Fermilab news for employees and users


Magnetic focus

Scientist Craig Moore talks about a small fix in an accelerator that paid big dividends for the Tevatron program in the 1990s.

Martina Martinello (right) explains to DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar (second from left) the importance of superconducting RF technology in building the next generation of particle accelerators. Looking on are, from left, Anna Grassellino, Hema Ramamoorthi, Chris Mossey and Mike Weis.
Visit by DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar

Dabbar spent the day touring the lab and meeting with Fermilab employees.

Mentorship cohort completes year-long program

Fourteen pairs of mentors and mentees recently celebrated completion of the successful mentorship initiative pilot program.

Marcela Carena elected AAAS fellow

Carena was one of 396 AAAS members nominated this year as fellows by their peers.

IMSA students put new spin on Fermilab Physics Slam

For the sixth year in a row, the Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series sold out its Physics Slam. But this year, much to the audience’s delight, there was a new twist.

Gary Leonard displays his occasion-appropriate wear for attendees. Photo: Reidar Hahn
Veterans Day celebration in photos

This year’s Veterans Day Lunch drew 121 people to Kuhn Barn on Friday, Nov 10.

Sergei Nagaitsev elected vice chair of APS Division of Physics of Beams

The division provides members of the American Physical Society an opportunity for coordination and a forum for discussion and communication.

Priorities and power outages

When the power goes out, what’s our first priority?

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A win for physics and geology

For the first time, scientists have measured the rate at which high-energy neutrinos are absorbed by our planet, a development that could lead to discoveries about physics and Earth.

Putting the puzzle together

Successful physics collaborations rely on cooperation between people from many different disciplines.

Football, skaters and stars

Watch a figure skater doing a pirouette, bringing her outstretched arms to her side and whirling faster, then stretching out her arms and slowing down.

Q&A with Nobel laureate Barry Barish

Barish explains how LIGO became the high-achieving experiment it is today.

Relativity’s key concept: Lorentz gamma

Central to all of the equations of relativity is the Lorentz factor, also known as gamma. In this 8-minute video, Don Lincoln shows you a simple way to derive gamma and explains its physical significance.

Fermilab’s 11th employee

Fantastical designs elevate physics in works by Fermilab’s first artist.

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Fermilab joins CERN openlab, works on ‘data reduction’ project with CMS experimentNEW

From CERN Openlab, Nov. 22, 2017: Physics data reduction helps ensure researchers gain valuable insights from the vast amounts of particle collision data produced by CMS. Fermilab scientist Oliver Gutsche and colleagues will look at investigate techniques based on Apache Spark, a popular open-source software platform.

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