Future of Fermilab Address and Reception is a success

On Sept. 10, more than 100 people came to Fermilab for the annual Future of Fermilab Address and Reception. Forty-five Fermilab staff members also attended the event.

Attendees included State Representatives Jeanne Ives and Mike Fortner, representatives from the offices of Senator Mark Kirk and State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia, the mayors of Batavia and North Aurora, aldermen, other elected officials, school board members, educators from local schools and universities, and representatives from companies throughout Chicagoland.

In his address, Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer discussed the future international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and the mysterious neutrinos it will study, the CMS experiment at CERN, the Dark Energy Survey, Muon g-2 and advancing accelerator science and technology. He also talked about the plan to modernize the laboratory’s facilities, its educational and cultural opportunities, and recognition Fermilab received from the Conservation Foundation for its natural beauty.

Many attendees toured the MINOS underground area, the Muon g-2 building and the Cryomodule Test Facility.

Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer gives the Future of Fermilab Address to more than 100 attendees. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer gives the Future of Fermilab Address to more than 100 attendees. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Attendees included local and state officials, educators and business representatives. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Attendees included local and state officials, educators and business representatives. Photo: Cindy Arnold

James Dean brought his two humans, Kane County Board Member Deborah Allan and her husband Arthur, to the Future of Fermilab Address and Reception. Photo: Cindy Arnold

James Dean brought his two humans, Kane County Board Member Deborah Allan and her husband Arthur, to the Future of Fermilab Address and Reception. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Fermilab user Adam Schreckenberger reveals the secrets of the universe to Lori Renzetti and Wanda Rabione, both of State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia's office. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Fermilab user Adam Schreckenberger reveals the secrets of the universe to Lori Renzetti and Wanda Rabione, both of State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia’s office. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Fermilab scientist Brian Nord, Director Nigel Lockyer and scientist Jen Raaf point out notable entries on the Why Fermilab Matters board. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Fermilab scientist Brian Nord, Director Nigel Lockyer and scientist Jen Raaf point out notable entries on the Why Fermilab Matters board. Photo: Cindy Arnold