Starting next Monday, July 31, Fermilab will welcome more than 600 of our colleagues from the particle physics community to the 2017 meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Particles and Fields.
The conference takes place once every two years and was last hosted by Fermilab in 1992. This is the main meeting of the U.S. particle physics community, bringing DPF members together with colleagues from the international community to review recent results, meet with funding agency representatives, and discuss future plans and research directions.
With so many scientists and students attending the meeting, be prepared for a Wilson Hall parking lot and elevators that will be fuller than usual. Also, expect larger than average crowds in the cafeteria between 12:15 and 1:30 p.m. every day next week.
Many of the attendees may be new to Fermilab or have not visited in many years. Throughout the week they will be introduced to the lab’s research and facilities and will take tours of the lab on Friday afternoon. As you meet DPF attendees in and around Wilson Hall and IARC, please don’t hesitate to help them find where they’re going.
Fermilab’s 50th anniversary year is a perfect opportunity to bring colleagues to the lab for this important meeting. Please give them a warm welcome next week.