Archive: January 2014

Friday, Jan. 31

  • From symmetry: Explain it in 60 seconds: quantum entanglement
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: How many quarks in a proton?
  • Photo of the Day: Winter sun
  • From AAAS News, Jan. 28, 2014: R&D in the FY 2014 omnibus: the big picture
  • From Physics, Jan. 29, 2014: Synopsis: Looking for the invisible at colliders

Thursday, Jan. 30

  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting - Feb. 6 in Ramsey Auditorium
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Gluon jets contain more color than quark jets
  • In Brief: P5 virtual town hall meeting - Feb. 6 in One West
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: February wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • Photo of the Day: The S means it's super
  • From IEEE Spectrum, Jan. 29, 2014: Deepest underground dark-matter detector to start up in China
  • From LiveScience, Jan. 23, 2014: Squarks and neutralinos lurk in the universe, physicist says

Wednesday, Jan. 29

  • Muon g-2 experiment earns CD-1 approval
  • From the Technical Division: Ready for a cool future
  • Video of the Day: Dark Energy Survey: one star sets, others rise
  • Photo of the Day: Congressman Randy Hultgren and staffers visit Fermilab
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Jan. 28
  • From Black Hills Pioneer, Jan. 23, 2014: Feds support underground neutrino experiment
  • From SiliconIndia, Jan. 21, 2014: Eight most powerful technology implementations

Tuesday, Jan. 28

  • Toward a new dark-energy detector
  • From the Directorate: Getting the most out of Fermilab's accelerators
  • Photos of the Day: Bright spots in the cold
  • From ars technica, Jan. 23, 2014: IceCube neutrino detector is running hot
  • From The Asahi Shimbun, Jan. 23, 2014Scientists: Cosmic rays can see through nuclear reactor, locate fuel

Monday, Jan. 27

  • From symmetry: Labs work together toward higher-luminosity LHC
  • Tip of the Week: Sustainability: Renewable energy certificates help support clean energy
  • Photo of the Day: Overhead light
  • Death: In memoriam: Debra Ziomek
  • Milestone: New employees - January
  • From LC NewsLine, Jan. 23, 2014: Japanese government makes a move
  • From Physics World, Jan. 20, 2014: CoGeNT gives further backing to annual dark-matter variation

Friday, Jan. 24

  • Milestone: Roberto Vega-Morales earns Sakurai Dissertation Award
  • Physics in a Nutshell: "Nobody understands quantum mechanics"
  • Photo of the Day: You can't spell "particles" without I-C-E
  • From PBS News Hour, Jan. 20, 2014: Scientists search for understanding of dark matter
  • From Cornell Chronicle, Jan. 21, 2014: Hunt for muon's magnetic field to get Cornell insight

Thursday, Jan. 23

  • Undergraduate women in physics visit Fermilab
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Top quark production cross sections
  • Photo of the Day: Good-looking redhead
  • Milestone: Steve Helis retires Friday
  • From Chicago Tribune, Jan. 14, 2014: New school focusing on science, technology, math taking shape

Wednesday, Jan. 22

  • Cooperative Education Program brings young talent to Fermilab projects
  • From WDRS: Recognizing fellow employees on the spot
  • Photos of the Day: Frozen still lifes
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Jan. 21
  • From INSPIRE blog, Jan. 21, 2014: Topcites 2013 edition
  • From News at Princeton, Jan. 16, 2014: Welcome to the DarkSide: Project aims to find particles of dark matter

Tuesday, Jan. 21

  • LBNE prototype cryostat exceeds goals
  • Director's Corner: Good FY14 budget news
  • In Brief: Fermilab PAC meeting takes place Jan. 22-24
  • Construction Update: A view from the interior of the IARC OTE Building
  • Photos of the Day: Swan at the Main Injector
  • From Physics, Jan. 15, 2014: Synopsis: Catching Z's in particle colliders

Friday, Jan. 17

  • Fermilab breaks ground on coil fabrication for Jefferson Lab collaboration
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Digging deeper in the data
  • Photos of the Day: Frosty the cyclotron
  • Death: In memoriam: George Zielbauer
  • From Berkeley Lab News Center, Jan. 8, 2014: BOSS measures the universe to one-percent accuracy
  • From Chemistry World, Jan. 8, 2014: We choose to go to the muon

Thursday, Jan. 16

  • From symmetry: Particle accelerators join fight against brain cancer
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: CDF documentation for the W boson mass measurement
  • Photo of the Day: A visit to the LBNE cryostat
  • From Chicago Tonight, Jan. 14, 2014: Fermilab's NOvA experiment
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, Jan. 14, 2014: FY 2014 appropriations: DOE Office of Science

Wednesday, Jan. 15

  • Milestone: Final block of NOvA near detector in place
  • From the Scientific Computing Division: Intensity Frontier experiments develop insatiable appetite
  • Photo of the Day: Toward better beam extraction
  • In Brief: ICFA Neutrino Panel town meeting at Fermilab takes place Jan. 30-31
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Jan. 14
  • From, Jan. 2, 2014: Saving energy saves money
  • From Sanford Underground Research Facility's Deep Thoughts, Jan. 13, 2014: CASPAR seeks home on the 4850 Level

Tuesday, Jan. 14

  • Milestone: Josh Frieman awarded honorary fellowship of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • From the Chief Operating Officer: The first three months
  • Press Release: Massive magnets, science shows and hands-on fun at Fermilab's Family Open House on Sunday, Feb. 9
  • Construction Update: First beneficial occupancy granted to MC-1 Building
  • Photo of the Day: Sun on its face
  • In Brief: Lunch and Learn: Writing to the Point - today at noon
  • From Kane County Chronicle, Jan. 11, 2014: Latest Fermilab experiment a step closer to launch

Monday, Jan. 13

  • Milestone: Oliver Gutsche earns CMS Young Researcher Prize
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: Burning-wood ecology
  • From symmetry: Physicists harness the power of probability
  • Photo of the Day: Tuppence a tube
  • In Brief: Java update effects on Fermilab Time and Labor
  • From the Ohio Supercomputer Center, Jan. 10, 2014: UC's Sousa to leverage OSC to simulate neutrino behavior

Friday, Jan. 10

  • From symmetry: Former CMS deputy takes reins of experiment
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Superstrings
  • Photos of the Day: Skiing in the Batavia Alps
  • From Scientific American, Jan. 8, 2014 New cosmic distance measurement points the way to elusive dark energy
  • From New Scientist, Jan. 8, 2014: Huge cosmic voids could probe dark energy

Thursday, Jan. 9

  • Fermilab masters record-breaking cold
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Calibrating jets to measure particle energies
  • In Brief: Medical Office farewell gathering
  • Photo of the Day: The Alps of Batavia
  • From iSGTW, Jan. 8, 2014: The power of sharing in OSG
  • From Scientific American, Jan. 6, 2014: Dark matter near Earth peaks every March, new study suggests

Wednesday, Jan. 8

  • Fermilab scientists selected as APS fellows
  • From ESH&Q: Request a clear out of excess and out-of-date chemicals
  • In Brief: Learn all about ASTA in the new ASTA Newsletter
  • Photo of the Day: Sundogs visit Wilson Hall
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Jan. 7
  • From Live Science, Jan. 2, 2014: Quirky quarks: 'Charming' particle mixes with bizarre cousin
  • From Huffington Post, Jan. 7, 2014: Physicists unveil new test for 'Theory of Everything'

Tuesday, Jan. 7

  • MicroBooNE installs time projection chamber inside vessel, prepares for move
  • Director's Corner: Our focus for 2014
  • Photo of the Day: Gray morning
  • From Physics World, Jan. 3, 2014: CERN gears up for new experiments
  • From ars technica, Dec. 23, 2013: Thorium put to use, kills a few more versions of Supersymmetry

Monday, Jan. 6

  • Special announcement: Virtual P5 town hall meeting, Jan. 8
  • Milestone: First cavity in Cryomodule 2 achieves goal gradient
  • Tip of the week: Quality assurance guidelines in one handy online manual
  • Photo of the Day: Poles at sunset
  • From symmetry, Dec. 17, 2013: Four things you might not know about dark matter
  • From APS Physics Central Buzz Blog, Dec. 27, 2013: Physicists and archaeologists tussle over long-lost lead

Friday, Jan. 3

  • Milestone: 1013 protons transferred between Recycler and Main Injector
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Spinning tops and spinning top quarks
  • Photo of the Day: Band of light
  • From symmetry, Dec. 11, 2013: Exhibit brings the LHC to London
  • From APS Physics, Dec. 19, 2013: Lumpy universe called into question

Thursday, Jan. 2

  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Excitement about B mesons
  • From symmetry, Dec. 20, 2013: Physicists look toward the high-energy horizon
  • Photo of the Day: Winter green
  • From Physics World, Dec. 19, 2013: The world of physics in 2014
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin, Dec. 23, 2013: Coalition urges appropriators to support DOE Office of Science and ARPA-E
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