Archive: April 2015

Thursday, April 30

  • Patterns dominate at new exhibit in Fermilab Art Gallery
  • From symmetry: Natural SUSY's last stand
  • Photo of the Day: Spring beauty
  • In Brief: Helping earthquake victims
  • From New Scientist, April 29, 2015: Milky Way's quiet life leaves it with no dark matter skeleton
  • From Physics World, April 27, 2015: Cyclotron radiation from a single electron is measured for the first time

Wednesday, April 29

  • In Brief: Hundreds turn out for STEM Career Expo at Fermilab
  • From ESH&Q: Sharing the road with pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Photo of the Day: 3-D-printed CMS detector
  • In Brief: Employees learn to be better environmental stewards at Fermilab Earth Week Fair
  • In Brief: Science Next Door May newsletter now online
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, April 28
  • From Sanford Underground Reserach Laboratory's Deep Thoughts, April 27, 2015: DUGL sees Nepalese earthquake
  • From Physics, April 28, 2015: Synopsis: IceCube neutrinos pass flavor test

Tuesday, April 28

  • First bison of spring is born
  • Director's Corner: No column today
  • In Brief: Touring the LEED-certified IARC Office, Technical and Education Building
  • Death: In memoriam: Vickie Frohne
  • Photos of the Day: Blackbird, fly
  • From Physics, April 24, 2015: Focus: Cosmic rays as thunderstorm probes

Monday, April 27

  • In Brief: Fermilab Users Meeting registration now open
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: A long look at Earth Day
  • Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series presents Hot Club of Cowtown - Saturday at 8 p.m.
  • Photo of the Day: Ducky couple
  • Death: In memoriam: Thomas Gutierrez
  • Milestone: New employees - April
  • From Quanta Magazine, April 24, 2015: Wormholes untangle a black hole paradox
  • From New Scientist, April 23, 2015: Biggest dark matter detector lies in wait for antisocial WIMPs

Friday, April 24

  • Wellness Feature of the Month: May wellness, special events and fitness classes
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Fractured protons
  • In Brief: Spring wildflower hike through Big Woods
  • Photo of the Day: M is for muon
  • From Christian Science Monitor, April 15, 2015: Galactic collisions rattle current theories of dark matter

Thursday, April 23

  • In Brief: Fermilab and NASA scientists discuss challenges of big science at recent APS meeting
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: From E-8 to E-823
  • In Brief: Digging up the dirt at Fermilab for Arbor Day 2015
  • In Brief: PowerPoint template and FermiMail signature options now available
  • Photo of the Day: Spiny softshell
  • From Physics World, April 21, 2015: Astronomers fill supervoid in their knowledge
  • From Science, April 21, 2015: Physicists detect radio waves from a single electron

Wednesday, April 22

  • Press Release: ICARUS neutrino experiment to move to Fermilab
  • From the Neutrino Division: A collaborative platform for neutrino science
  • Photo of the Day: Catching a wave
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, April 21
  • From American Scientist, May-June 2015: Robert Wilson: Fermilab's master physicist, sculptor and engineer
  • From Chicago Tribune, April 20, 2015: Two Argonne teams each win $75,000 in new Lab-Corps pitch competition

Tuesday, April 21

  • Mu2e breaks ground on experiment seeking new physics
  • From the Deputy Director: Neutrinos are everywhere
  • Photos of the Day: Bloodroot
  • Death: In memoriam: Brad Kobiella
  • From Physics, April 15, 2015: Synopsis: No hint of exotic Higgs particles
  • From Science, April 17, 2015: Japan accelerator poised to go fully operational

Monday, April 20

  • In Brief: Accelerator stewardship pilot program launches at Fermilab - Tuesday, April 28
  • Tip of the Week: Sustainability: Earth Week is this week
  • Video of the Day: Complex dark matter
  • In Brief: Fermilab rolling power outage - tomorrow, April 21
  • Photo of the Day: Raindrops on windows
  • From Forbes, April 16, 2015: Dark matter may not be completely dark, new study concludes

Friday, April 17

  • From symmetry: Seeing the CMS experiment with new eyes
  • Frontier Science Result: DES: Reticulum II: Welcome to the neighborhood
  • Photos of the Day: Flying by to say hi
  • From Scientific American, April 15, 2015: Subatomic particles over time: graphics from the archive, 1952-2015
  • From The Washington Post, April 14, 2015: Scientists are creating the first maps of the universe's dark matter

Thursday, April 16

  • Press Release: High school students get real-world advice at Fermilab STEM Career Expo April 22
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Particle beams and the scattering process
  • In Brief: Join in Fermilab Earth Week activities - April 20-23
  • In Brief: Scientists meet at Fermilab to recognize top quark discovery
  • Photo of the Day: The geese on Sauk Circle
  • From The Huffington Post, April 13, 2015: World's supercollider takes big step forward
  • From PBS NewsHour, April 16, 2015: Mapping dark matter may help solve a cosmic mystery

Wednesday, April 15

  • From symmetry: LHC breaks energy record
  • From the Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer: Tell us about your GISMO!
  • In Brief: Calling all photographers: Join the Fermilab Photo Club
  • Photos of the Day: Cockcroft-Walton generators
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, April 14
  • From Physics World, April 13, 2015: 'Cosmic shear' reveals dark matter in new high-resolution map

Tuesday, April 14

  • Press Release: Mapping the cosmos: Dark Energy Survey creates detailed guide to spotting dark matter
  • Director's Corner: NOvA, Pepin Carolan earn Department of Energy recognition
  • Image of the Day: Drawing fire
  • In Brief: On-site volunteer cleanup - Thursday at lunchtime
  • From The Christian Science Monitor, April 12, 2015: Universe's expansion may not be accelerating as much as thought, say scientists
  • From, April 14, 2015: Dark matter illuminated in new high-resolution maps

Monday, April 13

  • Student art show inspired by particle physics in Fermilab Art Gallery until April 22
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: Rx for good prairie health? Fire!
  • In Brief: SPOT Award program for employee recognition
  • Photo of the Day: At prairie's edge
  • From Physics Today, April 2015: South Dakota begins to reap benefits of underground lab
  • From, April 9, 2015: For ultracold neutrino experiment, a successful demonstration

Friday, April 10

  • From symmetry: Seeing dark matter without seeing
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Two Higgs are better than one
  • In Brief: NIU President Baker and Senator Durbin meet with Fermilab senior management
  • Photo of the Day: Disappearing in the distance
  • From Physics World, April 9, 2015: Dark matter and muons are ruled out as DAMA signal source
  • From Nature, April 8, 2015: Particle physics: A weighty mass difference

Thursday, April 9

  • Absence of gravitational-wave signal extends limit on knowable universe
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Happy hunting grounds
  • Photo of the Day: Wilderness by Wilson
  • From Science, April 7, 2015: Years after shutting down, U.S. atom smasher reveals properties of 'God particle'
  • From Physics Central's Buzz Blog, April 7, 2015: Watch cosmic rays live and play 'I Spy' for neutrinos

Wednesday, April 8

  • From symmetry: Our flat universe
  • From the Accelerator Division: The new Target Systems Department in the Accelerator Division
  • In Brief: Lab-Corps Pitch Competition at Argonne - April 17
  • Photo of the Day: Light refracts at Main Injector
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, April 7
  • From Physics Today, April 2015: The top quark, 20 years after its discovery
  • From Chicago Stage Standard, March 26, 2015: Creation's Birthday @ Genesis Theatricals

Tuesday, April 7

  • From symmetry: Physics Madness Grand Champion
  • From the Chief Operating Officer: Putting the A in FNAL
  • In Brief: Cynthia Boggs discusses nonproliferation program success - tomorrow at 4 p.m.
  • Photo of the Day: Pedal like a proton
  • From NBC News, April 5, 2015: Big bang beam: Large Hadron Collider restarts after two-year break
  • From New Scientist, April 5, 2015: Large Hadron Collider beam is back in action

Monday, April 6

  • Press Release: U.S. scientists celebrate the restart of the Large Hadron Collider
  • Tip of the Week: Quality Assurance: What could possibly go wrong?
  • Photos of the Day: Cylindrical sections
  • From The Verge, April 5, 2015: LHC reboot: the world's largest particle accelerator is now active
  • From NPR, March 27, 2015: Want to do a little astrophysics? This app detects cosmic rays

Friday, April 3

  • New magnet at Fermilab achieves high-field milestone
  • Frontier Science Result: PICO: Seeing dark matter
  • In Brief: LDRD Fest - today at 4 p.m.
  • Death: In memoriam: Tom Jordan
  • Photo of the Day: Between the lines
  • From ars technica, April 2, 2015: Searching for a 'quantum foam' bubbling through the universe

Thursday, April 2

  • From symmetry: LHC restart back on track
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Observe neutral particles with this one weird trick
  • In Brief: Fermilab, CERN leadership meet with Congressman Randy Hultgren
  • In Brief: Atrium restroom remodeling begins today
  • Photos of the Day: Traveling in herds
  • From, March 26, 2015: Theory of the strong interaction verified
  • From Physics, April 1, 2015: Synopsis: Baryon's innards have molecular structure

Wednesday, April 1

  • Special Announcement: April Fool
  • From the Office of Campus Strategy and Readiness: Bridges to the future
  • In Brief: New pedestrian, bike access routes open at Fermilab
  • Photos of the Day: Renewal by fire
  • ESH&Q weekly report, March 31: Safety Update
  • From Nature, March 31, 2015: LHC expects to restart within days

April Fool's Day

  • First IARC partnership announced
  • From the Office of Integrated Planning and Performance Management: Getting to the point of planning
  • Video of the Day: A star is born
  • Fermilab and Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District announce Collider and Reservoir Project
  • Fermilab Day Spa set to open this summer
  • From CERN: CERN researchers confirm existence of the Force
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, April 1
  • From The Onion, April 1, 2015: Scientists discover eating serves function other than easing anxiety
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