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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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Bobt s challenges

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.


Understanding formalizing support for the research mission

Understanding & Formalizing Support for the Research Mission…

  • Meetings with Experiment Stakeholders: Spokespeople, Directorate, Finance Boards, CD stakeholders, etc.

  • Important tools here include Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) which describe what we can and will provide and what we cannot provide.


Research roots in the old french word recerche translates to search

Research…roots in the old French word “recerche”, translates: “To Search”

  • That’s what we do at this lab; We search. Even with the best compass, there are detours, false starts, circles that we walk in from time to time. It is often difficult.

  • It is worth taking a minute and reflect on where this search has taken us in the last ten years…


Bobt s challenges

A Decade of Discovery Past . . .( from C. Quigg)

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]


A discovery we are just now beginning to come to terms with

A discovery we are just now beginning to come to terms with.

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!


What s the mission now

What’s the Mission Now?

  • Broad! Ranging from modeling the inside of a proton to mapping the heavens, to fully exploiting Run-II and preparing for the future beyond. Vicky’s timeline endeavors to capture this breadth.

  • This breadth is the well-spring of our discoveries of the past decade, but also a source of tension with managing the present….Any investment analyst will tell you that successfully managing this diversity is the road to wealth.


And to the harvest

And to the Harvest…

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.


The bounty continues

The Bounty Continues…

Lattice-QCD Models the inside of protons and neutrons.

SDSS Discovers Massive Gravitational Lens (Subaru image)


And our science has shown up in some unusual journals

And our science has shown up in some unusual journals…

“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


Ensuring our future requires that we deliver particularly on two pillars of the present program

Ensuring our future requires that we deliver particularly on two pillars of the present program:

  • Run-II: Exploit our large investments in the Tevatron and CDF & D0.

  • Neutrino program: Deliver MiniBooNE and launch MINOS.


Our mission in transition

Our Mission in Transition…

  • Growing involvement in the CERN program, where the energy frontier will be at the end of the decade.

  • The BTeV experiment is now poised for launch.

  • Several new initiatives are percolating below radar, e.g: New neutrino, astrophysics, simulation, and kaon experiments.


The cern lhc is coming and the schedule is getting clear

The CERN LHC is coming, and the schedule is getting clear.

  • http://lhc-new-homepage.web.cern.ch/lhc-newhomepage/DashBoard/index.asp


Us cms and the lhc physics center lpc as a transition vehicle

US-CMS and the LHC Physics Center (LPC) as a transition vehicle.

  • Goal: Establish Fermilab as a leading center for LHC physics.

  • Technology is here. Infrastructure is being developed, interest in the university community is growing.

  • Can it work? Why do researchers come here now? Access to expertise & community. Can we provide this?


Our scientific opportunities and challenges ahead

Our Scientific Opportunities and Challenges Ahead…

  • We have cast a broad net. The last decade of discoveries gives us reason to be hopeful for the next.

  • Managing transitions. We have done well, and we have some great opportunites before us. Evolving our skills to realize these opportunities is a worthy challenge for us.


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