From Brookhaven National Laboratory, October 11, 2022: Brookhaven National Lab announced yesterday that two of their scientists who led the “E821 g-2” experiment at BNL from 1990 through 2004 received the APS’s 2023 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics. William M. Morse and Bradley Lee Roberts received the honor for their leadership and technical ingenuity in achieving a measurement of the muon anomalous magnetic moment with a precision suitable to probe Standard Model.
From the Big Think, October 7, 2022: High-energy particles can collide with others, producing showers of new particles that can be seen in a detector. By reconstructing the energy, momentum, and other properties of each one, we can determine what initially collided and what was produced in this event
From NASA: Meet particle physicist, former Fermilab user and U.S. Navy combat pilot Josh Cassada. As pilot of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission, Cassada is making his first trip as an astronaut to the International Space Station. Learn more about his love of science and his journey to becoming an astronaut.
From the DOE Office of Science, October 6, 2022: Fermilab will receive part of the $6.4 million in funding for artificial intelligence research for high energy physics as announced by the Department of Energy Office of Science. Fermilab principal investigator, Jennifer Ngadiuba received the grant for the project, “Designing Efficient Edge AI with Physics Phenomena.”
From the Daily Herald, October 5, 2022: Take a journey down memory lane with the Daily Herald’s chronological listing of milestones, growth and discoveries including Fermilab’s discovery of the top quark, a tiny subatomic particle that can help explain the creation of the universe.
From the New York Times, October 4, 2022 (Sign-up needed to view): Yesterday, the three winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics were recognized for their experiments in an area that has broad implications for secure information transfer and quantum computing. Read more about how their results have cleared the way for “new technology based upon quantum information.”
From University of Chicago News, October 3, 2022: An international group of physicists is meeting to lay out a vision for the next decades of particle physics. Fermilab’s Marcela Carena, who is a member of the committee, will participate in this study, which will help guide federal agencies, policymakers and academics as they make decisions about research, funding and planning. The study is expected to be released in 2024.
From Science, September 29, 2022: Fermilab’s DUNE and Japan’s Hyper-K experiments are building similar yet different projects that will study neutrino oscillations and search for CP violation in hopes it will lead to answers on how the newborn universe generated more matter than antimatter. Read more on how these two projects are progressing, how they differ and how they might answer more about the elusive neutrino.
From Contemporary Controls: Fermilab hosted the second annual Building Automation Summit as an opportunity for the engineers, technicians, and managers from the various national labs to exchange knowledge and best practices. Postponed twice due to the pandemic, attendees said it was great to have an in-person event again.
From Big Think, September 28, 2022: 13.8 billion years ago when the Big Bang exploded expanding and resulting in the universe we see today. Don Lincoln examines the expansion of the universe and how it is still evolving today.