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Colloquium on Jan. 25: Enrico Fermi – The Pope of Physics

Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin co-authored The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age. On Wednesday they will be at Fermilab to discuss our namesake’s personal life, his scientific contributions and how he shaped history.

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).

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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.



The birth of Fermilab

Fermilab’s beginnings can be traced to a 1963 report by a panel of U.S. scientists led by Norman Ramsey. In the 50 years since, Fermilab has grown to a laboratory of 1,800 employees, and scientists from 44 countries come to Fermilab to participate in its forefront particle physics programs.

February wellness

Sign up for a stress-free work day slot, learn about Medicare, get a crash course in self defense, and of course, check out our usual fitness class offerings.

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December sunrise

Looking east from Wilson Hall on an early December morning, you may have seen the sunlight pushing its way through purply clouds. Photo: Barb Kronkow

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