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Nigel Lockyer named new Fermilab director

Fermilab June 20, 2013

Nigel Lockyer, director of Canada's TRIUMF laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, has been selected as the sixth director of Fermilab, succeeding Pier Oddone. Lockyer, who has a long history with Fermilab and the CDF experiment, will begin his tenure in September.

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Director Search Update

Fermilab Today May 6, 2013

Our committee's unanimous final report was submitted May 1, on schedule, to Robert Zimmer, chairman of the Fermi Research Alliance Board of Directors and president of the University of Chicago. As required in our charge, the report contained an unranked list of at least three candidates to lead the laboratory, the rationale for our choices, and a summary of the process we followed to arrive at our conclusions.

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Next steps in director search

Fermilab Today April 5, 2013

The members of the Fermilab Director Search Committee have continued to be very busy. In February we began contacting individuals to further evaluate their credentials and determine their interest. After extensive committee discussions, we moved forward to perform a series of in-person interviews with qualified candidates.

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Moving forward

Fermilab Today February 1, 2013

On behalf of the Search Committee, I want to update the Fermilab community on our progress in support of the selection of the laboratory's next director. I also pass along the committee's thanks to the many members of the community who have taken the time over the past few months to convey to us their comments, suggestions and nominations. Your input is critical for the success of the search and is much appreciated.

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Thanks and appreciation from the Director Search Committee

Fermilab Today December 19, 2012

On behalf of all of the members of the Fermilab Director Search Committee, I wish to thank those on the laboratory staff and in the user community who took time to meet with the committee during our two-day, onsite visit last week, as well as those of you who have submitted written comments to us on the search website.

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Town Hall Meeting with Fermilab Director Search Committee

Streaming video December 11, 2012

On December 11 at Fermilab, a town hall meeting was held for all Fermilab employees and users with the members of the Fermilab Director Search Committee. Streaming video of the full meeting is now available for viewing on the Fermilab website.

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Director Search Committee seeks your input

Fermilab Today December 3, 2012

The Fermilab Director Search Committee will have its next meeting at Fermilab on Dec. 11 and 12. As part of the search process, the committee seeks input from Fermilab employees and the physics community. Employees and users are encouraged to participate in the search process by attending one of several meetings or by sending written comments and suggestions.

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Fermilab director search committee members named

Fermilab Today October 30, 2012

The next step has been taken in the search for the sixth director of Fermilab. Today the Fermi Research Alliance, LLC announced the names of the 16 members of the director search committee.

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Norman Augustine to chair director search committee

Fermilab Today September 24, 2012

Norman R. Augustine, the retired chairman and chief executive officer of the Lockheed Martin Corp., has agreed to chair the search committee for the new director of Fermilab. Current director Pier Oddone announced in August that he would retire on July 1, 2013, prompting Fermi Research Alliance LLC Board Chairman and University of Chicago President Bob Zimmer to begin the process of appointing a committee to conduct an international search for Oddone's successor.

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Pier Oddone to step down as Fermilab Director

Fermi Research Alliance, LLC Press Release August 2, 2012

The Fermi Research Alliance (FRA) Board of Directors, which manages and operates Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, announced today that Fermilab Director Pier Oddone has decided to retire after eight years at the helm of America’s leading particle physics laboratory. Oddone will continue to serve as Fermilab director until July 1, 2013, while a committee appointed by the FRA Board Chairman conducts an international search for his successor.

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