From Science News, Jan. 26, 2018: Fermilab scientist Dan Hooper comments on the possibility of clumps of dark matter sailing through the Milky Way and other galaxies.
From Sciart Magazine, February 2018: Jim Jenkins, Fermilab artist-in-residence for 2017, shares thoughts on his residency. “[Fermilab] is first and foremost a place of thought. I find the blending of the intensely focused intellects and their pursuit of the elusive foundations of our reality stimulating and meditative simultaneously.” Subscription required: SciArtSubscriber467
From Forbes, Jan. 24, 2018: Fermilab will provide half of SLAC’s LCLS-II cryomodules, and Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Virginia, will provide the other half. Fermilab is located in Illinois, so the very first cryomodule that arrived at SLAC by truck last week made a hefty trip from Illinois to California – essentially making a trip across the whole of the U.S.
From Seeker, Jan. 23, 2018: Seeker, Discovery Digital’s new initiative, produced this video about the Dark Energy Survey’s recent results.
From Science, Jan. 25, 2018: Muon g-2 hopes to firm up tantalizing hints from an earlier incarnation of the experiment, which suggested that the particle is ever so slightly more magnetic than predicted by the prevailing standard Model of particle physics.
From WDCB’s First Light, Jan. 21, 2018: Fermilab’s 2017 artist-in-residence Jim Jenkins discusses a number of his pieces, now on display in the Fermilab Art Gallery, including his snowflake detector. Director Nigel Lockyer and Curator Georgia Schwender talk about the importance of art to understanding science.
From IFLScience, Jan. 17, 2018: The Dark Energy Survey has identified 11 new stellar streams, and their positioning and trajectories suggest that they were once galaxies a little smaller than our own that, over astronomical timescale, were torn asunder.
From National Geographic, Jan. 12, 2018: The Dark Energy Survey announced that it detected 11 streamers of stars, some of which have been given Aboriginal names.
From Daily Mail, Jan. 14, 2018: Preliminary results from the Dark Energy survey have revealed a stunning look at the remains of 11 smaller galaxies that have been devoured by our own, reducing them to stellar streams.
From Sky and Telescope, Jan. 17, 2018: Free, detailed information on 400 million astronomical objects, anybody? Just visit the website of the Dark Energy Survey (DES) – it’s there for the taking.