Fermilab Scientist Emeritus Jeffrey Appel honored by Brazilian Physics Society

Jeffrey Appel

Fermilab’s contribution to the development of high-energy physics in Brazil was recognized by honoring Fermilab Scientist Emeritus Jeffrey Appel at the recent meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the Brazilian Physics Society.

The DPF identified Appel as one of the key people in this success, both while he was head of the Physics Section and later the Experimental Physics Projects Department of Fermilab’s Particle Physics Division. Appel is the first non-Brazilian to be honored in this way by the Brazilian DPF.

At the ceremony, João de Mello of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro noted that more than 50 Brazilian physicists are Appel’s “scientific grandsons.” Appel was the advisor of many Brazilian high-energy physicists that today are working in many worldwide projects, including CMS, DZero, LHCb, MINERvA and the Pierre Auger Observatory.

Jeffrey Appel is surrounded by some of the colleagues who honored him at the recent meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the Brazilian Physics Society. João de Mello, Alberto Reis and Alberto Santoro paid tribute to Appel’s scientific achievements and the growth of collaboration between Fermilab and the Brazilian particle physics community. From left: Alberto Santoro (State University of Rio de Janeiro), João de Mello (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Jussara Miranda (Brazilian Center for Physics Research), Jeffrey Appel, Alberto Reis (Brazilian Center for Physics Research), Sandra Amato (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and Carla Gobel (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro). Photo: Ellen Pirani, Brazilian Physics Society