The American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields has elected Fermilab scientist Joel Butler vice chair of its Executive Committee. He will begin as vice chair on Jan. 1, 2020, rotating to chair-elect in 2021 and chair in 2022.
A Fermilab scientist for more than 40 years, Butler was the head of the Fermilab Computing Division, the associate head of its Particle Physics Division, assistant head of the Accelerator Division, and co-spokesperson for the E687 and BTeV experiments. He has played major roles in the construction, integration and operation management of the CMS experiment at CERN, including USCMS Operations Program manager and, most recently, CMS spokesperson.
Butler is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society, and he has served on numerous particle physics review committees, including the High-Energy Physics Advisory Panel.
Fermilab is a DOE national laboratory funded by the Office of Science.