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Nature’s funhouse mirror: understanding asymmetry in the proton

Asymmetry in the proton confounds physicists, but a new discovery may bring back old theories to explain it.

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Five DIY physics demos

Missing visits to the museum? Or in need of some home-school activities? Check out these five do-it-yourself physics demos from Ketevan Akhobadze, an exhibit developer for the Lederman Science Center at Fermilab.

One minute with Arden Warner, accelerator physicist

Protecting particle accelerators and developing technology for addressing environmental issues, Arden Warner loves solving problems. He’s also chair of the Fermilab Summer Internships in Science and Technology committee, where he champions mentoring young scientists and working towards a more inclusive culture in science.

The CMS Department is a physics powerhouse

For researchers interested in unlocking the mysteries of the universe, having access to the most powerful high-energy accelerator on the planet, a world-class detector, and young, fresh, and enthusiastic minds are a winning combination – and the Fermilab CMS Department has all three.

Coffea speeds up particle physics data analysis

The prodigious amount of data produced at the Large Hadron Collider presents a major challenge for data analysis. Coffea, a Python package developed by Fermilab researchers, speeds up computation and helps scientists work more efficiently. Around a dozen international LHC research groups now use Coffea, which draws on big data techniques used outside physics.

Register now for the Regional Leadership Development Conference – March 25-27

From March 25-27, the Fermilab professional chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers will host the virtual Regional Leadership Development Conference. This is a great professional development and networking opportunity for Fermilab employees and users. The conference agenda includes career, leadership and professional-development workshops. Early bird registration is open until Feb. 23.

Fermilab scientist Juan Estrada stands in front of the Oscura test vessel for the operation of CCDs in liquid nitrogen. OSCURA, people, dark matter Photo: Andrew Lathrop
Fermilab scientist Juan Estrada wins American Physical Society Instrumentation Award

A physicist making great advances in particle detector technology, Estrada is recognized by the American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields for his creation and development of novel applications for CCD technology that probe wide-ranging areas of particle physics, including cosmology, dark matter searches, neutrino detection and quantum imaging.

The Comms Center gets a new name: Security Operations Center

The Wilson Hall Communications Center has been renamed the Security Operations Center to better reflect the role of the emergency dispatching.

Introducing Inclusion Matters 2021

Inclusion Matters 2021 builds upon IM20 presentations and workshops focused on the theme Building a Sense of Community. Along with expressions of appreciation for the lab community’s contributions to workplace inclusion, the IM calendar includes presentations and workshops on cross-cultural communication, LGBT Safe Zones, and how to be an upstander

New metamaterials for studying the oldest light in the universe

A Fermilab scientist and his team have developed a new way to make antireflective lenses, enabling big discoveries about the cosmic microwave background radiation and the fabric of the universe.

New strategy for Latin American physics

Scientists in Latin America recently published the first coordinated plan for the region’s research in high-energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology. Fermilab scientist Marcela Carena was part of the group that collected input for the report. Here, she weighs in its significance.

Even Bananas 02: Neutrinos in 60 seconds

Fermilab scientist Kirsty Duffy attempts to perform the impossible task of explaining neutrinos in under 60 seconds. Get ready for a crash course in her favorite fundamental particles.

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Instituto de Física e Grupo Akaer participam de estudo mundial sobre neutrinosNEW

From Jornal Da Unicamp , Feb. 18, 2021: Fermilab’s DUNE experiment is the largest study ever done on the subject in the world and will investigate the structure of the matter and provide answers on important issues related to the formation of the universe. DUNE has the participation of researchers from more than 100 countries, with Brazil as one of the signatories.

The sound of starsNEW

From Nature, Feb. 17, 2021: Fermilab guest composer David Ibbett writes about his latest piece, Neutrino Music and how bringing artists and scientists together on the stage can help them to communicate the complex beauty of our world in a language that everyone can understand and appreciate.

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