From WDCB 90.9 FM, March 17, 2017: A sculptor from Geneva is the latest artist to become Fermilab’s artist in residence. WDCB’s Brian O’Keefe visits Jim Jenkins to talk about the mass of a snowflake, bone jazz and the inspiration of Robert Wilson.
In the news
From the Chicago Tribune, March 13, 2017: One way Fermilab has been of benefit to the local community is the establishment of Aurora’s SciTech museum, which was opened by a Fermilab physicist in the 1980s.
From Physics World, March 7, 2017: This episode of the Physics World podcast describes a virtual reality tour of the MicroBooNE detector at Fermilab.
From Science, March 6, 2017: For more than a decade, multiple experiments have found an unexpected excess in the number of high-energy antielectrons, or positrons, in space. A team led by Fermilab’s Dan Hooper has shown that pulsars, not dark matter annihilation, can indeed produce most or all of the excess.
From Gizmodo, March 6, 2017: A new children’s book from the folks at Fermilab and SLAC takes a child (or maybe just an interested adult) along an adorably dorky rhyme-trip through some of the most important high-energy physics concepts.
From the Chicago Tribune, Feb. 28, 2017: Lindsay Olson, Fermilab’s first artist-in-residence, will display several pieces reflecting her work at Fermilab during her upcoming exhibition The Elegant Universe: Art and Science, beginning on March 7 at Elmhurst College.
From CERN Courier, Feb. 15, 2017: CERN makes rapid progress towards prototype detectors for the international DUNE experiment.
From The Doings/Chicago Tribune, Feb. 3, 2017: STEM events in LaGrange included a visit from Fermilab’s Jerry Zimmerman, better known as Mr. Freeze, and his demonstrations of cryogenics.
From NIU Today, Feb. 1, 2017: The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation have appointed Michael Syphers, a senior research professor of physics at NIU and former Fermilab physicist, to serve as a member of the national High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.
From SLAC, Jan. 31, 2017: A full kilometer of SLAC’s historic linac has been stripped of all its equipment. Over the next two years it will be re-equipped with new technology to power an X-ray laser, LCLS-II. Fermilab and Jefferson Lab are building the cryomodules for its superconducting portion.