Rhianna Wisniewski

Rhianna Wisniewski writes news articles on behalf of the Fermilab Office of Communication.

Beginning Dec. 1, it will cost more to eat in Fermilab’s cafeteria. On Thursday, the amount you pay for food and beverages in the cafeteria will increase by about 7.5 percent. The increase is necessary in part because of higher food and supply costs, most notably for soft drinks, coffee and the cafeteria’s environmentally sustainable hot and cold cups. “Consumers have seen the significantly increased costs for food, energy and supplies reflected in grocery store prices,” said Accommodations Manager Jack…

Beginning Dec. 1, it will cost more to eat in Fermilab’s cafeteria. On Thursday, the amount you pay for food and beverages in the cafeteria will increase by about 7.5 percent. The increase is necessary in part because of higher food and supply costs, most notably for soft drinks, coffee and the cafeteria’s environmentally sustainable hot and cold cups. “Consumers have seen the significantly increased costs for food, energy and supplies reflected in grocery store prices,” said Accommodations Manager Jack…

Fermilab’s Tevatron program has shut down, but the laboratory’s other programs are going strong. Learn more about Fermilab’s future programs through the monthly Physics for Everyone lectures beginning again on Wednesday, Nov. 16. This is the continuation of the series that was begun last year but took a hiatus over the summer. “Physics for Everyone” is a non-technical lecture series about Fermilab science and culture. From 12:30-1:30 p.m. on one Wednesday each month, Fermilab scientists and staff give a one-hour,…

Fermilab director Pier Oddone covered a multitude of topics in an all hands meeting on Sept. 21. Focusing on Fermilab’s strong future programs and fostering a positive work environment were two themes of the presentation that Fermilab Director Pier Oddone gave to employees in all-hands meeting Wednesday. The presentation covered four subject areas, including an overview of the laboratory’s future after the Tevatron, recent Congressional budget actions, results from the Employee Advisory Group survey and changes in health insurance costs….

This e-log from 2005 indicates the first interaction between electrons and antiprotons. Some members from the electron cooling team at the Wideband test facility during the final stage of research and development. When electron cooling was implemented at Fermilab in 2005, scientists thought it could help increase the peak luminosity by a factor of 1.5 to 2. Now, less than a decade later, it has become integral to the Tevatron’s success, leading to an increase of instantaneous initial luminosity by…

Some members from the electron cooling team at the Wideband test facility during the final stage of research and development. When electron cooling was implemented at Fermilab in 2005, scientists thought it could help increase the peak luminosity by a factor of 1.5 to 2. Now, less than a decade later, it has become integral to the Tevatron’s success, leading to an increase of instantaneous initial luminosity by nearly a factor of 3. “The successful implementation of electron cooling has…

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Bill Miller, assembly manager for installing the NOvA far detector, in front of the assembly hall in Ash River, Minn. In particle physics, most people dream of the day when their experiment is finally up and running. Bill Miller would much rather be in the thick of a giant construction project. “This is the exciting part of the experiment – all the design and the R&D work,” said Miller, who was recently hired as the NOvA assembly manager for detector…

Fermilab’s planned muon g-2 experiment will use the storage ring that was used in a previous muon g-2 experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Members of the muon g-2 collaboration attended a meeting at Fermilab in March. Photo: Reidar Hahn A new experiment planned at Fermilab will allow researchers to peer into the sub-atomic world of virtual particles and resolve a decade old mystery. The Fermilab muon g-2 experiment will use an intense beam of muons, short-lived particles that are similar…

Stop by Fermilab’s booth in the Governor’s tent, “Illinois Innovation!” today through Aug. 21. What do prize-winning animals, 500 pounds of unsalted butter and Fermilab have in common? All will be part of the Illinois State Fair, which begins today and runs through Sunday, Aug. 21. Fermilab’s booth, shown above, is located in the Governor’s tent, “Innovation Illinois!” between the booths representing the film “Transformers” and Argonne National Laboratory. If you happen to be headed to Springfield, Illinois, during the…