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.
If you have a matter you would like raised at a FUG meeting, please contact one of the members.
Note that in some of these documents, which are retained for historical reference, the observatory and associated entities are referred to by the pre-launch name GLAST (Gamma-ray Large Area Telescope).
|Tracy Slatyer||tslatyer _at_ mit.edu||MIT|
|Laura Blecha||lblecha _at_ ufl.edu||University of Florida|
|Paolo Coppi||paolo.coppi _at_ yale.edu||Yale University|
|Gabriela Gonzalez||gonzalez _at_ lsu.edu||Louisiana State University|
|Justin Linford||jlinford _at_ nrao.edu||National Radio Astronomy Observatory|
|Raffaella Margutti||raffaella.margutti _at_ northwestern.edu||Northwestern University|
|Eileen Meyer||meyer _at_ umbc.edu||University of Maryland, Baltimore County|
|Annika Peter||peter.33 _at_ osu.edu||Ohio State University|
|Marcos Santander||jmsantander _at_ ua.edu||University of Alabama|
|Alexander van der Horst||ajvanderhorst _at_ email.gwu.edu||George Washington University|
|Ex Officio Members|
|Michael Briggs||GBM Deputy PI/UAH|
|Lynn Cominsky||E/PO lead/Sonoma State U.|
|Elizabeth Hays||Project Scientist/GSFC|
|Bill Latter||Program Scientist/NASA HQ|
|Peter Michelson||LAT PI/Stanford|
|Judith Racusin||Deputy Project Scientist/GSFC|
|Chris Shrader||FSSC, lead/GSFC|
|Dave Thompson||Deputy Project Scientist/GSFC|
|Colleen Wilson-Hodge||GBM PI/MSFC|
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.