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1-Mar-2004
Good neighbor policy
In a major step toward strengthening relationships with its neighbors, Fermilab is forming a Community Task Force on Public Participation with about 25 representatives from DuPage, Kane and DeKalb Counties.

Contact: Katie Yurkewicz
katie@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

1-Mar-2004
The power of one
Plans and hopes for a Linear Collider chart a straight course toward unification.

Contact: Mike Perricone
mikep@fnal.gov
630-840-5678
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

19-Feb-2004
A new layer of sensitivity
Fermilab scientists are adding a new front line to the battery of sensors inside the giant DZero detector. They've just completed the design of a new set of sensors, to be installed in a very confined space, which will give new life to the experiment.

Contact: Matt Hutson
mhutson@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

19-Feb-2004
DZero breaks new ground in global computing efforts
Searching for subatomic particles very much resembles the often-cited search for the needle in the haystack. Since the beginning of Collider Run II in March 2001, DZero scientists have collected more than 550 million particle collisions. The data fill five stacks of CDs as high as the Eiffel tower--storage cases not included. And the (hay)stacks are growing every day.

Contact: Kurt Riesselmann
kurtr@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

19-Feb-2004
NLC collaboration reaches critical high-power X-band goal
The team, part of the U.S.-Japanese Next Linear Collider-Global Linear Collider collaboration, is working on X-band accelerator technology (for the so-called "warm" linear collider). The international particle physics community is also considering another technology option for the linear collider: superconducting radiofrequency technology, being pursued by the TESLA collaboration led by DESY in Germany.

Contact: Mike Perricone
mikep@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

1-Jan-2004
Are we ready for the dark side?
Simply put, dark energy is a mystery. The expansion of the universe is accelerating, and theorists believe that dark energy is the driving force behind it. Evidence shows that dark energy makes up approximately 70 percent of the universe, meaning 25 percent is dark matter and 4 percent is matter made of atoms.

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-2326
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

1-Jan-2004
Looking ahead: Fermilab prospects in 2004
As we approach the New Year it is a good time to predict the future. What will be happening at Fermilab in 2004?

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-2326
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

1-Dec-2003
By-line from the frontlines
The process of science--the building of instruments, analysis of raw data, debugging of computer code, cleaning of lenses--usually doesn't make it to the headlines. You hear "Scientists Find Top Quark," but never, "Scientists Find New Use for Mylar Tape." Experimental physicists know better than anyone the tangled marriage of serendipity and tedium in nailing down a discovery.

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-2326
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

1-Dec-2003
Two mysteries, one solution?
Using detectors chilled to near absolute zero, from a vantage point half a mile below ground, physicists of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search announced the November 12 launch of a quest that could lead to solving two mysteries that may turn out to be one and the same: the identity of the dark matter that pervades the universe, and the possible existence of supersymmetric particles.

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-2326
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

1-Nov-2003
Superconducting magnets
When you cool a piece of metal below a critical temperature, something magical happens. The atoms begin passing along electrons with zero resistance. People in the know refer to this rare state as "superconductivity."

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-2326
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

1-Nov-2003
Twenty years at the energy frontier
The Tevatron began operations in late 1983 when the E715 experiment initiated the use of the world's highest-energy beams. Since then more than forty fixed-target experiments have used Tevatron beams of protons, pions, muons, photons, hyperons and neutrinos to expand our knowledge of particles and forces.

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-2326
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

1-Oct-2003
Fermilab Today launches Result of the Week
Fermilab's daily online news service, Fermilab Today, launched a new weekly feature on September 18--the Fermilab Result of the Week. Each Thursday, FT will bring readers a new scientific result from ongoing research at Fermilab.

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-2326
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

1-Oct-2003
Point of view: RUN II
Last month Fermilab Director Mike Witherell announced the cancellation of the CDF and DZero silicon detector upgrades for Run II. While not entirely unexpected, this announcement was a great disappointment to many of us.

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-2326
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

1-Sep-2003
Lepton Photon 2003: A week of interactions
Each day, they filled Wilson Hall's Ramsey Auditorium--some 800 representatives of long careers and future hopes in the global community of high-energy physics.

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-2326
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

1-Sep-2003
Startup of MINOS
Scientists of the MINOS collaboration announced the official start of data-taking with the 6,000-ton detector for the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search on Thursday, August 14. Physicists will use the MINOS detector, located deep in an historic iron mine in northern Minnesota, to explore the phenomenon of neutrino mass.

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-2326
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

27-Jun-2003
MINOS: Last plane at Soudan
After four years of work in a former iron mine a half-mile underground, the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search collaboration celebrated a milestone for the ambitious MINOS particle physics experiment. On June 5, technicians erected the last of 485 house-high detector planes of steel and plastic in the Soudan Underground Laboratory in Soudan, Minnesota.

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-2326
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

27-Jun-2003
Why accelerators matter
Accelerators are also crucial to realizing the opportunities to dramatically advance our understanding of the universe and the laws that govern it. Not only can accelerators reveal much about the fundamental particles and forces, but also they can make discoveries that are critical to understanding the cosmos.

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-2326
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

27-Jun-2003
RunII status and prospects
In mid-August, just a few weeks from now, CDF and DZero experimenters will present the first full round of Run II physics results at the Lepton-Photon Symposium at Fermilab.

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-2326
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

13-Jun-2003
Fermilab users blend backgrounds and cultures in the pursuit of science
Fermilab users are defined as scientists who are members of experimental collaborations classified as active in the annually published "Fermilab Research Program Workbook." There are more than 2,600 of them, from 213 laboratories and universities the world over; from 99 institutions representing 34 states in the U.S., and another 114 institutions representing 31 countries.

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-2326
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

9-May-2003
Making connections
A group of University of Cincinnati physicists braved the freezing Illinois winter of 2001 testing mineral oils for the 40-foot tall MiniBooNE detector at Fermilab.They found the right oil and the MiniBooNE experiment took off without a hitch.

Contact: Sena Desai
sena@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

9-May-2003
Burning plasma: the future of fusion energy
Almost all activities on the surface of the earth are ultimately powered by the sun, whether by today's sunshine or by fossil fuels formed millions of years ago.

Contact: Elizabeth Clements
lizzie@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

9-May-2003
Answering the call
From 10-ton magnets to callibrations, the Technical Division's Material Control Department is one of the vital organs at Fermilab.

Contact: Mike Perricone
mikep@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

14-Feb-2003
Tough days ahead with FY04 science funding
As Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and chief science advisor to the President of the U.S., John Marburger has fuond that being on the inside doesn't always translate into a comfort zone.

Contact: Mike Perricone
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

14-Feb-2003
Cracking the neutrino code
Neutrinos are everywhere. Capable of traversing the entire earth at close to the speed of light, these particles shine no light, and only very rarely does one of them interact with anything at all.

Contact: Kurt Riesselmann
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

22-Nov-2002
Potomac parley presents particle physics project prioritization panel
Ray Orbach: "I want [the U.S. program] to be the best high-energy physics program in the world."

Contact: Judy Jackson
jjackson@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

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