26 September 2010

Articles About NOvA

From next Thursday through Monday, Kelly and I will be in International Falls, MN for a NOvA Collaboration Meeting.  I thought I would share a couple of articles about the experiment that I had not posted before.  One is a good description of the experiment for the general public that appeared in the Washington Post.  The other is an article in the Minnesota Daily (the University of Minnesota's student newspaper) and quotes my supervisor Mark Messier.

16 September 2010

Big Decision Upcoming at Fermilab

Fermilab's directorate is currently deciding whether or not to extend the run of the lab's collider, the Tevatron, as described quite well in this story in the Beacon News. I have an obvious interest in this decision because I work on two of the experiments "involving neutrinos."

In the article, the caption to the photo above indicates accurately says, "a life-size photo of a cross section of the Tevatron hangs in the CDF building at Fermilab." Also in this photograph, the two long white objects in the foreground are part of a test stand for NOvA, one of the neutrino experiments. The lab's present and future captured in a single image.

"I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of ... all who are in authority" - I Timothy 2:1-2

The ARRA in Action

Whether you spport it or not, I thought you would want to know that the ARRA (a.k.a. the Economic Stimulus) is partially supporting NOvA, one of the experiments on which I work.

12 September 2010

Did the whole world share this ... 44,000 times?!

Look closely at how many people shared the stories of the Colorado wildfire and a woman's "regenerated fingertip." I know our population is growing, but this is ridiculous! This is a screen shot from CNN on Sep. 10, 2010 at 14:55:06 CDT.