Archive: June 2015

Tuesday, June 30

  • Milestone: Accelerator Division demonstrates Booster Neutrino Beamline operations
  • Director's Corner: Physics Advisory Committee
  • Milestone: Patrick Fox wins Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
  • Milestone: Fermilab wins EPEAT Purchaser Award
  • Photo of the Day: Flowers at MINOS
  • Death: In memoriam: Catherine Newman-Holmes
  • From Physics, June 29, 2015: Viewpoint: The littlest liquid
  • From Black Hills Pioneer, June 29, 2015: The dawning of DUNE

Monday, June 29

  • In Brief: White House Office of Science and Technology Policy officials visit Fermilab
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Summer heat
  • In Brief: Latin American consuls general visit Fermilab
  • In Brief: Science Next Door July newsletter now online
  • Photos of the Day: Behind the greens
  • Milestone: New employees - June
  • From Chicago Tribune, June 25, 2015: Neighbors mostly curious about physics experiment at Fermilab
  • From ars technica, June 26, 2015: Relativity's time dilation may limit the quantum world

Friday, June 26

  • In Brief: DASTOW takes place today
  • Frontier Science Result: MINERvA: Seeing two sides of the same coin
  • Video of the Day: Gravitational lensing
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: July wellness programs and fitness classes
  • Photos of the Day: Grass and gravel
  • From Quanta Magazine, June 23, 2015: The fuzzball fix for a black hole paradox
  • From Discover, June 24, 2015: Neutrinos' shape-shifting abilities confirmed

Thursday, June 25

  • Milestone: Refurbished Booster cavities in place, PIP begins 15-hertz operations
  • Physics in a Nutshell: The wonderful thing about triggers
  • Photo of the Day: Green heron, green sea
  • From symmetry: Bringing neutrino research back to India
  • From The Kavli Foundation, June 23, 2015: Dwarf galaxies loom large in quest for dark matter

Wednesday, June 24

  • In Brief: DOE seeks your input on neutrino project at Fermilab - tonight at 6:30 p.m. in atrium
  • From the Office of General Counsel: Closer engagement with the laboratory: changes coming to the Office of General Counsel
  • From symmetry: Mathematician to know: Emmy Noether
  • Photo of the Day: Early detector technologies
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, June 23
  • From Nature, June 17, 2015: How gravity kills Schrödinger's cat

Tuesday, June 23

  • Press Release: Fermilab Community Advisory Board seeks new members
  • From the Chief Operating Officer: Collaboration and competition
  • Milestone: Adrienne Kolb retires
  • In Brief: Reminder: DASTOW is Friday
  • Photo of the Day: Party by fiat
  • From Chicago Tribune, June 19, 2015: New experiment could make Fermilab leader in physics research — again
  • From The Hindu, June 17, 2015: Going all out for neutrino research

Monday, June 22

  • LARP completes first successful test of High-Luminosity LHC coil
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Flash flood safety tips
  • Photo of the Day: Grassy shore
  • From Physics World, June 19, 2015: Does time dilation destroy quantum superposition?
  • From Wired, June 17, 2015: Particle weirdness shows physics is right about being wrong

Friday, June 19

  • Fermilab's cutting-edge accelerator R&D area renamed FAST Facility
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: The strong/weak force
  • Death: In memoriam: Bob Kingsley
  • From symmetry: Japan's next big neutrino project
  • Photos of the Day: Coyote in the midst
  • From New Scientist, June 16, 2015: Einstein kills Schrödinger's cat: Relativity ruins quantum world

Thursday, June 18

  • From symmetry: A goldmine of scientific research
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: The directionless universe
  • Video of the Day: Catching collisions in the LHC
  • Photo of the Day: Feynman fountain
  • In Brief: Canceled: third-Thursday volunteer cleanup
  • From WTTW's Chicago Tonight, June 17, 2015: Neutrino research focuses on Fermilab

Wednesday, June 17

  • Special Announcement: All-hands celebration - today at 9:30 in Ramsey Auditorium
  • From the Chief Project Officer: A review overview
  • Photos of the Day: 48th annual Fermilab Users Meeting photo gallery
  • Milestone: Jeffrey Eldred awarded NPSS Graduate Scholarship Award
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, June 16
  • From Nature, June 16, 2015: Neutrinos found to switch to elusive 'tau' flavor
  • From UChicago News, June 15, 2015: Chicago blues and the science in sound

Tuesday, June 16

  • Pushpa Bhat new deputy head of Program Planning Office
  • Director's Corner: Users Meeting 2015
  • In Brief: Fermilab Family Outdoor Fair attracts hundreds on Sunday
  • Photos of the Day: The great blue heron reflects
  • From, June 16, 2015: INFN: Discovery of the tau neutrino appearance
  • From Black Hills Pioneer, June 13, 2015: Majorana turns on

Monday, June 15

  • Profile: One minute with Alex Drlica-Wagner, postdoctoral fellow
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: Why are there so many species?
  • Photos of the Day: Brown fuzzies
  • From Business Insider, June 10, 2015: The LHC is the largest machine ever built by humans — here's the plan for an even bigger one

Friday, June 12

  • DASTOW 2015 scheduled for Friday, June 26
  • Frontier Science Result: Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope: The hunt for dark matter turns to subhalos
  • From symmetry: Q&A: New director-general of KEK, Masanori Yamauchi
  • Photo of the Day: Fly forth and multiply
  • From Physics Today, June 9, 2015: Could the evolution of theoretical physics harm public trust in science?

Thursday, June 11

  • Special Announcement: Fermilab Users Meeting - today in Ramsey Auditorium
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Turning up the energy
  • Press Release: Fermilab named a Historic Site by American Physical Society
  • CDF publishes first data from the 900-GeV Tevatron run
  • Photo of the Day: Tevatron tunnel
  • In Brief: Early registration for DPF2015 open until June 15
  • From Forbes, June 8, 2015: Dark energy renders 97 percent of the galaxies in our observable universe permanently unreachable
  • From iSGTW, June 10, 2015: Supernova hunting with supercomputers

Wednesday, June 10

  • Special Announcement: Fermilab Users Meeting - today in Ramsey Auditorium
  • From WDRS: New spaces, services and faces at the International Services Department
  • Matthew Toups wins 2015 Tollestrup Award
  • In Brief: All-hands celebration takes place on June 17
  • Photos of the Day: Purple petals
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, June 9
  • From, June 8, 2015: President Obama names scientists Pellegrini and Shank as 2014 Enrico Fermi Award recipients
  • From The New York Times, June 8, 2015: An earthling's guide to black holes

Tuesday, June 9

  • Special Announcement: Festa Italiana tonight, 48th annual Users Meeting Wednesday and Thursday
  • From the Deputy Director: 48th Fermilab Users Meeting
  • DOE Press Release: Energy Department seeks public input on neutrino project; meetings set in June
  • Photo of the Day: Atrium colors
  • From The New York Times, June 5, 2015: A crisis at the edge of physics
  • From Forbes, May 29, 2015: Four reasons to not fear physics

Monday, June 8

  • Sam McDermott wins URA Thesis Award for studies on novel dark matter searches
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Cybersecurity in the headlines
  • Photo of the Day: Primary colors
  • From Astronomy Magazine, May 29, 2015: Telescopes set limits on space-time quantum 'foam'
  • From Brookhaven National Laboratory Newsroom, June 8, 2015: Scientists see ripples of a particle-separating wave in primordial plasma

Friday, June 5

  • From symmetry: The universe at your fingertips
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Heavy neutrinos
  • Video of the Day: Joint Speaker Series: Science and Sound
  • Photo of the Day: Snap of a snapper
  • From CERN Courier, June 2, 2015: The Mu2e experiment: a rare opportunity
  • From Physics Today, June 2015: The neutron and proton weigh in, theoretically

Thursday, June 4

  • In Brief: Commercializing innovation: IARC office hours on June 11
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Studying double W's at the Tevatron
  • From symmetry: LHC arrives at the next energy frontier
  • In Brief: LHC Physics Center celebrates second run of Large Hadron Collider
  • Photo of the Day: Converging lines
  • From APS News, June 2015: Can the U.S. work well with international partners?
  • From Nature, June 3, 2015: Large Hadron Collider starts doing science again

Wednesday, June 3

  • Press Release: U.S. joins the world in a new era of research at the Large Hadron Collider
  • From the Fermi Site Office:The secrets to success and prosperity
  • Video of the Day: Fermilab joins in a new era of LHC exploration
  • Photo of the Day: Trout lily
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, June 2
  • From BBC News, June 3, 2015: Large Hadron Collider turns on 'data tap'
  • From Science News, June 2, 2015: Cosmic superlens gives telescopes a boost

Tuesday, June 2

  • Press Release: Bison, birds and bugs at Fermilab's Family Outdoor Fair on June 14
  • Director's Corner: Run 2 of the LHC
  • Photo of the Day: Angles of IARC
  • From International Business Times, May 30, 2015: CERN update: Large Hadron Collider ready for 'season 2', experiments to restart next week
  • From Shanghai Daily, May 30, 2015: China exclusive: China plans to launch dark matter probe

Monday, June 1

  • Sharing stories, reconnecting at the annual Farmers Picnic
  • Tip of the Week: Sustainability: Rain gardens for wildlife
  • Video of the Day: How to make a cloud chamber
  • Photo of the Day: Minding our own business
  • From Quanta Magazine, May 27, 2015: A new theory to explain the Higgs mass
  • From NBC News, May 28, 2015: Physicist Leon Lederman's Nobel Prize medal sells for $765,000
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