Jessica Orwig

If you smell the unmistakable aroma of pizza wafting through the hallways on Sept. 26, that’s probably the lunch that Fermilab’s Education Office is co-hosting with the Fermilab Graduate Student Association and Fermilab Friends for Science Education. Each year the Education Office recruits graduate students, scientists and others interested in science education to get involved with Fermilab programs aimed at sparking children’s interest in science. “It’s wonderful for the scientists and engineers at Fermilab to be able to affect young…

Laza Rakotondravohitra is the first international student from Madagascar to conduct experimental particle physics research at Fermilab. Photo: Jessica Orwig As a graduate student, Laza Rakotondravohitra has already been a part of a couple of firsts in particle physics. He attended the first African School of Physics. He is also setting the bar high as the first international student from Madagascar to conduct research at Fermilab. Over the next three years, Rakotondravohitra will study under the supervision of Fermilab scientist…

In 1943, physics Nobel laureate Enrico Fermi invited nuclear physicist Alexander Langsdorf Jr. and his wife, Martyl Langsdorf, a well-known artist, to Chicago to join the Manhattan project. Now, nearly 70 years later, Martyl – as she’s known in the art world – continues to produce works combining art and science, and what better place to exhibit such works than the Fermilab Art Gallery on the second-floor crossover in Wilson Hall? “Martyl – A Retrospective,” the exhibit, comprises a collection…