49th Annual Users’ Meeting

The annual gathering of the Fermilab Users Organization will be held on June 15-16, 2016.

This meeting is the opportunity for Fermilab Users and Employees to discuss the newest physics results from the laboratory’s experimental and theory programs, exiting new future initiatives at the lab, and thoughtful presentations from leaders of the scientific policy community.

Topics to be covered at the Users Meeting include:
  • State of the Laboratory
  • Collider Physics
  • Astroparticle Physics
  • Neutrino Physics
  • Muon Physics
  • Accelerator Physics
  • Future Plans


Registration | Agenda | Poster | Vendor Expo

Registration deadline will be May 30. The meeting banquet and poster session will be held on June 15. Abstracts for talks and posters are due by April, 15th.

We strongly encourage young scientists to register and submit abstracts for the Poster Session.

A vendor exhibition will highlight state-of-the-art scientific tools and equipment. The early morning coffee corner before the begin of the daily sessions will allow time to chat with colleagues and meet the vendors.

New Perspectives

The FSPA New Perspectives conference will be held on June 13-14. Young talented scientists will showcase their contribution to the scientific community.

Public Lecture

The Public Lecture held in conjunction with this year’s Users Meeting will be given by Barry C. Barish from the California Institute of Technology, on June 15 at 8pm. The title is: “Einstein, Black Holes and a Cosmic Chirp”.

Tickets for the lecture are available through the Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series website.

Vendor Exhibition

We are happy to announce a vendor exhibition during this years User Meeting. Thanks to the kind contribution of (names here), we are able to host the conference coffee breaks, and present you with dedicated early morning coffee corner to discuss the state-of-the-art scientific tools and equipment. For a list of vendors, look here.

Festa Italiana

The popular Festa Italiana, sponsored by the Fermilab Users Organization and the Cultural Association of Italians at Fermilab, will be held at the Kuhn Barn in the Fermilab Village from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. All attendees and companions are welcome.

Special Event

The MINOS and MINOS+ Collaborations would like to invite attendees of the Annual Users Meeting to an “End-of-MINOS” reception that will follow the last session on June 16, 6-7:30 pm in the Wilson Hall atrium.

The last MINOS+ data-taking period will be completed at the end of the present NuMI run. The MINOS proposal was approved in 1995 and construction began in 1998. The Far Detector started operations in 2003, and in 2005 the NuMI beam line and Near Detector were completed. Over more than a decade, MINOS and now MINOS+ used the NuMI neutrino beam and a two-detector configuration with a 735km-long baseline to achieve the best measurement of the atmospheric mass mixing parameter to date. MINOS also set some of the most stringent constraints for sterile neutrinos and provided precise neutrino cross-section measurements, among many other measurements.

Travel assistance for young scientists

The Fermilab Users Executive Committee (UEC) is pleased to announce that the Universities Research Association (URA) is sponsoring travel grants for eligible young scientists to attend the 2016 New Perspectives (13,14 June) and Users Meeting (15,16 June) conferences.

Awards will be granted to students and postdocs affiliated with URA institutions and can support travel to/from, and room/board at Fermilab during the Users Meeting, as well as additional time at the lab for participants to work on Fermilab sponsored projects.

Awards are intended for graduate students and postdocs. Preference will be given to participants presenting a talk at New Perspectives or a poster at the Users Meeting. All applications completed by Sunday, April 30th will receive full consideration. Please, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Relevant Links

  • Fermilab Users Meeting Committee Home Page.
  • Useful links for travel planning can be found here.
  • Day Care. To inquire about the availability of children’s day care during the Users Meeting, please E-mail daycare@fnal.gov or call (630) 840-3762 in advance of the meeting.