Death: Norman Ramsey – Nov. 5

Norman Ramsey

Editor’s note: Fermilab Today will publish a full profile on Norman Ramsey and his contributions to Fermilab in the coming week.

Norman Ramsey was the founding president of Universities Research Association, Inc., which is part of the consortium that operates Fermilab for the Department of Energy. In 1981, Fermilab named its auditorium after him. He received the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics “for the invention of the separated oscillatory fields method and its use in the hydrogen maser and other atomic clocks.” His obituary may be read here, in the New York Times.