Peter Cooper has worked as an experimental particle physicist at Fermilab for 36 years. He retires this Friday.
Cooper began working at Fermilab in 1976 as a user based at the University of Pennsylvania and then Yale University. He became an employee 12 years later, and since that time has worked on numerous experiments. He serves as spokesperson for the E-715, E-761, SELEX, CKM and CIRTE experiments.
He also served in leadership roles as Assistant Department Head and then Department Head of the former Computing Department and assistant division head of the former Computing Division.
Though Cooper is retiring, he is not leaving. He’ll continue actively researching particle physics as Fermilab Scientist Emeritus.