Archive: January 2015

Friday, Jan. 30

  • Two take on new leadership roles on U.S. CMS program
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: One measurement, many implications
  • Photo of the Day: Curves
  • From The Economist, Jan. 29, 2015: Particle physics: a new awakening?
  • From Io9, Jan. 29, 2015: How "second sound" helps the Large Hadron Collider work

Thursday, Jan. 29

  • Preserving the data and legacy of the Tevatron
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Heavy light and heavy quarks
  • In Brief: Summer hire program looking for personnel requisitions
  • Photo of the Day: Coat of ice
  • From Huffington Post, Jan. 26, 2015: The future of physics: Q&A with Leonard Susskind

Wednesday, Jan. 28

  • From symmetry: DECam's nearby discoveries
  • From the Accelerator Physics Center: The 2020 vision: the new face of accelerator science at Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Winter pagoda
  • From Kane County Chronicle, Jan. 26, 2015: Fermilab Family Open House event set
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Jan. 27
  • From Scientific American, Jan. 26, 2015: Weird X-rays spur speculation about dark matter detection

Tuesday, Jan. 27

  • From symmetry: How to build your own particle detector
  • From the Deputy Director: ELBNF is born
  • In Brief: Missed the Lab-Corps meeting? It's not too late
  • Photo of the Day: Warmth in winter
  • Death: In memoriam: Herman J. Stredde
  • From Dowtown Auroran, Jan. 25, 2015: Water Street Studios' first solo show explores ‘self’ through science

Monday, Jan. 26

  • Press Release: Science, art and hands-on fun at Fermilab’s Family Open House on Sunday, Feb. 8
  • Tip of the Week: Quality Assurance: Improved issues tracking at Fermilab with iTrack
  • In Brief: Now accepting applications for the URA Thesis Award
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: February fitness classes, fitness center membership and discounts
  • Photo of the Day: Capering coyote
  • Milestone: New employees - January
  • From Nature, Jan. 21, 2015: Crunch time for pet theory on dark matter

Friday, Jan. 23

  • Mu2e polishes off prototype module for transport solenoid
  • Frontier Science Result: Muon g-2: New detectors for the Muon g-2 experiment
  • Video of the Day: GUTs and TOEs
  • Photo of the Day: Ladies and gentlemen, we are sitting in center space
  • From Physics, Jan. 21, 2015: Synopsis: How to spot a WIMP
  • From MIT News, Jan. 20, 2015: Particles accelerate without a push

Thursday, Jan. 22

  • Fermilab leads in developing software for LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Electromagnets
  • In Brief: Scientists present proposals for neutrino programs to PAC
  • Photos of the Day: All-natural window art
  • In Brief: Getting paid the greener way - get paperless pay stubs
  • From University of Cincinnati, Jan. 13, 2015: Neutrinos offer glimpes into the origins of the universe
  • From Science News, Jan. 17, 2015: Speed of light not so constant after all

Wednesday, Jan. 21

  • Press Release: Arts extravaganza at Fermilab to celebrate one of the world's largest science experiments
  • From WDRS: We welcome Sandra Charles as head of the Diversity Office
  • Photo of the Day: Refigerated magnet
  • In Brief: Site emergency warning system test - this evening
  • ESH&Q weekly report, Jan. 20: Safety Update
  • From Universe Today, Jan. 7, 2015: The Dark Energy Survey begins to reveal previously unknown trans-Neptunian objects

Tuesday, Jan. 20

  • From symmetry: Scientists complete array on Mexican volcano
  • Director's Corner: Lab-Corps pilot launches today
  • Photo of the Day: Equine sublime
  • From Universe Today, Jan. 15, 2015: Like a BOSS: how astronomers are getting precise measurements of the universe's expansion rate

Friday, Jan. 16

  • Milestone: Technical Division's new test stands operational
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Stealth SUSY
  • In Brief: Find out about DOE's new Lab-Corps - Jan. 20
  • Video of the Day: Superstrings
  • In Brief: Graduate students sharpen their skills at CMS Data Analysis School
  • Photo of the Day: Gossamery frost
  • From New Scientist, Jan. 14, 2015: World's biggest magnet to power Indian neutrino hunter
  • From The Economic Times, Jan. 11, 2015: China breaks ground for second underground neutrino lab

Thursday, Jan. 15

  • Milestone: Sergei Nagaitsev appointed professor part-time at University of Chicago
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Two neutrinos are a problem
  • In Brief: Migration to Office 365 begins Jan. 21
  • In Brief: Chicago Harp Quartet draws crowd at Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Wintry Wilson Hall
  • From Downtown Auroran, Jan. 7, 2015: Artist explores Fermilab neutrino research at Water Street Studios solo exhibit
  • From INSPIRE blog, Jan. 13, 2015: Topcites 2014 edition

Wednesday, Jan. 14

  • Milestone: PXIE completes two uninterrupted day-long runs
  • From the Office of the CIO: 2015 is going to be a great year for Fermilab computing
  • From symmetry: Dark horse of the dark matter hunt
  • Photo of the Day: Inflatable jaws
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Jan. 13
  • Correction: Broadcast time for PBS NOVA special 'Big Bang Machine'
  • From WTTW11's Chicago Tonight, Jan. 13, 2015: 'Big Bang Machine'
  • From The New York Times, Jan. 12, 2015: An ambassador for physics is shifting his mission

Tuesday, Jan. 13

  • In Brief: Fermilab scientists to appear in PBS NOVA special, Jan. 14
  • From symmetry: Transition edge sensors
  • In Brief: FermiWorks and retirement savings plans email
  • Photos of the Day: First tracks
  • From The Washington Post, Jan. 11, 2015: Astronomers seek widest view ever of the universe with new telescope
  • From Physics World, Jan. 12, 2015: New calculations support dark-matter discovery by DAMA, say physicists

Monday, Jan. 12

  • Milestone: Hasan Padamsee chairs Tesla Technology Collaboration
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: Economics of the ecological
  • From SLAC: World's most powerful camera receives funding approval
  • In Brief: Second Temple Grandin talk added to Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series - May 14
  • Photo of the Day: Steel standing
  • From Futurity, Jan. 5, 2015: Why neutrino 'bullets' don't pop 'bubbles'

Friday, Jan. 9

  • Milestone: Albert Stebbins receives 2014 Scientific Medal of the Institute of Astrophysics of Paris
  • Frontier Science Result: MINERvA: Who let the pions out (of the nucleus)?
  • Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series celebrates 40 years, volunteers play central role
  • Photo of the Day: House on the winter prairie
  • From Physics Today, January 2015: Plasma wakefield acceleration shows promise

Thursday, Jan. 8

  • Milestone: Fermilab scientists selected as 2014 APS fellows
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Freezing particle beams and other things
  • From Dark Energy Detectives: As the sky turns: the fall and rise of the Milky Way
  • Video of the Day: Hashtag: RestartLHC
  • Photo of the Day: Pillars of light
  • From The Guardian, Jan. 4, 2015: The Large Hadron Collider sets its sights on dark matter
  • From Physics World, Jan. 7, 2015: Indian Neutrino Observatory set for construction

Wednesday, Jan. 7

  • In Brief: New PIP-II website launched
  • From the Legal Office: Nondisclosure agreements with vendors
  • In Brief: Training requirement for technical publications
  • In Brief: Retirement savings plans move to Fidelity Feb. 2, 2015
  • Photo of the Day: Shadowy sign
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Jan. 6
  • From The Economist, Jan. 3, 2015: Come out, come out, wherever you are!

Tuesday, Jan. 6

  • In Brief: Register for ELBNF collaboration meeting - Jan. 22-23 at Fermilab
  • Director's Corner: A focused (new) year
  • Lucky stars, clear night for DES surveyors
  • Photos of the Day: Hawk in flight
  • From io9, Dec. 31, 2014: A weird phenomenon that might change how we see neutrinos

Monday, Jan. 5

  • Profile: One minute with Tanja Waltrip, internship program administrator
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Federated identity and Shibboleth
  • Photo of the Day: Lost and found
  • From National Geographic, January 2015: A first glimpse of the hidden cosmos
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