Archive: July 2014

Thursday, July 31

  • Press Release: Giant electromagnet completes its journey, moves into its new home at Fermilab
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Which Higgs?
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: August wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • Photo of the Day: Wilson Hall and the Milky Way
  • From, July 30, 2014: JUNO International Collaboration established

Wednesday, July 30

  • Accelerator physicist invents new way to clean up oil spills
  • From symmetry: Partnership generates bright ideas for photon science
  • In Brief: Meet with Pace on train station shuttles - Friday in Curia II
  • Death: In memoriam: Nancy Carrigan
  • In Brief: Science Next Door August newsletter now online
  • Photo of the Day: Dotted with yellow
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, July 29
  • From FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, July 29, 2014: Senate FY 2015 DOE Office of Science Appropriations Bill
  • From Physics Today, July 2014: Extremely energetic cosmic rays from a preferred direction

Tuesday, July 29

  • From symmetry: How to weigh a galaxy cluster
  • From the Chief Operating Officer: From hosting the Tevatron to hosting neutrino experiments
  • Photo of the Day: Peeking above the flowers
  • Video of the Day: Got a minute? Detecting dark matter
  • From Scientific American, July 22, 2014: Vinton G. Cerf: "The value of investment by the U.S. government cannot be overstated"
  • From Kane County Chronicle, July 23, 2014: House passes bill to modernize national laboratories

Monday, July 28

  • Michele McCusker-Whiting earns 2013 Industrial Hygiene Award for new databases
  • Tip of the Week: Sustainability: Fermilab pilots composting program
  • Photo of the Day: Arching over Fermilab
  • Milestone: New employees - July
  • From Nature, July 22, 2014: China plans super collider

Friday, July 25

  • Special Announcement: Remove your vehicle from restricted parking areas by 6 p.m. today
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: The Higgs gives mass to matter, too
  • NOvA collaboration celebrates in northern Minnesota
  • Photo of the Day: Nectar of the birds
  • From Science, July 22, 2014: Had there been no Higgs boson, this observation would have been the bomb

Thursday, July 24

  • Fermilab technology available for license: Bed-ridden boredom spurs new invention
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Searching for boosted tops
  • Photo of the Day: Lovely and temperate
  • From Softpedia, July 14, 2014: Fermilab releases Scientific Linux 7.0 Alpha 2

Wednesday, July 23

  • In Brief: LHC Physics Center turns 10
  • From the Scientific Computing Division: The science of data collection
  • From symmetry: Exploratorium exhibit reveals the invisible
  • Photo of the Day: Gold skies at the Village
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, July 22
  • From iSGTW, July 16, 2014: Planning for an electron-ion collider at Brookhaven

Tuesday, July 22

  • From symmetry: A physicist in the neurobiology lab
  • Director's Corner: Mu2e moves forward
  • Video of the Day: Got a minute? Finding the best collisions
  • Photo of the Day: Aspen East at night
  • From Physics World, July 17, 2014: Scattered neutrons could mimic DAMA-LIBRA's 'dark matter' modulation
  • From Scientific American, July 21, 2014: Proton spin mystery gains a new clue

Monday, July 21

  • Prototype CT scanner could improve targeting accuracy in proton therapy treatment
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: Where the wild things are
  • Photo of the Day: Monarch caterpillar
  • Special Announcement: Today is an Air Pollution Action Day
  • From Physics, July 17, 2014: Synopsis: Top quark mass gets an update

Friday, July 18

  • From symmetry: Science inspires at Sanford Lab's Neutrino Day
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Electronvolts and all that
  • Photo of the Day: Silhouette of a swing
  • From The New York Times, July 16, 2014: Stalking the shadow universe
  • From Science, July 16, 2014: Two big dark matter experiments gain U.S. support

Thursday, July 17

  • From symmetry: The machine learning community takes on the Higgs
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Measuring a fractional charge
  • Photo of the Day: Baptisia stem
  • From The Open Notebook, July 15, 2014: Tackling the physical sciences
  • From The Financial Times, July 11, 2014: A new, improved Large Hadron Collider

Wednesday, July 16

  • In Brief: Call for applications: URA Visiting Scholars Program
  • From ESH&Q: Check the polarities on your batteries
  • Photos of the Day: Tevatron magnet at Google's Chicago office
  • Video of the Day: Got a minute? Colliding rare and massive particles
  • In Brief: 'Science Next Door' July newsletter lists new events
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, July 15
  • From The Christian Science Monitor, July 9, 2014: Where do cosmic rays come from? The answer could be in the Big Dipper.

Tuesday, July 15

  • Acclaimed physicist to join Fermilab and NIU
  • From the Deputy Director: Learning the lay of the lab
  • Photo of the Day: Clear skies and high rise
  • From Sky and Telescope, July 8, 2014: Mysterious X-rays might hint at dark matter
  • From, July 11, 2014: KEK: 50 years from the discovery of 'CP-violation'

Monday, July 14

  • From symmetry: U.S. reveals its next generation of dark matter experiments
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Security in the cloud
  • In Brief: Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program - apply by Sept. 24
  • Photo of the Day: Spike!
  • From Physics Today, July 2014: Global cooperation is key to U.S. high-energy physics strategy
  • From ars technica, July 8, 2014: The quiet search for dark matter deep underground

Friday, July 11

  • In Brief: Documentary "Particle Fever" now available on iTunes
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Excited quarks
  • In Brief: Nathaniel Fisch visits Fermilab
  • Video of the Day: Got a minute? Filtering data at the LHC
  • Photos of the Day: Covered in purple
  • Correction: Title of Thursday's CDF result
  • From BBC News, July 3, 2014: Cosmic inflation: BICEP2 and Planck to share data

Thursday, July 10

  • The sky is not the limit: DES gets time on Gemini telescope
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Two B mesons violate CP
  • Photo of the Day: Coyote pup
  • From European Spallation Source, July 4, 2014: ESS gets the green light
  • From, July 9, 2014: Hultgren announces Oswego student as winner of House student app contest

Wednesday, July 9

  • Profile: One minute with Bob Holle, security guard
  • From the Accelerator Division: It takes a village to do great science
  • Photo of the Day: Toad on a road
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, July 8
  • From Sanford Underground Research Facility's Deep Thoughts, July 7, 2014: Saturday is Neutrino Day
  • From DOE Pulse, July 7, 2014: For the users: SNS produces neutrons at 1.4 MW

Tuesday, July 8

  • Milestone: Andreas Kronfeld appointed Hans Fischer senior fellow
  • Director's Corner: A new approach
  • In Brief: Google hangout with CERN: Higgs news
  • From symmetry: Measuring the lifetime of the Higgs boson
  • Photos of the Day: Swallows' song
  • From, July 7, 2014: APPEC: Neutrino physics enters the global era

Monday, July 7

  • In Brief: All-Office of the COO meeting - tomorrow in auditorium
  • Tip of the Week: Quality Assurance: Quality assurance and quality control - what's the difference?
  • From symmetry: What's next for Higgs boson research?
  • Photo of the Day: Painted lady
  • From Physics, July 2, 2014: Synopsis: Gluons chip in for proton spin
  • From Live Science, July 1, 2014: 'Revolutionary' physics: Do sterile neutrinos lurk in the universe?

Thursday, July 3

  • From symmetry: Waiting for supernova
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: If the top is lopsided, will the bottom be also?
  • Photo of the Day: Happy Independence Day
  • From Motherboard, July 1, 2014: Could antigravity explain away dark matter and dark energy?
  • From CMS, July 3, 2014: CMS closes major chapter of Higgs measurements

Wednesday, July 2

  • Fermilab scientist Joe Lykken assumes deputy director role
  • From the Core Computing Division: Improving searches in INSPIRE
  • Photo of the Day: Night and day
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, July 1
  • From Kane County Chronicle, June 24, 2014: New Fermilab detector put in place
  • From Scientific American, June 26, 2014: Higgs boson looks "standard," but upgraded LHC may tell a different tale

Tuesday, July 1

  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting - today at 10:30 a.m. in auditorium
  • From the Chief Operating Officer: Back in Illinois
  • Milestone: New employees - June
  • Water and sky come together in new Fermilab art exhibit
  • Photo of the Day: Hawk's orb
  • This Day in Fermilab History: July 1, 1977: Discovery of the bottom quark
  • In Brief: FermiWorks has launched
  • From The Economist, June 28, 2014: The ghosts and the machine
  • From Naperville Community Television, June 27, 2014: Fermilab MicroBooNE detector
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