Agenda for 50th Anniversary Symposium and Users Meeting


Wednesday, June 7: Anniversary Symposium

Session 1: 8:30-10:10 a.m.

8:30-8:50 a.m.: Welcome
Nigel S. Lockyer, Director, Fermilab
Michael Weis, Manager, Department of Energy Fermi Site Office
University of Chicago
Universities Research Association

8:50-9:10 a.m.: Origins of Fermilab 
Panel discussion led by Valerie Higgins, Fermilab and Adrienne Kolb, Fermilab, retired
John Peoples, Director Emeritus, Fermilab
Alvin Tollestrup, Fermilab

9:10-9:40 a.m.: Fixed-target experiments
Heidi Schellman, Oregon State University

9:40-10:10 a.m.: An international laboratory at the frontier
Panel discussion led by Marcela Carena, Fermilab

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

10:40-11:10 a.m.: Theoretical physics at Fermilab
André de Gouvêa, Northwestern University

11:10-11:40 a.m.: Superconducting magnets at Fermilab
Peter Limon, Fermilab, retired

11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.: Computing innovations
Oliver Gutsche, Fermilab

12:10-12:40 p.m.: Fermilab technology and innovation 
Panel discussion led by Norbert Holtkamp, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Farah Fahim, Fermilab

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

2-2:20 p.m.: Perspective from the Department of Energy Office of Science

2:20-2:50 p.m.: Astrophysics
Alex Drlica-Wagner, Fermilab

2:50-3:30 p.m.: Hadron collider physics
Panel discussion led by Fabiola Gianotti, Director-General, CERN
Cecilia Gerber, University of Illinois – Chicago
Young-Kee Kim, University of Chicago
Luciano Ristori, INFN Pisa and Fermilab
Darien Wood, Northeastern University

Coffee break: 3:30-4:00 p.m.
Session 4: 4-5:20 p.m.

4-4:20 p.m.: Superconducting radio-frequency accelerator technology
Hasan Padamsee, Cornell University

4:20-4:40 p.m.: Future muon experiments
Brendan Kiburg, Fermilab

4:40-5:20 p.m.: Current and future neutrino experiments
Angela Fava, Fermilab

Keynote address: 5:20-6:00 p.m.

Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Shirley Ann Jackson spent time at Fermilab early in her career before moving on to 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

Morning I: 9-10:20 a.m.

9-9:10 a.m.: Welcome from the Users Executive Committee
Ed Kearns, Boston University

9:10-9:30 a.m.: MINERvA / MINOS

9:30-9:55 a.m.: Theory
Ruth Van de Water, Fermilab

9:55-10 a.m.: URA Thesis Award Ceremony

10-10:20 a.m.: URA Thesis Award Talk

Coffee break: 10:20-10:50 a.m.
Morning II: 10:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

10:50-11:10 a.m.: DUNE
Ed Blucher, University of Chicago

11:10-11:30 a.m.: Mu2e

11:30-11:55 a.m.: Accelerator
Ioanis Kourbanis, Fermilab

11:55 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Dark matter experiments
Amy Kottle, Fermilab

Lunch: 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Afternoon I: 1:15-2:45 p.m.

1:15-1:40 p.m.: Muon g-2
Jason Crnkovic, Brookhaven National Laboratory

1:40-2:20 p.m.: Director Panel

2:20-2:25 p.m.: URA Tollestrup Award Ceremony

2:25-2:45 p.m.: URA Tollestrup Award Talk

Coffee break: 2:45-3:15 p.m.
Afternoon II: 3:15-6 p.m.

3:15-3:40 p.m.: Short-Baseline Neutrino Program

3:40-4:05 p.m.: R&D at Fermilab
Petra Merkel, Fermilab

4:05-4:25 p.m.: Dark Energy Survey
Chihway Chang, ETH Zurich

4:25-4:50 p.m.: NOvA
Kanika Sachdev, Fermilab

4:50-5:10 p.m.: Cosmic microwave background and South Pole Telescope
Alexandra Rahlin, Fermilab

5:10-5:40 p.m.: CMS
Salvatore Rappoccio, University at Buffalo

5:40-6 p.m.: Computing at Fermilab
James Amundson, Fermilab

Young Scientist Poster Session: 6-8 p.m.


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. 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.

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