Former Fermilab scientist Frank Turkot died on Oct. 27. He was 89. Turkot worked at Fermilab 1975 to 1995 and was a guest retiree until 2016. He held a number of leadership positions during his career at both Brookhaven National Laboratory and Fermilab, including head of the Fermilab Main Ring Department in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Read Turkot’s obituary.
From Nature, Nov. 5, 2018: This obituary of Leon Lederman was written by Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer.
From BBC’s Last Word, Oct. 21, 2018: This remembrance of Leon Lederman includes comments from Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer. Lederman segment starts at 15:25
From The Chicago Maroon, Oct. 18, 2018: The particle physicist and Nobel laureate also helped found a publicly funded math and science academy for Illinois teenagers.
From Boise State Public Radio, Oct. 4, 2018: Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer talks about Leon Lederman in this radio piece.
From Physics Today, Oct. 10, 2018: Fermilab scientist emeritus John Yoh offers a reminiscence of Leon Lederman in this compilation.
From CERN, Oct. 5, 2018: Lederman’s career spanned more than 60 years and brought him to universities and laboratories all over the world, including time at CERN as a visiting scientist.
From AAAS, Oct. 5, 2018: Even as an intellectual powerhouse who took pride is his achievements as a postdoctoral researcher and professor at Columbia University, Lederman maintained a characteristic wit and self-effacing disposition.
From APS News, Oct. 4, 2018: Nobel laureate, master experimenter and witty explainer dies at 96.
From CBS Chicago, Oct. 3, 2018: Leon Lederman, an experimental physicist who won a Nobel Prize in physics for his work on subatomic particles and coined the phrase “God particle,” has died. He was 96.