From Jan. 14-18, more than 100 graduate students, postdocs and faculty from around the world came to Fermilab to participate in the school. Students are coached by CMS experts in hands-on sessions covering topics such as particle identification, statistics, machine learning and triggering. They also learn how to write high-quality scientific publications.
As co-coordinator, Gerber has been instrumental in supporting highly successful efforts at the LPC while introducing new programs and shaping the future of the center. Under her leadership, the LPC took a leading role in Run-2 data analyses, detector operation and upgrade efforts. She is looking forward to continuing to support the LPC and its residents.
The Distinguished Researchers program has been a defining feature of the LPC at Fermilab for the last eight years. The 21 CMS physicists selected as LPC Distinguished Researchers, 18 juniors and three seniors, are accomplished individuals at different stages of their careers. This program provides resources to help strengthen and expand their research programs. This year’s Distinguished Researchers were selected by the LPC Management Board in a competitive process.
The year 2018 will be remembered as a very eventful year for CMS as a whole and especially for the Fermilab group. Thanks to excellent accelerator performance, the LHC delivered much more proton-proton collision data than anticipated, making the LHC Run 2 a very successful data-taking period. Being at the very core of the detector operations and computing, the Fermilab group was key in ensuring that a large and high quality data set was collected for searches and precision measurements.