Users' Meeting highlights results, looks to the future
|Fermilab's 2010 Users' Meeting takes place June 2-3
This year's annual Users' Meeting will feature recent experiment results, talks about the laboratory's future plans and physics updates from Washington, D.C. and around the world. The meeting, which will take place Wednesday, June 2, and Thursday, June 3, will provide Fermilab employees and users a chance to learn more about global physics projects and plans for experiments at Fermilab.
All Fermilab employees are invited to attend.
Talks by graduate students will also take place at the meeting. Meeting organizers will choose student talks based on nominations from the student's advisor. Nominations must be sent by May 15 to GRADTALKS2010@fnal.gov.
Fermilab's Graduate Student Association will also hold their annual New Perspectives conference on June 1.
"It has been a great year. We've had a lot of excitement in the users' community," said Ron Moore, chair of the Users' Executive Committee. "We're looking forward to great presentations on a variety of physics topics including presentations on the Tevatron's current run, the startup of new experiments, such as CMS and MINERvA, and proposed future experiments, such as a neutrino factory, Muon Collider and Project X."
Other talk topics include Higgs searches, top quark measurements, heavy flavor physics, neutrino results from MINOS and MiniBooNE, dark matter searches and talks on the Intensity, Cosmic and Energy Frontiers.
This year's highlights also include lectures by: Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Steve Koonin, Deputy Director of the Office of Science for High Energy Physics Dennis Kovar and Rep. Bill Foster (D-Il). The GSA poster session will take place during the banquet on Wednesday, June 2.
A public lecture will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, in Ramsey Auditorium given by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. Tickets for the public lecture are free, but must be reserved. Secure tickets by contacting the Fermilab Box Office, 630-840-ARTS.
Registration for the meeting is free. The Festa Italiana will take place in Kuhn Barn Wednesday evening following Secretary of Energy Steven Chu's lecture.
-- Rhianna Wisniewski