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Peoples named Fermilab chief financial officer

Fermilab’s next chief financial officer (CFO) will be Vanessa Peoples. Vanessa is currently Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Business Officer for the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

From COO Tim Meyer: User or visitor: which is sweeter?

In his famous play “Romeo and Juliet,” Shakespeare wrote, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” At Fermilab, we have many such roses that are also just as sweet: our employees, users, visitors, guests and the public. They go by different names, but all are vital to the laboratory.

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Uncommon marching band to launch yearlong Fermilab birthday in Batavia

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.

Energy Department releases first-ever State of the National Labs Report

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.




A group known for making music with everyday objects recently got their hands on some extraordinary props.

Video: Fermions and bosons

You have the gregarious, force-carrying bosons and the standoffish, matter fermions. Don Lincoln explains in this six-minute video.

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Birthday ice

Fermilab begins its 50th anniversary celebration! This ice sculpture took center stage in the cafeteria during the 50th-anniversary kickoff party on Jan. 12. Photo: Tom Nicol

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