Tom Nicol

Wayback Wednesday: These were taken during one of the photographer's first visits to the lab, before he was even an employee, in October 1977. nature, wildlife, animal, mammal, barn, building, prairie, plant, tree, grass, landscape Photo: Tom Nicol

Wayback Wednesday: These were taken during one of the photographer’s first visits to the lab, in October 1977. These Scottish Highland cattle had their own pasture to the east of what is now home to the bison.

Former Fermilab employee Jim Rife died on March 18 of cancer. He worked as a technician in the Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology Division. Below are five remembrances from his friends and colleagues. In lieu of flowers, send memorials to the donor’s charity of choice. Some suggestions are the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association or the Crohns and Colitis Foundation. Read Rife’s obituary.   From young tech to manager Jim Rife started with Fermilab in…

APS-TD picnic

(1/5) It's tug-o-war. people, lab life Photo: Tom Nicol

The Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology Division held their annual picnic on Aug. 6. Photos are by Tom Nicol.

This July birthday selfie was taken with the photographer's favorite tree. He has spent WAY more birthdays here than not. Life is good. people, nature, tree, plant, landscape Photo: Tom Nicol

This July birthday selfie was taken with the photographer’s favorite tree. He has spent WAY more birthdays here than not. Life is good.

Regular viewers of the Fermilab Photo of the Day may recognize this tree, which, as the photographer's favorite, has graced our screens before. Last summer, a good-sized limb was lopped off, altering the shape that drew him to it in the first place and diminishing some of its appeal. During the polar vortex, the photographer made amends and captured it in all its frozen beauty. nature, winter, snow, landscape, plant, tree Photo: Tom Nicol

Regular viewers of the Fermilab Photo of the Day may recognize this tree, which, as the photographer’s favorite, has graced our screens before. Last summer, a good-sized limb was lopped off, altering the shape that drew him to it in the first place and diminishing some of its appeal. During the polar vortex, the photographer made amends and captured it in all its frozen beauty. Photo: Tom Nicol