The LHC Physics Center (LPC) at Fermilab initiated the 'Topic of the Week' (TOTW) program not only to foster interactions between LPC-based experimentalists and the theory community, but also to ensure an efficient connection between the LPC and the broader experimental community.
Visiting TOTW scientists typically give one or a series of seminars on a specific topic related to LHC theory/phenomenology or experimental methods and offer "office hours" for follow-up conversations. Not only is the TOTW program immensely useful for LPC collaborators, but we have received feedback that discussions with the wide range of LPC-resident experts are also useful for visitors.
Funding for visitors provided by U.S. Department of Energy.
Topic of the Week Speakers Committee: Anadi Canepa, Paddy Fox, Zhen Liu, Lovedeep Saini, Lesya Shchutska and Caterina Vernieri.