From Silicon Republic (Ireland), July 7, 2021: Sinéad Ryan, a professor of theoretical high-energy physics at Trinity College Dublin, describes her postdoctoral research work on lattice QCD at Fermilab, the next-generation of exascale computing and the structural barriers and imbalance of diversity in the physics community.
From Sanford Lab, July 6, 2021: Celebrate Neutrino Day with SURF’s Star Chronicles on Friday, July 9, and Saturday, July 10. See the line-up of virtual events streaming through Gather.town, a free and simple platform, where attendees can explore the events and interact with others as they would in real life.
From The Black Hills Pioneer, July 2, 2021: As excavation begins for the LBNF/DUNE, planning and communication are critical to lowering huge pieces of equipment underground. Read more about how Thyssen Mining and the Sanford Underground Research Facility crews are working together to ensure everyone understands the plan and the process.
From IFL Science (United Kingdom), July 5, 2021: In the late 1960’s, Fermilab’s Felicia the ferret helped trouble shoot why the newly completed particle accelerator would not start. Thanks to the innovative thinking of a laboratory worker from Oxford, UK, he sourced Felicia to help identify the accelerator’s stall.
From How Stuff Works, July 1, 2021: Fermilab’s Muon g-2 result announcement in April 2021 introduced the world to the muon. Although the particle was first discovered in the late 1930’s, the muon made international headlines confirming previous findings that the muon behaves in a way that contradicts the Standard Model of Particle Physics.
From CNN, July 1, 2021: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln explains how the Hubble Telescope housed on the Space Shuttle Discovery has stopped operating, but the James Webb Space Telescope may soon be replacing it with a hundred times more power.
From the DOE Office of Science, June 28, 2021: Particle physics research scientists supported by the U.S. Department of Energy tackle the fundamental mysteries at universities and national labs across the country. They build state-of-the-art experiments that yield incredible discoveries and achievements including Fermilab’s Muon g-2 result, the Higgs Boson discovery, the ProtoDune demonstration and the launch of the National Quantum Initiative.
From Lab Manager, June 29, 2021: The new Fermilab Integrated Engineering Research Center (IERC) is the first cross-divisional facility on Fermilab’s campus spanning over 79,208 gross sq. ft. The IERC will serve as an integrator for various research efforts and is expected to be complete June 2022.
From Department of Energy, June 28, 2021: DOE announces $93 million in funding for 71 research projects that will spur new discoveries in high-energy physics. The projects—housed at 50 colleges and universities across 29 states—are exploring the basics of energy science that underlie technological advancements in medicine, computing, energy technologies, manufacturing, national security and more.
From Forbes, June 28,2021: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln highlights top applied research that has been funded by the federal government and the National Science Foundation.