Annual Users’ Meeting offers new results, peek into future

This year’s annual Users’ Meeting will feature new results from the Tevatron, Fermilab’s neutrino experiments, and high-energy physics results from CMS, as well as discussions on future experiments and plans. The meeting, which will take place on Wednesday, June 1, and Thursday, June 2, will also provide Fermilab employees and users a chance to learn more about international physics projects.

All Fermilab employees are invited to attend.

“We’ve got a great line up of presentations this year,” said Todd Adams, Users’ Executive Committee chair. “This is a chance for individuals from the high-energy physics community to hear fresh physics results and get a great overview of what is happening at current and future experiments at the frontier of particle physics.”

Fermilab’s Graduate Student Association will also give talks and hold a poster session as part of their New Perspectives conference on May 31.

“We’re working closely with the Graduate Student Association to encourage the participation of young scientists at the Users’ Meeting and New Perspectives conference,” said William Wester, Users’ Meeting chair.”

Meeting attendees can also submit a proposal to give a five-minute presentation on a topic of their choice during a town hall meeting that will take place on Thursday, June 2. Proposals should include one slide and can be sent to William Wester or Todd Adams.

Other topics slated for the two-day meeting include updates on the SeaQuest experiment, the Dark Energy Survey and MINERvA and results from other projects at the Energy, Intensity and Cosmic Frontiers.

This year’s highlights also include a lecture by the Acting Associate Director of DOE’s Office of High-Energy Physics Mike Procario and a talk about KEK’s future plans by KEK Director General Atsuto Suzuki.

A public lecture given by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, in Ramsey Auditorium. Tickets for the public lecture are free, but must be reserved. Secure tickets by contacting the Fermilab Box Office, 630-840-ARTS.

Registration is free and is required to attend all scientific and social functions. A catered barbeque dinner will take place on Wednesday, June 1. A special Festa Italiana honoring the 150th anniversary of a united Italy will take place after Chu’s lecture.

Rhianna Wisniewski