Fermilab Today Archive 2013

Friday, May 31

  • Milestone: NOvA Far-Detector Building named a Top Project by Finance & Commerce
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Good things come in pairs
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: June wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • Photos of the Day: Dramatic skies
  • From Sanford Lab's Deep Thoughts, May 28, 2013: Sanford Lab: the long view
  • From Science, May 28, 2013: E.U. offers €5 million for Middle Eastern synchrotron

Thursday, May 30

  • Special Announcement: Sitewide siren maintenance this morning
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Piecing together muons
  • Smaller, more powerful test stand for superconducting cables at Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Woods off Pine
  • From DOE Pulse, May 27, 2013: Research effort deep underground could sort out cosmic-scale mysteries

Wednesday, May 29

  • Milestone: Director Oddone receives honorary doctorate from IIT
  • From the Accelerator Division: Epilogue
  • Photos of the Day: CDF detector moves out of collision hall
  • University Profile: Wayne State University
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, May 28
  • From Nature, May 22, 2013: Travelling: Here, there and everywhere
  • From Kane County Chronicle, May 24, 2013: Fermilab proposes project to study neutrinos

Tuesday, May 28

  • In Brief: Argonne-UChicago-Fermilab collaboration meeting today
  • Press Release: Bison, birds and bugs at Fermilab's Family Outdoor Fair on June 9
  • In Brief: "Fermilab: Science at Work" DVDs available in the atrium
  • Construction Update: Cryomodule 2 returns to NML
  • Photos of the Day: Follow the leader
  • Milestone: New employees - May
  • From Wired, May 23, 2013: Strange dark matter interactions could create galactic disks and dark light
  • From Physics World, May 22, 2013: Why some galaxies age before their time
  • From Science, May 22, 2013Physicists create quantum link between photons that don't exist at the same time

Friday, May 24

  • Physics in a Nutshell: Unity and symmetry
  • Frontier Science Result: MINOS: Unraveling neutrino oscillations with MINOS
  • Photo of the Day: Cloud of coral
  • Special Announcement: Construction on AZero parking lot starting next week
  • Press Release: Run like a proton at Fermilab's new playground
  • In Brief: New online menu and catering options
  • From Energy.gov, May 22, 2013: Secretary Moniz leads DOE town hall

Thursday, May 23

  • Milestone: Jim Hanlon retires after 28 years at Fermilab
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: What is the electric charge of the top quark?
  • Video of the Day: What is supersymmetry?
  • Photo of the Day: Formidable potential
  • From New Scientist, May 21, 2013: A million minutes to rebuild the Large Hadron Collider
  • From Scientific American, May 18, 2013: Antarctic neutrino observatory detects unexplained high-energy particles

Wednesday, May 22

  • 46th Users Meeting looks to the future of Fermilab
  • From ESH&Q: Management systems audit at Fermilab
  • Photos of the Day: Bubble chamber
  • From symmetry: Fermilab docent
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, May 21
  • From Energy.gov, May 21, 2013: Dr. Ernest Moniz sworn in as 13th Secretary of Energy

Tuesday, May 21

  • In Brief: LBNE informational meetings set for Thursday
  • Director's Corner: Big Science: Big Challenges
  • Photos of the Day: Planting apple trees
  • From symmetry: A banner day at the LHC
  • Construction Update: NOvA cavern electronics alcove nearly complete
  • From the Chicago Tribune, May 19, 2013: Huge magnet set for delicate voyage to Fermilab
  • From Motherboard, May 14, 2013: The world's rarest element might help fight cancer

Monday, May 20

  • NOvA near-detector cavern construction completed, ready for research equipment
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: May is Electrical Safety Month
  • Photo of the Day: Osprey prey
  • From symmetry: The cherry pie collider
  • From Kane County Chronicle, May 17, 2013: Fermilab scientist is first American to win outreach award

Friday, May 17

  • Profile: One minute with Stacey Masters, human resources services manager
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Seeing the invisible
  • Photo of the Day: Eagle on the watch
  • From symmetry: Moniz confirmed as Energy Secretary
  • From Sanford Underground Research Laboratory's Deep Thoughts, May 13, 2013: DIANA chooses Sanford Lab

Thursday, May 16

  • Milestone: EPS recognizes Don Lincoln
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF and DZero: The power of two top detectors
  • Photo of the Day: Blue skies return
  • From the Chicago Tribune, May 15, 2013: Fermilab narrows search for new director to three finalists
  • From University of Wisconsin-Madison News, May 15, 2013: IceCube Neutrino Observatory reports first evidence for extraterrestrial sources of high-energy neutrinos

Wednesday, May 15

  • From symmetry: The top 40 physics hits of 2012
  • From the Center for Particle Astrophysics: Cosmic background: from quantum to cosmos
  • Photo of the Day: Soon to scintillate
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, May 14
  • From Scientific American, May 10, 2013: Hints of lightweight dark matter get even stronger
  • From Space.com, May 13, 2013: 'Einstein's planet': new alien world revealed by relativity

Tuesday, May 14

  • Special Announcement: Employee Health and Fitness Day - today on Main Ring Road
  • Director's Corner: The future of Fermilab
  • Small files, big storage solutions
  • Photo of the Day: Goose on guard
  • Construction Update: Digging in the dirt for LBNE
  • From The Economist, May 4, 2013: Free-for-all

Monday, May 13

  • Getting LBNE 35-ton cryostat ready for cool-down
  • Tip of the Week: Health: Tick activity this season
  • Photo of the Day: Spring blooms
  • In Brief: FRA scholarships awarded
  • From Huffington Post, May 10, 2013: Particle storage ring to move from New York's Brookhaven Lab to Fermilab in Illinois
  • From Interactions.org, May 8, 2013: Space warps project needs your help

Friday, May 10

  • Physics in a Nutshell: Gravity and gravitons
  • Frontier Science Result: MINERvA: Scouting the party: neutrinos and nuclei
  • Photo of the Day: Looking snappy
  • Press Release: Fermilab invites neighbors, public to learn about proposed construction of neutrino project
  • From Science News, May 8, 2013: Atom's core gets pear-shaped

Thursday, May 9

  • Milestone: Fermilab breaks ground on muon experiment building
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: No unknown unknowns
  • In Brief: Registration for New Perspectives is open
  • From symmetry: Smallest lab-made drop of liquid might cause strange particle behavior
  • Photo of the Day: Sunning siblings
  • From the Daily Herald, May 3, 2013: Moving picture: Batavia man takes care of bison at Fermilab
  • From space.com, May 1, 2013: Quantum mechanics trick may detect invisible gravity waves

Wednesday, May 8

  • Press Release: Revolutionary muon experiment to begin with 3,200-mile move of 50-foot-wide storage ring
  • From the CMS Center: Partnership with the LPC
  • Photo of the Day: PXIE beam absorber
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, May 7
  • University Profile: University of California - Irvine
  • From Physics World, May 6, 2013: Higgs hunters look beyond the Standard Model
  • From the Daily Herald, May 7, 2013: Best bets: Hubbard Street 2 swings into Fermilab

Tuesday, May 7

  • Fermilab technical staff pool engineering resources with Teamcenter
  • Director's Corner: Treasuring history
  • Construction Update: Geothermal wells for IARC
  • Photo of the Day: New Fermilab bike share program
  • Milestone: Terry Wyatt elected as Fellow of the Royal Society
  • From Scientific American, May 3, 2013: Milky Way makes small massive gain
  • From isgtw, May 1, 2013: The Large Hadron Collider's worldwide computer

Monday, May 6

  • From the Director Search Committee: Director search update
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Virus vigilance in Fermilab computing
  • Photo of the Day: Which way to the dog park?
  • From Sanford Underground Research Laboratory, May 1, 2013: Davis-Bahcall Scholarship recipients for 2013 announced
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, May 3, 2013: Holdren responds to proposals to limit federal support for research

Friday, May 3

  • In Brief: DASTOW 2013 scheduled for Friday, June 21
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: The Higgs boson's big brother
  • Photos of the Day: Bees and blooms
  • From ars technica, May 2, 2013: A new detector has a clever way of detecting dark matter
  • From Christian Science Monitor, April 29, 2013: Antimatter might fall up, say physicists

Thursday, May 2

  • Press Release: New dark matter detector begins search for invisible particles
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Probing power of four bosons
  • In Brief: 13th Argonne-UChicago-Fermilab collaboration meeting on May 28
  • From WDRS: Fermilab offers benefits for new parents and parents-to-be
  • Photo of the Day: Coming up tails
  • Correction: Photo of the Day photo credit
  • From ars technica, April 29, 2013: Detector in South Pole's ice cap spots rare high-energy neutrinos

Wednesday, May 1

  • Profile: One minute with William Miner, PPD senior technician
  • From the Fermi Site Office: Contractor assurance: the DOE perspective
  • Photos of the Day: The cold side of DarkSide
  • In Brief: Administrators to complete certification course this week
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, April 30
  • From Interactions.org, April 30, 2013: CERN celebrates twenty years of a free, open web
  • From Nature, April 24, 2013: Particle physics: Minimalism triumphant