The Fermi Users' Group (FUG) is a group of approximately a dozen members from relavant science communities and external to the project. This group provides broad-based input from the Fermi User Community to the Fermi Project and NASA Headquarters. The FUG nominally meets twice a year.
The FUG shall be the primary interface between the user community and Project over its lifetime and assist the Project Scientist in preparation for Senior Reviews of the mission during its operational phase.
FUG meetings are a forum for the Guest Investigator (GI) community to provide feedback on the Fermi Science Support Center (FSSC) and the Instrument Teams with respect to the planning and execution of Fermi development and operations. The key areas that the group considers and reviews includes: analysis software and data distribution from the FSSC, data rights and policy issues, planning for NRAs for selection and execution of GI programs, balance of resources for GI programs and support for the analysis and data distribution tools developed by the FSSC and Instrument Teams, broad dissemination of Fermi science results through Symposia, and development of the field through the Einstein Fellows Program.
If you have a matter you would like raised at a FUG meeting, please contact one of the members, or fill in the online feedback form.
|Fernando Camilo||fernando _at_ astro.columbia.edu||Columbia University|
|Erin Bonning||erin.bonning _at_ emory.edu||Emory University|
|Laura Chomiuk||chomiuk _at_ pa.msu.edu||Michigan State University|
|Dieter Hartmann||hdieter _at_ clemson.edu||Clemson University|
|Jamie Holder||jholder _at_ physics.udel.edu||University of Delaware|
|Dave Kieda||dave.kieda _at_ utah.edu||University of Utah|
|Don Kniffen||dkniffen _at_ usra.edu||USRA|
|Savvas Koushiappas||savvas_koushiappas _at_ brown.edu||Brown University|
|Paul Smith||psmith _at_ as.arizona.edu||University of Arizona|
|Anna Watts||A.L.Watts _at_ uva.nl||Univesiteit van Amsterdam|
|Ex Officio Members|
|Lynn Cominsky||E/PO lead/Sonoma State U.|
|Neil Gehrels||Deputy Project Scientist/GSFC|
|Elizabeth Hays||Deputy Project Scientist/GSFC|
|Stefan Immler||Deputy Program Scientist/NASA HQ|
|Keith MacGregor||Program Scientist/NASA HQ|
|Julie McEnery||Project Scientist/GSFC|
|Peter Michelson||LAT PI/Stanford|
|Bill Paciesas||GBM PI/NSSTC|
|Judith Racusin||Deputy Project Scientist/GSFC|
|Chris Shrader||FSSC, lead/GSFC|
|Dave Thompson||Deputy Project Scientist/GSFC|
Members of the FUG are chosen by the NASA HQ Program Scientist and Chair, in concurrence. The Chair is appointed by the NASA HQ Program Scientist. Approximately a dozen members from relevant science communities and external to the Project shall constitute the Committee, with staggered terms of 3 years. Members are chosen for their expertise in a broad range of fields, including Particle Physics, relevant to Fermi as well as (secondarily) distribution of institutions. The Chair shall also serve as an ex-offico member of the Science Working Group (SWG) and be the principal conduit between the FUG and SWG.
|Matthew Baring||Rice University|
|Jim Buckley||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Wei Cui||Purdue University|
|Douglas Finkbeiner||Harvard University|
|Dale Frail (Past Chair)||NRAO|
|Josh Grindlay (Past Chair)||Harvard University|
|Wim Hermsen||Leiden University|
|Buell Jannuzi||University of Arizona|
|Henric Krawczynski||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Alan Marscher (Past Chair)||Boston University|
|Reshmi Mukherjee||Barnard College|
|Rene Ong||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Rita Sambruna||George Mason University|
|Alicia Soderberg||Harvard University|