Archive: October 2014


  • Ghostbuster team finds ghostly neutrinos in Batavia
  • Freaky Science Result: DarkHeart-13: Dark matter or the darkest matter?
  • Is ROC West haunted?
  • Photo of the Day: Nobel Prize winner's inner fire glows eternal
  • In Verse: The Shakers
  • From Uncertain Principles, Oct. 29, 2014: Conceptual physics Halloween costumes
  • From Time, Oct. 30, 2014: See the spookiest space photos this Halloween

Friday, Oct. 31

  • Special Announcement: Happy Halloween
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Boosted W's
  • From symmetry: Reading the heavens with your phone
  • Photo of the Day: Happy Halloween, Fermilab
  • Milestone: New employees - October
  • In Brief: Science Next Door November newsletter now online
  • Special Announcement: Change your clocks, change your batteries
  • From CERN Courier, Oct. 27, 2014: Muon g-2 storage ring starts a new life

Thursday, Oct. 30

  • In Brief: COO meeting today at 9:30 a.m. in Ramsey Auditorium
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: A charming result
  • From Dark Energy Detectives: Across the world and up all night
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: November wellness offerings, fitness classes and discounts
  • Photos of the Day: Fall around Fermilab
  • From Wired, Oct. 22, 2014: Wrinkles in space-time: the warped physics of the interstellar

Wednsday, Oct. 29

  • 2014-15 Fermilab Student and Postdoc Association works to improve laboratory life
  • From the Accelerator Division: All is one
  • Photo of the Day: Out on a limb
  • In Brief: COO meeting tomorrow
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Oct. 28
  • From Science, Oct. 24, 2014: Decades-old scientific paper may hold clues to dark matter
  • From Scientific American, Oct. 28, 2014: Evidence builds for dark matter explosions at the Milky Way's core

Tuesday, Oct. 28

  • From symmetry: Explain it in 60 seconds: Cosmic inflation
  • Director's Corner: Mu2e moves ahead
  • Photos of the Day: Autumnal beauty
  • Video of the Day: Quantum foam
  • From Quanta Magazine, Oct. 25, 2014: Dwarf galaxies dim hope of dark matter
  • From Nautilus, Oct. 23, 2014: Who really found the Higgs boson

Monday, Oct. 27

  • Scientists Roger Dixon and Erik Ramberg receive 2014 Director's Award
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: Bringing discovery and ecology into accord
  • Photos of the Day: Two perspectives on the praying mantis
  • In Brief: Open enrollment reminder, IRS increased 403(b) limits
  • From Nature, Oct. 17, 2014: Physicists see potential dark matter from the Sun

Friday, Oct. 24

  • From symmetry: Costumes to make zombie Einstein proud
  • Frontier Science Result: DarkSide-50: Report from the DarkSide
  • Photo of the Day: By the dark of the moon
  • In Brief: Seed funding opportunity for Fermilab researchers to work with colleagues in France
  • In Brief: Performance goal setting for employees now in FermiWorks
  • From Physics World, Oct. 17, 2014: Tabletop experiment could detect gravitational waves

Thursday, Oct. 23

  • UV laser calibration system installed in MicroBooNE
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Unparticle physics
  • Photo of the Day: Interpretive view
  • In Brief: Revamped Linux User Group meets Oct. 29
  • From iSGTW, Oct. 22, 2014: Transatlantic network extends 100-gigabit connectivity between US and Europe
  • From Motherboard, Oct. 18, 2014: The key to dark matter may be hidden light

Wednesday, Oct. 22

  • Fermilab Lecture Series presents a paradox in engineering, Friday at 8 p.m.
  • From the Office of Campus Strategy and Readiness: Building the future of Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Ambush
  • In Brief: Rolling out new Scan to Drive Share service
  • In Brief: All Experimenters' Meetings resume weekly schedule
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Oct. 21
  • From Physics World, Oct. 20, 2014: Fermilab's NOvA neutrino experiment kicks off
  • From Gizmodo, Oct. 13, 2014: Scientists are creating the coldest cubic meter in the universe

Tuesday, Oct. 21

  • Simulation in the 21st century
  • From the Chief Operating Officer: Planning to plan
  • In Brief: Submit your questions and concerns to the Fermilab Employee Advisory Group
  • Death: In memoriam: Chivas Makaroplos
  • Photo of the Day: Wilson Hall surrounded by fall
  • From Live Science, Oct. 14, 2014: New exotic particle could help explain what holds matter together

Monday, Oct. 20

  • Press Release: New high-speed transatlantic network to benefit science collaborations across the U.S.
  • Tip of the Week: Sustainability: Call-n-Ride for cleaner air
  • Video of the Day: Got a minute? Are there extra dimensions?
  • In Brief: Accepting LDRD proposals through Oct. 31
  • Photo of the Day: Consider the crayfish
  • In Brief: Open enrollment for Fermilab employees through Oct. 30
  • From CERN, Oct. 17, 2014: UN and CERN to celebrate science for peace and development

Friday, Oct. 17

  • From LC NewsLine: Full ILC-type cryomodule makes the grade
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Off the beaten path
  • From the University of Chicago: CIE + Cisco Innovation Challenge finalist spotlight: CEMAS team at Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Sipping nectar
  • In Brief: Open enrollment for Fermilab employees begins today
  • From Physics World, Oct. 14, 2014: Upgrade set for dark-matter detector
  • From Physics, Oct. 14, 2014: Synopsis: Proton longevity pushes new bounds

Thursday, Oct. 16

  • From symmetry: Top quark still raising questions
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Mixing tops
  • In Brief: Medical Office offers flu vaccination this month
  • Photo of the Day: Habanero harvest
  • Special Announcement: Wilson Hall closed Oct. 18-19 for maintenance
  • From The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 12, 2014: Crash course in science
  • From ars technica, Oct. 7, 2014: Finding dark matter in a haze of gamma rays
  • From io9, Oct. 9, 2014: What are gravitons and why can't we see them?

Wednesday, Oct. 15

  • In Brief: Accepting Wilson Fellowship applications through Nov. 14
  • From the Center for Particle Astrophysics: Big eyes
  • From Dark Energy Detectives: Tributaries of time: autumn leaves
  • Photo of the Day: Aurora redshift?
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Oct. 14
  • From Daily Mail, Oct. 14, 2014: Are we closer to solving the meaning of LIFE? World's longest neutrino beam seeks to find out why our universe exists
  • From Physics, Oct. 7, 2014: Synopsis: Discriminating dark matter from neutrinos

Tuesday, Oct. 14

  • From UChicago News: Fermilab team one of three finalists in Chicago Innovation Exchange challenge
  • Director's Corner: Celebrating NOvA
  • Construction Update: New cryogenics system installed in MC-1 Building
  • In Brief: Bruce Riley, Renee Robbins talk 'Negentropy' - tomorrow at noon in Fermilab Art Gallery
  • Photo of the Day: S curve
  • From ZDNet, Oct. 9, 2014: How open source technology is being deployed in science
  • From New Scientist, Oct. 8, 2014: Two new strange and charming particles appear at LHC

Monday, Oct. 13

  • Fermilab hosts international workshop on neutrino beams
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Goodbye, Cryptocards. Hello, RSA tokens
  • Photo of the Day: In search of grassy ground
  • From Nature, Oct. 9, 2014: Particle physics: The mass of a top

Friday, Oct. 10

  • In Brief: Laboratory celebrates startup of NOvA experiment
  • Frontier Science Result: Auger: What are cosmic rays made of? Auger homes in
  • Photo of the Day: Five points
  • From The Guardian, Oct. 6, 2014: A huge new neutrino experiment, Nova, is up and running at Fermilab
  • From ExtremeTech, Oct. 7, 2014: New experiment will beam neutrinos through 500 miles of Earth's crust to find some of the universe's best-kept secrets
  • From, Oct. 7, 2014: Canada's superconducting electron linear accelerator produces first beam

Thursday, Oct. 9

  • Pace Call-n-Ride service between Fermilab and Geneva Metra station begins Monday
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Neutrinos meet liquid argon
  • Fermilab Arts Series presents Taylor 2 Dance - Saturday at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium
  • Photo of the Day: Lunar eclipse
  • From Science, Oct. 7, 2014: NOvA's shining moment

Wednesday, Oct. 8

  • Special Announcement: Labwide celebration - today
  • From the Core Computing Division: Heating, cooling and energy-saving at the Grid Computing Center
  • UEC elects William Louis as new committee chair
  • Photo of the Day: Light from the east
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Oct. 7
  • From Scientific American, Oct. 2, 2014: New particle is both matter and antimatter
  • From Medium, Sept. 30, 2014: The strangest theory we know is true

Tuesday, Oct. 7

  • Press Release: Fermilab's 500-mile neutrino experiment up and running
  • From the Deputy Director: Neutrinos are us
  • From symmetry: Daya Bay places new limit on sterile neutrinos
  • Photo of the Day: Holding water
  • From New Scientist, Oct. 1, 2014: Monster neutrino solves cosmic-ray mystery
  • From The Washington Post, Oct. 7, 2014: The Nobel Prize in physics goes to three men who gave us blue light-emitting diodes, used daily in your smartphone screen

Monday, Oct. 6

  • From symmetry: When reserach worlds collide
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: It's Fire Prevention Week: Check your smoke alarms
  • Special Announcement: Labwide celebration - Oct. 8
  • Photo of the Day: Ripple effects
  • From ABC7, Oct. 4, 2014: The N-Beat with Theresa Gutierrez: Aria Soha

Friday, Oct. 3

  • From symmetry: Accelerating the fight against cancer
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Subatomic hydrodynamics
  • Video of the Day: The big bang theory
  • Photo of the Day: How many turtles do you see?
  • Death: In memoriam: Dave Carey
  • From ars technica, Sept. 30, 2014: Exploring the monstrous creatures at the edges of the dark matter map

Thursday, Oct. 2

  • Milestone: Neutrino Division starts up
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Looking for rare events
  • Fermilab and Eco Rangers safeguard the monarch butterfly
  • Photo of the Day: Dressed in orange
  • From SLAC News, Oct. 1, 2014: Martin L. Perl, winner of 1995 Nobel Prize for discovery of tau lepton, dead at 87

Wednesday, Oct. 1

  • Going larger than the Large Hadron Collider: first steps toward a future machine
  • From the CMS Center: CMS: design, construction, operations
  • Photo of the Day: Tintype tunnel
  • This Day in Fermilab History: October 1, 1989: the beginning of the Computing Division
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Sept. 30
  • From University of Nebraska - Lincoln Newsroom, Sept. 18, 2014: Finding supports model on cause of DNA's right-handed double helix
  • From The Stawell Times-News, Sept. 26, 2014: Dark matter development - only a matter of time
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