Cindy Arnold

Fermilab Director Pier Oddone retires today. Nigel Lockyer, the next director of Fermilab, visited Fermilab on Friday and met with employees and users at an all-hands meeting. View a video of the meeting. Photo: Cindy Arnold

This year’s Fermilab Users Meeting was full of excitement. In addition to the annual meeting, the Fermilab Users hosted an event commemorating the completion of the International Linear Collider technical design and a farewell symposium for outgoing director Pier Oddone. (Click on a photo for a larger version) At the Users Meeting, Deputy Director Young-Kee Kim discusses Fermilab’s future plans. Photo: Cindy Arnold On June 12, Global Design Effort Director Barry Barish hands over the International Linear Collider Technical Design…

Five Fermilab employees recently received degrees through the Tuition Assistance Program. From left: Mark Dilday, AD, B.S. in electronics engineering technology; Salman Tariq, AD, M.S. in engineering management; Amber Kenney, ESH&Q, M.S. in industrial technology; Donald Arnold, TD, B.S. in industrial technology and management. Inset: Joshua O’Connell, AD, B.S. in information technology and management, summa cum laude. Photo: Cindy Arnold; inset photo courtesy of Karen Karlix-Smith

Fermilab employees visit various vendor booths at least year’s Health and Wellness Fair. Photo: Cindy Arnold On Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Wilson Hall 15th-floor crossovers, WDRS will host their annual Health and Wellness Fair. The fair features vendors, giveaways and drawings for prizes. If you have any questions about the fair, contact Jeanne Ecker at x2548 or at

On Friday in Ramsey Auditorium, The Science Coalition honored Congressman Randy Hultgren with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of his strong commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Illinois at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological innovation. University of Illinois President Robert Easter presented the award to Congressman Hultgren. From left: Robert Easter, University of Chicago Deputy Director of Federal Relations Matthew Greenwald, Congressman Hultgren, Fermilab Director Pier Oddone….

Kiewit Infrastructure Co. earned a Shining Star Award for having the highest safety score in their district for outstanding safety performance. The crew celebrated at the change of shifts Friday morning with a celebratory breakfast at their construction site. Kiewit is the subcontractor building the NOvA Near Detector Hall adjacent to the existing NuMI tunnel. Photo: Cindy Arnold


The Fermilab Fire Department simulated a rescue in full gear and in 90-degree heat as part of Wednesday’s DASTOW event. Photo: Cindy Arnold Fermilab employees, their daughters and sons kept their eyes on the ball as Mr. Freeze fired it toward the sky on Wednesday. Sharp eyes can spot it in the photo. Photo: Cindy Arnold DASTOW group photo posters are now available for pick-up in the Wilson Hall atrium by the security desk. They are also available in the…

Fermilab’s first director, Robert Wilson, gives a chalkboard talk at the 1970 Users’ Meeting. Photo courtesy of Fermilab Archives Fermilab scientist Michael Kirby gives a slide presentation on the search for the Higgs at the Tevatron at this year’s Users’ Meeting. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Fermilab employees strolled, jogged and biked around the Main Ring last week for the annual laboratory Walk the Ring event. One pair of pedalers shared a tandem bicycle. Photo: Cindy Arnold