From Higgs10.org, June 28, 2022: This year marks the 10th anniversary of the announcement of the discovery of the Higgs Boson – the result of an unprecedented global collaboration. To mark occasion, the Interactions collaboration is publishing a new version of Quantum Diaries – with some original bloggers, and some newer physicists inspired by the historic discovery. Fermilab scientists are part of the mix.
From The Big Think, June 29, 2022: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln highlights the 10 year anniversary of the Higgs boson, what we have learned in the past decade and what the next ten years of research and discovery may bring.
From The Big Think, June 28, 2022: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln explores the possible existence of a fourth neutrino known as “sterile neutrinos.” With the LSND, Mini BooNE and MicroBooNE experiments displaying anomalies from the Standard Model of physics, could this fourth neutrino really exist?
From ORNL, June 16, 2022: For its precision linear accelerator components, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Proton Power Upgrade project formed a strategic alliance with Fermilab to fabricate the PPU’s magnets.
Fermilab Director Lia Merminga was one of the scientists participating in a hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy on June 22. Merminga provided testimony in the “Investigating the Nature of Matter, Energy, Space and Time” hearing, where she discussed the importance of high-energy physics research to the United States and global stakeholders along with its societal applications.
From NBC News, June 14, 2022: The faster and stronger LHC at CERN, scheduled to restart this summer, is stirring up renewed excitement in the discovery of particles that make up dark matter. While the LHC has been dormant for ten years, it has received upgrades while other accelerators like Fermilab’s Tevatron have made discoveries that point to possible “new physics.”
From Ceska Televize (Czech Republic TV-right click to translate the page to English), June 6: A delegation from the Czech Republic visited Fermilab last week in which the scientific collaboration between Fermilab and the Czech Republic on DUNE was highlighted by Fermilab director Lia Merminga. See highlights of the delegation’s tour and interviews with Lia and Fermilab scientist Jaroslav Zalesak.
From PBS Space Time, May 25, 2022: Fermilab scientists spent almost a decade recording collisions in the Tevatron collider and another ten years analyzing data finding the W boson’s mass seems to be 0.01 percent heavier than expected. Now, understanding why the particle has mass puts the current Standard Model to the test.
From MSN (Spain), May 26, 2022: A series of precise measurements of well-known ordinary particles and processes have threatened to shake our understanding of physics from the Muon g-2 and W boson Fermilab announcements . Now the LHC is preparing to operate at a higher energy level and intensity than ever before, there is a chance that new particles are produced through even rarer processes or are hidden under backgrounds that we have not yet unearthed.
From Nature Italy May 20, 2022: CDF co-spokesperson Giorgio Chiarelli tells the story of how Italy contributed to the measurement of the W boson mass, opening a door on new physics. For more than 10 years after the Tevatron detector at Fermilab produced the last crashes between protons and antiprotons, the collaboration announced the most precise measure of the W boson mass ever achieved.