I am pleased to announce that Kevin Burkett has been appointed Head of the Particle Physics Division, effective immediately. Kevin joined the lab in 2003 and has served in a number of leadership positions, including CMS Center Deputy Head, CMS Department Head and most recently Deputy PPD Head.
Kevin brings good judgement to this position, along with an excellent knowledge of the strengths and opportunities that lie ahead for PPD, and will provide stable leadership for the division. His support for collaboration within the lab is evidenced by his long service on the Director’s Science Advisory Council, as well as his involvement in the Scientific Priorities Working Group and the Lederman Fellowship Committee. He also has served for many years on the CDF Experiment at Fermilab and the CMS Experiment at CERN.
Kevin began his career as a research assistant at the University of Michigan and was also a postdoctoral research associate at Harvard University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree and PhD in physics from the University of Michigan.
I would like to thank Josh Frieman for his excellent work as PPD head and Greg Bock for his service in the role as interim head.
Please join me in congratulating Kevin and extending your full support to him in his new role.
Joe Lykken is Fermilab’s deputy director for research.