In memoriam: William B. Fowler

William Fowler

Fermilab scientist William Brownfield Fowler passed away peacefully in St. Charles, Illinois, on May 3.

Fowler was an internationally recognized expert in the fields of high-energy physics, superconducting magnets, cryogenic bubble chambers and diffusion cloud chambers. He is perhaps best known at Fermilab for his work leading the construction of the National Accelerator Laboratory 15-foot bubble chamber, the largest in the world. He was also a leader in the effort to build the Tevatron and in the development of its superconducting magnets.

Fowler joined Fermilab in 1969 and worked at the laboratory as an employee for more than 30 years. He continued his scientific connection at the laboratory until February 2015.