Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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Tuesday, June 12
8 a.m.
Users' Annual Meeting Registration - Auditorium Lobby
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Users' Annual Meeting - Auditorium
Undergraduate Lecture Series (NOTE LOCATION) - Curia II
Speaker: Maurice Ball, Fermilab
Title: Mechanical Engineering
8 p.m.
Fermilab Lecture Series - Auditorium
Speaker: David Gross
Title: The Frontiers of Fundamental Physics



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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Users' Annual Meeting - Auditorium



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Special Announcement

Users' Meeting begins today

Fermilab's 45th annual Users' Meeting begins today. Today's lectures and events include presentations on the Higgs searches, recent experiment results and the latest developments in Fermilab's forward-looking projects.

The Graduate Student Association poster session will take place at the banquet.


Symposium celebrates Tevatron legacy

Tevatron Impact emcee David Kestenbaum addresses scientists, students and guests at yesterday's symposium. Kestenbaum worked as a graduate student on the CDF experiment and is now a reporter for National Public Radio. Photo: Cindy Arnold

On Monday Fermilab scientists, students and guests from around the world filled Ramsey Auditorium for a symposium to celebrate the Tevatron's contributions to science, technology and society. Beyond that, they celebrated one another.

Over 28 years, the Tevatron served as a common thread for thousands of people across continents, bringing them together to do some of the world's best research in particle physics. Researchers have written thousands of publications – including almost 1,500 Ph.D. theses – based on their work at the Tevatron, as speakers illustrated by lining the stage with two rows of hardcover books. Those who built and ran the machine and its experiments enriched the field of particle physics with their constant tweaking, problem-solving and inventing. Their discoveries and developments in superconducting magnet and particle detector technology and computing affected the world at large. The advances made at the Tevatron continue to influence the field, as do the relationships built around it.

Kathryn Grim

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Fermilab's directors

Former Fermilab directors Leon Lederman, John Peoples, Michael Witherell and Pier Oddone stand next to the gravestone of Fermilab's first director, Robert Wilson. Photo: Reidar Hahn
In Brief

New Physics Advisory Committee members

Director Pier Oddone has appointed the following new members of the Fermilab Physics Advisory Committee:

  • Estia Eichten, Fermilab
  • Giorgio Gratta, Stanford University
  • Taku Yamanaka, Osaka University
  • Steve Ritz, UC Santa Cruz, to remain on the PAC for one additional year

Their terms begin with the June PAC meeting, held this year in Aspen, Colo.

The new members will take the places of these outgoing members, whose terms end with the June meeting.

  • Doug Bryman, University of British Columbia
  • Yoshi Kuno, Osaka University
  • Stephen Parke, Fermilab
  • Bernard Sadoulet, UC Berkeley

The full list of PAC members and meeting dates can be found here.

In the News

Advancing underground science at South Dakota's Sanford Lab

From Berkeley Lab News Center, June 7, 2012

Berkeley Lab leads deep underground science at the Sanford Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy

Almost a mile deep in the former Homestake gold mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Sanford Underground Research Facility officially opened its Davis Campus on May 30 by introducing more than 60 visitors to the sparkling new laboratories. Berkeley Lab played a prominent role in the Campus's official opening, which held different significance for the many guests from federal and state government, universities and national laboratories, and local and national media.

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Director's Corner

A great day at Fermilab

Fermilab Director
Pier Oddone

Yesterday's Tevatron Impact symposium was a very special event. It was extraordinary to hear in one afternoon reviews of the impact of the Tevatron on our understanding of fundamental physics; on the development of accelerator technology that has influenced every subsequent major hadron accelerator; on the detector technologies and trigger systems that are essential today for high-luminosity machines like the LHC; on the multivariate analysis techniques that now allow us to squeeze the maximum information from complex data sets; on societal and economic impact through the roughly 1,500 Ph.Ds who trained at the Tevatron; on the superconducting-wire industry that made MRI magnets ubiquitous; and on the major computational systems using large farms of Linux-based commodity processors.

A day like yesterday does not happen without the hard work of many people and the participation of many more. Kudos and thanks are due to the symposium chairs Jaco Konigsberg and Stefan Soldner-Rembold, to the organizing committee, to the many employees at Fermilab who helped with all the arrangements, to the lecturers with their meticulously researched and inspiring talks, to NPR reporter and Tevatron alumnus David Kestenbaum, who served as the master of ceremonies, and to the many friends and colleagues from around the world who filled the auditorium. Special thanks also go to the many national and international funding agencies, whose representatives were present and have supported the Tevatron throughout its extraordinary trajectory.

Editor's note: Video of the symposium presentations will be available next week and linked from the symposium webpage.

More than 800 people attended yesterday's Tevatron Impact symposium. Photo: Reidar Hahn

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