This year’s Users Meeting, to be held Aug. 10-13, will feature a brand-new format. We aim to host an online meeting that, as much as possible, everyone at Fermilab will feel fully included in and actively enjoy. We also aim to provide a space for us all to gather, listen, learn, speak, grow, challenge and be inspired.
We are proud to announce that the keynote speaker will be U.S. Navy Commander and NASA astronaut Josh Cassada, a high-energy particle physicist who conducted research at Fermilab on the CDF experiment.
This year’s meeting theme is “Defining the Decade,” and that means we are looking to the future as a laboratory not just in scientific progress, but in progress within our own community as well. The meeting will feature sessions on Black Lives Matter, sustainability, visas, communication as well as a scientific job panel and our Spotlight on the Community panel. Our scientific program includes many excellent and innovative talks from the intensity, energy, and cosmic frontiers, as well as divisions and projects across the laboratory. There will also be virtual site tours and a panel on the Snowmass community planning process for the future of high-energy physics.
In a special session, we will pay tribute to the life of Fermilab scientist Alvin Tollestrup. Finally, we will enjoy a virtual Festa Italiana.
Please register as soon as possible. There is no charge. Some sessions have capped attendance and some will require RSVP. Registration and the detailed program for the meeting are at https://uec.fnal.gov/53rd-annual-users-meeting/.
Cindy Joe is the chair of the 53rd annual Users Meeting.