Laura Dattaro

Giorgio Apollinari Giorgio Apollinari, currently head of Fermilab’s Technical Division, has been selected as the new director for the LHC Accelerator Research Program, or LARP. Apollinari will help during a short transition period by serving as division head until a replacement has been found. “Giorgio was selected from among many highly qualified applicants for the LARP director position,” said Stuart Henderson, associate laboratory director for accelerators. “This selection was based in large measure on his exemplary leadership of the Technical…

Yanyan Gao The discovery of the Higgs boson required the dedicated work of thousands of experimentalists. But there was also a smaller group of theorists contributing to the discovery. One of the physicists, Yanyan Gao, bridged the gap between the two groups, earning her this year’s Tollestrup Award. The Tollestrup Award is given annually by the Universities Research Association for outstanding work conducted by a postdoctoral researcher at Fermilab or in collaboration with Fermilab scientists. Gao, a Chinese native who…