Nine lab directors to discuss science without boundaries

Press panel at Fermilab on Friday, August 15, at 4 p.m.

BATAVIA, Ill.–The directors of nine world particle physics laboratories have come to Fermilab to discuss future research projects and the evolution of the field into a model for science without international boundaries. They are attending a meeting of the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA), which takes place in connection with the 700-scientist Lepton-Photon Symposium at Fermilab, August 11-16.

Reporters and photographers can meet the nine lab directors at a one-hour press panel on Friday, August 15, at 4 p.m. at Fermilab’s Wilson Hall, where they will present their views and answer questions on the transition from national to international research projects, including the construction and operation of future large-scale accelerators.

Participants are:

Dr. Michael Witherell, Fermilab, United States
Dr. Jonathan Dorfan, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, United States
Dr. Maury Tigner, Wilson Synchrotron Laboratory, United States
Dr. Luciano Maiani, CERN, Switzerland
Dr. Yoji Totsuka, KEK, Japan
Dr. Albrecht Wagner, DESY, Germany
Dr. Mikhail Danilov, ITEP, Russia
Dr. Sergio Bertolucci, INFN, Italy
Dr. He Sheng Chen, IHEP, China

Media representatives must call Fermilab’s Office of Public Affairs to register for a Visitor’s Pass before entering the site.

Fermilab is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory, operated under contract by Universities Research Association, Inc.

Media contact
  • Kurt Riesselmann, Fermilab Office of Communication,, 630-840-3351