Archive: March 2015

Tuesday, March 31

  • From symmetry: Better 'cosmic candles' to illuminate dark energy
  • Director's Corner: Welcome, DUNE
  • Photo of the Day: Canis latrans
  • In Brief: Science Next Door April newsletter now online
  • From The Washington Post, March 27, 2015: Dark matter is apparently 'darker' than we thought
  • From Gizmodo, March 25, 2015: These are the most beautiful science labs in the world

Monday, March 30

  • Superconducting test accelerator achieves first electron beam
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Improving traffic safety at Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: A picture of warmth
  • Milestone: New employees - March
  • From Astronomy Magazine, March 27, 2015: Hubble and Chandra discover dark matter is not as sticky as once thought

Friday, March 27

  • In Brief: Dan Hooper to appear on NPR's 'Science Friday' today at 1 p.m. Central time
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Rule of three
  • In Brief: Talk by Hannah Bloch kicks off Fermilab Women's Initiative - Monday at 3 p.m. in One West
  • Changes to parking rules
  • Photos of the Day: Fog at dawn: three views
  • From Scientific American, March 25, 2015: Fact or fiction?: Dark matter killed the dinosaurs
  • From Quanta Magazine, March 20, 2015: 'Penguin' anomaly hints at missing particles

Thursday, March 26

  • From symmetry: The dawn of DUNE
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Flipping the magnets (not the burgers)
  • Photo of the Day: What congestion?
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: April wellness, special events and fitness classes
  • From Wired, March 24, 2015: Earth's most powerful physics machine gets back in action

Wednesday, March 25

  • From symmetry: Physics Madness: The Supersymmetric Sixteen
  • From the Center for Particle Astrophysics: Building a dark matter radio
  • Photos of the Day: Winter returns
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, March 24
  • From NBC News, March 24, 2015: Short circuit in magnet delays Large Hadron Collider's restart

Tuesday, March 24

  • Profile: One minute with Dave Peterson, electrical engineer
  • From the Deputy Director: Fermilab Women's Initiative
  • Photo of the Day: Flying over Fermilab
  • From Physics World, March 19, 2015: Have alien civilizations built cosmic accelerators from black holes?
  • From ars technica, March 22, 2015: Doing astronomy with neutrinos

Monday, March 23

  • From symmetry: The LHC does a dry run
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: Increasing vigilance
  • Milestone: After more than 40 years at Fermilab, Ernie Villegas retires
  • Photo of the Day: South windows
  • From the University of Notre Dame College of Science, March 16, 2015: "Rock the LHC" video contest to celebrate particle physics

Friday, March 20

  • Expanding the cosmic search
  • Frontier Science Result: MINERvA: The MINERvA test beam program: trust but verify
  • Photo of the Day: In miniature
  • From ars technica, March 18, 2015: Surprising gamma ray signal in satellite galaxy could come from WIMPs
  • From iSGTW, March 18, 2015: Probing dark energy with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Thursday, March 19

  • From symmetry: Buying into physics
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Happy trails
  • In Brief: Nominations sought for Employee Advisory Group
  • In Brief: Bright colors at Holi celebration in the Village
  • Photo of the Day: Good morning
  • From Forbes, March 17, 2015: Why particle physics matters to manufacturers
  • From Quanta Magazine, March 6, 2015: In LHC's shadow, America's collider awakens

Wednesday, March 18

  • From symmetry: Experiments combine to find mass of Higgs
  • From the Office of Communication: Tomorrow's Fermilab Today
  • Photo of the Day: Ridged roof
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, March 17
  • From Science, March 9, 2015: Excitement, anxiety greet LHC restart
  • From ars technica, March 17, 2015: Shining an X-ray torch on quantum gravity

Tuesday, March 17

  • In Brief: Senator Durbin receives Champion of Science Award
  • Director's Corner: Mu2e construction shifts into high gear
  • In Brief: University of Notre Dame hosts Rock the LHC contest, prize is trip to Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Spring ahead
  • From symmetry: Einstein's most famous equation
  • In Brief: St. Charles Chamber Singers fill art gallery on Sunday
  • From Scientific American, March 11, 2015: Hopped-up particle accelerator poised to venture into the realm of exotic physics
  • From Live Science, March 12, 2015: Superconductors could help physicists find 'gravity particles'

Monday, March 16

  • In Brief: Updated format for Fermilab Today begins today
  • Tip of the Week: Sustainability: Maintaining a sustainable vehicle fleet at Fermilab
  • Video of the Day: The LHC experiments
  • Photos of the Day: Coyote crossing
  • From The Conversation, March 12, 2015: Number-crunching the Higgs boson: meet the world's largest distributed computer grid
  • From Reuters, March 12, 2015: Revved-up CERN collider aims to shed light on dark cosmos

Friday, March 13

  • New spokespersons named for experiment at Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: I remember when ...
  • Photo of the Day: Mise en place
  • In Brief: Updates to FermiWorks
  • In Brief: Indian Holi celebration - March 14 in Kuhn Barn
  • Death: In memoriam: Phyllis Hook
  • From CBS News, March 10, 2015: Nine pint-sized galaxies found orbiting Milky Way
  • From Reuters, March 12, 2015: Revved-up CERN collider aims to shed light on dark cosmos

Thursday, March 12

  • From Dark Energy Detectives: The best of the best
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF and DZero: Joining forces to test the Higgs boson's spin and parity
  • In Brief: Theater run of Creation's Birthday begins March 26 at Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago
  • Photos of the Day: High rise from the driver seat
  • From NBC News, March 10, 2015: Dark Energy Survey reveals signs of nine dwarf galaxies
  • From The Japan Times, March 9, 2015: Tohoku pins rebound hopes to atom smasher

Wednesday, March 11

  • Peter Shanahan is new NOvA co-spokesperson
  • From the CMS Department: Preparing for the LHC restart
  • Photos of the Day: Fading into fog
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, March 10
  • From Sanford Underground Research Facility's Deep Thoughts, March 9, 2015: Fifty years of neutrinos

Tuesday, March 10

  • Press Release: Scientists find rare dwarf satellite galaxy candidates in Dark Energy Survey data
  • From the Chief Operating Officer: Making the case
  • Photos of the Day: Coyote dance
  • From HPC Wire, March 6, 2015: Mira supercomputer propels high-intensity beam science

Monday, March 9

  • Mandy Rominsky takes over as manager at Fermilab Test Beam Facility
  • Tip of the Week: Quality Assurance: Congratulations to Fermilab on receiving environment, health and safety certifications
  • In Brief: New date for Office-of-the-CRO meeting - March 19
  • Photo of the Day: Sitting proud
  • From ars technica, March 4, 2015: Imaging a supernova with neutrinos
  • From Colorado State University's Source, March 4, 2015: Particle physics and accelerator work gain CSU entry into national association

Friday, March 6

  • From symmetry: A second chance at a Ph.D. in physics
  • Frontier Science Result: Theory: Higgs boson a la carte?
  • Video of the Day: The Large Hadron Collider
  • Photo of the Day: Goldfinch feasts on birdseed
  • Special Announcement: Daylight saving time begins Sunday - set your clocks, change your batteries
  • From BBC News, March 5, 2015: African synchrotron bid gathers pace

Thursday, March 5

  • In Brief: Accepting applications for 2015 Alvin Tollestrup Award for postdoctoral research
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Don't forget technology
  • From Dark Energy Detectives: Cosmic soup for the soul
  • Photo of the Day: A study in pink
  • From Sanford Underground Research Facility's Deep Thoughts, March 3, 2015: The Majorana mysteries

Wednesday, March 4

  • Farewell, CDFGrid
  • From the Office of Project Support Services: Risky business: project risk management
  • Photo of the Day: Up and over
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, March 3
  • From Los Angeles Times, Feb. 27, 2015: Prepare to be blown away by this picture of comet Lovejoy

Tuesday, March 3

  • Detecting something with nothing
  • Director's Corner: Reviews help our plans for great science
  • Photos of the Day: Crystal pattern
  • From Live Science, Feb. 27, 2015: Elusive 'dark photons' still lurking in the shadows

Monday, March 2

  • In Brief: Scientists celebrate 20th anniversary of top quark discovery at Fermilab
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Extension cord and power strip safety
  • Press Release: Explore the Wonders of Science at Fermilab on Sunday, March 15
  • Photo of the Day: Sky high
  • From The Washington Post, Feb. 26, 2015: Scientists may have solved mystery of matter's origin
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