Author Archive

From the Universities Research Association, October 31, 2022: Brynn MacCoy is a physics doctoral candidate at the University of Washington and the Fall 2019 URA Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) Awardee. With an extension of URA assistance, MacCoy returned to Fermilab earlier this year allowing her to install the Minimally Intrusive Scintillating Fiber Detector.

From UChicago News, October 26, 2022: The University of Chicago announced a new $148 million fellowship initiative that will train the next generation of scientists combining research in AI and science fields, including physics, astronomy and biology. The fellowship will begin in January 2023 and include Fermilab, Argonne, UChicago Data Science Institute and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

From the DOE Office of Science, October 26, 2022: Congratulations to Fermilab’s Dr. Marcela Carena on being named Distinguished Scientist Fellow by the Department of Energy for her leadership and influential contributions to particle physics. Read more about this honor as well as who the other recipient is this year.

From Naperville Community Television, October 26, 2022: This past April, Lia Merminga made history, becoming the first female director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, better Naperville Community Television talks with Merminga on her journey that led her to her role at Fermilab.

From Big Think, October 25, 2022: Don Lincoln explores the two theories of gravity from Newton and Einstein. Due to astronomers observations of gravitational waves recorded in 2017, we now know that gravity and light travel at the same speed.

From Physics World, October 20, 2022: A new multiple-mirror imaging technique could greatly improve the performance of atom interferometers, making them more useful in applications ranging from dark matter detection to quality control in manufacturing. The technique was developed by researchers at SLAC and a possible use for this would be in the Matter-wave Atomic Gradiometer Interferometric Sensor, a 100-metre-long atom interferometer currently being installed at Fermilab.

From Scientific American, October 2022: For several decades after the invention of the Standard Model, several physics measurements suggest that novel particles and forces exist in the universe. This article was originally published and titled, “When Particles Break the Rules” and includes the combined results from the Fermilab g-2 experiment and the previous trial at Brookhaven that add up to a probability of less than 0.01 percent that this anomaly is a statistical fluke.

From UK Research and Innovation, October 13, 2022: The Science and Technology Facilities Council has begun testing of Diamond Light Source for an energy-saving super-magnet for our next generation of particle accelerator. Designed by scientists and engineers at STFC, the zero power tuneable optics magnet (ZEPTO) is a permanent, tuneable magnet that consumes zero electrical power.

From Brookhaven National Laboratory, October 11, 2022: Brookhaven National Lab announced yesterday that two of their scientists who led the “E821 g-2” experiment at BNL from 1990 through 2004 received the APS’s 2023 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics. William M. Morse and Bradley Lee Roberts received the honor for their leadership and technical ingenuity in achieving a measurement of the muon anomalous magnetic moment with a precision suitable to probe Standard Model.