Archive: January 2013

Thursday, Feb. 28

  • Wellness Feature of the Month: March wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Painting the full picture of the Higgs
  • From ESH&Q: Merging ES&H and the Office of Quality and Best Practices
  • Photo of the Day: Fair feathered friends
  • From Photonics, Feb. 26, 2013: Virtual photons become real in a vacuum
  • From the Chicago Tribune, Feb. 26, 2013: Documentary follows Fermilab scientists

Wednesday, Feb. 27

  • From symmetry: Logbook: Higgs-like particle
  • From the Core Computing Division: Collaboration tools and services at Fermilab
  • Photos of the Day: A wild encounter
  • University Profile: Kansas State University
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Feb. 26
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, Feb. 19, 2013: "The wolf is at the door": likely impacts of sequestration

Tuesday, Feb. 26

  • Beam returns to the Booster
  • Director's Corner: Sequestration and Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Heron goes ice fishing
  • Construction Update: MicroBooNE work platform at the Liquid-Argon Test Facility
  • From Nature, Feb. 22, 2013: White House announces new US open access policy
  • From The Stanford Daily, Feb. 22, 2013: Energy Secretary Steven Chu to return to Stanford

Monday, Feb. 25

  • In Brief: Fermilab's Employee Advisory Group wants to hear from you
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Intrusion detection: it's not just about viruses
  • In Brief: Veteran hiring initiative launches
  • Photo of the Day: Pheasantly plump
  • Milestone: New employees - February
  • From symmetry: Linear collider plans move forward
  • From Physics World, Feb. 21, 2013: Search for 'unparticles' focuses on Earth's crust

Friday, Feb. 22

  • From symmetry: Commentary: Being unreasonable: the value of pure science
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Contact!
  • In Brief: Don't feed the animals
  • Photo of the Day: Hawk in winter
  • From BBC News, Feb. 19, 2013: Cosmos may be 'inherently unstable'
  • From Reuters, Feb. 20, 2013: Mini planet found far beyond Earth's solar system

Thursday, Feb. 21

  • Profile: One minute with Wanda Newby, wire chamber winding specialist
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: An improved search for the Standard Model Higgs boson
  • In Brief: 2012 Flexible Spending Account reminder
  • Photo of the Day: Black, white and crimson
  • From Reuters, Feb. 20, 2013: Obama settles on EPA, Energy Department nominees
  • From Physics, Feb. 11, 2013: Attention to nanoscale detail leads to brighter e-beams

Wednesday, Feb. 20

  • NOvA data concentrator modules near completion
  • From the Accelerator Division: Accelerator and NuMI upgrade shutdown status
  • Photo of the Day: Cathedral of science
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Feb. 19
  • From NBC News, Feb. 18, 2013: Will our universe end in a 'big slurp'? Higgs-like particle suggests it might
  • From New Scientist, Feb. 19, 2013: Space station's dark matter hunter coy about findings

Tuesday, Feb. 19

  • From symmetry: Deconstruction: Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment
  • Director's Corner: FRA Board meeting
  • Construction Update: Water flowing at CMTF
  • Photos of the Day: An opossum's many moods
  • Correction: University of Manchester particle physics group
  • From Popular Mechanics, Feb. 16, 2013: The next big physics machines are neutrino detectors

Monday, Feb. 18

  • Universities Research Association accepts its first member of 2013
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Slipping and falling is no laughing matter
  • Video of the Day: Harlem Shake - Fermilab edition
  • From NBC News, Feb. 14, 2013: Large Hadron Collider shuts down to prepare for bigger bangs in 2015

Friday, Feb. 15

  • Physics in a Nutshell: What's the point?
  • Frontier Science Result: MiniBooNE: Nudging the community towards measuring where all the antimatter went
  • Photo of the Day: Accents of red
  • From Wired, Feb. 13, 2013: LHC's first act: Higgs found, other weird physics still at large

Thursday, Feb. 14

  • Fermilab earns ISO 20000 certification for IT services
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Deciphering the Higgs signature
  • Photos of the Day: An icy discovery
  • In Brief: 2013 Alvin Tollestrup Award for postdoctoral research
  • From Kane County Chronicle, Feb. 8, 2013: Documentary sheds new light on Fermilab scientists
  • From Minnesota Public Radio, Jan. 11, 2013: Minn. facility will analyze underground beam of neutrinos

Wednesday, Feb. 13

  • From symmetry: Neutrinos, the Standard Model misfits
  • From the Finance Section: Audits and financial assessments
  • Photo of the Day: MINOS in the mist
  • In Brief: Now accepting applications for URA Thesis Award
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Feb. 12
  • University Profile: University of New Mexico
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, Feb. 8, 2013: Stressing bipartisanship, House Science Committee looks ahead

Tuesday, Feb. 12

  • Special Announcement: HEPAP meeting to discuss major experiments - Feb. 13
  • Director's Corner: Fermilab's accelerator program
  • Fermilab documentary offers inside look, available online
  • Construction Update: Outfitting continues in NOvA Near-Detector Cavern
  • Photos of the Day: New displays in Wilson Hall
  • From Help choose the next iconic "Big Science" image
  • From The Beacon-News, Feb. 10, 2013: Fermi opens doors to community
  • From the Daily Herald, Feb. 11, 2013: Getting hands-on with science at Fermilab open house

Monday, Feb. 11

  • Special Announcement: Sneak preview of Fermilab documentary - today at 4 p.m. with Q&A with filmmakers
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Properly disposing of your home smoke detector
  • Winter Workshop on Electric Dipole Moments - Wednesday to Friday in One West
  • Death: In memoriam: Bruno Gobbi
  • Photo of the Day: Frost, red-shifted
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, Feb. 8, 2013: Stressing bipartisanship, House Science Committee looks ahead

Friday, Feb. 8

  • From symmetry: The power of basic science
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: The Z boson's heavy cousin
  • Photo of the Day: Winter prairie mirage
  • Milestone: Former DZero spokesperson receives Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
  • From iSGTW, Feb. 6, 2013: Standing on the shoulders of software developers
  • From Argonne National Laboratory, Feb. 1, 2013: First light from the first high-energy superconducting undulator

Thursday, Feb. 7

  • Fermilab Theory Fellowship Program now in its third year and going strong
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Looking for additional Higgs-like particles
  • Photo of the Day: A path through the mist
  • From Time, Feb. 5, 2013: NASA 'Super-Tiger' balloon breaks two records soaring over Antarctica
  • From BBC News, Feb. 5, 2013: Dark matter: experiment to shed light on dark particles

Wednesday, Feb. 6

  • From symmetry: What's next for the Large Hadron Collider?
  • From the CMS Center: Fermilab CMS group busy with data analysis and detector upgrades during shutdown
  • In Brief: UChicago panel on Higgs boson discovery - Feb. 7
  • Photo of the Day: Shiltsev and team receive Silver Archer Award
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Feb. 5
  • From Science, Feb. 5, 2013: CERN set to study sterile neutrinos
  • From Physics, Feb. 4, 2013: Viewpoint: particle physics in the sky

Tuesday, Feb. 5

  • Press Release: Kids of all ages welcome at Fermilab's Family Open House on Sunday, Feb. 10
  • Director's Corner: Updating the European Strategy for Particle Physics
  • Photo of the Day: The tail of the red-tailed hawk
  • Construction Update: Preparing to install windows at the IARC OTE Building
  • From DOE Pulse, Feb. 4, 2013: The birth of a very-high-field superconductor
  • From Science News, Jan. 31, 2013: An atom sheds light on neutron stars

Monday, Feb. 4

  • Special Announcement: Save the date: sneak preview of Fermilab documentary on Feb. 11; Q&A with filmmakers
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology: Is this water safe to drink?
  • From the Department of Energy: Letter from Secretary Steven Chu to Energy Department employees announcing his decision not to serve a second term
  • From symmetry: Tiny bubbles
  • Photo of the Day: Certified administrative professionals recognition
  • From SLAC Today, Feb. 1, 2013: Eric Colby to help DOE promote wider use of accelerator technologies

Friday, Feb. 1

  • From the Director Search Committee: Moving forward
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Quantum foam
  • Photo of the Day: Armenian pastry making
  • From ars technica, Jan. 27, 2013: NASA to help build telescope that will study universe's dark past
  • From the Max Planck Institut für Quantenoptik, Jan. 31, 2013: Prof. Ferenc Krausz is winner of the King Faisal International Prize 2013
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