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From DOE.gov, August 2, 2021: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a plan to provide $100 million over the next four years for new research in high energy physics. Funding will support research and experiments that explore the frontiers of high energy physics. This includes Fermilab’s Muon g-2 experiment which aims to search for signs of physics beyond the standard model, scientists’ current best theory to describe the most basic building blocks of the universe.

From Noooz Hawk News (Santa Barbara, CA), August 1, 2021: Who knew data could be so beautiful? Fermilab’s 2021-22 artist-in-residence Mark Hirsch is working with scientists to gain inspiration on the mysteries of matter, energy, space and time.
Georgia Schwender, Fermilab’s art gallery curator said Hirsch is exploring ways that coding and art can combine to convey complex topics like science and math.

From CNN, August 2, 2021: Don Lincoln describes the mastery of physics Olympic athletes have as demonstrated by their physical feats. Read more about how Olympic athletes apply the principles of physics and use amazing amounts of energy, skill and precision to run, throw a discus, balance on the balance beam or launch the javelin.

From Next Gov, July 26, 2021: Did you know Illinois Rep. Bill Foster is the only PhD physicist in Congress? Recently, he proposed additional funding for the Restore and Modernize Our National Laboratories Act of 2021. He worked at Fermilab for over two decades and said, “the labs have led the way not only in developing breakthrough technologies—but also in commercializing them.”

From the New York Times, July 28, 2021: On Wednesday, a group of laboratories including Fermilab and major scientific publishers, announced an agreement that aims to simplify the process of applying new names to old papers for transgender scientists by shifting much of the administrative labor from the researcher to the laboratory.

From NBC News, July 28, 2021: Read more about how Fermilab is committed to the effort to help reduce barriers for trans researchers, coordinated by Berkeley Lab. This new partnership was announced Wednesday among all of the Department of Energy’s 17 U.S. national laboratories and many prominent publishers, journals and other organizations in scientific publishing that will streamline the name change request process in past published papers for researchers.

From Community College Daily, July 26, 2021: Moraine Valley Community College in Illinois has six students participating in Department of Science internships this summer, four are at Fermilab. These ten to 16-week internships increase students’ confidence levels, offer professional development, technical writing training and networking with scientists.

From Forbes Italia, July 27, 2021: Congratulations Anna Grasselino on being named by Forbes Italia as one of the 100 successful women who has distinguished herself in 2021 for ingenuity, tenacity and competence! See the complete list that includes scientists, sport champions, visionary entrepreneurs and managers.

From the Black Hills Pioneer, July 23, 2021: The Thyssen Mining crew working on LBNF/DUNE was honored for their heroic efforts in rescuing residents from an apartment fire on July 10. The mayor of Lead declared July 23 “Thyssen Mining Company Employee’s Day within the city of Lead,” for their brave actions and positive impact on the community.