Last month, four Fermilab scientists were named fellows of the American Physical Society, a distinction awarded each year to no more than one-half of 1 percent of current APS members by their peers.
Lothar Bauerdick and Vivian O’Dell were named 2015 fellows to the Division of Particles and Fields. Don Lincoln was named a fellow by the Forum Outreach and Engaging Public. Jorge Morfin was named a fellow by the Forum on International Physics.
For innovation and leadership in building computing systems for high-energy physics data analysis, which enabled the Higgs boson discovery, and contributions to searches for Higgs decays to W boson pairs.
For uniting theorists and experimentalists, particle and nuclear physicists, and physicists from North, Central and South America in understanding strong interactions in the nucleon, in the nucleus and in neutrino interactions on nuclei.
For leadership in CMS operations and upgrades, the Run IIb DZero detector upgrade; the DZero and CMS QCD physics groups, and major contributions to the CMS data acquisition system.
Several Fermilab users were also named APS fellows: Thomas Blum, Daniel Claes, James Cochran, David Gerdes, Bhuvnesh Jain, Graham Kribs, Konstantin Matchev, James Nagel, Alexey Petrov, Roger Rusack, Stefan Soldner-Rembold and David Toback.