Last month, Fermilab user and CDF scientist Stanislav Tokar of Comenius University in Bratislava, was recognized as the 2013 Scientist of the Slovak Republic.
In the 17th annual competition, the Center for Scientific and Technological Information of Slovakia, the Slovak Academy of Science and the Association of Slovak Scientific and Technological Societies recognized five Slovak scientists, who received the 2013 awards.
The most prestigious of these went to Tokar for “significant and original contributions in high-energy physics, mainly for determination of the top quark charge.”
Tokar, who began investigating the top quark charge in 2000, is also a member of the ATLAS collaboration at CERN. Tokar helped determine experimentally that the top quark has an electric charge of 2/3, in agreement with the Standard Model.
|Stanislav Tokar, second from right, receives the award for Scientist of the Slovak Republic. Photo courtesy of Stanislav Tokar|