Archive: May 2015

Friday, May 29

  • From symmetry: Small teams, big dreams
  • Frontier Science Result: South Pole Telescope: Gravitational lensing of the cosmic microwave background by galaxy clusters
  • Photos of the Day: Bug sightings
  • From Physics, May 20, 2015: Synopsis: Spatial tests of dark matter

Thursday, May 28

  • In Brief: LDRD proposals due Friday
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Magnets for measurements
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: June wellness and fitness classes
  • Photos of the Day: Life of bison
  • Death: In memoriam: Mary Barath
  • From Physics World, May 26, 2015: Do atoms going through a double slit 'know' if they are being observed?

Wednesday, May 27

  • Building an instrument to map the universe in 3-D
  • From the Accelerator Physics Center: Progress toward muon accelerator capabilities
  • Photos of the Day: Growing sumac
  • In Brief: Science Next Door June newsletter now online
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, May 25
  • From Forbes, May 21, 2015: Eight things to know as the Large Hadron Collider breaks energy records
  • From Chicago Tribune, May 26, 2015: Retired Chicago physicist's Nobel Prize up for auction, $325,000 to start

Tuesday, May 26

  • Milestone: Fermilab scientist Keith Ellis earns Humboldt Award
  • From the Chief Operating Officer: Welcome to all kinds of summer
  • Milestone: Steve Krstulovich retires after 31 years at Fermilab
  • In Brief: Moving Toward Gender Equity in the STEM Workplace - today at 3 p.m. in auditorium
  • Milestone: New employees - May
  • Photo of the Day: Scissor tail
  • From Nature, May 20, 2015: Quantum physics: What is really real?
  • From BBC News, May 21, 2015: LHC smashes energy record with test collisions

Friday, May 22

  • From symmetry: LHC achieves record-energy collisions
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Two Z's or three?
  • From Argonne National Laboratory: Physicist Peter Winter wins Department of Energy Early Career Award
  • Photo of the Day: Monday is Memorial Day
  • From Nature, May 19, 2015: Billion-dollar particle collider gets thumbs up
  • From Physics World, May 20, 2015: Extraordinary magnetic shield could reveal neutron's electric dipole moment

Thursday, May 21

  • Special Announcement: All-hands meeting today at 10 a.m. in Ramsey Auditorium
  • Frontier Science Result: DZero: Measure thrice, theorize once
  • In Brief: Chicago Science Fest takes place May 28-30
  • Photos of the Day: White trillium: three views
  • From Nautilus, May 7, 2015: The data that threatened to break physics
  • From Chicago Tribune, May 18, 2015: World-renowned speaker gets 'real' with Fermi audience

Wednesday, May 20

  • From symmetry: Looking to the heavens for neutrino masses
  • From the Illinois Accelerator Research Center: Exciting times for IARC
  • In Brief: Acclaimed scientist and activist Temple Grandin takes tour of Fermilab
  • Photos of the Day: Before the storm
  • In Brief: On-site volunteer cleanup - Thursday at lunchtime
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, May 19
  • From Nature, May 15, 2015: Physics paper sets record with more than 5,000 authors

Tuesday, May 19

  • Giorgio Bellettini returns as CDF co-spokesperson
  • Director's Corner: Director leads all-hands meeting Thursday
  • Death: In memoriam: William B. Fowler
  • Photos of the Day: Pieces of pine
  • From Physics Today, May 2015: Record-energy collisions coming soon at the LHC
  • From The Economist, May 16, 2015: The watcher in the water

Monday, May 18

  • From symmetry: The accelerator in the Louvre
  • Tip of the Week: Quality Assurance: Are you using the right tool for the job?
  • Photos of the Day: Waddle, huddle, snuggle
  • From ars technica, May 13, 2015: LHC tests Standard Model again – sadly, it passes
  • From New Scientist, May 14, 2015: Found: giant spirals in space that could explain our existence

Friday, May 15

  • LArSoft provides common framework for neutrino experiments
  • Frontier Science Result: MINOS: Summer, winter and muons
  • Photo of the Day: Up the stairs to the landing
  • From Los Angeles Times, May 13, 2015: Large Hadron Collider finds long-sought signs of rare particle decays
  • From Physics World, May 11, 2015: IceCube neutrinos do come in three flavours after all
  • From La Jolla Light, Feb. 12, 2015: Hans Kobrak, 1927-2015

Thursday, May 14

  • Press Release: Two Large Hadron Collider experiments first to observe rare subatomic process
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Accelerators without batteries
  • In Brief: Main Ring health and fitness
  • Photo of the Day: Bright orange line
  • From Sky and Telescope, May 7, 2015: Mapping dark matter
  • From The Week, May 2, 2015: Everything you need to know about dark matter

Wednesday, May 13

  • Milestone: Vladimir Shiltsev receives Robert H. Siemann Award
  • From the Finance Section: One Lab approach to planning
  • In Brief: Fermilab scientists emeritus
  • Video of the Day: Quark-gluon plasma
  • Photos of the Day: Feathered friends
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, May 12
  • From Nature, May 5, 2015: Mysterious galactic signal points LHC to dark matter
  • From Motherboard, May 5, 2015: There is growing evidence that our universe is a giant hologram

Tuesday, May 12

  • Fermilab Users Meeting to celebrate past and future discoveries - June 10-11
  • From the Deputy Director: CERN and the White House
  • Photos of the Day: Leaves of spring
  • From WBEZ's Tech Shift, May 7, 2015: Physicists theorize that reality is a 2-D hologram
  • From The Japan News, May 7, 2015: Kibo on the hunt for dark matter

Monday, May 11

  • Milestone: American Physical Society recognizes Valery Lebedev
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: May is Electrical Safety Month
  • In Brief: Updated ServiceNow - new look and feel
  • In Brief: Employee Health and Fitness Day - Tuesday at Main Ring
  • Photo of the Day: It's a wide world
  • From The New York Times, May 7, 2015: U.S. and European scientists sign cooperation pact
  • From Carnegie Mellon University News, April 8, 2015: Obituary: Acclaimed physicist Lincoln Wolfenstein had passions for science, peace and family

Friday, May 8

  • From symmetry: The U.S. and CERN upgrade their relationship
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Weak angles
  • Photo of the Day: Getting ready to bloom
  • From the National Science Foundation Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, May 7, 2015: The excitement behind a renewed agreement
  • From New Scientist, May 5, 2015: Galactic smash-ups turn on the lights around black holes

Thursday, May 7

  • From symmetry: DECam's far-out forays
  • Frontier Science Result: CDF: Looking for axigluons
  • Photo of the Day: Sun shines on shells by the shore
  • From Discovery News, May 5, 2015: Particle slam! LHC restarts (low-energy) proton collisions
  • From CBS News, May 5, 2015: Astronomers find most distant galaxy ever

Wednesday, May 6

  • From symmetry: Ten things you might not know about antimatter
  • From the Scientific Computing Division: Software for neutrinos
  • In Brief: Cover your wagon
  • From symmetry: LHC sees first low-energy collisions
  • Photo of the Day: Where the dinosaurs roam
  • ESH&Q weekly report, May 5: Safety Update
  • From Nature, May 5, 2015: Mysterious galactic signal points LHC to dark matter

Tuesday, May 5

  • New beamline at Fermilab Test Beam Facility delivers beam to LArIAT, a liquid-argon detector for neutrino research
  • Director's Corner: A new board is on board
  • In Brief: Celebrating Administrative Professionals Day at Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: The ring and the tower
  • From Forbes, April 28, 2015: Do we live in a hologram? It's more likely than you might think
  • From Bloomberg Business, April 29, 2015: Scientists get ultra-fast and robust network across the Atlantic Ocean

Monday, May 4

  • First student receives Ph.D. under the Indian Institutions and Fermilab Collaboration
  • Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity: The last line of defense is you
  • Photo of the Day: Coming up breeches
  • From NIU Today, May 1, 2015: Fermilab director Nigel Lockyer to receive honorary NIU doctorate
  • From Kane County Chronicle, April 30, 2015: Fermilab's bison herd grows

Friday, May 1

  • Final piece of large magnet arrives at Jefferson Lab
  • In Brief: Particle accelerators: current and future applications
  • Photo of the Day: Spring sky
  • From Forbes, April 29, 2015: Dark matter is necessary for the origin of life
  • From Nature, April 30, 2015: Kept in the dark
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