An important part of the new vision for IARC at Fermilab is increasing regional engagement – capturing activities that bring regional institutions together to exchange information and resources and increase our collective impact. As an early step toward this new vision, Fermilab, along with University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, hosted an online workshop on Nov. 9 focusing on strategic opportunities to collaborate on artificial intelligence research: “Partnering to Advance AI Research & Development.”

The next virtual laboratory all-hands meeting will take place on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Central time. The meeting will provide an update on the state of Fermilab. An invitation link to the virtual meeting will be sent in an all-hands email on Nov. 11.

On Nov. 2, the Falling Walls Foundation hosted an online panel titled “Falling Walls Circle Table: The Next Big Machine – Does CERN Need Another Supercollider?” A video of the hour-long panel discussion is now available online. Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer was one of the panelists. The others were Zulfikar Abbany of Deutsche Welle, Ursula Bassler of the CERN Council, Jeremy Farrar of the Wellcome Trust and Beate Heinemann of DESY. With CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in full swing and…

In response to changes in Fermilab site access and DOE requirements, Fermilab is rolling out a new Event Approval System in SharePoint that will complement the new Policy on Fermilab Events and updated Policy on Access to Fermilab. Starting on Nov. 2, all Fermilab-hosted events must be submitted through the Event Approval System.

From the Chicago Quantum Exchange, Oct. 29, 2020: Quantum technology experts from around the country will convene virtually from Nov. 11-13 to forge new partnerships amid an exciting year for quantum research. The third annual Chicago Quantum Summit will feature Anna Grassellino, director of the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center at Fermilab.

The third annual Chicago Quantum Summit takes place from Nov. 11-13. Register now to attend. Featured speakers include SQMS Center Director and Fermilab Deputy Chief Technology Officer Anna Grassellino as well as  directors of the National Quantum Information Science Research Centers and of the NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes. The summit features a public talk by Scott Aaronson, founding director of the Quantum Information Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The summit, hosted virtually by the University…

From APS News, October 2020: This summer, Fermilab scientist Marco Del Tutto spent weeks building the 3-D virtual rooms for the Neutrino 2020 conference. Like many conferences in 2020, the meeting occurred over the now ubiquitous application Zoom. But this conference had twists and flourishes: a poster session conducted in virtual reality, pixelated renderings of plants and couches, and Chicago-specific settings.

Next week, scientists with connections to U.S. particle physics will make their morning coffee, boot up their computers and log in to a virtual community planning meeting with over 1,500 colleagues. The four-day gathering will set the stage for a process known as Snowmass, during which scientists will develop a collective vision for the next decade of U.S. particle physics research. The Snowmass process seeks to identify the most promising questions to explore in future research.

Registration for the Snowmass Community Planning Meeting (virtual) is now open. Snowmass takes place from Oct. 5-8. Please register as soon as you can at This information is tremendously helpful for us to organize the CPM. Registration is required to attend the CPM meeting. Please forward this message to members of your frontier group.

For a week spanning the months of July and August, scientists from around the world virtually gathered to attend the prestigious biennial ICHEP conference. At ICHEP, some of the most exciting physics results of the year are unveiled. CMS scientists from Fermilab and the LHC Physics Center were well-represented at the conference.