Agenda for 50th Anniversary Symposium and Users Meeting

This page provides a tentative, overview agenda for the two celebratory days. Details will be added as they are finalized.

Wednesday, June 7: Anniversary Symposium

Session 1: 8:50–10:40 a.m.

Topics include a Fermilab’s fixed-target experiments, advances in theoretical particle physics and international science.

Coffee break: 10:40–11:10 a.m.
Session 2: 11:10 a.m.-12:40 p.m.

Topics include how to build a hadron collider, computing innovations at Fermilab, and advances in engineering and technology.

Lunch: 12:40–2 p.m.
Session 3: 2-3:30 p.m.

Topics include astrophysics and cosmology at Fermilab and hadron collider physics.

Coffee break: 3:30-4 p.m.
Session 4: 4-5:20 p.m.

Topics include superconducting radio-frequency technology for physics and society, upcoming muon experiments at Fermilab, and future long- and short-baseline neutrino experiments.

Keynote address: 5:20-6 p.m.

Shirley Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will give the keynote address for the Fermilab 50th Anniversary Symposium. Jackson has had a distinguished career that includes senior leadership positions in academia, government, industry and research. She holds an S.B. in physics and a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics, both from MIT. She is the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate from MIT — in any field — and has been a trailblazer throughout her career, including as the first African-American woman to lead a top-ranked research university.

Reception: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 8: Annual Users Meeting

The one-day 50th annual Fermilab Users Meeting will cover topics on the state of the laboratory, collider physics, astroparticle physics, neutrino physics and muon physics. Details will be posted as they are finalized.

The Users Meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with lunch from 11 a.m.-noon.

New Perspectives and Festa Italiana

Two complementary events will take place in advance of the symposium.

The annual New Perspectives workshop for graduate students, postdocs and undergrads gives early-career scientists an opportunity to present their work to an audience of peers. The workshop will take place on June 5 and 6 in Wilson Hall. Details will posted as they are finalized. The event is hosted by the Fermilab Student and Postdoc Association.

The annual Festa Italiana will take place on June 6 at 8 p.m. in the Fermilab Village, Kuhn Barn. The event is sponsored by the Fermilab Users Organization and the Cultural Association of Italians at Fermilab. Advance registration is required.

If you have questions about the Anniversary Symposium or Users Meeting, please contact