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From COO Tim Meyer: Mentors for summer interns needed

Many of the Fermilab summer internship programs are in need of one-on-one employee mentors or advisors for students. I ask that you consider participating this year in one of the many programs we offer to high school and college students who come to the lab to work and learn during the summer months. Many of the internships are science- or engineering-based, but we are looking for mentors from everywhere across the lab.

All-Office-of-the-COO meeting on Feb. 18

Chief Operating Officer Tim Meyer will hold an all-Office-of-the-COO meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. Please plan to attend if you are a staff member in the Facilities Engineering Services Section, Workforce Development and Resources Section, Office of the General Counsel, Office of Communication, Office of Campus Strategy and Readiness, Office of Integrated Planning and Performance Management, Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer, or Illinois Accelerator Research Center.

In the News

Gravitational waves detected, confirming Einstein’s theory

From The New York Times, Feb. 11, 2016: A team of scientists announced on Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, a fleeting chirp that fulfilled the last prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

South Pole’s next generation of discovery

From University of Chicago, Jan. 26, 2016: Argonne, Fermilab and the University of Chicago are among the dozen institutions that are working on upgrading the South Pole Telescope. Scientists are getting ready to install a new camera on the telescope later this year to plumb the earliest history of the cosmos.

 

Stories

Neutrinos on a seesaw

A possible explanation for the lightness of neutrinos could help answer some big questions about the universe.

Why I Love Neutrinos: Angela Fava

Why I Love Neutrinos is a series spotlighting those mysterious, abundant, ghostly particles that are all around us. This installment features Angela Fava, a Wilson fellow working at CERN.