Nigel Lockyer, director of Canada's TRIUMF laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, has been selected as the sixth director of Fermilab, succeeding Pier Oddone. Lockyer, who has a long history with Fermilab and the CDF experiment, will begin his tenure in September.
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