Archive: February 2015

Friday, Feb. 27

  • From symmetry: Physics in fast-forward
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Protons in the PET scanner
  • Photos of the Day: Big animals under a big sky
  • From Astronomy, Feb. 25, 2015: Physicists offer a solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter in the universe
  • From Live Science, Feb. 26, 2015: Big bang, deflated? Universe may have had no beginning
  • From The Economist, Feb. 19, 2015: Did dark matter do in the dinosaurs?

Thursday, Feb. 26

  • In Brief: Fermilab's updated Twitter handle is @Fermilab
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: How are quarks like puppets?
  • In Brief: Now accepting applications for Lab-Corps program
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: March wellness, special events and fitness classes
  • Photo of the Day: Ice pebbles
  • From Scientific American, Feb. 20, 2015: Higgs boson could explain matter's dominance over antimatter
  • From Astronomy, Feb. 23, 2015 Does dark matter cause mass extinctions and geologic upheavals?

Wednesday, Feb. 25

  • From Dark Energy Detectives: Memories from the edge of the universe
  • From the Particle Physics Division: The new faces of the Particle Physics Division
  • Photo of the Day: Focusing horn
  • In Brief: Science Next Door March newsletter now online
  • In Brief: 2014 health care reimbursement account reminder
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Feb. 24
  • From IEEE Spectrum, Feb. 20, 2015: Taking the Large Hadron Collider to the Max
  • From Batavia Public School District 101, Feb. 24, 2015: Six BHS art students experience a collision of particle physics and art at Fermilab

Tuesday, Feb. 24

  • From symmetry: Physics for the people
  • From the Deputy Director: Deep science
  • Video of the Day: Scientists talk high-stakes science as part of Joint Speaker Series
  • Photos of the Day: Holdings patterns
  • From UChicago News, Feb. 13, 2015: High stakes science pays off
  • From Discovery, Feb. 18, 2015: Supermassive diet: Black holes bulk up on dark matter

Monday, Feb. 23

  • In Brief: Two art events showcase Fermilab science
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: Best laid plans won't go awry
  • In Brief: New and improved labwide calendar now online
  • Milestone: New employees - February
  • Photo of the Day: Pi pole at π/4
  • From New Scientist, Feb. 5, 2015: Dark force could keep Milky Way's neighbors away

Friday, Feb. 20

  • From symmetry: Ten unusual detector materials
  • In Brief: All-hands meeting video and slides are now online
  • Construction Update: Beamline enclosure construction on Muon Campus
  • Death: In memoriam: Michael Gerardi
  • Photo of the Day: How deer you are
  • From Cosmos, Feb. 16, 2015: The problem with dark matter

Thursday, Feb. 19

  • From symmetry: Craft astrophysics
  • Physics in a Nutshell: How many forces?
  • In Brief: All-computing all-hands meeting on Friday, Feb. 20
  • Photo of the Day: Bubble chamber in winter
  • In Brief: Call for proposals: URA Visiting Scholars Program
  • From, Feb. 16, 2015: Is our universe supersymmetric?

Wednesday, Feb. 18

  • In Brief: Fermilab presents at annual AAAS meeting in San Jose
  • From the Engineering and Scientific Advisory Councils: Engineers and scientists gather to improve policies and processes at the laboratory
  • In Brief: Upcoming COO and CRO meetings
  • Photos of the Day: The perfect foil
  • From Science, Feb. 15, 2015: Five things scientists could learn with their new, improved particle accelerator
  • From the University of Liverpool, Feb. 9, 2015: New director appointed to lead the Cockcroft Institute

Tuesday, Feb. 17

  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting - today at 10 a.m. in auditorium
  • Director's Corner: Director leads all-hands meeting today
  • In Brief: University of Chicago Innovation Fund information session - Feb. 19
  • In Brief: Question-and-answer booth on new flexible work policy - Feb. 17 and 19 in atrium
  • In Brief: Employee Advisory Group to seek new members in March
  • Photos of the Day: Coyotes on the hunt
  • From NBC News, Feb. 14, 2015: After the Higgs, LHC rounds up the unusual suspects in particle physics
  • From The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 13, 2015: A cosmic quest for dark matter

Monday, Feb. 16

  • Mu2e moves forward with new collaborations, new deputy project manager
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Consumer electronics on the laboratory network
  • Photo of the Day: Cold creek
  • From Scientific American, Feb. 12, 2015: New particles found at Large Hadron Collider
  • From Physics, Feb. 11, 2015: Synopsis: Relaxing Higgs could explain absence of antimatter

Friday, Feb. 13

  • Profile: One minute with Steve Krave, mechanical engineer
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Crazy particles
  • From symmetry: Physics valentines
  • Photo of the Day: Fog settles over Fermilab
  • From The Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 6, 2015: First stars are 150 million years younger than thought, Planck telescope finds (+video)

Thursday, Feb. 12

  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 17, in auditorium
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Exciting the vacuum
  • This Day in Fermilab History: Feb. 12, 1972: The lab's experimental program begins
  • Photos of the Day: Bough and bridge
  • From Physics, Feb. 10, 2015: Synopsis: Two new particles enter the fold
  • From Physics World, Feb. 5, 2015 Photons simulate time travel in the lab

Wednesday, Feb. 11

  • Fermilab contributes to SLAC LCLS-II with cutting-edge technology and expertise
  • From the Technical Division: Two new test stands for the Fermilab SRF program
  • Photo of the Day: Staircase geometry
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Feb. 10
  • From Daily Herald, Feb. 9, 2015: Pure science = pure fun at Fermilab open house
  • From Physics, Feb. 4, 2015: Synopsis: Dark matter not so dark?

Tuesday, Feb. 10

  • In Brief: Nearly 3,000 visit Fermilab at Family Open House
  • From the Chief Operating Officer: Learning how to fall
  • Photo of the Day: King crimson
  • From, Feb. 9, 2015: Dark matter could create halos of light around galaxies
  • From Daily Herald, Feb. 4, 2015: Science inspires art exhibit on display at Fermilab

Monday, Feb. 9

  • In Brief: Science and energy town hall meeting to be streamed live from DOE - today at 1 p.m. CT
  • From symmetry: Scientists take to YouTube for #mylinearcollider
  • In Brief: Fermilab posts latest Physics Advisory Committee report
  • Photo of the Day: Nom, nom, nom
  • From News at Princeton, Feb. 6, 2015: Nobel laureate and Princeton physicist Val Fitch dies at age 91
  • From ars technica, Feb. 3, 2015: Science to look forward to in 2015

Friday, Feb. 6

  • Water Street Studios exhibit ties neutrino physics to human identity
  • Frontier Science Result: CDMS: Searching for particles with fractional charges
  • In Brief: New Chicago cosmology seminar series, Alex Szalay gives first talk at Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Pillow tops
  • From Virtually Speaking Science, Feb. 4, 2015: Restarting the Large Hadron Collider

Thursday, Feb. 5

  • From CERN Bulletin: Everything is illuminated
  • Physics in a Nutshell: The universe takes sides
  • Photo of the Day: Clearing the way
  • Special Announcement: Save the date: DASTOW 2015 set for Friday, June 26
  • Death: In memoriam: Judy Sabo
  • From NBC News, Feb. 4, 2015: Upgraded Large Hadron Collider brings atom smashin' back in fashion

Wednesday, Feb. 4

  • From symmetry: Real scientists borrow 'Big Bang' costumes
  • From FESS: Being good stewards of government property
  • Photo of the Day: Comet Lovejoy
  • In Brief: Art@CMS exhibit opens with talk and reception today
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Feb. 3
  • From Wired, Feb. 2, 2015: 'Crazy' new particle could unravel dark matter mystery
  • From The Beacon-News, Jan. 29, 2015: African circus troupe comes to western suburbs

Tuesday, Feb. 3

  • In Brief: Giorgio Apollinari to speak at CERN's inauguration of the International Year of Light
  • Director's Corner: Electron neutrinos from supernovae
  • Fermilab Arts Series presents Cirque Zuma Zuma - Feb. 7
  • Photos of the Day: The snowy outdoors
  • From The New York Times, Jan. 30, 2015: Speck of interstellar dust obscures glimpse of big bang
  • From Science News, Jan. 28, 2015: Top 10 scientific mysteries for the 21st century

Monday, Feb. 2

  • From symmetry: Cosmic inflation remains undiscovered
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: What to do when it's c-c-cold
  • In Brief: Art@CMS exhibit opens with talk and reception Feb. 4
  • In Brief: Core Computing Division offers briefing for MS Office 2013/365 - Feb. 17
  • Photo of the Day: A sign of winter's strength
  • From The Economic Times, Jan. 31, 2015: Physicists hoping to see exotic stuff when the Large Hadron Collider wakes up from slumber
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