From NIU Today, Feb. 1, 2017: The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation have appointed Michael Syphers, a senior research professor of physics at NIU and former Fermilab physicist, to serve as a member of the national High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.
From SLAC, Jan. 31, 2017: A full kilometer of SLAC’s historic linac has been stripped of all its equipment. Over the next two years it will be re-equipped with new technology to power an X-ray laser, LCLS-II. Fermilab and Jefferson Lab are building the cryomodules for its superconducting portion.
From the Naperville Sun, Jan. 26, 2017: A gravity collider, gravity accelerator, shape shooter, ramps and curves machine, and a mini linear accelerator were on loan to Graham Elementary School three days this week from Fermilab.
From the INSPIRE blog, Jan. 23, 2017: INSPIRE’s list of the 40 most highly cited papers during 2016 is out, and five are Fermilab papers. The number goes up if you include CMS papers. Have a look in this blog post by Fermilab’s Heath O’Connell and SLAC’s Michael Peskin.
From Kane County Chronicle, Jan. 16, 2017: In tandem with exploring the origin of the universe, Fermilab delves into its own birth, celebrating its 50th anniversary with an accelerated lineup of events from now into fall. The entertainment element will start on a happy note with Mucca Pazza, an unconventional marching band, striding onto the Batavia stage at 8 p.m. Jan. 21.
From the Department of Energy, Jan. 11, 2017: Fermilab is mentioned in several areas of the report, which highlights the remarkable accomplishments of the national labs, evaluates some of the improvements DOE has made in recent years in its management and coordination with the labs, and charts a course for continued American leadership in science and technology.
From Jefferson Lab, Jan. 6, 2017: Stuart Henderson, former associate laboratory director for accelerators at Fermilab, has been appointed the next director of Jefferson Lab in Virginia. He will assume his new responsibilities on April 3.
From Stanford News, Dec. 22, 2016: A former deputy director of SLAC and winner of numerous prestigious awards, Sidney Drell was a groundbreaking researcher and outstanding leader who wanted to make the world a better place.
From American Institute of Physics’ FYI, Dec. 20, 2016: The COMPETES law has been used to set policy for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of Energy Office of Science and various STEM education programs across the federal government.
From the Associated Press, Dec. 17, 2016: In 1978, Fermilab director Robert Wilson praised Goldwasser, saying, “The successes of the lboratory, the firm foundation for the future, the cultural ambience, the spirit of opportunity for all, the international importance of our work, are all monuments to his sense of the value of science and its place in our society.”