From Scientific American, Feb. 26, 2016: Evidence for a never-before-seen particle containing four types of quark has shown up in data from the Tevatron collider at Fermilab.
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From Gizmodo, Feb. 25, 2016: Physicists from the DZero collaboration have announced the discovery of a new particle, believed to be part of an exotic family called “tetraquarks.”
From Science Node, Feb. 17, 2016: Einstein predicted gravitational waves over 100 years ago. Resources provided by the Open Science Grid, of which Fermilab is an active member, are helping LIGO prove he was right.
From The New York Times, Feb. 11, 2016: A team of scientists announced on Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, a fleeting chirp that fulfilled the last prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
From University of Chicago, Jan. 26, 2016: Argonne, Fermilab and the University of Chicago are among the dozen institutions that are working on upgrading the South Pole Telescope. Scientists are getting ready to install a new camera on the telescope later this year to plumb the earliest history of the cosmos.
From The Beacon-News, Feb. 1, 2016: A crowd of at least 2,500 people got the chance to view the facilities as well as exhibits at Fermilab’s Family Open House, which included physics projects offered by students living in neighboring communities including St. Charles, Naperville and Aurora.
From WDCB 90.9, Jan. 25, 2016: Fermilab artist-in-residence Ellen Sandor is no stranger to translating science into visual media. She’s worked with Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA to visualize the invisible. Now she’ll do the same at Fermilab. Listen to this eight-minute radio piece featuring Sandor and Art Gallery curator Georgia Schwender.
University of California, Jan. 21, 2016: The University of California Board of Regents on Jan. 21 approved Michael Witherell, vice chancellor for research at UC Santa Barbara, as director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Witherell was director of Fermilab from 1999 to 2005.
Aurora Beacon-News, Jan. 12, 2016: Fermilab has an artist-in-residence program that was launched first through Oak Park artist Lindsay Olson, who completed her year in residence in December, and Chicago artist Ellen Sandor, who is the new artist-in-residence.
IFLScience, Jan. 4, 2016: From the origin of life to the fate of the universe, there’s plenty scientists simply don’t know. But they are making progress. 2015 has been a great year for science. So what will happen in 2016?