Last week DOE Chief Information Officer Robert Brese toured Fermilab. From left: Fermi Site Deputy Manager Mark Bollinger, Fermi Site Manager Mike Weis, Fermilab Chief Information Officer Vicky White, DOE Chief Information Officer Robert Brese, Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer.

On Sept. 29, the extension to the Fermilab contract with DOE was signed by Rory Simpson from the Fermi Site Office and Fermilab Director Pier Oddone. Also present were senior managers from Fermilab, Fermi Site Office and the DOE Office of High Energy Physics.

On Sept. 27, a group visiting from DOE’s Office of Science and staffers from the U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space, and Technology Committee toured Fermilab’s underground neutrino facility.

MINERvA experiment co-spokesperson Debbie Harris gives Energy Secretary Steven Chu a tour of the MINOS underground experimental hall, where the MINERvA experiment is located. Joining Chu on the tour were Universities Research Association, Inc. Executive Chair Steven Beering, visible on the left, and Deputy Manager of the DOE Fermi Site Office Mark Bollinger, visible behind Harris. Chu visited the laboratory on June 2. Photo: Reidar Hahn.

Fermilab scientist Aron Soha, front, and US CMS Project Manager Joel Butler, back, give Energy Secretary Steven Chu a tour of Fermilab’s Remote Operations Center. US CMS scientists use Fermilab’s ROC to monitor data coming from the CMS experiment at the LHC. Photo: Reidar Hahn.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu spoke of the rich history of Fermilab and the field of high-energy physics in his public lecture at the 44th annual Users’ Meeting on Thursday, June 2. In his lecture, titled “Revving up the great American research and innovation machine,” Chu said the U.S. must continue to invest in science and technology research and development, especially during tough economic times, to remain competitive as a world leader in the energy revolution. Watch a video of his talk. Photo: Reidar Hahn.