Fermilab is pleased to announce a special colloquium on Wednesday, April 24, at 10 a.m. in One West. The colloquium speaker, KEK Director General Masanori Yamauchi, will provide an update on the ILC, its benefit to the international particle physics community and potential future plans. We encourage all Fermilab scientists, engineers, technicians, support staff and users to take this valuable opportunity to learn more about the ILC.

The discovery of gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein in 1916, is now enabling important tests of the theory of general relativity, as well as beginning multimessenger astronomy: the combined observations of astrophysical phenomena using electromagnetic radiation, gravitational waves and neutrinos. Barish will explore plans and prospects for gravitational-wave science.

The colloquium talk with Gerald Gabrielse originally scheduled for Jan. 30 is canceled due to predicted inclement weather that day. It has been rescheduled for February 27.

The University of Chicago is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, CP-1. On November 30 at 4pm, Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin, co-authors of The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age, will discuss Fermi’s personal life and his scientific contributions and illustrate how he was shaped by history and how he, in turn, shaped history. This event will be at the University of Chicago, in KTPC. For more information…