2013 Fermilab Users Meeting

This year’s Fermilab Users Meeting was full of excitement. In addition to the annual meeting, the Fermilab Users hosted an event commemorating the completion of the International Linear Collider technical design and a farewell symposium for outgoing director Pier Oddone.

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At the Users Meeting, Deputy Director Young-Kee Kim discusses Fermilab’s future plans. Photo: Cindy Arnold On June 12, Global Design Effort Director Barry Barish hands over the International Linear Collider Technical Design Report to Pier Oddone, chair of the International Committee for Future Accelerators. Photo: Cindy Arnold Users Meeting attendees check out the posters on display at the Fermilab Student and Postdoc Association poster session. Photo: Cindy Arnold
Scientists study the posters on display at the Fermilab Student and Postdoc Association poster session. Photo: Cindy Arnold Fermi Site Office Manager Mike Weis and Deputy Site Manager Mark Bollinger pay tribute to Fermilab Director Pier Oddone at the director farewell symposium on June 13. Photo: Cindy Arnold Congressman Bill Foster gives a humorous good-bye video message at the farewell symposium. Photo: Cindy Arnold
Director Oddone is presented with an SRF-cavity penholder at the farewell symposium. Photo: Cindy Arnold A guest signs a poster that will be given to Director Oddone as a parting gift from Fermilab. Cindy Arnold Director Pier Oddone, Deputy Director Young-Kee Kim and former Director John Peoples smile for the camera at the Users Meeting banquet. Photo: Cindy Arnold
Hungry people grab dinner at the reception following the farewell symposium. Photo: Cindy Arnold Fermilab employees smile for the camera. Photo: Cindy Arnold At the reception, a guest greets the camera with a canteloupe smile. Photo: Cindy Arnold
Members of the Fermilab community enjoy the evening’s events. Photo: Cindy Arnold Users Meeting reception guests enjoy their drinks. Photo: Cindy Arnold Users Executive Committee Chair Nikos Varelas presents Fermilab Director Oddone with a jersey at the farewell symposium. The color red represents Oddone’s native country of Peru. The number 5 was chosen because Oddone is Fermilab’s 5th director. Photo: Cindy Arnold