Ashley WennersHerron

Fermilab employees, users and community members filled One West during the two-day LBNE reconfiguration workshop on April 25 and 26. Photo: Cindy Arnold Scientists and community members packed One West on April 25 and 26 for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment reconfiguration workshop. After a charge from DOE’s Office of Science Director Bill Brinkman, Fermilab Director Pier Oddone formed a steering committee to guide the physics and engineering working groups to determine an efficient phased approach for DOE. Workshop participants helped…

Fermilab employees, users and community members filled One West during the two-day LBNE reconfiguration workshop on April 25 and 26. Photo: Cindy Arnold Scientists and community members packed One West on April 25 and 26 for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment reconfiguration workshop. After a charge from DOE’s Office of Science Director Bill Brinkman, Fermilab Director Pier Oddone formed a steering committee to guide the physics and engineering working groups to determine an efficient phased approach for DOE. Workshop participants helped…

Students from Hamilton High School introduce Open House visitors to Bernoulli’s Principle at the Fermilab Family Open House. Photo: Spencer Pasero More than 1,500 people attended Fermilab’s annual Family Open House on Sunday, April 22. The free event provided hands-on activities, tours and presentations for children and adults alike to enjoy. Spread throughout Wilson Hall’s atrium, families spent time at various touch stations, learning about physics. Many of the activities were designed and presented by students from local high schools….

Carl Strawbridge Carl Strawbridge is bringing fresh eyes and new ideas to Fermilab’s Office of Program and Project Support. He was named the interim head of OPPS on April 3. “My goal is to support current OPPS operations, while developing a coherent, integrated strategy and plan for the future of this relatively new office,” Carl Strawbridge said. “I’ll spend some initial time gathering information to fully understand the mission of the OPPS, looking at what’s going well, building on the…

Carl Strawbridge Carl Strawbridge is bringing fresh eyes and new ideas to Fermilab’s Office of Program and Project Support. He was named the interim head of OPPS on April 3. “My goal is to support current OPPS operations, while developing a coherent, integrated strategy and plan for the future of this relatively new office,” Carl Strawbridge said. “I’ll spend some initial time gathering information to fully understand the mission of the OPPS, looking at what’s going well, building on the…

The experiment T-1019 team carefully positions the detector for testing. Photo: Toru Iijima Japan’s high-energy physics laboratory, KEK, is one step closer to completing the SuperKEKB Project, which would increase the KEKB accelerator’s target luminosity to 40 times greater than its current record. To help reach that goal, Fermilab’s Test Beam Facility lent a hand. The SuperKEKB Project broke ground in November of last year, with a plan for several upgrades to both the KEKB accelerator and the Belle detector….

The experiment T-1019 team carefully positions the detector for testing. Photo: Toru Iijima Japan’s high-energy physics laboratory, KEK, is one step closer to completing the SuperKEKB Project, which would increase the KEKB accelerator’s target luminosity to 40 times greater than its current record. To help reach that goal, Fermilab’s Test Beam Facility lent a hand. The SuperKEKB Project broke ground in November of last year, with a plan for several upgrades to both the KEKB accelerator and the Belle detector….

Patty McBride Fermilab’s CMS Center has a new director. Patty McBride, the deputy head of the former Computing Division, will now lead the CMS Center. “2012 looks like it’ll be a good year for CMS. We’re expecting a lot of exciting results,” McBride said. “It’ll be a great opportunity for me to concentrate on the experiment and to work with the whole Fermilab CMS team.” As center head, McBride will interact with scientists at Fermilab and in the CMS group…

Rob Roser On Jan. 6, Fermilab scientist Rob Roser became the head of the Scientific Computing Division. The transition comes at the conclusion of Roser’s eighth year as a spokesperson for CDF. “I was at CDF from the beginning to now, when we are completing the physics analysis from the Tevatron data, ” Roser said. “It’s thrilling to be in this new role for the transition to the Intensity Frontier.” Vicky White, the associate laboratory director for Computing, credited Roser’s…

In 2006, J-PARC director Shoji Nagamiya turned the key to start accelerating beam at the Linac. After March’s earthquake, the complex has made repairs to continue accelerating beam. Photo courtesy of J-PARC director Shoji Nagamiya Editor’s note: For over 30 years, Japanese and American researchers have enjoyed collaborating under the U.S.-Japan Agreement on High-Energy Physics. Ten months after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated northern Japan, the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) completed the first full test run for…