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South stairwell in atrium closed through Oct. 24

Deadline for University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program - Nov. 24

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Women's Initiative presents powerful speaker - today

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Office of the CRO meeting on Oct. 20

Concert of Sator Duo at Kuhn Village Barn - Oct. 21

Yoga Thursday registration due Oct. 22

English country dancing in Kuhn Barn - Oct. 25

FY 2017 diversity visa lottery registration open

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International folk dancing Thursday evenings at Kuhn Barn


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Fermilab scientists selected as 2015 APS fellows

Last month, four Fermilab scientists were named fellows of the American Physical Society, a distinction awarded each year to no more than one-half of 1 percent of current APS members by their peers.

Lothar Bauerdick and Vivian O'Dell were named 2015 fellows to the Division of Particles and Fields. Don Lincoln was named a fellow by the Forum Outreach and Engaging Public. Jorge Morfin was named a fellow by the Forum on International Physics.

Several Fermilab users were also named APS fellows: Thomas Blum, Daniel Claes, James Cochran, David Gerdes, Bhuvnesh Jain, Graham Kribs, Konstantin Matchev, James Nagel, Alexey Petrov, Roger Rusack, Stefan Soldner-Rembold and David Toback.

Lothar Bauerdick

For innovation and leadership in building computing systems for high-energy physics data analysis, which enabled the Higgs boson discovery, and contributions to searches for Higgs decays to W boson pairs.

Don Lincoln

For contributions to outreach and engaging the public in the physical sciences, particularly particle physics, with a broad range of communication vehicles and forums.

Jorge Morfin

For uniting theorists and experimentalists, particle and nuclear physicists, and physicists from North, Central and South America in understanding strong interactions in the nucleon, in the nucleus and in neutrino interactions on nuclei.

Vivian O'Dell

For leadership in CMS operations and upgrades, the Run IIb DZero detector upgrade; the DZero and CMS QCD physics groups, and major contributions to the CMS data acquisition system.

Video of the Day

What the heck is a multiverse?

The idea of a multiverse can seem absurd. What does it mean to have multiple universes? Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln lists a couple possible definitions for a multiverse. The reality in which we live might indeed be a very strange place. View the 7-minute video. Video: Fermilab
In the News

Meson f0(1710) could be so-called "glueball" particle made purely of nuclear force

From Gizmag, Oct. 16, 2015

Terms to describe the strange world of quantum physics have come to be quite common in our lexicon. Who, for instance, hasn't at least heard of a quark, or a gluon or even Schrodinger's cat? Now there's a new name to remember: "Glueball." A long sought-after exotic particle, and recently claimed to have been detected by researchers at TU Wien, the glueball's strangest characteristic is that it is composed entirely of gluons. In other words, it is a particle created from pure force.

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In Brief

Clemencia Cosentino talks underrepresented groups in STEM - today in One West

Clemencia Cosentino

The Fermilab Women's Initiative invites everyone to a presentation by Clemencia Cosentino, senior researcher and STEM area leader at Mathematica Policy Research. Her talk, titled "Nurturing Talent in STEM: Issues and Solutions at the National Level," takes place at 3 p.m. today in One West.

Concerns over the size and lack of diversity among STEM professionals have led to a wide range of government efforts to attract underrepresented groups to the STEM workforce. Cosentino's talk will focus on the merits and success of such efforts.

Cosentino is a recognized leader in the study of factors that influence educational attainment. Findings from her work have provided rigorous evidence of effectiveness as well as formative feedback to guide decision making at public and private foundations, including the National Science Foundation.

In Brief

Wilson Hall south central stairwell closed this week

From today until Oct. 24, FESS is installing window tinting on the cafeteria south windows to reduce the negative effects of the sun's ultraviolet emission.

To accommodate the project, the center south stairwell will be closed from the Ramsey Auditorium lobby to the second floor. It will reopen on Oct. 24.

The cafeteria southeast and southwest sections will remain closed during this project.

There will continue to be access to and from Ramsey Auditorium via the southeast and southwest stairwells.

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Hiding behind the leaves

nature, animal, insect, praying mantis
A praying mantis behind the Industrial Building Complex trailers appears caught off guard. Photo: Bridget Scerini, TD
In the News

Free-thinking conference returns to unite bright minds, share ideas on Nov. 6

From Positively Naperville, Oct. 15, 2015

Editor's note: Fermilab scientist Arden Warner will be one of the speakers at TEDxNaperville.

TEDxNaperville returns from 1PM to 7PM on Fri., Nov. 6, at the Yellow Box.

The annual free-thinking conference brings the brightest minds of Chicagoland and beyond to Naperville to share ideas worth spreading. With an army of volunteers, all proceeds from the engaging conference go directly into putting on the highest quality event every year.

Since its inaugural conference in 2010, the event has become the longest-running independent TED conference in the Midwest with more than a quarter million talk views and thousands of previous attendees.

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