Nigel Lockyer

Nigel Lockyer is the Fermilab director.

Tuesday’s all-hands meeting was packed with people and information (a brief 96 slides). We covered a lot of ground in an hour, including recent achievements, areas of focus and the newest addition to the lab. This column summarizes the highlights.

Our planned flagship long-baseline neutrino experiment, LBNF/DUNE, is predicated on Fermilab being host to the international neutrino community in a manner similar to how CERN hosts the ATLAS and CMS experiments. This CERN model of international cooperation has been very successful. Learn about some of the ongoing efforts to internationalize Fermilab and our neutrino program through this column and video.

What do CERN director general designate Fabiola Gianotti, former CMS spokesperson Sir Tejinder Virdee and Berkeley Lab Physics Division head Natalie Roe all have in common? They are all former members of the Fermilab Physics Advisory Committee. Since prehistoric times, the PAC has been the primary mechanism for Fermilab directors to solicit advice on the Fermilab science program from leading experts of the global particle physics community. We are very fortunate that the best and the brightest of our field…

Fermilab DirectorNigel Lockyer Every June, scientists from around the world come to Fermilab for our annual Users Meeting. Last week almost 500 scientists attended the 48th such meeting, including many students and postdocs who are spending a significant portion of their summer here at Fermilab to do research. Our progress in transitioning from the Tevatron era to a P5-aligned research program focused on neutrinos, the LHC and muons is evident in the list of more than 40 talks given at…

This week, the eyes of the high-energy physics world are on CERN as the LHC experiments prepare to take their first Run 2 data. After a successful more-than-two-year shutdown for maintenance and upgrades, the first beams recirculated in the LHC on Easter Sunday, and test collisions at a new record energy of 13 TeV took place two weeks ago. The final milestone of the LHC restart will be the start of physics data taking, marking the beginning of another intense…

The Director’s Corner will not appear in today’s issue. Please attend the all-hands meeting on Thursday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. Refreshments will be served in the Wilson Hall atrium following the meeting.