45th Users’ Meeting highlights results, looks to the future

This year’s Fermilab Users’ Meeting will cover new experiment results, the latest in the laboratory’s forward-looking projects and presentations from leaders of the scientific policy community. The meeting, which takes place on June 12-13, will cover topics in the fields of collider, astroparticle, and neutrino physics and will give Fermilab users and employees the opportunity to learn more about the laboratory’s plans for the future.

“We have a full program that will include the most recent physics results and reports on future projects,” said Users’ Meeting Subcommittee Chair Lisa Whitehead. “We hope to have a lot of grad students and postdocs participating in the meeting again this year.”

On June 14 Fermilab’s Graduate Student Association will holdits New Perspective Conference, a day of talks given by undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students. The group will also host a poster session during the two-day Users’ Meeting.

One highlight of the meeting will be a presentation by Jim Siegrist, director of the Office of High Energy Physics in the DOE Office of Science.

Nobel laureate David Gross will also give a public lecture on what it means to have a final theory of fundamental physics. His talk takes place at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, in Ramsey Auditorium. Tickets are available through the Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series.

“Fermilab has exciting plans for future experiments that will continue to bring us even closer to an understanding of the fundamental make-up of our world,” said Daniel Kaplan, Users’ Executive Committee Chair. “The Users’ Meeting is a good time to get acquainted with them.”

Registration for the event is free.

—Leah Hesla