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Eyes on the sky

There’s no one best way to build a telescope.

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Fermilab scientists receive American Physical Society honors

The APS awarded two prestigious prizes, the Panofsky Prize and the Wilson Prize, to four scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

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Even Bananas 12: Do sterile neutrinos exist?

This episode features an edition of Particle/Counter Particle. In this science debate show, two physicists discuss the possible existence of “sterile neutrinos,” a theorized fourth kind of neutrino. If sterile neutrinos exist, it would be a radical discovery, adding a new building block to the Standard Model of Particle Physics.

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Autumn Wildlife Encounters

Many animals are on the move in fall to find a safe place to spend winter. What should you do if you find an animal inside a building or in an unusual spot outdoors?

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Building a cross-border dark matter experiment deep underground — during a pandemic

Creating a hypersensitive dark matter detector in a clean lab more than a mile underground is no mean feat in and of itself. Add a closed border and COVID restrictions to the mix, and you have the scenario that Fermilab, SNOLAB and the SENSEI collaboration faced. Undeterred, they found a way to proceed with installation.

A minute with Griselda Lopez, campus access and experience manager

Griselda Lopez oversees Fermilab’s site access process, the Badging office, the Users Office and Recreations. She values the opportunity her role gives her to work with people from different disciplines, divisions and sections.

Two Fermilab scientists named American Physical Society fellows

On Oct. 13, the American Physical Society announced the recipients of the 2021 APS Fellowships. Two Fermilab scientists were selected as 2021 APS fellows.

September issue of Particles newsletter

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.

Is dark matter cold, warm or hot?

The answer has to do with dark matter’s role in shaping the cosmos.

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Coffee delivers a taste of community for Fermilab’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

fSHPE offers a communal experience and cultural connection for the lab’s Hispanic members, as well as meaningful outreach opportunities.

Fermilab boasts new Theory Division

Led by Marcela Carena, this brand-new division at the lab features three departments: Particle Theory, Astrophysics Theory and Quantum Theory.

Employees honored with Performance Recognition Awards

Fermilab recently recognized a group of dedicated employees for their outstanding contributions with Exceptional Performance Recognition Awards. Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer and laboratory leadership presented the awards during a virtual reception on Sept. 29.

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IN THE NEWS

Learn about the ‘Invasivore’ movement at Fermi lecture Nov. 19

From the Daily Herald, October 17, 2021: The Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series will continues with a virtual program titled, “Eat the Invaders: Can Harvesting Introduced Species Reduce Their Impact?” presented Dr. Joe Roman of the University of Vermont on November 19.

Captain Kirk’s karmic mission

From CNN, October 12, 2021: Yesterday, William Shatner, otherwise known as Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, soared into space 100 kilometers above sea level to the Kármán line recognized as the international boundary between Earth and space. As Fermilab’s Don Lincoln explains, while Shatner’s brief visit to space is historic, it is also an inspiration to all regardless of age.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Virtual: Muscle toning class begins Oct. 26NEW
  • Save the Date: Women in Manufacturing and Engineering day – Oct. 28NEW
  • Seats available: Virtual emotional intelligence course – Nov. 16 – 17NEW
  • Fermilab’s 2021 DOE Mile ResultsNEW
  • Wilson Hall 4th floor network maintenance Thursday, Oct. 21NEW
  • Scientific computing systems maintenance and reboots Wednesday, Oct. 20
  • Road closure: Road C-west
  • Pumpkin carving contest
  • Session recordings for Cybersecurity Awareness Week now available
  • PLEASE TEST: Jobsub 1.3.5 to be released Wednesday, Oct. 20
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  • Benefits and Wellbeing Virtual Fair
  • Deadline Approaching: Proposals for DPI-Fermilab Research Partnership on Computing and Data Technologies
  • NOvA SAM maintenance and downtime Wednesday, Oct. 20
  • Fermilab Halloween pumpkin carving contest
  • Sept. 30 COVID-19 town hall session for users and affiliates recording available
  • Sept. 29 COVID-19 town hall session recording available
  • Understanding contractual commitments and authority to commit the lab
  • Visa update: Regional travel bans are out – Vaccination requirements are in
  • Sept. 22 COVID-19 town hall session recording available
  • Allen Rusy to retire Oct. 29
  • Recording of director all-hands meeting now available
  • Password Reset Tool requires lab network connection/VPN
  • New Procurement website is live
  • Reminder: Stockroom operations during COVID
  • Clogged global supply chains impact procurements
  • Procurement 101 training available on demand
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