BobT’s Challenges:. Keep up with a strong Division Head, and help her lead this vibrant staff. Work with Fermilab experiments to ensure that they have the CD resources necessary to realize the research mission of the laboratory. Maintain ties to various science bodies outside of the CD.
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A Decade of Discovery Past . . .( from C. Quigg) translates:
Electroweak theory → law of nature [Z, e+e−, pp, νN, (g − 2)µ, . . . ]
Higgs-boson influence observed in the vacuum [EW experiments]
Neutrino flavor oscillations: νµ → ντ , νe → νµ/ντ [ν, νatm]
Understanding QCD [heavy flavor, Z0, pp, νN, ep, lattice]
Discovery of top quark [pp]
Direct CP violation in K → ππ decay [fixed-target]
B-meson decays violate CP [e+e− → B B ]
Flat universe dominated by dark matter & energy [SN Ia, CMB, LSS]
Detection of ντ interactions [fixed-target]
Quarks & leptons structureless at TeV scale [mainly colliders]
We learned in the last decade that we know very little about 95% of the universe. Facilities and tools are within our grasp in the next decade to start cracking this mystery!
Dmitri Litvintsev’s (CD RA, CDF) work. First Observation of this charm-strange baryons at a proton collider.
D0 March 16th event, enormous amount of missing energy.
Lattice-QCD Models the inside of protons and neutrons.
SDSS Discovers Massive Gravitational Lens (Subaru image)
“Her sneakers squeaked as she walked down the halls where Lederman had walked. The 7th floor of the high-risewas where she did her work, and she found her way to the small, functional desk in the back of the pen.”
-Recent Harlequin novel