On June 23, 2021, Ryan Frantzen, a Roads and Grounds employee at Fermilab, correctly handles a spiny softshell turtle that Fermilab scientist Jean-Paul Carneiro found crossing the road. Coincidentally, Frantzen was in the first car Carneiro asked to stop to protect the creature. If you want to move a turtle on a road on campus, place it on the side of the road it is heading toward. Never pick up a turtle by the tail. Larger turtles may be feisty. Roads and Grounds responds to calls to move the turtles, too.
Whether in Serbia or Chicago, Fermilab postdoctoral researcher Aleksandra Ćiprijanović is working to unlock the secrets of the night sky. As a member of the Deep Skies Lab, an international collaboration of physicists, she’s figuring out how to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to better handle the huge amounts of data needed for discovery science.