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From the Big Think, Dec. 2, 2022: Recently, a team of researchers from Cal Tech, Fermilab, Google, MIT and Harvard announced they modeled wormhole behavior on a quantum computer. They used Google’s quantum computer Sycamore to generate and control what is equivalent to a wormhole and results suggest that wormholes might be real.

From, Dec. 5, 2022: Last week the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy hosted the thirteen National Quantum Initiative and National Defense Authorization Act research centers to discuss the most pressing scientific and workforce challenges affecting quantum information science and the impacts and benefits of the field to society. Fermilab’s Sam Posen and Jens Koch attended the summit to present SQMS’s mission, major scientific impacts, as well their approaches to building multi-disciplinary research teams, engagement with industry, and education and outreach.

From the American Institute of Physics, Dec. 5, 2022: What is next for the P5 process and the final report from the Snowmass conference? Later this week, the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel will hear from Fermilab physicist Joel Butler who said the report is likely to be finalized within weeks.

From the Daily Herald, Dec. 5, 2022: Senator Dick Durbin introduced legislation to rename Fermilab’s Integrated Engineering Research Center after the late Helen Edwards, the particle physicist who worked at Fermilab for 40 years. The legislation is supported by U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, who knew Edwards, and by U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth.

From Reuters, Nov. 30, 2022: Researchers from Cal Tech and Fermilab announced on Wednesday that they forged two miniscule simulated black holes – those extraordinarily dense celestial objects with gravity so powerful that not even light can escape – in a quantum computer and transmitted a message between them through what amounted to a tunnel in space-time.

From the Big Think, Nov. 30, 2022: Don Lincoln discusses that while the Universe we see is made solely of matter, there is no explanation for this fundamental asymmetry.
Understanding why the Universe was created with more matter than antimatter is key to understanding why anything exists.

From the New York Times, Nov. 30, 2022: Yesterday, a science team led by Cal Tech announced they had simulated a pair of black holes in a quantum computer and sent a message between them through a shortcut in space-time called a wormhole. Fermilab’s Joe Lykken co-authored the paper published in Nature yesterday and provides details on what the team uncovered.

From the Big Think, November 14, 2022: Gaia BH1 is the closest black hole to Earth that scientists have ever discovered at just 1,600 light years away. Fermilab’s Don Lincoln examines that by looking at the behavior of a star near the black hole, how astronomers might be able to determine the black hole was there, despite never seeing it directly.

From the CERN Courier, November 7, 2022: Fermilab’s Joel Butler and a group of scientists describe the recent ‘Snowmass’ community planning exercise in Seattle, Washington which reveal the great opportunities present in high-energy physics in the coming decades.