In memoriam: Brian Smith

Brian Smith, who worked at Fermilab for nearly 37 years, died on Feb. 10. He was 58 years old. Visitation for Smith will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Rd.) in Streamwood/Schaumburg. Cremation was private at the Countryside Crematory. In lieu of flowers, please donate to help patients with pancreatic cancer. Call 630-289-8054 or Read Smith’s obituary.

A memorial service for Yann Guardincerri will be held Thursday, February 9 from 4-7 p.m. in Wilson Hall on the 15th floor South Crossover. All are invited to gather and share memories of Yann. A Google slide show has been created where Yann’s friends and colleagues can upload pictures:

There will be session honoring the memory of Marj Corcoran, a colleague of many at Fermilab. It will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5-6:15 p.m. Building 327 by CDF. If you have memories of Corcoran that you would like shared, please contact Bob Tschirhart. Read Corcoran’s obituary.

The following message announcing the unexpected and tragic death of physicist Marjorie Corcoran was sent earlier today to the Rice University community by President David Leebron and Provost Marie Lynn Miranda. Marjorie was a long-time Fermilab user and dear friend to many at the lab and in the physics community, and will be greatly missed.  Dear Rice Community, We write to share the very sad news that a beloved member of our faculty, Marjorie Corcoran, was killed today when a… More »

On Jan. 14, former Fermilab visiting scientist Earl Swallow died. He was a retired professor emeritus of physics at Elmhurst College. Swallow was a founding director of the Center for Scholarship and Teaching and a co-founder of the Accelerator Art Space at the college. He produced numerous articles and book chapters, many of them connected to his research at Fermilab, Argonne National Laboratory and CERN. A memorial service for Swallow will take place on Saturday, March 11, at 4 p.m…. More »

On Monday, Jan. 23, our dear colleague and friend Yann Guardincerri died in a hospital in Sudbury, Canada. He was 34 years old. He had been leading the installation of the DAMIC dark matter detector in SNOLAB, near Sudbury. He suffered a cardiac arrest at dinner the previous Tuesday night, collapsed and despite prompt intervention, did not recover consciousness. Friends and colleagues from Fermilab and the University of Chicago stayed with him at the hospital until his wife and family… More »

Former Fermilab Fire Chief Jack Steinhoff died on Sunday, Jan. 8. He was 63. Steinhoff came to work at Fermilab as a fireman in August 1975 and retired in August 2012. For 18 of those years, he served the laboratory’s fire chief. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home at 13160 Rt. 34 W. in Somonauk, Illinois. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich, Illinois. Visitation will be from… More »

In memoriam: Mau Lopes

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Mauricio Da Lima “Mau” Lopes died over the New Year’s holiday. He was a bright young light at Fermilab, working primarily on the Mu2e superconducting magnet systems and inspiring many people working in the Technical Division. We will share additional information as it becomes available.

Fermilab employee Frank Nagy died on Wednesday, Dec. 21. He was part of the Fermilab community for the past 37 years as a senior scientist. He was most recently a member of the Core Computing Division Authentication Group. Read Nagy’s obituary. A remembrance service will be held at CDF/Building 327 on Saturday, Jan. 7 from 10 to 11 a.m.