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From EarthSky, March 29, 2020: Astronomers analyzed data from the Dark Energy Survey, led by Fermilab, to find over 100 new little worlds in the cold outer reaches of our solar system. These trans-Neptunian objects orbit in the cold outer reaches of our solar system, out beyond Neptune, taking hundreds of years to orbit the sun once.

From Physics World, March 24, 2020: Scientists using the first year of data from the Dark Energy Survey, which is led by Fermilab, establish that there is a correlation between the positions of gravitational lenses — deduced from the stretching of distant galaxies — and gamma-ray photons. A data comparison from gravitational lensing and gamma-ray observations reveals that regions of the sky with greater concentrations of matter emit more gamma rays.

From CERN Courier, March 23, 2020: A quadrupole magnet for the High-Luminosity LHC has been tested successfully in the U.S., attaining a conductor peak field of 11.4 tesla — a record for a focusing magnet ready for installation in an accelerator. The device is based on the superconductor niobium-tin and is one of several quadrupoles being built by U.S. labs and CERN for the HL-LHC, where they will squeeze the proton beams more tightly within the ATLAS and CMS experiments to produce a higher luminosity.

From Forbes, March 16, 2020: Researchers using data from the Fermilab-led Dark Energy Survey have identified more than 300 trans-Neptunian objects — minor planets located in the far reaches of the solar system — including well over 100 new discoveries. The research pioneers a new technique that could help astronomers in the search for undiscovered planets — including the mysterious “Planet 9.”

From Northern Public Radio’s The STEM Read Podcast, March 13, 2020: Then Gillian King-Cargile interviews Fermilab Education and Public Outreach Head Rebecca Thompson to unpack the topics of quantum mechanics, determinism and quantum computing. Thompson is the creator of the Spectra comic book series and author of “Fire, Ice, and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones.”

From, March 10, 2020: Durante a comissão, as delegações dos EUA e do Brasil adotaram um plano de trabalho para aprimorar a já excelente cooperação em STEAM. A FAPESP e a Fermilab assinaram um memorando de entendimento para aprofundar a cooperação científica e técnica em Física de Altas Energias. A Unicamp e Fermilab também assinaram um acordo de pesquisa e desenvolvimento cooperativo para o sistema criogênico LNBF de última geração.

From March 6, 2020: Durante a 5ª Comista, os dois países adotaram um Plano de Trabalho em Ciência e Tecnologia para o período de 2020 a 2023, que estabelece as prioridades comuns descritas acima. Também foram firmados acordos de cooperação na área de cooperação científica em Física de Partículas de Alta Energia entre o Fermilab (Laboratório de pesquisa científica do Departamento de Energia dos EUA) e a FAPESP e outro acordo na mesma área entre o Fermilab e a UNICAMP.