Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

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 Meeting will occur in October 2019.
  • Your input into this meeting is welcome; contact the FUG.

FUG Documents

Minutes and presentations from FUG meetings and telecons:

Current Users' Group Members:

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.

Former Users' Group Members

Matthew Baring Rice University
Erin Bonning Emory University
Roger Brissenden SAO
Jim Buckley Washington University in St. Louis
Fernando Camilo Columbia University
Laura Chomiuk Michigan State University
Wei Cui Purdue University
Douglas Finkbeiner Harvard University
Dale Frail (Past Chair) NRAO
Josh Grindlay (Past Chair) Harvard University
Dieter Hartmann Clemson University
Wim Hermsen Leiden University
Jamie Holder University of Delaware
Buell Jannuzi University of Arizona
Dave Kieda University of Utah
Don Kniffen USRA
Savvas Koushiappas Brown University
Henric Krawczynski Washington University in St. Louis
Jim Ling JPL
Matt Lister Purdue University
Alan Marscher (Past Chair) Boston University
Reshmi Mukherjee Barnard College
Rene Ong University of California, Los Angeles
Luigi Piro IAU
Scott Ransom NRAO
Paul Ray NRL
Chris Reynolds University of Maryland
Rita Sambruna George Mason University
Alicia Soderberg Harvard University
Pat Slane SAO
Paul Smith University of Arizona
Greg Stacy LSU
Mark Strickman NRL
Jim Ulvestad NSF
Anna Watts Univesiteit van Amsterdam
Ann Wehrle JPL