Fermilab Today Archive 2013

Tuesday, April 30

  • From symmetry: Dark Energy Survey launches new photo blog
  • Director's Corner: All-hands meeting video
  • Construction Update: Load-testing the 5-ton crane inside the LArTF
  • In Brief: Fermilab Arbor Day event - Wednesday, May 1
  • Photos of the Day: Proud as a turkey vulture
  • From Reuters, April 24, 2013: UK firm buys cancer-zapping spin-off from CERN collider

Monday, April 29

  • Two baby bison born at Fermilab, more on the way
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Know your vehicle
  • Milestone: New employee - April
  • Photo of the Day: Crayfish out for a walk
  • From Wired, April 20, 2013: The art of physics: winning photos of giant particle colliders
  • From Christian Science Monitor, April 25, 2013: Einstein's theory of general relativity gets most extreme test yet

Friday, April 26

  • Physics in a Nutshell: The weak world
  • Frontier Science Result: Dark Energy Survey Supernovae light the way to dark energy
  • Video of the Day: Sunday strumming
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, April 24, 2013: Rep. Bill Foster on FY 2014 Department of Energy appropriations legislation
  • From SLAC Today, April 23, 2013: SLAC's historic 'End Station A' hosts electron beams once again

Thursday, April 25

  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting - today in Ramsey Auditorium
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Constraining the proton sea
  • In Brief: Earth Day Fair - today
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: May wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • Photo of the Day: Gray comma brings color
  • From University of Sussex Bulletin, April 19, 2013: Neutrino scientist awarded particle physics prize

Wednesday, April 24

  • From WDRS: 2013 Healthcare Reimbursement Account substantiation request
  • From the Technical Division: "Only perfect practice makes perfect:" Breaking the 11-Tesla barrier
  • University Profile: Iowa State University
  • Photo of the Day: Preparing for slipstacking
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, April 23
  • From symmetry: Icy experiment catches record-energy neutrinos
  • From Live Science, April 16, 2013: Physicists: U.S. needs its own atom smashers

Tuesday, April 23

  • In Brief: Fermilab Users Meeting registration now open
  • Director's Corner: Progress on NOvA
  • From ESH&Q: ESH&Q Earth Day Fair - Thursday, April 25 in atrium
  • Construction Update: Upgrading Master Substation
  • Video of the Day: Bison celebrate after April showers
  • From Physics, April 18, 2013: Synopsis: Quantum-ness put on the scale
  • From Physics World, April 19, 2013: What's new with the ILC?

Monday, April 22

  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting Thursday, April 25, in auditorium
  • Tip of the Week: Health: Summertime and the living need not be sneezy
  • Clever engineering at CMS
  • Photos of the Day: Owlet rescue
  • From Nature, April 16, 2013: Higgs data could spell trouble for leading big bang theory
  • From NPR, April 16, 2013: There's trouble brewing at the birth of the universe

Friday, April 19

  • Special Announcement: Fermilab open today
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: The messy strong force
  • From symmetry: Winning Photowalk images show modern beauty of science
  • Photo of the Day: Bathing bison
  • In Brief: NALWO brings new Fermilab postcards and prints to lab
  • From BBC News, April 15, 2013: Dark matter experiment CDMS sees three tentative clues

Thursday, April 18

  • Special Announcement: Be cautious when traveling today
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Precise measure of matter preference
  • Liquid-argon time projection chamber gets a test fit
  • Photo of the Day: What light through single surface breaks
  • From Sky & Telescope, April 16, 2013: Homing in on dark matter
  • From DOE Pulse, April 15, 2013: New particle detector records first 3-D tracks

Wednesday, April 17

  • From symmetry: Shall I compare thee to a spinning pulsar?
  • From the Business Services Section: Fermilab's new emergency planner
  • From symmetry: Essay: Naturalness
  • Photo of the Day: A good source of ions
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, April 16
  • From Interactions.org, April 9, 2013: New UK particle accelerator heralds exciting opportunities for industry
  • From CERN, April 12, 2013: Find a Higgs boson in LHC public data

Tuesday, April 16

  • Gregorio Bernardi re-elected as DZero co-spokesperson
  • Director's Corner: Our first FY14 budget news
  • Photos of the Day: Return of the ospreys
  • Construction Update: Distribution box arrives at Cryomodule Test Facility
  • From Nature, April 15, 2013: Another dark matter sign from a Minnesota mine
  • From UChicago News, April 11, 2013: Rocky Kolb appointed next dean of Division of the Physical Sciences

Monday, April 15

  • Frontier Science Result: CDMS: Dark-matter search results from CDMS II silicon detectors
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Don't drive distracted
  • Photo of the Day: Is this a flying saucer or a fungus among us?
  • From symmetry: Underground experiment sees possible hints of dark matter
  • From Physics World, April 8, 2013: ATRAP nails down the antiproton's magnetic moment
  • From Iowa State University News Service, April 10, 2013: Iowa State, Argonne physicist preparing for first neutrino data from NOvA experiment

Friday, April 12

  • Physics in a Nutshell: The gluon and the strong nuclear force
  • Frontier Science Result: MINOS: Exceeding the speed limit? Measuring neutrinos to the nanosecond
  • Photo of the Day: Plain expanse
  • In Brief: IPPOG meeting at Fermilab
  • From New Scientist, April 6, 2013: Peaceful matter-antimatter pairing looks more real

Thursday, April 11

  • From ESH&Q: New sustainability website and symbol
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Search for supersymmetry's John Hancock
  • Photo of the Day: Up, up and away
  • In Brief: Snowmass Young survey for high-energy physicists online
  • From Science, April 10, 2013: Obama's 2014 science budget
  • From San Diego Supercomputer Center News Center, April 4, 2013: SDSC's Gordon supercomputer assists in crunching Large Hadron Collider data

Wednesday, April 10

  • From symmetry: Arturo Gomez: Life among the telescopes
  • From the Accelerator Physics Center: The Tevatron's beam-beam legacy
  • University Profile: Augustana College
  • Photo of the Day: What's your position?
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, April 9
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, April 9, 2013: Nomination hearing for Ernest Moniz to be next Secretary of Energy
  • From the Los Angeles Times, April 8, 2013: A hunt for dark matter in a former gold mine

Tuesday, April 9

  • Pushing accelerator technology with PXIE
  • Director's Corner: Safety update
  • Construction Update: Installing protection systems at NOvA Near-Detector Cavern
  • Photo of the Day: Sunning squirrel
  • From University of Minnesota News, April 4, 2013: A NOvA experience for students

Monday, April 8

  • From symmetry: CERN offers UN advice on bringing women into science
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: Protecting migratory birds
  • Death: In memoriam: Tom Fitzpatrick
  • Photo of the Day: Snow fences curl up and hibernate
  • In Brief: Hadron Collider Physics School deadline - April 30
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, April 3, 2013: Building support for the DOE Office of Science
  • From My Suburban Life, April 4, 2013: Fermilab to offer Wonders of Science show

Friday, April 5

  • From the Director Search Committee: Next steps in director search
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: CMS observes particle X
  • Engineering group to hold seminars at Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Lilies in Wilson Hall atrium
  • From Kane County Chronicle, April 3, 2013: Skilling to host weather seminar at Fermilab
  • From CBS Chicago, April 3, 2013: Naturalists restoring Illinois prairies with controlled burnings

Thursday, April 4

  • From symmetry: AMS tiptoes toward answer to dark-matter question
  • Frontier Science Result: Theory Group: Theoretical predictions at LHC
  • Photo of the Day: Sky of pearl
  • Death: In memoriam: Tom Fitzpatrick
  • From Computing Bits: Teamcenter transforms engineering through integration and reuse
  • Correction: QuarkNet masterclass scientist attribution
  • From DOE Pulse, April 1, 2013: Quarks' spins dictate their location in the proton

Wednesday, April 3

  • Masterclasses make mentors out of Fermilab scientists
  • From FESS: Site master planning helps to prepare for Fermilab's future
  • Photo of the Day: Requesting your coordinates
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, April 2
  • From isgtw, March 28, 2013: OSG's continued expansion supports research at every scale
  • From BBC News, April 2, 2013: LHC upgrade to open up 'new realm of particle physics'

Tuesday, April 2

  • Press Release: High-school students get real-world advice at Fermilab
  • Director's Corner: A busy week
  • Press Release: Explore the Wonders of Science at Fermilab on April 14
  • Photo of the Day: Fermilab scientists emeritus
  • Construction Update: Above the ceiling at IARC
  • From Brookhaven National Laboratory, March 29, 2013: Brookhaven science associates names Doon Gibbs director of Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • From Black Hills Pioneer, March 30, 2013: DOE begins lab environmental assessment

Monday, April 1

  • High-field magnets poised to get an upgrade
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecuity: Spam, spam, eggs and spam
  • Photo of the Day: Fire in the sky
  • From Duluth News Tribune, March 28, 2013: Not yet complete, Minnesota physics lab captures images of subatomic particles

April Fools' Day

  • The search is over: Fermilab chooses new director
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Bison safety
  • Video of the Day: Graduate student scoops pros, posts first footage of rare particle event
  • Fermilab to add water park
  • From Quantum Diaries: Win your own Higgs boson
  • From The Onion, April 1, 2013: Science Channel refuses to dumb down science any further
  • From The Onion, April 2, 2013: National Science Foundation: Science Hard