Archive: August 2015

Monday, Aug. 31

  • NAW alphabet soup
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Our children depend on our safe driving
  • Photos of the Day: Barking up two trees
  • Milestone: New employees - August
  • From Forbes, Aug. 13, 2015: What has quantum mechanics ever done for us?
  • From Science, Aug. 28, 2015: More evidence to support quantum theory's 'spooky action at a distance'

Friday, Aug. 28

  • From symmetry: Looking for strings inside inflation
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Looking in Schrödinger's box
  • In Brief: Neutrino Seminar Series starts up on Sept. 3
  • Photo of the Day: Wind in the weeds
  • From Physics Today, Aug. 25, 2015: President Obama nominates two science leaders
  • From Nature, Aug. 27, 2015: Particle physics: Positrons ride the wave

Thursday, Aug. 27

  • Milestone: Fermilab's first student from Madagascar receives Ph.D.
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Never alone
  • 2015-16 Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series presents rich performing arts program
  • In Brief: Science Next Door September newsletter now online
  • Photo of the Day: Draw the magnetic field lines
  • From Daily Herald, Aug. 21, 2015: Uber, GM and Fermilab share innovations and vision for transportation
  • From Wired, Aug. 24, 2015: The huge, pricey detectors that capture tiny neutrinos

Wednesday, Aug. 26

  • From symmetry: All about supernovae
  • From the Office of Campus Strategy and Readiness: Smart laboratory
  • Photo of the Day: Meal of a monarch
  • In Brief: Wilson Hall north plaza repair work starts Aug. 27
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Aug. 25
  • From The Economist, Aug. 22, 2015: To the dark side

Tuesday, Aug. 25

  • Profile: One minute with Rob Reilly, mechanical design engineer
  • From the Chief Operating Officer: Fare thee well, Fermilab Today
  • Photo of the Day: Meet the mallards
  • From Northwest Herald, Aug. 21, 2015: At Plainfield forum, industry experts talk transportation innovation

Monday, Aug. 24

  • Wellness Feature of the Month: September fitness classes and complimentary wellness
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Wild Fermilab
  • Milestone: JB Dawson retires today
  • Photo of the Day: The alluring coralberry
  • From Chicago Tribune, Aug. 21, 2015: GBN students test their particle physics theory at Fermilab

Friday, Aug. 21

  • From symmetry: Q&A with Marcelle Soares-Santos
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: LHC Run II: first analysis
  • Video of the Day: The Escaramujo Project
  • Photo of the Day: Bright spots
  • In Brief: Pine Street road closure - Sunday
  • From New Scientist, Aug. 19, 2015: Possible new particle hints that universe may not be left-handed

Thursday, Aug. 20

  • First art/LArSoft course takes place at Fermilab
  • Video of the Day: Pentaquarks
  • In Brief: Commercializing innovation: IARC office hours on Aug. 24
  • Photo of the Day: In the rearview
  • In Brief: Wilson Hall power outage on Saturday, building closed
  • From Forbes, Aug. 11, 2015: How quantum randomness saves relativity
  • From Physics World, Aug. 18, 2015: GRAND plans for new neutrino observatory

Wednesday, Aug. 19

  • From symmetry: The age of the universe
  • From the Center for Particle Astrophysics: Polar program priorities, from penguins to primordial polarization patterns
  • Photos of the Day: Floating bugs
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Aug. 18
  • From Physics, Aug. 18, 2015: Viewpoint: Deciphering gamma rays from a dwarf galaxy
  • From Live Science, Aug. 18, 2015: Ghostly particles detected beneath earth

Tuesday, Aug. 18

  • 2014 Industrial Hygiene Award given to Roads and Grounds
  • In Brief: Heads up to web administrative servers - securing Fermilab websites
  • In Brief: Accepting applications for Fermilab employee art show through Sept. 1
  • Photo of the Day: And the jet flew under the moon
  • From Duluth News Tribune, Aug. 16, 2015: Northland lab offers glimpse of elusive neutrinos
  • From The Economist, Aug. 15, 2015: Multiversal truths

Monday, Aug. 17

  • Press Release: Dark Energy Survey finds more celestial neighbors
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: One size does not fit all
  • Photo of the Day: Turtle crossing
  • From Physics World, Aug. 12, 2015: Neutrino-mass measurements could benefit from holmium-trapping result

Friday, Aug. 14

  • Profile: One minute with Andrew Whitbeck, CMS scientist
  • Frontier Science Result: NOvA: Muon neutrinos make a disappearance
  • In Brief: Wilson Hall HVAC outage this weekend, building still open
  • Photos of the Day: Double rainbow
  • From Nature, Aug. 12, 2015: Age of the neutrino: Plans to decipher mysterious particle take shape
  • From Live Science, Aug. 12, 2015: Mystery deepens: Matter and antimatter are mirror images

Thursday, Aug. 13

  • In Brief: Name that conference room
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Polarization of top quarks
  • From symmetry: Testing the nature of neutrinos
  • Photos of the Day: Storm's coming
  • From BBC News, Aug. 9, 2015: Fastest ever neutrino among slew of fresh findings

Wednesday, Aug. 12

  • MicroBooNE sees first cosmic muons
  • From the Accelerator Division: Review marathon — a job well done
  • Photo of the Day: Frog spotting
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Aug. 11
  • From Medium, Aug. 11, 2015: A tale of two neutrino labs
  • From Forbes, Aug. 9, 2015: The little particles that might help explain why we're here

Tuesday, Aug. 11

  • Prototype of Mu2e solenoid passes tests with flying colors
  • In Brief: Women's Initiative presents 'Guiltless: Work-Life Balance' - Thursday in One West
  • Photos of the Day: Queen Anne's lace: two views
  • From The Guardian, Aug. 9, 2015: A good week for neutrinos: highest-power beam delivers oscillations, space delivers highest energy
  • From The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 9, 2015: How many scientists does it take to write a paper? Apparently, thousands

Monday, Aug. 10

  • The short-baseline detectives and the mysterious case of the sterile neutrino
  • Tip of the Week: Sustainability: So long, Styrofoam
  • In Brief: Your visit to the Fermilab library is long overdue
  • Photos of the Day: American lotus
  • From Quanta Magazine, Aug. 3, 2015: Theories of everything, mapped
  • From Institut Laue-Langevin, Aug. 4, 2015: Solving a long-standing atomic mass difference puzzle paves way to the neutrino mass

Friday, Aug. 7

  • Press Release: Fermilab experiment sees neutrinos change over 500 miles
  • Frontier Science Result: NOvA: NOvA sees electron neutrinos
  • In Brief: Eagle scouts and Fermilab give Kane County chimney swift population a boost
  • In Brief: The bathroom is back and better than ever
  • Photo of the Day: Lightning strikes again
  • From Science, Aug. 3, 2015: Tiny black holes could trigger collapse of universe — except that they don't
  • From Physics World, Aug. 3, 2015: Plan for supersized entanglement is unveiled by physicist

Thursday, Aug. 6

  • In Brief: NOvA presents first physics results today at 2 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Phase stability
  • From symmetry: The mystery of particle generations
  • Milestone: Meenakshi Narain reappointed co-coordinator of LPC
  • Photos of the Day: Small, white, clean, bright
  • Death: In memoriam: H.A. Kippenhan Jr.
  • From Nature, Aug. 5, 2015: Only left-handed particles decay
  • From Popular Mechanics, Aug. 4, 2015: This LEGO Large Hadron Collider needs to become real

Wednesday, Aug. 5

  • Profile: One minute with Valerie Higgins, archivist
  • From CMS: Run 2 off to a roaring start
  • In Brief: Fermilab summer intern poster session - Aug. 6 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Photo of the Day: Captive decay
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Aug. 4
  • From Berkeley Lab News Center, Aug. 3, 2015: Notes from the particle physics underground

Tuesday, Aug. 4

  • From symmetry: One Higgs is the loneliest number
  • From the Deputy Director for LBNF: A fortnight at Fermilab
  • In Brief: Colloquium: 'DNDO Research Perspectives' - tomorrow at 4 p.m. in One West
  • Construction Update: A concrete foundation for Mu2e Building
  • Photos of the Day: Summer pools
  • From Chicago Kaleidoscopes, July 30, 2015: CK teens respond to our field trip to Fermilab
  • From Popular Mechanics, Aug. 3, 2015: Here's how monumental the LHC's mountain of data really is

Monday, Aug. 3

  • How a model of Wilson Hall made it on local TV
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Summer dangers at the laboratory
  • In Brief: Lecture Committee seeks candidates for the 2015 Physics Slam
  • Photos of the Day: Double-crested cormorants
  • From Science, July 31, 2015: Cosmic convergence
  • From Physics, July 29, 2015: Viewpoint: Sky survey casts light on the dark universe
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