In memoriam: Earl Swallow

On Jan. 14, former Fermilab visiting scientist Earl Swallow died. He was a retired professor emeritus of physics at Elmhurst College. Swallow was a founding director of the Center for Scholarship and Teaching and a co-founder of the Accelerator Art Space at the college. He produced numerous articles and book chapters, many of them connected to his research at Fermilab, Argonne National Laboratory and CERN.

A memorial service for Swallow will take place on Saturday, March 11, at 4 p.m. at Elmhurst College in the Founder’s Lounge, Frick Center. A reception will be held immediately after the service in the same location.

Because Earl’s true love was his students and teaching, the Elmhurst College Earl Swallow Memorial Physics Fund has been established to assist physics students in their studies. Please contact Linda Pohlman, director of annual giving, at 630-617-3607,, or, to donate to this fund in Swallow’s memory.

Read Swallow’s obituary.