The Fermilab Office of Communication is pleased to share the latest issue of Particles, a monthly newsletter from Fermilab senior management that covers key projects and initiatives and the “behind-the-scenes” support critical to our success. This issue’s highlights include: Lia Merminga has been named the next director of Fermilab; the Fermilab site has reopened to the public; an interesting update on Mu2e, an international collaboration experiment that will look for new a new subatomic phenomenon, and other news.

From Gizmodo, April 7, 2022: A collaboration of 400 researchers have precisely measured the mass of the W boson and to their surprise found that the boson is more massive than predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. All the data was collected from experiments at the four-story-tall, 4,500-ton Collider Detector (CDF-II for short) at Fermilab’s Tevatron accelerator.

Please be advised that as part of the Sanitary System Improvements Project, there will be some contractor activity in the vicinity of Pine Street West on Friday April 1, 2022. The work will result in a lane restriction on Pine Street West. Traffic will be able to continue through the work zone, however please be alert for signage and reduce your speed through the work zone. The work is anticipated to last between 7am and 7pm. The lane restriction and…


Fermilab’s winter ‘wonderland’ – March 7, 2022. Photo: Greg Saewert

Selling a 2000 VR6 Jetta, the car is in good shape, manual transmission, the 5th gear is not working properly but the rest are good. Asking $1500 obo. text 630-947-9576

Please be advised, the IERC project has scheduled a closure of the Wilson Hall Horseshoe from Monday 3/14 to Monday 5/02.  The Horseshoe will be closed to all non-construction vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Road Closing Information IERC 2022-03-14  

For rent: One bedroom, one bathroom apartment in downtown Geneva will be available for either mid-March or beginning of April for $1400/mo. This would be a sublet from April through August with the possibility to renew. The apartment has in-unit laundry, dishwasher, and includes off-street parking. The location is a few minutes walk from Geneva restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as the Geneva public library. It is about a 10-minute drive to Fermilab Wilson or Pine St. entrances. For…

Please be advised that as part of the Sanitary System Improvements Project, there will be some contractor activity in the vicinity of the Transfer Gallery and Cross Gallery buildings on Wednesday March 2, 2022. The work will result in some parking restrictions in the Ramsey Horseshoe, in the vicinity of the Cross Gallery and Transfer Gallery, and will temporarily close one of the western exits from the Transfer Gallery. The work is anticipated to last between 7 AM and 5…

For sale: Graph paper

When the Fermilab physics department offices moved from the Village, I was the last to move. I acquired a selection of graph paper. If you can use it for scientific, craft or other purposes, please claim it. I have rectangular, polar, triangular and many more. Contact Bruce at bcbrown@fnal.gov or 815-274-7304.