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A cartoon of a hand dropping a mic. "Physics Slam" is written in stylized orange to the right of the illustration. Fermilab logo runs across the bottom.

In the 2021 Fermilab Physics Slam, each contender had 10 minutes to present their topic in the most interesting way possible. This annual favorite was presented in a new, virtual format, with a Zoom audience choosing the Physics Slam Champion.

"The Golden Particles" in text, with a glowing yellow "O" in the word Golden. Text is oerlaid onto photo of Fermilab campus, showing a 16-story concrete building and reflection pool to the right, prairie to the left and blue skies.

Put on your fanciest outfit and join us for an evening to remember at the inaugural Golden Particles, a fake award show celebrating the smallest things in nature and the biggest research efforts in particle physics over the past year. This presentation won Fermilab science communicator Lauren Biron the 2021 Virtual Physics Slam at Fermilab on April 30.

The Feynman van was on display in front of Wilson Hall in 2014 as part of the art exhibit by Edward Tufte, "The Cognitive Art of Feynman Diagrams." campus, humor Photo: Jim Simone

The Feynman van was on display in front of Wilson Hall in 2014 as part of the art exhibit by Edward Tufte, “The Cognitive Art of Feynman Diagrams.” Photo: Jim Simone

Hello Fermilab friends! It’s me, Beverly Bison. I know a lot of you are teleworking now, and we sure do miss you here at the lab. As your resident herd, we’ve been working from home since 1969, and we thought we’d share a few of our favorite tips to help you with this transition.

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Symmetry writer Sarah Charley answers life and relationship questions through the lens of fundamental physics. Instead of using analogies from elsewhere in life to explain science, she’ll use physics analogies to explore human nature. This time, she tackles unwanted gifts, when to give up on a dream and how friendships might be like Newtonian mechanics.