Dr. Jonathan Asaadi

Postdoc at Syracuse University on MicroBooNE

Candidate Statement

As a member of the Fermilab community since 2008, I have had the unique opportunity to experience the laboratory while a major shift in the field of high energy physics is underway. During this period I have had the good fortune to experience the excitement of the turn-on of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) while working on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment as a user of Fermilab's LHC Physics Center. I was able to take part in the Tevatron program and contribute to the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) experiment during the last years of operation. Now I am participating in one of Fermilab's forefront neutrino experiments, MicroBooNE, and helping to build the next-generation physics program here at the lab.

These experiences have helped focus the importance to me of ensuring the success and vitality of Fermilab as a central player in the field of high energy physics. If elected to serve as a member of the FSPA, I will work to place the importance and necessity of a vibrant program at Fermilab into the minds of the funding agencies as well as the general public .In addition to this very important outreach work, I also recognize the importance of having a healthy and enjoyable quality-of-life for all users. As a user who has both lived on-site as well as being an off-site resident, I have utilized the many different benefits offered to Fermilab's users (Village Housing, Users Center, Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Bus Services, etc...). If elected to the FSPA, I will work for the expansion and maintenance of these services as being a central component to the phenomenal atmosphere at Fermilab which makes this a great place for scientific discovery. I would be very honored to be elected to FSPA, and I look forward to the opportunity.