Fermi Science Support Center

Fermi Users' Group

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.

Information on the Next FUG Meeting

  • The next FUG Telecon Meeting will occur on Sep 15, 2015 at 11:00 EDT.
  • Your input into this meeting is welcome; contact the FUG.

FUG Documents

Minutes and presentations from FUG meetings and telecons:

Current Users' Group Members:

Dale Frail dfrail _at_ nrao.eduNRAO
Erin Bonningerin.bonning _at_ yale.eduYale University
Fernando Camilofcamilo _at_ usra.eduNAIC
Dieter Hartmann hdieter _at_ clemson.eduClemson University
Jamie Holder jholder _at_ physics.udel.eduUniversity of Delaware
Dave Kiedadave.kieda _at_ utah.eduUniversity of Utah
Don Kniffen dkniffen _at_ usra.eduUSRA
Savvas Koushiappas savvas_koushiappas _at_ brown.eduBrown University
Paul Smithpsmith _at_ as.arizona.eduUniversity of Arizona
Anna Watts A.L.Watts _at_ uva.nlUnivesiteit van Amsterdam
Ex Officio Members
Anwar BhattiDOE
Lynn CominskyE/PO lead/Sonoma State U.
Neil GehrelsDeputy Project Scientist/GSFC
Elizabeth HaysDeputy Project Scientist/GSFC
Stefan ImmlerDeputy Program Scientist/NASA HQ
Keith MacGregorProgram Scientist/NASA HQ
Julie McEneryProject Scientist/GSFC
Peter MichelsonLAT PI/Stanford
Bill PaciesasGBM PI/NSSTC
Jeremy PerkinsFSSC/GSFC
Judith RacusinDeputy Project Scientist/GSFC
Chris ShraderFSSC, lead/GSFC
Dave ThompsonDeputy 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.

Previous Users' Group Members

Matthew BaringRice University
Roger BrissendenSAO
Jim BuckleyWashington University in St. Louis
Wei CuiPurdue University
Douglas FinkbeinerHarvard University
Josh Grindlay (Past Chair)Harvard University
Wim HermsenLeiden University
Buell JannuziUniversity of Arizona
Henric KrawczynskiWashington University in St. Louis
Jim LingJPL
Alan Marscher (Past Chair)Boston University
Reshmi MukherjeeBarnard College
Rene OngUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Luigi PiroIAU
Scott RansomNRAO
Rita SambrunaGeorge Mason University
Alicia SoderbergHarvard University
Pat SlaneSAO
Greg StacyLSU
Mark StrickmanNRL
Jim UlvestadNSF
Ann WehrleJPL