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From left: Steve Blount as Niels Bohr, Susan Able Barry as Margrethe Bohr and Geoffrey Maher as Werner Heisenberg. Photo courtesy of John Congram “Copenhagen,” a play by Michael Frayn and directed by Mike Albrow, premieres on Sept. 16 at the Elgin Art Showcase. It will run through Sept. 25. For more information, please visit the Vex Theatre website. A discussion between two physicists in 1941 could have determined the face of the future. The details of the conversation between…

This is one woodcut and drawn image by artist Kwang Jean Park. Image courtesy of Kwang Jean Park Contemporary artist Kwang Jean Park’s work is currently on display in the Fermilab Art Gallery on the second floor of Wilson Hall. An artist reception will take place today, from 5 to 7 p.m. A unique harmony of science and art resonates through the abstract work of contemporary artist Kwang Jean Park. Using woodcut and hand drawings on paper or mixed media…

The SUSY 2011 Conference particpants gathered on the steps of Wilson Hall on Aug. 30. Photo: Reidar Hahn Theoretical and experimental physicists came together this week at Fermilab to discuss recent developments in the field of particle physics. The Supersymmetry 2011 International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY 2011) comes to a close today, Sept. 2. “All week, people were very interested in discussing the recent results and the results expected to come out soon,” Marcela Carena,…

Nelly Stanfield There will be a farewell party in Nelly Stanfield’s honor today from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second floor crossover in Wilson Hall. Nelly Stanfield is starting her next adventure-but she’s not planning it out. After 32 years at Fermilab, Stanfield, retiring on Aug. 15, said it’s time to be carefree. “I’m going to travel. Austin and Denver are up first,” Stanfield said. “After that, it’s open.” She’s hitting the road with her husband Ken, deputy director…

Gregorio Bernardi DZero is getting a new face today. Gregorio Bernardi, of the LPNHE, a high-energy and nuclear physics laboratory in Paris, France, replaces Stefan Sӧldner-Rembold as co-spokesperson. Part of the DZero experiment since 1998, Bernardi has big plans. “This transition happens at a very exciting time,” Bernardi said. “We have the largest amount of data ever at this point, and the Higgs search is getting very interesting.” Sӧldner-Rembold agrees, citing the large number of papers that have been published….

One of the hundreds of forward silicon vertex tracker (FVTX) components assembled at Fermilab’s Silicon Detector Facility. Photo: Vassili Papavassiliou, New Mexico State University The SiDet team completed the microassembly of FVTX components in mid-July. From left to right: Tammy Hawke, Michelle Jonas, Nina Ronzhina, Bert Gonzalez and Mike Herron. Also part of the group is Hogan Nguyen, not pictured. The FVTX group of PHENIX collaborators are also not pictured: Eric Mannel, Vassili Papavassiliou, Elaine Tennant, AAron Veicht and Dave…