Archive: October 2015

Halloween Eve

  • Feature: Tevatron reanimated
  • Creature: A hairy encounter
  • Photo of the Day: When witches fly
  • Feature: Newly discovered particle is mysterious, delicious
  • In Verse: Pronounce it 'kahy-oht'
  • From The Washington Post, Oct. 29, 2015: 13 spooky science stories to get you in the Halloween spirit
  • From Live Science, Oct. 27, 2015: DIY Halloween costumes: 7 geeky getups for any party

Friday, Oct. 30

  • Special Announcement: Happy Halloween
  • CERN Press Release: LHC luminosity upgrade project moving to next phase
  • In Brief: The new Fermilab news: Fermilab at Work works for employees and users
  • In Brief: Science Next Door November newsletter now online
  • Photo of the Day: Sidewalk slitherer
  • From KELO, Oct. 28, 2015: U.S. Secretary of Energy updates delegation on neutrino experiment
  • From Chicago Tribune, Oct. 21, 2015: Marmion students participate in QuarkNet Radio Telescope project

Thursday, Oct. 29

  • Profile: One minute with Bonnie King, system administrator
  • In Brief: Open enrollment for Fermilab employees ends Friday
  • In Brief: FSPA Halloween party - Oct. 30 in Kuhn Barn
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: November fitness classes and complimentary wellness
  • Photo of the Day: Viceroy of the glen
  • From Scientific American, October 2015: Ambitious dark energy project probes mysterious cosmic expansion
  • From The Cryogenics Society of America, Oct. 13, 2015: DOE announces new accelerator stewardship funding opportunities

Thursday, Oct. 29

  • Profile: One minute with Bonnie King, system administrator
  • In Brief: Open enrollment for Fermilab employees ends Friday
  • In Brief: FSPA Halloween party - Oct. 30 in Kuhn Barn
  • Wellness Feature of the Month: November fitness classes and complimentary wellness
  • Photo of the Day: Viceroy of the glen
  • From Scientific American, October 2015: Ambitious dark energy project probes mysterious cosmic expansion
  • From The Cryogenics Society of America, Oct. 13, 2015: DOE announces new accelerator stewardship funding opportunities

Wednesday, Oct. 28

  • Milestone: Fermilab Test Beam Facility launches new website
  • From the Scientific Computing Division: Simulators in Chicagoland
  • From symmetry: The particle physics personality quiz
  • Photo of the Day: Parallel pipes
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Oct. 27
  • From Quanta Magazine, Oct. 22, 2015: Searching the sky for the wobbles of gravity

Tuesday, Oct. 27

  • DOE Press Release: U.S. Department of Energy finds no significant environmental impact from proposed Illinois / South Dakota project
  • From symmetry: Frightfully smart jack-o'-lanterns
  • Photo of the Day: Bobbing geese
  • From Science, Oct. 23, 2015: U.S. targets matter-antimatter frontier
  • From Forbes, Oct. 23, 2015: The largest cosmic structures in the universe don't actually exist

Monday, Oct. 26

  • Performance recognition awards go to employees
  • Milestone: Mattia Checchin earns first prize at SRF 2015 for poster on accelerator cavity work
  • In Brief: The new Fermilab news: newsletters and distribution
  • Video of the Day: Why I Love Neutrinos - Georgia Karagiorgi
  • Milestone: New employees - October
  • Photo of the Day: Bison in the mist
  • From, Oct. 15, 2015: Chasing wormholes: the hunt for tunnels in space-time
  • From The New York Times, Oct. 21, 2015: Sorry, Einstein. Quantum study suggests 'spooky action' is real.

Friday, Oct. 23

  • Milestone: Don Cossairt receives prestigious accelerator safety award from DOE
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Shooting a nuclear apple
  • Video of the Day: Do we live in a multiverse?
  • Photo of the Day: Autumn arcade
  • In Brief: Friendly crosslab rivalry plays out on soccer field
  • From ars technica, Oct. 21, 2015: Glueballs are the missing frontier of the Standard Model

Thursday, Oct. 22

  • What happens when you kidnap a muon?
  • Death: In memoriam: Angela Gonzales
  • From symmetry: Symmetry gets a new look
  • Photos of the Day: Flying in fall
  • In Brief: Former CDF building is now Heavy Assembly Building
  • From Nature, Oct. 20, 2015: Neutrino study made key priority for US nuclear physics
  • From Popular Science, Oct. 20, 2015: General relativity: 100 years old and still full of surprises

Wednesday, Oct. 21

  • From symmetry: From the lab to the classroom
  • In Brief: Special Colloquium today celebrates Einstein's legacy, centennial of general relativity
  • Photos of the Day: Capacitor tree at night
  • In Brief: ESH&Q Oracle Web server update
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Oct. 20
  • From The New York Times, Oct. 19, 2015: Struggling to get a handle on the flavorful neutrino

Tuesday, Oct. 20

  • Roads and Grounds prepares for bison herd turnover
  • Special Announcement: All Office-of-the-CRO meeting - today at 11 a.m. in auditorium
  • Fermilab Arts and Lecture series presents 'Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' - Oct. 24
  • Photo of the Day: Peeking over Wilson Hall
  • From Science, Oct. 15, 2015: U.S. nuclear physicists push for new neutrino experiment
  • From Motherboard, Oct. 16, 2015: How a frozen neutrino observatory grapples with staggering amounts of data

Monday, Oct. 19

  • Milestone: Fermilab scientists selected as 2015 APS fellows
  • In Brief: Clemencia Cosentino talks underrepresented groups in STEM - today in One West
  • In Brief: Wilson Hall south central stairwell closed this week
  • Photo of the Day: Hiding behind the leaves
  • Video of the Day: What the heck is a multiverse?
  • From Positively Naperville, Oct. 15, 2015: Free-thinking conference returns to unite bright minds, share ideas on Nov. 6
  • From Gizmag, Oct. 16, 2015: Meson f0(1710) could be so-called "glueball" particle made purely of nuclear force

Friday, Oct. 16

  • From symmetry: Q&A with Fermilab's first artist-in-residence
  • In Brief: Open enrollment for Fermilab employees begins today
  • Milestone: Bob Slazyk retires after 34 years at Fermilab
  • Photo of the Day: Baring branches
  • From IEEE Spectrum, Oct. 14, 2015: A particle accelerator the size of a sewing needle
  • From Physics World, Oct. 12, 2015: Tiny terahertz accelerator could rival huge free-electron lasers

Thursday, Oct. 15

  • From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: On the precision frontier: a new calculation holds promise for new physics
  • From the Office of General Counsel: Political activities at Fermilab
  • Photos of the Day: Uncoiled
  • From Nature, Oct. 7, 2015: CERN prepares to test revolutionary mini-accelerator
  • From The New Yorker, Oct. 8, 2015: What neutrinos reveal

Wednesday, Oct. 14

  • From symmetry: A measurement to watch
  • From the Illinois Accelerator Research Center: What's going on with that sign at IARC?
  • In Brief: All Office-of-the-CRO meeting - Oct. 20 in auditorium
  • Photo of the Day: Number two bison?
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Oct. 13
  • From Daily Herald, Oct. 6, 2015: Fermilab's giant magnet passes test after cross-country move
  • From Forbes, Oct. 9, 2015: Massive neutrinos aren't just this year's Nobel Prize, they're the future of physics

Tuesday, Oct. 13

  • Raise and release: docent devoted to monarchs
  • From symmetry: The burgeoning field of neutrino astronomy
  • In Brief: Joint Mechanical Support and Target Systems Department picnic at Kuhn Barn
  • Photos of the Day: Hawk perches
  • From Cosmos, Oct. 5, 2015: Einstein's gravitational waves remain elusive

Monday, Oct. 12

  • Accelerator wakes from shutdown slumber
  • Tip of the Week: Ecology and Environment: Do you drive an electric vehicle? Tell us about it
  • In Brief: Magdolna Hargittai talks about successful women scientists - today in One West
  • Photo of the Day: Sculpture in the sun
  • From The Conversation, Oct. 6, 2015: How neutrinos, which barely exist, just ran off with another Nobel Prize
  • From CERN Bulletin, Oct. 5, 2015: Guido Altarelli (1941-2015)
  • From Physics World, Oct. 7, 2015: Dark matter may power supernovae

Friday, Oct. 9

  • Milestone: Sergei Nagaitsev receives Dieter Möhl Medal
  • Frontier Science Result: CMS: Why three?
  • In Brief: Now accepting nominations for director's volunteer award
  • Photo of the Day: Kidney Pond
  • From Newsy, Oct. 6, 2015: Here's what the neutrino Nobel Prize was about
  • From CNN, Oct. 6, 2015: Neutrinos, ghosts of the universe
  • From Sanford Underground Research Facility's Deep Thoughts, Oct. 5, 2015: New lab director a 'strong leader'

Thursday, Oct. 8

  • Dan Bauer leads SuperCDMS as new spokesperson
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Is the universe getting bigger or am I getting smaller?
  • Photo of the Day: Tiny turtle
  • From BBC News, Oct. 2, 2015: Supernova 'stream' in neutrino lab's sights
  • From, Oct. 5, 2015: Inaugural American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields Instrumentation Award
  • From Science Friday, Oct. 5, 2015: 4,850 feet below: the hunt for dark matter

Wednesday, Oct. 7

  • In Brief: Hall of Fame astronaut gives colloquium today at 4 p.m.
  • From the Deputy Director for LBNF: New LBNF organization
  • From symmetry: New discovery? Or just another bump?
  • In Brief: Food trucks at Fermilab tomorrow, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Photo of the Day: Sunset on IARC
  • Safety Update: ESH&Q weekly report, Oct. 6
  • From The New York Times, Oct. 6, 2015: Nobel Prize for key discoveries about subatomic particles
  • From CBS Chicago, Oct. 6, 2015: Physicists' Nobel Prize for neutrino research a big boost for counterparts at Fermilab
  • From New Scientist, Oct. 2, 2015: Neutrino detectors could keep discreet tabs on nuclear reactors

Tuesday, Oct. 6

  • Accelerator-based neutrino experiments dig deep to solve mystery of neutrino oscillations
  • Milestone: Congratulations
  • From, Oct. 6, 2015: Metamorphosis in the particle world
  • In Brief: symmetry explains Takaaki Kajita's 1998 demonstration of neutrino oscillation
  • Construction Update: Digging has begun for Short-Baseline Neutrino Far Detector Building
  • In Brief: Flu shot signup begins today
  • Photo of the Day: Linear fit
  • From The New York Times, Oct. 6, 2015: Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald share Nobel in physics for work on neutrinos
  • From Science, Oct. 6, 2015: Proof that neutrinos change identity bags physics Nobel
  • From The Washington Post, Oct. 6, 2015: Nobel Prize in physics goes to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald for work on neutrinos

Monday, Oct. 5

  • From symmetry: Do protons decay?
  • Tip of the Week: Safety: Overheating power strips
  • In Brief: OPTT room name winner and PIP-II meeting room contest
  • In Brief: All Experimenters' Meetings resume weekly schedule
  • Photo of the Day: Great egret
  • From Physics World, Sept. 25, 2015: Where is the cosmic rumble from merging black holes?

Friday, Oct. 2

  • In Brief: Amateur and professional photographers take part in Fermilab Photowalk
  • Frontier Science Result: Theory: Neutrino mixings and masses
  • In Brief: Junior high schoolers learn about insects on the prairie
  • Photo of the Day: Bison by 'Tractricious'
  • From Quanta Magazine, Sept. 22, 2015: Vision of future physics
  • From Science, Oct. 1, 2015: Physicists observe weird quantum fluctuations of empty space — maybe

Thursday, Oct. 1

  • Video of the Day: PXIE RFQ arrives at Fermilab
  • Physics in a Nutshell: Linear accelerators for injection
  • In Brief: Now accepting applications for Fermilab-University of Chicago full-time scholarship
  • Milestone: Final Force, Fermilab Co-ed Softball League champions
  • Photo of the Day: Sunrise over the berm
  • From Popular Mechanics, Sept. 24, 2015: Fermilab's giant magnet is ready to go
  • From Science, Sept. 25, 2015: X-ray signal from outer space points to dark matter
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