Archive: December 2014

Friday, Dec. 19

  • Season's Greetings: Happy holidays from Fermilab
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Measuring extra dimensions
  • PXIE progress: LEBT successfully delivers maximum current
  • Photo of the Day: Mooselighting
  • In Brief: Science Next Door January newsletter now online
  • In Brief: State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia visits Fermilab
  • Death: In memoriam: Walter Limbaugh
  • From Physics World, Dec. 12, 2014: Comet landing named Physics World 2014 Breakthrough of the Year

Thursday, Dec. 18

  • From the Chief Project Officer: Strong project management finish to the year
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Measuring the strange sea with silicon
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: January wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • Photo of the Day: On this dipole we can build a snowman ...
  • From Reuters, Dec. 12, 2014: CERN particle smasher to turn back on at record power in March

Wednesday, Dec. 17

  • Gaining support for new long-baseline neutrino experiment at Fermilab
  • From the Core Computing Division: Network upgrade for the Fermilab Village
  • Milestone: Fermi Site Office's Rory Simpson retires this month
  • Photo of the Day: Hero complex
  • ESH&Q weekly report, Dec. 16: Safety Update
  • From Motherboard, Dec. 12, 2014: The magnetic wand that cleans oil spills

Tuesday, Dec. 16

  • In Brief: Find out about DOE's new Lab-Corps - Jan. 20
  • From the Chief Operating Officer: Job well done
  • Milestone: Marty Whitson, magnet specialist, retires this month
  • Photo of the Day: Disappearing beneath the horizon
  • From The Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 12, 2014: Do X-rays from distant galaxies offer first look at dark matter?
  • From New Scientist, Dec. 10, 2014: Cosmic rays drive the galactic pottery wheel

Monday, Dec. 15

  • From symmetry: ICARUS hits the road
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Keep the holiday season a safe season
  • Milestone: Dianne Engram retires Friday after 35 years with Fermilab
  • From symmetry: New books for the physics fan
  • Video of the Day: Got a Minute? The Large Hadron Collider: Why collider?
  • Photo of the Day: Lookout at Indian Creek Road
  • Milestone: New employees - December
  • From Physics Central Physics Buzz Blog, Dec. 10, 2014: Podcast: Citizen science answering the call
  • From, Dec. 11, 2014: Cosmic mystery solved? Possible dark matter signal spotted

Friday, Dec. 12

  • In Brief: Meeting to form international Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility collaboration - today
  • Video of the Day: Got a Minute? The Large Hadron Collider: Why hadron?
  • Four Italian engineers walk into a bar(n) ...
  • From symmetry: New books for the physics fan
  • In Brief: Photos by Reidar Hahn on display at SciTech Museum
  • Photo of the Day: Deer caught in sunlight
  • From ars technica, Dec. 9, 2014: Physicists propose flipping magnets to detect dark matter

Thursday, Dec. 11

  • Landscapes through the eyes of three Illinois artists; reception on Dec. 12 at 5 p.m.
  • Physics in a Nutshell: How to make a neutrino beam
  • Fidelity on-site town hall meetings end on Dec. 15
  • In Brief: Gathering together for a NALWO winter tea
  • Photo of the Day: Blue gentian
  • Death: In memoriam: James Thompson
  • From, Dec. 10, 2014: ICARUS on the road
  • From The Economist, Dec. 6, 2014: Balloon with a view

Wednesday, Dec. 10

  • Profile: One minute with Frank McConologue, mechanical designer
  • From the Illinois Accelerator Research Center: IARC: "One lab" in practice
  • Photo of the Day: Where muons arrive
  • In Brief: Cultural Association of Italians at Fermilab hosts concert of vocalists, pianist
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Dec. 9
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, Dec. 8, 2014: Recent reports: basic research funding, materials R&D

Tuesday, Dec. 9

  • Digging begins for Muon g-2 and Mu2e beamlines
  • Director's Corner: Toward a strong, international neutrino collaboration
  • Video of the Day: Got a Minute? The Large Hadron Collider: Why large?
  • In Brief: Deadlines approaching for Fermilab internship programs
  • Photo of the Day: Dusting of snow
  • From Nature, Dec. 2, 2014: European probe shoots down dark-matter claims
  • From Physics World, Dec. 4, 2014: Planck offers another glimpse of the early universe

Monday, Dec. 8

  • DZero invites Fermilab family and the public to tour detector
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Before and after you turn those keys, look 360 degrees
  • In Brief: HEPAP meeting - today and Tuesday via ReadyTalk
  • In Brief: Fidelity town hall meetings through Friday
  • In Brief: Part of Kautz Road closes starting Wednesday, Dec. 10
  • Photo of the Day: Foggy top
  • From Science, Dec. 1, 2014: Study of big bang's afterglow sheds light on evolution of universe
  • From Air & Space, December 2014: Dark matter detectives

Friday, Dec. 5

  • Milestone: Three Fermilab users elected 2014 AAAS fellows
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Precisely measuring nothing
  • Reduced Shakespeare Company's Ultimate Christmas Show - Saturday
  • Photo of the Day: Darkest just before dawn
  • From DOE, Dec. 4, 2014: Franklin Orr confirmed as undersecretary for science and energy
  • From CNET, Nov. 25, 2014: Working Lego particle accelerator finds the Minifigs boson

Thursday, Dec. 4

  • Hasan Padamsee earns APS Wilson Prize
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Wading through the swamp to measure top quark mass
  • In Brief: Schedule change: Pace Batavia Call-n-Ride afternoon departures from Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Magnolia
  • In Brief: Retirement savings plans move to Fidelity Feb. 2, 2015
  • From The New York Times, Dec. 1, 2014: New images refine view of infant universe

Wednesday, Dec. 3

  • In Brief: Czech Republic government representatives visit Fermilab
  • From the Finance Section: A little effort can go a long way
  • Milestone: Employees receive degrees through Fermilab Tuition Assistance Program
  • Photo of the Day: Foil hats?
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Dec. 2
  • From Scientific American, Nov. 29, 2014: What's an artist doing at Fermilab?
  • From Today at Berkeley Lab, Dec. 2, 2014: High-intensity proton accelerator successfully demonstrated at Berkeley Lab

Tuesday, Dec. 2

  • In Brief: Two meetings on forming international Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility collaboration
  • From the Deputy Director: Physics saves humanity
  • From symmetry: Creating a spark
  • Video of the Day: The LHC accelerator
  • Photo of the Day: Pond hockey
  • From Discovery, Nov. 25, 2014: LHC's 'heart' starts pumping protons before restart
  • From Medium, Nov. 25, 2014: Physics at the universe's limits

Monday, Dec. 1

  • Milestone: Andreas Kronfeld presented with Hans Fischer Fellowship certificate in Munich
  • Tip of the Week: Sustainability: What's that smell? It's green energy!
  • Milestone: Wyatt Merritt, Particle Physics Division, retires today
  • Photo of the Day: Pale blue skies
  • From Scientific American, Nov. 25, 2014: U.S. particle physics program aims for the future
  • From Physics World, Nov. 28, 2014: Slamming physics at Fermilab, dancing to Yuri Gagarin and lifting off from 'Cape Kebaberal'
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