From Gizmodo, April 9, 2018: Some folks are excited about an especially tiny (and especially weird) dark matter candidate that happens to be named after a laundry detergent: the axion. Fermilab is a collaborator on the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment, and scientists on ADMX at the University of Washington think they’re ready to spot this theoretical particle.
From India Today, April 12, 2018: Thanks to a breakthrough at Fermilab’s MiniBooNE experiment scientists can observe muon neutrinos, a particular type of neutrino, with exactly known energy hit at atoms in their particle detector.
From Motherboard, April 10, 2018: New results from the Axion Dark Matter Experiment, on which Fermilab is a collaborating institution, suggest that it is now well-tuned enough to detect axions, a theoretical low-mass particle that many physicists believe may account for dark matter.
From Science News, April 9, 2018: For the first time, physicists are snooping on some of the likeliest hiding places for hypothetical subatomic particles called axions, which could make up dark matter. So far, no traces of the particles have been found, scientists with the Axion Dark Matter Experiment, ADMX, report April 9 in Physical Review Letters.
From UPI, April 9, 2018: For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the interactions between neutrinos hitting the atomic nuclei in the heart of the MiniBooNE neutrino detector. The findings — detailed in the journal Physical Review Letters — remove much of the uncertainty undermining theoretical models of neutrino oscillations and interactions.
From Al Chile… Poblano!, April 10, 2018: Scientist Arturo Fernández Téllez of the Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla in Mexico received his postdoctoral training at Fermilab. He founded one of a high-energy physics group at the institution, contributing to its high-ranking position in Mexico.
From SLAC, April 3, 2018: The accomplished particle physicist will prepare the lab for its role in DUNE, a next-generation experiment designed to demystify neutrinos and their fundamental role in the universe.
From Welt, March 28, 2018: One of the top German newspapers writes about DUNE.
From CERN, April 1: The LHCb experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has announced the discovery of Eggeron ηgg (eta-gg), familiarly known as the “Humpty Dumpty” particle, the smallest lump of nuclear glue.
From the BBC, March 30, 2018: Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer talks with the BBC about DUNE, the value of neutrino research, the Large Hadron Collider, and the construction of a Higgs factory.