2014 Fermilab Users Meeting

This year’s Fermilab Users Meeting followed on the heels of the release of the P5 report. Attendees discussed the future U.S. high-energy physics program, developments in the Fermilab accelerator complex and the next steps in realizing the Illinois Accelerator Research Center. They also paid a special tribute to Fermilab scientist Alvin Tollestrup, who was instrumental in developing the Tevatron as the world’s leading high-energy physics accelerator.

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Users Executive Committee Chair Lee Roberts of Boston University welcomes attendees to the 47th annual Users Meeting. Photo: Reidar Hahn There was lively discussion on the P5 report at the meeting. Audience members addressed their questions to four panelists: P5 Committee Chair Steve Ritz, Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer, DOE Office of Science Associate Director for High Energy Physics Jim Siegrist, and HEPAP Chair Andy Lankford. View the question-and-answer session. Photo: Reidar Hahn Fermilab scientist Alvin Tollestrup, left, and Universities Research Association Executive Director Marta Cehelsky, right, present Marcelle Soares-Santos with the Tollestrup Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Research. Photo: Reidar Hahn
URA Executive Director Marta Cehelsky, right, presents scientist Joe Gange with the URA Thesis Award. Photo: Reidar Hahn Nigel Lockyer, left, recognizes Fermilab scientist and CDF’s first spokesperson Giorgio Bellettini, who built up the Italian-scientist community at Fermilab. "It’s had an impact, even today," Lockyer said. Photo: Cindy Arnold Users Meeting attendees check out the posters on display at the Fermilab Student and Postdoc Association poster session. Photo: Cindy Arnold
The poster session attracts lots of scientists. Photo: Cindy Arnold Users Meeting Subcommittee Chair Greg Snow introduces Hitoshi Murayama, who gave the public lecture, "The Quantum Universe." Photo: Reidar Hahn Hitoshi Murayama of the University of Tokyo, the University of California, Berkeley, and Berkeley Lab invokes a higher power in his presentation. Photo: Reidar Hahn
Murayama (left, in black) chats with audience members after his talk. Photo: Reidar Hahn At this year’s Users Meeting, Fermilab staff paid tribute to scientist Alvin Tollestrup, who was instrumental in designing the Tevatron. Fermilab scientist Rob Roser kicked off the tribute with this slide. Photo: Cindy Arnold During his tribute, Tollestrup listed the ways in which he was lucky — to have had an attentive 6th-grade teacher, a good Ph.D. advisor, and a chance to come to the Fermilab, where he helped make the Tevatron a reality. Photo: Cindy Arnold
Several scientist paid tribute to Tollestrup. View his talk and others’ tributes. Photo: Cindy Arnold Users Meeting reception guests enjoy their refreshments in Fermilab’s Wilson Hall. Photo: Cindy Arnold Guests feast after the Tollestrup tribute. Photo: Cindy Arnold