Archive: August 2014

Friday, Aug. 29

  • Physics in a Nutshell: Invisibility squared
  • Frontier Science Result: ArgoNeuT: 20 years later: Neutrino-induced coherent pions are back to Fermilab
  • Video of the Day: Got a minute? Turning collisions into numbers
  • Photo of the Day: Sweeping the sky
  • Special Announcement: Power outage in Wilson Hall east tower Tuesday morning
  • In Brief: New features on latest version of Scientific Linux website
  • Clarification: Patent on magnetic oil spill cleanup apparatrus
  • From The Daily Journal, Aug. 22, 2014: Jim Nowlan: Fermilab looking into the smallest things
  • From The Verge, Aug. 26, 2014: A physics experiment might soon tell us if we're living in a 2D hologram

Thursday, Aug. 28

  • Director's Corner: Restructuring the FRA Board
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Which way did it go?
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: September wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • Photo of the Day: Gathering clouds
  • From Gizmodo, Aug. 26, 2014: Physicists want to know if we're all actually living in a hologram

Wednesday, Aug. 27

  • In Brief: Argonne and Fermilab present second small business fair
  • From FESS: Early-career conservationist helps keep the Fermilab site beautiful and sustainable
  • In Brief: Fermilab posts latest Physics Advisory Committee report
  • From symmetry: LHC physicist takes on new type of collisions
  • Photo of the Day: Physics is fun when you are a magnet at Fermilab
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Aug. 26
  • From The Sudbury Star, Aug. 24, 2014: Delving into dark matter

Tuesday, Aug. 26

  • Press Release: Do we live in a 2-D hologram?
  • From the Chief Operating Officer: Where did the tables go?
  • In Brief: Users Executive Committee election - vote by Sept. 8
  • Photo of the Day: Rescuing a baby turtle
  • From Live Science, Aug. 22, 2014: Hints of mysterious particle detected in 'big bang soup'
  • From Physics, Aug. 21, 2014: >Dark matter or neutrons?

Monday, Aug. 25

  • Veteran DZero scientist assumes co-spokesperson position
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: "Big" sustainability
  • In Brief: Revised Procedures for Researchers document available online
  • Photo of the Day: I've got the power ... line
  • Milestone: New employees - August
  • From Medium, Aug. 19, 2014: Five reasons we think dark matter exists

Friday, Aug. 22

  • U.S. CMS detector upgrade project completes successful review
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Top Top Z
  • Video of the Day: Got a minute? Pixel detectors
  • Photo of the Day: Muon g-2 ring heads home - a rendering in chalk
  • Correction: Meeting time: Fermilab retiree medical changes
  • From Motherboard, Aug. 19, 2014: The world's most powerful space camera begins another year of incredible photos

Thursday, Aug. 21

  • Experiment, theory meet at collider summer school
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Testing the Higgs boson's spin and parity with CDF
  • Photo of the Day: On the rocks
  • In Brief: Fermilab retiree medical changes
  • In Brief: Fun at the Instrumentation Department picnic
  • From International Business Times, Aug. 19, 2014: Space science: Dark Energy Survey into second year of chasing mysterious substance
  • From, Aug. 19, 2014: First indirect evidence of so-far undetected strange baryons

Wednesday, Aug. 20

  • Special Announcement: All-hands celebration of Muon g-2 and MicroBooNE - today at 9:30 a.m. in auditorium
  • From the Accelerator Physics Center: The Tevatron experience
  • From symmetry: A whole-Earth approach
  • Photo of the Day: Wide web
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Aug. 19
  • From Scientific American, Aug. 17, 2014: Spill some oil? Magnetize it for cleanup

Tuesday, Aug. 19

  • LArIAT begins taking data
  • Director's Corner: Doing our part to make the P5 vision a reality
  • Video of the Day: Got a minute? Measuring energy at the LHC
  • Photos of the Day: Pale-leaved sunflower: three views
  • From Quanta Magazine, Aug. 18, 2014: At multiverse impasse, a new theory of scale

Monday, Aug. 18

  • Press Release: Dark Energy Survey kicks off second season cataloging the wonders of deep space
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Stay away from the bleeding edge
  • Photo of the Day: You lookin' at me?
  • Special Announcement: All-hands celebration of Muon g-2 and MicroBooNE - Wednesday, Aug. 20
  • From MIT News, Aug. 13, 2014: Finding a piece of the proton-spin puzzle

Friday, Aug. 15

  • Milestone: NOvA near detector complete
  • Frontier Science Result: Theory Group: Hidden interactions of quarks
  • Physics in a Nutshell: What is a WIMP?
  • Photo of the Day: Fermilab in full bloom
  • From Physics World, Aug. 12, 2014: Using antineutrinos to monitor nuclear reactors
  • From Medium, Aug. 12, 2014: The smallest possible scale in the universe

Thursday, Aug. 14

  • From symmetry: Science on demand
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Antimatter and interference
  • Video of the Day: Got a minute? Which Higgs did we find?
  • Photo of the Day: Luna moth
  • From Science, Aug. 4, 2014: U.S. Energy Department to make researchers' papers free
  • From The Guardian, Aug. 7, 2014: Life and physics — in pictures

Wednesday, Aug. 13

  • Fermilab hosts first C++ school for next generation of particle physicists
  • From WDRS: Thank you to the entire FermiWorks crew
  • CHIPS deploys first prototype detector module
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Aug. 12
  • Photos of the Day: American lotus
  • From Popular Science, Aug. 7, 2014: To clean up oil spills, magnetize the oil first
  • From Mother Nature Network, Aug. 2, 2014: Six new telescopes that will change the way we see space

Tuesday, Aug. 12

  • PREP: Keeping experiments well equipped since 1970
  • From the Deputy Director: CMS excitement
  • In Brief: Now in Fermilab Library: exhibit on Native Americans on Fermilab site
  • Video of the Day: Got a minute? Measuring energy
  • Photo of the Day: Summer panorama
  • From SLAC, Aug. 5, 2014: Rebooted muon experiment tests detector design at SLAC

Monday, Aug. 11

  • From symmetry: Neutrino researchers pull double duty
  • Tip of the Week: Quality Assurance: Progress on Fermilab's Software Quality Assurance implementation plan
  • Photos of the Day: Hauling out the chaff
  • From Science, Aug. 5, 2014: Unusual new telescope gets green light
  • From Nautilus, Aug. 7, 2014: What's 250 million light-years big, almost empty and full of answers?

Friday, Aug. 8

  • Profile: One minute with Michael Pfaff, lead groundskeeper
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: An ambidextrous W boson?
  • In Brief: Notebooks by Fermilab's namesake housed at University of Chicago
  • Photo of the Day: Which way should I fly?
  • From LiveScience, Aug. 6, 2014: Quantum particles take the road most traveled
  • From Scientific American, Aug. 6, 2014: Particle measurement sidesteps the uncertainty principle

Thursday, Aug. 7

  • LBNE collaboration expands to more than 500 members
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Sifting through the noise to identify single top quarks
  • Photo of the Day: Grazing in the grass
  • From Gizmodo, Aug. 1, 2014: Particle Fever makes me feel like a physicist

Wednesday, Aug. 6

  • Hidden gender bias still influences physics field
  • Video of the Day: The origins of mass
  • Photo of the Day: Handsome young buck
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Aug. 5
  • From ars technica, July 27, 2014: Dark matter makes up 80 percent of the universe — but where is it all?
  • From Science, Aug. 1, 2014: Slideshow: Muon g-2 ring takes final steps to new home

Tuesday, Aug. 5

  • AURA awarded support by the National Science Foundation to begin constructing LSST
  • Director's Corner: Muon g-2 milestones
  • Photos of the Day: Imperial moth
  • In Brief: Mechancial Support Department annual picnic
  • From WTTW's Chicago Tonight, July 30, 2014: Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas
  • From The Washington Post, July 23, 2014: BICEP2 experiment's big-bang controversy highlights challenges for modern science

Monday, Aug. 4

  • From Computing Bits: What is the CMS data challenge?
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: See into the future with eye protection
  • In Brief: Changes to videoconferencing services at Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Summer talks
  • From Physics Today, July 2014: Questions and answers with Chris Quigg

Friday, Aug. 1

  • Physics in a Nutshell: Baryon acoustic oscillations
  • Frontier Science Result: MINERvA: Pion on the break shot
  • Photo of the Day: Farewell, Feynman van
  • From Physics World, July 28, 2014: New correction to speed of light could explain SN1987 neutrino burst
  • From Scientific American, July 28, 2014: Dark matter search enters round 2
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