SDSS

The employees of the Fermilab South Dakota Services Section moved into a new building in Lead, South Dakota. Pictured here in front of the leased building are (from left): Joe Pygott, Ladia Jakubec, Patrick Weber, and Victor Hernandez (LBNF/DUNE FSCF Summer Intern).

Combining the newest of astronomical instruments with the most venerable techniques of patient attention to detail, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Chicago and other institutions believe they have made the first optical observation of a gamma ray burst afterglow unprompted by prior observation of the gamma ray burst itself-a so-called “orphan afterglow.”