Archive: July 2015

Friday, July 31

  • From symmetry: Is this the only universe?
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Shedding light on the invisible Higgs
  • Video of the Day: LHC computing
  • Photo of the Day: A leg up
  • From Physics, July 28, 2015: Synopsis: Entangled mirrors could "reflect" quantum gravity
  • From NOVA's Nature of Reality, July 28, 2015: What the heck is a pentaquark?

Thursday, July 30

  • Milestone: Fermilab native habitat certified as a Conservation@Work site by The Conservation Foundation
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Fishing for the weak and the charmed
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: August fitness classes and complimentary wellness
  • In Brief: Science Next Door August newsletter now online
  • Photo of the Day: Imperial moth
  • From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, July 21, 2015: Lawrence Krauss new Board of Sponsors Chair, Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman Chair Emeritus
  • From The Economist, July 23, 2015: How atom-smashers make and discover new particles

Wednesday, July 29

  • In Brief: All-Office-of-the-COO meeting today at 10 a.m. in auditorium
  • From the Office of Project Support Services: The reviews are in ...
  • QuarkNet students launch 8-foot radio telescope
  • Photo of the Day: MicroBooNE photomultiplier
  • From symmetry: W bosons remain left-handed
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, July 28
  • From Discovery, July 27, 2015: LHC keeps bruising 'difficult to kill' supersymmetry

Tuesday, July 28

  • Special Announcement: All-hands celebration - today at 2:30 p.m. in auditorium
  • From the Chief Operating Officer: Building the future
  • Sergey Belomestnykh joins Fermilab this fall as new chief technology officer
  • In Brief: Colloquium: Science Shaping Policy: A Call to Action - 4 p.m. tomorrow in One West
  • Photo of the Day: Dotted with pink
  • From Live Science, July 25, 2015: Dark pion particles may explain universe's invisible matter

Monday, July 27

  • From the Chief Operating Officer: An open letter to the broader users community
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Mosquitoes and infection
  • From symmetry: A new first for T2K
  • Photo of the Day: Black swallowtail
  • Milestone: New employees - July
  • From The New York Times, July 17, 2015: Yoichiro Nambu, Nobel-winning physicist, dies at 94
  • From, July 21, 2015: Physicist 3D prints 70 models of the Large Hadron Collider's CMS experiment

Friday, July 24

  • Fermilab magnet team helps bring brighter beams to APS Upgrade Project at Argonne
  • Frontier Science Result: DES: Cosmic shear cosmology with the Dark Energy Survey
  • In Brief: 'Rock the LHC' video contest: The votes are in!
  • Photos of the Day: Egret goes fishing
  • From NPR's 13.7, July 22, 2015: Game of quarks: a guide for the perplexed
  • From Physics World, July 23, 2015: Weyl fermions are spotted at long last

Thursday, July 23

  • From symmetry: The Standard Model of particle physics
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Keeping cool
  • In Brief: South Dakota Governor Daugaard visits Fermilab
  • In Brief: EAG will host ice cream social on July 28 in atrium
  • Photo of the Day: Under a rainbow
  • From Quanta Magazine, July 21, 2015: Famous fluid equations are incomplete
  • From io9, July 20, 2015: Why is the scale of the universe so freakishly large?

Wednesday, July 22

  • Chris Mossey to lead Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility
  • From the Particle Physics Division: Magnetic mission of the Particle Physics Division
  • In Brief: Fermilab posts latest Physics Advisory Committee report
  • In Brief: Office of the CRO meeting today at 10 a.m. in Ramsey
  • Photo of the Day: Capturing Saturn
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, July 21
  • From The Guardian, July 21, 2015: Heavy metal upgrade to detect antimatter

Tuesday, July 21

  • From symmetry: More data, no problem
  • From the Deputy Director: DUNE and LBNF on the move
  • In Brief: Colloquium: Guesstimation: solving problems on the back of a napkin - 4 p.m. tomorrow
  • Photos of the Day: Hanging onto bark
  • From Nature, July 14, 2015: Forsaken pentaquark particle spotted at CERN

Monday, July 20

  • Profile: One minute with Alexey Burov, beam physicist
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and the Environment: Survival of a species
  • Photo of the Day: Air and water show
  • In Brief: Neutrino Theory and Phenomenology Workshop - July 21-25 in One West
  • From Cold Facts, July 8, 2015: LCLS-II upgrade to enable pioneering research in many fields
  • From Physics Today, July 2015: DOE: Let's move accelerator technologies to commercial markets

Friday, July 17

  • From symmetry: Something goes bump in the data
  • Frontier Science Result: MINERvA: Neutrinos in nuclei: studying group effects of interactions
  • In Brief: Rock the LHC finalist voting closes July 19
  • Photo of the Day: Mothra-to-be
  • From Naperville Community Television, July 10, 2015: Fermilab's new proposed experiment
  • From Hark!, July 8, 2015: The cosmos and dark matter
  • From Discovery News, July 14, 2015: Pentaquarks: LHC has discovered an exotic particle

Thursday, July 16

  • From symmetry: Miraculous WIMPs
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Hadron assembly instructions
  • In Brief: Interior window washing at Wilson Hall - July 20-27
  • Photos of the Day: Coyote glimpses
  • Death: Tom Jordan memorial service
  • From Cold Facts, July 8, 2015: PIP-II to advance intense particle beam physics
  • From BBC News, July 14, 2015: Large Hadron Collider discovers new pentaquark particle

Wednesday, July 15

  • Mu2e's opportunistic run on the Open Science Grid
  • From the Technical Division: A lesson in tolerance
  • Photo of the Day: Under the capacitor tree
  • Death: In memoriam: Joyce Ludwig Rossi
  • ESH&Q weekly report, July 14: Safety Update
  • From Sanford Underground Research Facility's Deep Thoughts, July 13, 2015: Record numbers at Neutrino Day

Tuesday, July 14

  • High school students are "beaming" at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility
  • In Brief: Allan Franklin Colloquium on shifting standards in experimental particle physics
  • Construction Update: Second building of Muon Campus under construction
  • Photos of the Day: Dog days of summer
  • From Chicago Tribune, July 10, 2015: Fermilab to host eclectic folk trio
  • From ars technica, July 11, 2015: Huge population of 'ultra-dark galaxies' discovered

Monday, July 13

  • Fermilab Art Gallery, Arts and Lecture Series join together to bring the noise
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Buyer beware: skimming dangers on and offline
  • Photo of the Day: On the rocks
  • From The Guardian, July 5, 2015: Has physics cried wolf too often, or do false alarms help build understanding?
  • From EarthSky, July 8, 2015: Cosmologists look beyond Standard Model

Friday, July 10

  • From symmetry: What is dark energy?
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Do tops go bump?
  • In Brief: Call for proposals: URA Visiting Scholars Program
  • Photo of the Day: Sunset at Casey's Pond
  • From Black Hills Pioneer, July 8, 2015: 50 years of deep discovery
  • From Forbes, July 8, 2015: Six things everyone should know about quantum physics

Thursday, July 9

  • Press Release: Fermilab's flagship accelerator sets world record
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Accelerator tunes
  • In Brief: Comment period for DUNE environmental assessment document ends July 10
  • In Brief: Exterior window washing at Wilson Hall - July 13-16
  • Photo of the Day: Lunch on the ledge
  • From Chicago magazine, July 7, 2015: These deep-space snapshots could help retrace the evolution of the universe
  • From Nature, July 1, 2015: Don't cry wolf

Wednesday, July 8

  • Getting teachers back on TRAC
  • From FESS: A sense of community
  • In Brief: Commercializing innovation: IARC office hours on July 15
  • Photo of the Day: Snappy or droopy?
  • ESH&Q weekly report, July 7: Safety Update
  • From Daily Herald, July 7, 2015: Why Fermilab could blast up campus, shake up Batavia neighbors
  • From UCLA Physics and Astronomy, July 2015: David B. Cline

Tuesday, July 7

  • In Brief: All-hands celebration, CRO and COO meetings this month
  • FIFE workshop brings computing experts and experimentalists together
  • In Brief: Women's Initiative presents lunchtime discussion of book Mindset - July 30
  • In Brief: Meghan Moe Beitiks' 'Intra-Active Hitmap' on 15th floor
  • Photo of the Day: Undulatus asperatus
  • From Crain's Chicago Business, June 30, 2015: Inside U of C's startup factory
  • From NBC Connecticut News, July 3, 2015: Can you help this boy genius accomplish his dream?

Monday, July 6

  • From symmetry: Exploring dark energy with robots
  • Tip of the Week: Sustainability: Keeping track of our changing environment
  • In Brief: All-Experimenters' Meetings scheduled monthly through September
  • Photo of the Day: Venus and Jupiter
  • From New Scientist, July 1, 2015: Hoped-for dark matter flash might instead be the corpses of stars
  • From Wired, July 1, 2015: Space particles are helping map the inside of Fukushima

Thursday, July 2

  • From symmetry: How do you solve a problem like neutrinos?
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: The rest of the story
  • In Brief: Thirteen-week accelerator shutdown for upgrades and maintenance begins July 4
  • Photo of the Day: Accelerator shutdown plans come into focus
  • In Brief: Friday, July 3, is Independence Day observed
  • From Cosmos, June 29, 2015: Recreating the beginning of time
  • From Quanta Magazine, June 30, 2015: Why the Big Bang's light may have a tilt

Wednesday, July 1

  • From symmetry: Making the portable gamma camera
  • From the Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer: National Innovation Summit
  • Videos of the Day: Time to vote: Rock the LHC contest finalists now posted
  • In Brief: Parents and kids have a blast at DASTOW 2015
  • Photo of the Day: Gleaming obelisk
  • Death: In memoriam: Elliott Treadwell
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, June 30
  • From Vox, June 29, 2015: Some physicists believe we're living in a giant hologram — and it's not that far-fetched
  • From Physics World, June 22, 2015: Upgraded LIGO will begin hunt for gravitational waves soon
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