Bo Jayatilaka

The Fermilab Scientist Advisory Council has recently welcomed new members and elected new co-chairs Bo Jayatilaka and Brendan Kiburg. The SAC meets regularly with the Directorate and discusses topics of interest in both short- and long-term plans for the laboratory’s research program as well as issues related to careers and professional development of the scientific staff.

CMS looks for evidence of J/ψ mesons in near-collision events in the LHC’s 2011 heavy-ion run, during which lead nuclei were accelerated to an unprecedented energy of 574 trillion electronvolts.

Much the way football analysts evaluate quarterbacks using a numerical quarterback rating, particle physicists have measured statistics to evaluate whether particle physics events result from known Standard Model processes or something else, such as supersymmetry.