Dr. Erik Gottschalk is a scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from Columbia University and has worked on high-energy physics experiments at Fermilab since 1993. He designed the trigger algorithm for the BTeV detached-vertex trigger and was the leader of the BTeV trigger group until 2005. In 2005 he joined the CMS Collaboration and led
the effort to develop the LHC@FNAL Remote Operations Center at Fermilab. He helped establish additional
CMS Centres at CERN and at DESY. He is now leading an effort at Fermilab to develop a Science Operations
Center for the Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM), which will be developed by NASA and the Department
of Energy (DOE).