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.

Congressman Randy Hultgren visited Fermilab on Wednesday, Feb. 23, to meet with Director Pier Oddone and senior staff members of the staff. Pictured left to right: Congressman Randy Hultgren, Oddone, DOE Deputy Fermi Site Manager Mark Bollinger and Chief of Staff for Congressman Hultgren Jerry Clarke. Photo: Reidar Hahn.

The visit included a tour of the 15th floor, CDF, the SRF Accelerator Test Facility and the Dark Energy Camera. CDF co-spokesperson Rob Roser (second from left) explained how the detector works to (from left), Byung-Hoon Oh, director and senior researcher at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Dong-Pil Min, Chairman of the Korea Research Council of Fundamental Science and Technology, and Whanyung Kim, a reporter from Joong Ang Ilbo. Photo: Reidar Hahn.

On Jan. 24, Dong-Pil Min, the chairman of the Korea Research Council of Fundamental Science & Technology, and Young-Kee Kim, deputy director of Fermilab, signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate on activities such as superconducting radio-frequency technology and accelerator-based sciences, including detectors, computing and data analysis. Photo: Reidar Hahn.

The visitors from the French consulate, including Adele Martial, had a chance to meet with Fermilab users (from right) Elemer Nagy (Marseille), Christophe Royon (CEA-Saclay) and Jonathan Brown (Paris VI). Photo: Reidar Hahn

On Jan. 18, Graham Paul, French Consul General (right), and Adele Martial, scientific advisor, visited Fermilab. Director Pier Oddone (left) gave a tour of the 15th floor of Wilson Hall, which included a look at the jelly bean universe. Photo: Reidar Hahn