Fermilab news for employees and users

Traveling abroad? Keep your documents safe.

Recently, Fermilab employees traveling abroad have reported theft, including stolen passports, during their trips. We urge travelers to safeguard all travel documents.

Alan Baumbaugh retires from Fermilab on Thanksgiving day

Baumbaugh’s work as an engineering physicist focused on the design of software and hardware systems.

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Marie Curie's birth, the author recognizes pioneering women in physics. Photo courtesy of Nobel Foundation Archive.
Girls and young women, do you like science? Go for it!

For so long so many females have been told they couldn’t, or shouldn’t, become physicists.

Physics footage from a Monkee

1970s video footage recorded by musician Micky Dolenz when he visited the then-nascent Fermilab is now available on YouTube.

The profile monitor is outfitted with an array of 23 motor-driven, remotely moveable sensors along its 8-meter height. Each takes a reading of the argon immediately surrounding it. Photo: Cary Kendziora
How to build a towering millikelvin thermometer

How do you calibrate a probe that is sealed inside a giant liquid-argon neutrino detector?

Check out the modernized Travel Office website

We have redesigned it with you in mind, reviewing and updating content, streamlining menus, simplifying navigation and creating a user-friendly browsing experience.

Gravitational lenses

Predicted by Einstein and discovered in 1979, gravitational lensing helps astrophysicists understand the evolving shape of the universe.

CMS unified in commitment to diversity and inclusion

It’s worth considering why organizations such as Fermilab are increasingly turning their attention to diversity and inclusion and what they mean to the wider global community of high-energy physics.

From Accelerator Division Head Mike Lindgren: AD’s top five

In supporting the lab’s particle physics experiments, accelerator science efforts and test beam users, we put the ‘A’ in FNAL.

Enroll in benefits and submit your talent review by Friday

Enrollment for 2019 benefits ends on Friday, Nov. 16. All regular and fixed-term employees should complete a Talent Review in FermiWorks by Friday,

From Chief Information Officer Liz Sexton-Kennedy: OCIO’s top five

Computing held an all-hands meeting on Nov. 5. Jim Amundson, Jon Bakken and I presented. Here are the top five takeaways.

From GED to PhD

Physicist Kira Burt dropped out of school at 16. Now she teaches students that anyone can be a scientist.

Be sure to include filter changes as part of space heater maintenance. Photo: David Sabatino
Space heater safety

As long as you operate it safely, space heater is a great addition to your home or workspace, and it can help save money on heating bills.

Fermilab’s recruitment of veterans is a win-win for everyone

Fermilab has expanded its VetTech internship program, seeking out veterans for technical and computing positions across the laboratory.

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Google & CERN partnering on future Large Hadron Collider storage needs, quantum computingNEW

From 9 to 5 Google, Nov. 15, 2018: The LHC’s massive physics experiments will require computing capacity that is an estimated 50-100 times higher than today. Google finds the challenge exciting and has already been working with Fermilab and Brookhaven National Laboratory to store and analyze data from the LHC using the Google Computer Engine.

Fermilab plans for Integrated Research Center moves closer to realityNEW

From Suburban Chronicle, Nov. 16, 2018: Funding has been finalized, design work is under way and construction is now set to start next summer. Construction is likely be completed by the end of 2021.

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