Fermilab Today Archive 2013

Friday, Aug. 30

  • Physics in a Nutshell: Exploring the impossible
  • Frontier Science Result: MINOS: Probing three-flavor neutrino oscillations with the complete MINOS data set
  • Fermilab team discovers star
  • In Brief: DOE announces Secretary of Energy Advisory Board
  • Photo of the Day: Insects in the garden
  • From Physics World, Aug. 16, 2013: Welcome to the arXiv galaxy

Thursday, Aug. 29

  • Special Announcement: Meetings with Director Lockyer next week
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: DZero data supports spinless Higgs particle
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: September wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • Photo of the Day: Arcs and strokes
  • From Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, Aug. 22, 2013: William and Mary physicist takes program director position at National Science Foundation, talks Higgs

Wednesday, Aug. 28

  • From symmetry: Explain it in 60 seconds: Neutrinoless double beta decay
  • From the Finance Section: FY2014 Budget
  • Video of the Day: The Higgs Field, explained
  • Photo of the Day: Flight of a bumblebee
  • Accelerator Update: Aug. 26, 2013
  • From The Beacon-News, Aug. 25, 2013: Physicists set out to answer 'why particle physics matters'
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Aug. 27
  • From io9, Aug. 27, 2013: How to turn cutting-edge science into a page-turning thriller

Tuesday, Aug. 27

  • Revamped Recycler features new cavity design
  • Director's Corner: FermiWorks: modernizing the business of Human Resources
  • Construction Update: Phase I of MicroBooNE installation at LArTF continues
  • Photo of the Day: Opossum, hi possum
  • Video of the Day: Why particle physics matters
  • From Nautilus, Aug. 19, 2013: An arguably unreal particle powers all of your electronics

Monday, Aug. 26

  • The coyote effect
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Staying safe on the Web
  • Milestone: Retirement
  • Milestone: New employees - August
  • Photos of the Day: Butterflies near Pine Street
  • From Starts with a bang, Aug. 20, 2013: Why does particle physics matter?
  • From symmetry: Japan selects candidate site for linear collider
  • Special Announcement: Final day to participate in GreenRide drawing

Friday, Aug. 23

  • More than 140 attend first joint Argonne-Fermilab small-business fair
  • Frontier Sciece Result: CMS: Data mining for b-quarks
  • Photo of the Day: Sun-kissed tomatoes
  • From Joliet Herald News, Aug. 21, 2013: Argonne fair ties science, business together
  • From Medill Reports Chicago, Aug. 20, 2013: Curiosity: A fundamental part of exploring the universe at CERN

Thursday, Aug. 22

  • Tracking particles with LArIAT
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Which way did it go?
  • Photo of the Day: Softshell on the move
  • From symmetry: Daya Bay furthers neutrino knowledge
  • From symmetry: Fermi's first five years
  • From New Scientist, Aug. 15, 2013: Oddball space neutrinos may be spawn of dark matter

Wednesday, Aug. 21

  • Easy as 1, 2, 3-D printing
  • From the Center for Particle Astrophysics: At Fermilab, National Accelerator is our middle name
  • Photo of the Day: Chopper or zipper?
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Aug. 20
  • Accelerator Update: Aug. 18, 2013
  • From FCW, Aug. 20, 2013: Argonne, Fermi national labs host fair to engage small contractors
  • From symmetry: Antimatter experiment seeks help from the crowd

Tuesday, Aug. 20

  • From symmetry: Why particle physics matters
  • Director's Corner: ASTA gains momentum
  • In Brief: Argonne and Fermilab team up for joint business fair Aug. 21
  • Photo of the Day: Keeping watch
  • In Brief: Don't feed the animals
  • From The Washington Post, Aug. 18, 2013: Energy Dept. has a strong record with small businesses

Monday, Aug. 19

  • Profile: One minute with Cheryl Bentham, accommodations group leader
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
  • Photo of the Day: Star trails
  • Video of the Day: Relive the celebration: Muon g-2 ring arrival at Fermilab
  • From The Telegraph, Aug. 14, 2013: How CERN's Grid may place the power of the world's computers in your hands
  • From New Scientist, Aug. 14, 2013: Milky Way galaxy is even lighter than thought

Friday, Aug. 16

  • In Brief: University of Chicago awards $225,000 to Fermilab-University collaborators
  • Physics in a Nutshell: The shape of things that were
  • Photo of the Day: In case of hawk, wear helmet
  • From Engadget, Aug. 12, 2013: Primed: the smashing science behind particle accelerators

Thursday, Aug. 15

  • art lessons for scientists
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Spotlight studies the proton's glue
  • Death: In Memoriam: Frederick Mills
  • Photo of the Day: Flash mob
  • From New Scientist, Aug. 14, 2013: Dark energy could be the offspring of the Higgs boson
  • From UPI, Aug. 8, 2013: European countries to join in building particle accelerator in Russia

Wednesday, Aug. 14

  • Archiving accelerator history
  • From the CMS Center: Work on three fronts: analysis, upgrades and simulations
  • Photo of the Day: Focusing beams
  • Accelerator Update: Accelerator update, Aug. 11, 2013
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Aug. 13
  • From The New York Times, Aug. 12, 2013: A black hole mystery wrapped in a firewall paradox

Tuesday, Aug. 13

  • Fermilab Arts Series: Soul meets rock 'n' roll in music of The Congregation - Aug. 17
  • Director's Corner: A standing ovation
  • Photo of the Day: Stretching in the sun
  • Video of the Day: Higgs boson: the inside scoop
  • From symmetry: U.S. program at CERN broadens undergrads' horizons
  • Construction Update: Cryoplant arrives at CMTF
  • From Nautilus, Aug. 8, 2013: Outsmarting the CERNageddon

Monday, Aug. 12

  • From symmetry: Miniboone the band meets MiniBooNE the experiment
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: Sign up for a GreenRide and cash in
  • Photos of the Day: Egret unmoved
  • From ANI News, Aug. 8, 2013: Novel muon imaging technology can help calculate Fukushima damage: Study
  • From the Lansing State Journal, Aug. 1, 2013: FRIB gets critical approval from Department of Energy

Friday, Aug. 9

  • From the Directorate: Snowmass report: tackling the mysteries of the universe
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Ultra-rare events
  • Photo of the Day: A day for the hunter
  • From the Chicago Tribune, Aug. 5, 2013: School will put focus on math, science, technology

Thursday, Aug. 8

  • Fermilab Lecture Series presents Connectomics: Mapping the Brain - Friday
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Precision test of the Standard Model
  • In Brief: Fermilab users: vote for Users Executive Committee members by Aug. 12
  • Photo of the Day: Narrow fellow in the grass
  • From Sanford Lab's Deep Thoughts, Aug. 5, 2013: Ross Shaft at one-year mark
  • From Physics World, Aug. 2, 2013: Has LHCb spotted physics beyond the Standard Model?

Wednesday, Aug. 7

  • Fermilab accelerator complex starts up after long shutdown
  • From the Fermi Site Office: The benefits of teamwork
  • Photo of the Day: Crazy heart
  • Accelerator Update: Accelerator update, Aug. 7, 2013
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Aug. 6
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, Aug. 6, 2013: Science Committee members hear from Secretary of Energy on national labs
  • From Physics Central Buzz Blog, Aug. 5, 2013: The future of high-energy physics

Tuesday, Aug. 6

  • From symmetry: Scientists compete in first physics slam on ice
  • Director's Corner: Planning meetings with DOE leadership
  • Death: In memoriam: Wade Muranyi
  • Photos of the Day: Prairie wildflowers
  • Construction Update: Muon catcher installed in NOvA Near-Detector Cavern
  • In Brief: TIAA-CREF workshop: Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for your ideal retirement
  • From the Daily Mail, Aug. 1, 2013: Better, faster, stronger: Large Hadron Collider gets a major upgrade to help scientists learn more about the God particle

Monday, Aug. 5

  • From symmetry: The tale of Fermilab's "elephant doors"
  • Tip of the Week: Quality Assurance: Keeping quality assurance simple: a new lessons learned program at Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Lonely at the top
  • Special Announcement: Linac driveway closed to vehicles, pedestrians Tuesday
  • From NPR, July 30, 2013: Black holes + wormholes = quantum answers
  • From Scientific American, July 29, 2013: Big bang light reveals minimum lifetime of photons

Friday, Aug. 2

  • In Brief: New training requirement for all Fermilab supervisors and managers
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Fixed-target vs. collider
  • In Brief: Atrium stairways to receive new lighting fixtures
  • Photo of the Day: Pups on a stoop
  • From symmetry: CERN artist-in-residence develops ear for physics
  • From Physics, July 29, 2013: Focus: Testing relativity using Earth's motion

Thursday, Aug. 1

  • ASTA generates broad interest at users' meeting
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: A window to new physics from top quark studies?
  • Photo of the Day: AD Mechanical Support Department picnic
  • Special Announcement: Batavia Road entrance closed through Aug. 2
  • From CNET, July 31, 2013: Super telescope captures sensational image of Andromeda galaxy
  • From Physics World, July 24, 2013: What is the lifetime of a photon?