Department of Energy

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm will host a virtual all-staff event on Monday, March 1, at 1 p.m. CT. She will share a little about herself and her vision for DOE. She will also take a few questions, which can be submitted to The event will be live-streamed via This is a Microsoft Team Event and you can connect anonymously, with or without a Teams account. For assistance in logging in, visit this page. Contractor employee attendance is permissible…

The U.S. Department of Energy has given the U.S. High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider Accelerator Upgrade Project approval to move full-speed-ahead in building and delivering components for the HL-LHC, specifically, cutting-edge magnets and accelerator cavities that will enable more rapid-fire collisions at the collider. The collider upgrades will allow physicists to study particles such as the Higgs boson in greater detail and reveal rare new physics phenomena. The U.S. collaborators on the project may now move into production mode.

The DOE Office of Science invites you to join its new subscription service to receive information on a range of topics from any or all of our program areas, including meeting announcements, funding opportunities, research highlights, science updates and internships. This new service is an opt-in, opt-out tool that allows you to add or drop the areas you are interested in at any time. Sign up now.

From DOE, Dec. 9, 2020: Computer Science Education Week is aimed at inspiring students to discover computer science activities and careers. The national laboratories, including Fermilab, are scheduled to host a number of activities to highlight The Department of Energy’s efforts, including increasing access to computer science education, building computational literacy, and growing the cyber workforce of the future.

From Science, Oct. 2, 2020: As U.S. particle physicists start to drum up new ideas for the next decade in a yearlong Snowmass process they have no single big project to push for (or against). Physicists have just started to build the current plan’s centerpiece: The Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility at Fermilab will shoot particles through 1,300 kilometers of rock to the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment in South Dakota. Fermilab Deputy Director of Research Joe Lykken and Fermilab scientist Vladimir Shiltsev comment on other possible pursuits in high-energy physics.