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Former Fermilab employee Frank Nezrick died on July 28 in St. Charles. He was a scientist in the Accelerator Division when he retired in 2011, having worked at Fermilab since 1968. No memorial service information is available at this time.

Fermilab’s Greg Rakness is a hero of the LHC for his work in organizing the commissioning and operations of CMS, one of the two big detectors at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Former Fermilab employee Michael William Herren died on July 22. Herren was a member of the Research Division Beamline Operators for several years before the group merged with the Accelerator Division Operations Group in the Main Control Room. The family will host a visitation and memorial service at the New England Congregational Church, 406 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, Illinois 60506 on Aug. 12. A memorial service will follow visitation from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Private family burial will follow… More »

Alison Markovitz, former director of the Department of Energy’s Laboratory Operations Board and senior advisor to the Energy Secretary, will join Fermilab in September as the lab’s first chief strategic partnerships officer. Markovitz holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and worked as a lawyer in private practice before joining the White House as a deputy associate counsel. Her career at DOE included managing DOE’s Office of the Executive Secretariat and serving as the acting chief of staff and senior… More »

Fermilab retiree Jack MacNerland passed away July 23 in West Chicago. Jack retired from the Fermilab Computing Division in 2013 after 35 years of service as the senior specialist overseeing buildings and data centers. He worked in the Computing Division for over 25 years, having worked in the Particle Physics division prior to that. Literally a “Jack of all trades,” he was known as an employee who could always get things done. Prior to working at Fermilab, Jack served in… More »

A renowned physicist, famed former Fermilab Director Leon Lederman was everyman to the kids he met. Fermilab’s Dee Hahn recounts how Lederman entertained the children at the Fermilab daycare center.