UEC Nominee for 2021-2023 Term: Adam Lyon

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Adam Lyon
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory


Fermilab must be a welcoming place where all researchers can bring their authentic selves to perform the best research possible making best use of the lab’s facilities and expertise of its community. As a member of the UEC, I will bring my experience and leadership skills to further these goals.

I strongly believe in leadership by collaboration, empowering everyone to speak their voice while thoughtfully guiding to consensus. As a senior scientist, head of science for the Scientific Computing Division, and serving on many lab committees, I have a deep familiarity of the workings of the laboratory and, through the SCD community of scientists that I lead, have a broad understanding of our experiments and projects. I am personally active on Muon g-2, in the Fermilab Quantum Institute, and in our DOE National Quantum Center (Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center). Furthermore, I am very passionate about making our science accessible and exciting to the public, having given many lectures at area schools, libraries, and organizations on wobbling muons and how quantum computers work (without the hype!). In April, I was honored to give the Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series talk about the recent Muon g-2 result (on YouTube – skip to 33:15 to see my dogs spinning like muons).

Fermilab is facing many challenges including dealing with budgets; striving for equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice; planning the next decade with the Snowmass process; and maintaining quality of life while adapting to new ways of working during the pandemic. I am excited to be a part of the UEC as we search for solutions and reduce roadblocks to give every researcher the best experience and the ability to reach their full potential at Fermilab.