Archive: November 2014

Wednesday, Nov. 26

  • Scintillator extruded at Fermilab detects particles around the globe
  • From the Scientific Computing Division: Strengthening the computing foundation of Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Beginning of winter
  • Special Announcement: Wilson Hall closed Nov. 28-29 for maintenance
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Nov. 25
  • From Science, Nov. 18, 2014: Rush Holt, physicist and congressman, to lead AAAS
  • From New Scientist, Nov. 21, 2014: Galaxies in filaments spaced like pearls on a necklace

Tuesday, Nov. 25

  • Milestone: 2015 INCITE grant awarded to James Amundson
  • Director's Corner: Welcoming community leaders
  • Video of the Day: Cosmic inflation
  • Photos of the Day: By sea, land and air
  • Death: In memoriam: Sam McGhee
  • In Brief: Science Next Door December newsletter now online
  • From Kane County Chronicle, Nov. 14, 2014: Pace starts new Batavia Call-n-Ride program

Monday, Nov. 24

  • Neutrinos, claymation and 'Doctor Who' at this year's physics slam
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Winter weather: road closures and parking restrictions
  • In Brief: Retirement savings plans move to Fidelity on Feb. 2
  • Milestone: New employees - November
  • Photos of the Day: Two sides to the high-rise
  • From The Star, Nov. 24, 2014: Basic science is the centre of gravity, says particle physics lab chief
  • From Live Science, Nov. 20, 2014: Never-before-seen particles discovered at Swiss collider

Friday, Nov. 21

  • Wellness Feature of the Month: December wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • Frontier Science Result: Dark Matter R&D: Getting to know dark matter's traces
  • Milestone: John Tompkins, Technical Division, retires from Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Alight in the dark
  • In Brief: Active-employee open enrollment for 2015 finalized
  • From Physics Today, November 2014: Precision plasma wakefield acceleration

Thursday, Nov. 20

  • From symmetry: LHCb experiment finds new particles
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Heisenberg's uncertainty principle and Wi-Fi
  • Photo of the Day: Looking back: a previous praying mantis season
  • From, Nov. 17, 2014: Big bang's echo may reveal skeleton of the universe
  • From Discovery, Nov. 18, 2014: Milky Way's black hole may be a neutrino factory

Wednesday, Nov. 19

  • From symmetry: Ancient pigments, modern mystery
  • From ESH&Q: The evolution of FESHM: Change is good
  • Photo of the Day: Light to dark
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Nov. 18
  • From Physics World, Nov. 18, 2014: Is dark energy eating dark matter?
  • From New Scientist, Nov. 17, 2014: Dark matter could be seen in GPS time glitches

Tuesday, Nov. 18

  • Stanley Wojcicki awarded 2015 Panofsky Prize
  • From the Chief Operating Officer: Geese, traffic and forging partnerships
  • Video of the Day: The LHC magnets
  • Photo of the Day: Orange show
  • From The New York Times, Nov. 14, 2014: Is quantum entanglement real?

Monday, Nov. 17

  • Fermilab benefits from 35 years with the National GEM Consortium
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: Climate change and Fermilab's Site Sustainability Plan
  • Photo of the Day: Red-tailed hawk
  • From Chicago Magazine, Nov. 10, 2014: Six big photos of the coolest jobs in Chicago
  • From Live Science, Nov. 13, 2014: Not particles, but chunks: dark matter gets stranger
  • From Los Angeles Times, Nov. 11, 2014: Could plasma-surfing electrons star in future particle accelerators?

Friday, Nov. 14

  • From DOE Pulse: Fermilab's Oliver Gutsche keeps LHC community computing
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Origin of the smallest masses
  • Photo of the Day: Up by the treetop
  • From Dark Energy Detectives: As the sky turns: the fall and rise of the Milky Way
  • From, Nov. 12, 2014: Dark matter's new wrinkle: It may behave like a wavy fluid

Thursday, Nov. 13

  • From symmetry: The November Revolution
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Sharing the momentum
  • Photo of the Day: Sweeping skies
  • African Guitar Summit to play at Ramsey Auditorium Saturday at 8 p.m.
  • In Brief: Veterans Day celebration
  • From Quanta Magazine, Nov. 10, 2014: Multiverse collisions may dot the sky
  • From Science, Nov. 7, 2014: Physicists crank up current in new type of accelerator
  • From Scientific American, Nov. 10, 2014: Dark matter black holes could be destroying stars at the Milky Way's center

Wednesday, Nov. 12

  • Milestone: Craig Hogan awarded the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
  • From the Neutrino Division: The new Neutrino Division
  • Ben Lee Fellow Junko Shigemitsu discusses lattice QCD at today's colloquium
  • Photo of the Day: National symbols
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Nov. 11
  • From The New York Times, Nov. 9, 2014: Scientists, and universe's odd behavior, are recognized with $3 million prizes
  • From Physics Today, November 2014: Scintillator yields glimpse of elusive solar neutrinos

Tuesday, Nov. 11

  • Profile: One minute with Aaron Sauers, patent and licensing executive
  • Director's Corner: Fermilab's people, science, technology showcased last week
  • Photo of the Day: Veterans Day
  • In Brief: Fermilab user Chang Kee Jung talks physics of sports on FOX Sports 1 - Wednesday
  • From, November 5, 2014: Lighting the way: a conversation with 3 dark matter explorers (Q+A)

Monday, Nov. 10

  • Fermilab launches artist-in-residence program
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Computer Security Awareness Day is tomorrow
  • In Brief: Veterans Day celebration - tomorrow in Kuhn Barn
  • Photo of the Day: Lambent Lake Law
  • From Chicago Tribune, Nov. 8, 2014: Artist partners with physics lab, water district, cop shop
  • From Wired, Nov. 5, 2014: How gravity explains why time never runs backward
  • From Gizmodo, Nov. 1, 2014: This was the very first website in the U.S.

Friday, Nov. 7

  • In Brief: Two meetings on forming international Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility collaboration
  • Multilaboratory collaboration brings new X-ray detector to light
  • Photos of the Day: Up close and far away
  • Special Announcement: Wilson Hall closed Nov. 8-9 for maintenance
  • From Motherboard, Nov. 1, 2014: Where the hunt for missing antimatter and new physics are one and the same
  • From Gizmag, Nov. 4, 2014Vanishing dark matter points to a dark future for our universe
  • From Societa Italiana di Relativita Generale e Fisica della Gravitazione, October 2014: Obituary: Tullio Regge

Thursday, Nov. 6

  • Milestone: Marcela Carena elected vice chair for APS Division of Particles and Fields
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Nine weird facts about neutrinos
  • From symmetry: The rise of astrostatistics
  • In Brief: All-hands meeting video and slides are now online
  • Photo of the Day: Peaceful morning
  • From Physics Today, November 2014: Scintillator yields glimpse of elusive solar neutrinos
  • From CERN Bulletin, Oct. 20, 2014: Mystery photos from CERN's history

Wednesday, Nov. 5

  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting - today at 10 a.m. in auditorium
  • From the Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer: Technology transfer isn't rocket science ... or is it?
  • Performance recognition awards go to employees
  • From symmetry: Fabiola Gianotti chosen as next head of CERN
  • Photo of the Day: Geese run like a proton
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Nov. 4
  • From Scientific American, Nov. 4, 2014: New experiment aims to crack neutrino mass mystery
  • From Nature, Nov. 4, 2014: Higgs hunter will be CERN's first female director

Tuesday, Nov. 4

  • Graduate students dig into neutrino-nucleus interactions at Fermilab
  • From the Deputy Director: Viva Italia
  • Photos of the Day: Changing seasons
  • From Physics World, October 2014: Sticking with SUSY

Monday, Nov. 3

  • New technique for generating RF power may dramatically cut linac costs
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Space heater safety
  • Video of the Day: The CMS detector
  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting - Wednesday at 10 a.m. in auditorium
  • Photos of the Day: Queens of Halloween
  • From Science, Oct. 30, 2014: Dark matter: Out with the WIMPs, in with the SIMPs?
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