Carpenter joined the National Accelerator Laboratory Beam Transfer Group in the spring of 1969. He worked on many projects and experiments, but he was most proud of the contributions he made as the experimental area manager for the fixed-target areas. He also was an active social member of the Fermilab community, involved in activities such as swim and tennis recreation, the Fermilab Users Center and the fine arts programs.
Former Fermilab employee Francis Bernard “Bernie” Bowker, age 76, died on Dec. 14 in Geneva. Bowker was one of the first 100 employees hired by Fermilab, where he worked for over 35 years, retiring in 1999. A visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, from 3 p.m. until the time of his memorial service at 5 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State Street (Route 38), Geneva. Read Bowker’s obituary.
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.