Fermilab Today Archive 2012

Friday, Sept. 28

  • Press Release: QuarkNet program receives $6.1 million NSF award to advance science education
  • CMS Result: Matter = antimatter?
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: October wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • From WDRS: Reminder: 2012 Flexible Spending Accounts
  • From Popular Science, Sept. 26, 2012: Five ways the brand new Dark Energy Camera will utterly change our understanding of the universe

Thursday, Sept. 27

  • Special Announcement: Road closed to all vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic
  • Result of the Week: Do the top quark and the Higgs boson have a special relationship?
  • Milestone: Ryuji Yamada retires this week
  • Photo of the Day: NUMI at night
  • In Brief: Now accepting applications for Fermilab Wilson Fellowship
  • From Purdue News, Sept. 25, 2012: Signature of long-sought particle that could revolutionize quantum computing seen by Purdue physicist
  • From Nature News, Sept. 24, 2012: Open-access deal for particle physics

Wednesday, Sept. 26

  • From symmetry: DOE advances US ATLAS, US CMS detector upgrade plans
  • Correction: Omission in Director's Corner
  • From the Accelerator Physics Center: Aligning future accelerators
  • Photo of the Day: Big Bangers, Fermilab Softball League champions
  • University Profile: LPNHE-Paris
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Sept. 25
  • From DOE Pulse, Sept. 24, 2012: Jefferson Lab prepares for new era of exploration

Tuesday, Sept. 25

  • Through the eyes of our neighbors
  • Director's Corner: Success!
  • Photos of the Day: Technical Division annual picnic at Kuhn Barn
  • Continuing NOvA Near-Detector Hall excavation
  • From Nature News Blog, Sept. 22, 2012: Fermilab prepares for a future of muons

Monday, Sept. 24

  • Special Announcement: Norman Augustine to chair director search committee
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Managing web content
  • Performance recognition awards go to employees
  • From symmetry: Explain it in 60 seconds: Klystron
  • Milestone: New employees - September
  • From Daily Planet, Sept. 19, 2012: Discovery Channel video on dark matter search at SNOLAB

Friday, Sept. 21

  • Out-of-the-box thinking meets in-the-box pizza for a lunch dedicated to education
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Neutrinos: Majorana or Dirac?
  • From R&D Magazine, Sept. 20, 2012: Experiment corrects prediction in quantum theory
  • From Physics World, Sept. 19, 2012: Huge cosmic-ray observatory set for Siberia
  • From IEEE Spectrum, Sept. 18, 2012: Higgs boson unmasked by world's biggest test instruments

Thursday, Sept. 20

  • First student from Madagascar to study at Fermilab: a dream come true
  • Result of the Week: Tevatron team tackles top mass measurement
  • In Brief: New conference travel reporting and spending requirements
  • From Nature News, Sept. 18, 2012: 'Tantalizing' hints of room-temperature superconductivity
  • From The Atlantic, Sept. 17, 2012: What sequestration would do to the country's science budgets

Wednesday, Sept. 19

  • Second muon experiment receives Mission Need approval from DOE
  • From FESS: New energy savings contract to launch soon
  • "Martyl—A Retrospective": linking art and science with a Fermilab flare
  • In Brief: nuSTORM workshop this Friday and Saturday
  • University Profile: University of Kansas
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Sept. 18
  • From Wired, Sept. 17, 2012: Dark Energy Camera starts taking pictures

Tuesday, Sept. 18

  • From symmetry: First proton-lead collision test at the LHC successful
  • Director's Corner: Update on tritium management at Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Interpretive trail at dusk
  • Broadway's Next H!T Musical comes to Fermilab
  • Construction Update: Cryogenic storage tanks relocated to NML and CMTF
  • From ES&H: Flu vaccination information available online
  • From CBS Chicago, Sept. 17, 2012: New Fermilab camera helping look into ancient universe
  • From Science News, Sept. 14, 2012: Uncertainty not so certain after all

Monday, Sept. 17

  • Press Release: World's most powerful digital camera opens eye, records first images in hunt for dark energy
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology: Conserving water for the planet
  • Photo of the Day: Company contracted to construct NOvA Near Detector Hall earns Shining Star Award
  • From TG Daily, Sept. 12, 2012: Evidence for dark energy stacks up, says team
  • From Science, Sept. 14, 2012: Who invented the Higgs boson?

Friday, Sept. 14

  • Special Director's Corner: Involuntary separation
  • CMS Result: Precision smashing
  • From symmetry: Scientists already planning for LHC long shutdown
  • Construction Update: Atrium west stair construction nearly complete, east stair construction begins next week
  • From Physics World, Sept. 10, 2012: Dark-matter hope fades in microwave haze

Thursday, Sept. 13

  • From symmetry: Pushing boundaries
  • Result of the Week: Searching for an elusive particle using an elusive signature
  • From WDRS: Still time to contribute the IRS maximum in the 403(b) plan
  • From My Suburban Life, Sept. 12, 2012: Local scientists edge closer to their field of dreams
  • From Interactions.org, Sept. 12, 2012: European particle physics refreshes long-term strategy

Wednesday, Sept. 12

  • Robot vs. grout
  • From the Scientific Computing Division: Computing for better accelerators
  • Photo of the Day: NOvA first detector block up
  • University Profile: IIFC-νP and University of Delhi
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Sept. 11
  • From CERN Courier, Aug. 23, 2012: Auger determines pp inelastic cross-section at √s = 57 TeV

Tuesday, Sept. 11

  • Summer program mentors and coordinators hook students on science
  • Director's Corner: Science and technology review
  • Construction Update: Steel work, deck installation progress on IARC building
  • Photo of the Day: Praying mantis in the pink
  • In Brief: Upcoming tours and lectures for Fermilab employees
  • From The Washington Post, Sept. 9, 2012: It's time to get serious about science

Monday, Sept. 10

  • From symmetry: The Dark Energy Camera opens its eyes
  • Tip of the Week: Health: Avoiding the flu
  • Photo of the Day: Pine Street prairie
  • From ES&H: Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle program continues
  • Special Announcement: Road D closed Sept. 11
  • From New Scientist, Sept. 7, 2012: Catcher of elusive neutrinos takes shape at Fermilab

Friday, Sept. 7

  • Press Release: Crews complete first block of North America's most advanced neutrino experiment
  • Physics in a Nutshell: What's the deal with antimatter?
  • Video of the Day: NOvA explores neutrino mysteries
  • From Physics, Sept. 5, 2012: More tau leptons than expected

Thursday, Sept. 6

  • From symmetry: A love of science, conveyed through YouTube
  • Result of the Week: Do boson interactions break the rules?
  • Clarification: PPD and Fermilab Test Beam Facility management
  • From the Daily Mail, Sept. 5, 2012: Shedding light on dark matter: Scientists believe proof of cosmic enigma has been found after 70-year hunt
  • From the Irish Times, Sept. 5, 2012: Research on supernova explosion revealed

Wednesday, Sept. 5

  • Microchannel plates offer unprecedented time resolution for photodetectors
  • From the Particle Physics Division: Reorganization of our research departments
  • In Brief: Fermilab Friends for Science Education, Fermilab Natural Areas eligible for grant
  • University Profile: University of Michigan
  • Safety Update: ES&H weekly report, Sept. 4
  • From SLAC News Center, Sept. 4, 2012: Watch 50th Anniversary Symposium talks
  • From The Economist, Sept. 1, 2012: Backward ran sentences...

Tuesday, Sept. 4

  • IMSA mentors teach students a physicist's approach at Fermilab
  • Director's Corner: Culture clash
  • Construction Update: Building first of three attached structures for LArTF cylinder
  • Photo of the Day: DECam through the webcam
  • From Science, Aug. 29, 2012: Fermilab physicists present their reworked plans for giant neutrino experiment