Alvin Tollestrup memorial – Wednesday, Aug. 12

Alvin Tollestrup

On Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 10:10 a.m. Central time, Fermilab will pay tribute to Fermilab scientist and National Medal of Technology winner Alvin Tollestrup, who died in February 2020. Tollestrup played an instrumental role in developing the Tevatron as the world’s leading high-energy physics accelerator and was a founding member of the CDF collaboration.

The memorial session will take place online from 10:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Central time and is part of the 2020 Fermilab Users Meeting. To participate in the memorial session, please register for the Users Meeting as soon as possible. Registrants will receive a Zoom link by the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 12. Session details are at the memorial session Indico page.

Please submit your recollections and stories of Tollestrup at the Honoring Alvin Tollestrup website, which contains a short biography, a multimedia gallery, news excerpts and an extensive 1994 interview conducted by Caltech.

Read remembrances of Tollestrup in Fermilab news, Physics Today and the CERN Courier.