Vladimir Shiltsev

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Valeri Lebedev   Vladimir Shiltsev Valeri Lebedev, assistant head of the Accelerator Division, and Vladimir Shiltsev, director of the Accelerator Physics Center, wrote this column. In about a month we will pass the third anniversary since the shutdown of the Tevatron collider. For many of us, the Tevatron era will always be remembered for the enthusiasm of the troops, the importance of the collider program and the many ups and downs on the way to its ultimate success — and… More »

Vladimir Shiltsev Vladimir Shiltsev, director of the Accelerator Physics Center, wrote this column. This spring accelerator physicists celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first demonstration of colliding beams in 1964. The idea of exploring collisions in the center-of-mass system to fully exploit the energy of accelerated particles came from Norwegian engineer and inventor Rolf Wideröe, who had applied for a patent on the collider concept in 1943 (and received the patent in 1953). Others took his idea seriously, and in… More »

Vladimir Shiltsev Vladimir Shiltsev, director of the Accelerator Physics Center, wrote this column. The best legacy a scientist can hope to leave behind is based on fond memories, scientific papers and successful projects. The legacy of Mike Church, who served as the deputy head of the Accelerator Physics Center and retired a few weeks ago as the head of the ASTA Operations Department in the Accelerator Division, includes all of that. I had the distinct pleasure to know Mike and… More »

Vladimir Shiltsev Vladimir Shiltsev, director of the Accelerator Physics Center, wrote this column. Although the Tevatron was shut down more than 18 months ago, scientists continue to analyze the data it produced, discover important results and publish papers. When you read this, you probably think immediately of the scientists who are still sifting through the high-energy physics data. Well, accelerator physicists are sifting through Tevatron data as well. While the CDF and DZero collaborations continue to extract a wealth of… More »

Fermilab scientist Vladimir Shiltsev is presented with the Silver Archer Award in the science and education category. The Silver Archer Award is given annually in recognition of contributions to the development of Russian-American relations. Shiltsev was part of a five-person U.S.-Russia-Canada team that was recognized for reconstructing Mikhail Lomonosov’s discovery of Venus’ atmosphere. Shiltsev spoke at the award ceremony, which took place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. In this photo, he holds an over-200-year-old telescope similar to… More »

Vladimir Shiltsev Right before Christmas, the editors of Physical Review Special Topics – Accelerators and Beams announced their annual list of outstanding PRST-AB articles from 2011. The list is based on the number of citations articles received in 2012 and the opinions of the two dozen internationally acclaimed experts in beam physics who serve on the PRST-AB editorial board. One of the outstanding papers comes from Fermilab’s Yin-E Sun and Philippe Piot, who holds a joint appointment with Fermilab and… More »

Vladimir Shiltsev Vladimir Shiltsev, director of the Accelerator Physics Center, wrote this column. Two weeks ago, Fermilab hosted the International Workshop on Accelerator Alignment. The IWAA is the workshop to attend to learn what is happening in the world of accelerators, since all modern accelerators need precise alignment. This was the 12th meeting since the series started about 20 years ago, and I have participated in or contributed papers to almost all of them since the beginning. Robert Ruland chaired… More »