Communication to my Fermilab colleagues, Fall 2016
For more than forty-two years, Fermilab has been my perfect scientific home. The lab has provided a stimulating and supportive environment for my research and community service, trusted me to help build an enviable theoretical physics group, granted me an uncommon degree of independence, and given me the precious gift of a matchless collection of creative and congenial colleagues.
I now feel the need for more complete freedom to follow my scientific instincts and take advantage of new opportunities to contribute to particle physics worldwide. Accordingly, at the end of 2016, I will leave the Fermilab payroll and make the transition to emeritus status.
My specific plans are still taking shape, and will certainly evolve over time. In the short term, I will spend more time at CERN and other European institutions, while maintaining a regular presence at Fermilab. I thank you for inspiration and solidarity over the years, and look forward to many new adventures together.
With deep appreciation,