Fermilab contractors have successfully commissioned a system that will move 800,000 tons of rock to create space for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment’s detectors in South Dakota. Excavation crews will transport the rock from a mile underground to the surface using refurbished mining infrastructure and the newly constructed conveyor system.
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Fermilab’s Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center is announcing a new fellowship opportunity for Black and African American postdoctoral scholars. The Carolyn B. Parker Fellowship honors the legacy of the first African American woman to earn a postgraduate degree in physics.
Eight students have received the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Fellowships to conduct their research at Fermilab.
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers awarded Fermilab’s Jeny Teheran the 2020-2021 Excellence in Leadership Award. She currently serves as the president of the Fermilab chapter of SHPE. Teheran received this award for a second year in a row.
The first baby bison of the season was born in the morning on April 26, 2021.
A new computer program called MARLEY simulates supernova neutrino interactions in argon-based particle detectors.
Fermilab in the news
From Bloomberg, May 8: Michael Bloomberg, founder and owner of Bloomberg News, writes an opinion piece about increased funding for the national labs using the Fermilab Muon g-2 result as an example of the federal government’s investment in the lab’s and the long-term results of research and collaborative experiments.
From DOE Office of Science, May 4, 2021: Secretary Granholm Visits Howard University in First In-Person Event to Discuss Workplace Diversity and Inclusive Research Opportunities.
From Nature, May 5, 2021: The established theory of the standard model, and has passed a vast number of experimental tests with flying colors. But one such test — the determination of the magnetic moment of an elementary particle known as the muon — has resulted in a long-standing discrepancy between theory and experiment.