Since I am on vacation this week, I thought I would use the Director’s Corner to invite all of you — employees, users and students — to join me at Tevatron Impact, the June 11 symposium that will celebrate the Tevatron’s many achievements and the future of our laboratory. Many of our long-standing collaborators from across the country and around the world are coming to the symposium, as well as many representatives of the national and international funding agencies that have supported the Tevatron during its long life.
There is an impressive line-up of speakers, including keynote speaker Lisa Randall from Harvard University, CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer, John Womersley who is now the CEO of the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council, and a number of notable figures from the Tevatron’s history. We will hear about the extraordinary feats required to build the Tevatron and its detectors, the experiments’ many scientific contributions and the Tevatron program’s impact on physics, technology, society and the LHC. I will present the latest plans for the future of Fermilab, including the work of the recent Steering Committee to reconfigure the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment. We will end the day with a reception in the Wilson Hall Atrium. You are most welcome to come and participate in the festivities and join us in celebrating this legendary machine and our laboratory’s future.