Lab News Center, Oct. 22, 2012: State-of-the-art beams from table-top accelerators

Tuesday, Oct. 23

  • Special Announcement: Farewell symposium for Bruce Chrisman - Oct. 26
  • Director's Corner: PAC and new ideas
  • A shocking good time
  • Construction Update: NOvA Near-Detector Cavern excavation continues
  • From The Hindu, Oct. 17, 2012: INO to study atmospheric neutrinos
  • From NBC News, Oct. 17, 2012: Astronomers take first 3-D look at giant strand of dark matter

Monday, Oct. 22

  • Special Announcement: Network outage
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Practice proper hand safety: wear protective gloves
  • Profile: One minute with Todd Nebel, PPD mechanical operations specialist
  • From WDRS: 403(b) maximum contributions to increase for 2013
  • Photo of the Day: DOE and NSF members tour MicroBooNE facilities
  • From The Japan Times, Oct. 19, 2012: Cosmic rays eyed to locate nuke fuel melt

Friday, Oct. 19

  • US LHC Users Organization meeting - today and tomorrow
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Gravitons
  • Photo of the Day: The solitude of Big Woods
  • Special Announcement: Master Substation power outages
  • From MSU National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Oct. 12, 2012: On the origin of life's most crucial isotope

Thursday, Oct. 18

  • From symmetry: Bringing the universe into full focus
  • Result of the Week: Counting jets to constrain physics models
  • Photos of the Day: Cool as a coyote
  • From Argonne National Laboratory, Oct. 15, 2012: Scientists develop affordable way to generate medical isotopes
  • From CNRS, Oct. 10, 2012: New type of cosmic ray discovered after 100 years

Wednesday, Oct. 17

  • Students benefit from Fermilab-Latin American collaboration
  • From the Technical Division: Sharp minds at work
  • Photo of the Day: A spot of autumn, a hint of winter
  • University Profile: Southern Methodist University
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Oct. 16
  • From BBC News, Oct. 15, 2012: Planet with four suns discovered by volunteers

Tuesday, Oct. 16

  • Press Release: Green thumbs wanted for Fermilab's prairie harvest on Nov. 3
  • Director's Corner: 45 years young
  • Photo of the Day: AD Mechanical Support Department picnic
  • Construction Update: First two NOvA far-detector blocks now in position
  • From WDRS: Enrollment for 2013 benefits - Oct. 22 to Nov. 6
  • From TechCrunch, Oct. 12, 2012: Angry Birds the particle physics board game: Rovio and CERN collaborate on making learning quantum physics fun
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, Oct. 12, 2012: New threat to American competiveness discussed at Senate hearing

Monday, Oct. 15

  • Enforcing fire safety awareness with a hint of fun
  • Tip of the Week: Health: Preventing infection by bloodborne pathogens
  • Photo of the Day: Congressman Hultgren receives Champion of Science Award from Science Coalition
  • From WDRS: Health and Wellness Fair - tomorrow on 15th floor
  • Special Announcement: Upcoming power outages
  • From AAAS Science & Policy, Sept. 27, 2012: A look at sequestration: potential cuts to federal R&D in the first five years

Friday, Oct. 12

  • From symmetry: Time projection chambers: a milestone in particle detector technology
  • CMS Result: Hunting for the platypus particle
  • From SLAC News Center: LCLS-II Project Director John Galayda to receive Wilson Prize
  • Photo of the Day: Bird of an unrufflable feather
  • From New Scientist, Oct. 4, 2012: Photon reaches from beyond the grave in quantum trick

Thursday, Oct. 11

  • Electronics in extra dimension: 3D integrated chip for high-energy physics
  • Result of the Week: Charm cross section agrees with theory
  • In Brief: Physics Advisory Committee meeting - next week
  • Photo of the Day: Interior of future Muon Ring
  • From Physics, Oct. 8, 2012: New measurements of the most perfect liquid
  • From Argonne National Laboratory, Oct. 10, 2012: Advanced Photon Source lights the way to 2012 chemistry Nobel

Wednesday, Oct. 10

  • From symmetry: Caring for the prairie
  • From the Office of Communication: Fermilab Today survey results
  • University Profile: University of Oklahoma
  • Photo of the Day: Booster sunrise
  • In Brief: Fire engine on display - today
  • In Brief: Community Planning Meeting - this week
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Oct. 9
  • From Physics, Oct. 4, 2012: In search of sterile neutrinos

Tuesday, Oct. 9

  • From symmetry: Nobel committee honors research by particle trappers
  • Director's Corner: 2012 Community Planning Meeting
  • Photo of the Day: Obelisk and orb
  • Construction Update: Continuing steel and metal construction at IARC
  • From The New York Times, Oct. 9, 2012: French and U.S. scientists win Nobel physics prize
  • From The Denver Post, Oct. 7, 2012: Colorado argon will be at the heart of dark matter experiment

Monday, Oct. 8

  • Special Announcement: State-of-the-laboratory meetings - today
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology: Rare wildlife in our neighborhood
  • From symmetry: Accelerator app: Beehives
  • Photo of the Day: Fall into the woods
  • In Brief: Fermilab Student and Postdoc Association replaces former Graduate Student Association
  • Special Announcement: Asphalt repairs in Wilson Hall west lot
  • Correction: Ask the Ethicist column - political activities
  • From Interactions.org, Oct. 5, 2012: The Republic of Cyprus becomes a CERN associate member state

Friday, Oct. 5

  • How spam filtering works at Fermilab
  • Physics in a Nutshell: The platypus particle
  • Photo of the Day: Pilot study group to complete Certified Administrative Professional course
  • In Brief: Intensity Frontier brochure available for pick-up
  • Paul Davies discusses extraterrestrial life next week
  • From New Scientist, Oct. 3, 2012: Quantum measurements leave Schrödinger's cat alive

Thursday, Oct. 4

  • Construction begins on largest liquid-argon time projection chamber in the U.S.
  • Result of the Week: A new chapter in the story of B decays
  • Ask the Ethicist: Election season
  • Video of the Day: The Standard Model
  • From symmetry: HEP open access initiative at crucial juncture
  • From IEEE Spectrum, Oct. 1, 2012: The cosmological supercomputer

Wednesday, Oct. 3

  • From SLAC News Center: Panofsky Prize honors researchers' underground hunt for dark matter
  • From the Business Services Section: National Fire Prevention Week begins Oct. 7
  • Photo of the Day: You saw me standing alone
  • University Profile: Northeastern University
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Oct. 2
  • From Physics World, Oct. 1, 2012: Dark-matter alternative tackles elliptical galaxies

Tuesday, Oct. 2

  • One minute with Brad Tennis, Accelerator Division mechanical technician
  • Director's Corner: On vacation
  • Photos of the Day: Monday morning sunrise
  • Construction Update: Constructing walls of three attached structures for LArTF cylinder
  • In Brief: Changes to janitorial service in effect
  • Correction: Director's volunteer award nomination deadline and reception date
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, Sept. 28, 2012: President signs bill extending federal funding for six months

Monday, Oct. 1

  • Employees paint a more colorful Fermilab with gardening tools
  • Tip of the Week: Quality Assurance: Lessons learned
  • Photos of the Day: Computing Division annual picnic at Kuhn Barn
  • In Brief: Nominations now accepted for director's volunteer award
  • From ILC NewsLine: An ILC Higgs factory—is it enough?
  • From Science, Sept. 27, 2012: A spinning black hole at a galaxy's center