Fermilab director shares laboratory vision with community leaders during special address

On Oct. 23, more than 75 local officials, educators and business representatives converged at Fermilab to attend the Future of Fermilab Address and Reception.

U.S. Department of Energy Fermi Site Office Deputy Site Office Manager Mark Bollinger welcomed participants. Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer then gave the evening’s address, sharing with guests exciting new developments related to the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, the PIP-II particle accelerator project, a new building dedicated to integrated engineering, and Fermilab contributions to advances in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and its CMS particle detector.

Fermilab Deputy Director for Research Joe Lykken spoke about the lab’s cutting-edge research in the burgeoning field of quantum science.

The remote operations center for the lab’s neutrino experiments was open to guests, and scientists were on hand to chat about the lab’s neutrino research program. Guests also toured the laboratory’s neutrino experiments and particle accelerator technology facilities.

Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen, Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke and Warrenville Mayor David Brummel were among the community leaders who attended the event. Aldermen from nearby Batavia, Geneva, Naperville and Warrenville and members of the Kane County and DuPage County boards also joined in the evening’s activities, as did other civic leaders, including representatives from school boards and community groups.

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