“Hey Jim, got a minute?” “Hey Jimmy, I was wondering …” “Jim, I could use some help!” All of these were heard daily and sometimes by the minute by Jim Ranson. Jim is the group leader and electrical construction coordinator for the Accelerator Division. He began his career at the lab on Jan. 10, 1977. In the early days, Jim worked in the Booster Department and supported the machine operations. While in Booster, he worked on the vacuum leak detectors…

Mark Kaletka, of the Core Computing Division, is wishing Fermilab farewell after 32 years on Feb. 4. Mark’s first day working at the lab was Aug. 1, 1989, when he joined what was then the Research Division as head of the Networking Group. A few months later, the Computing Division came into being, subsuming the Networking Group, and Mark has spent his Fermilab career in Computing ever since. Mark earned his doctorate in nuclear physics from Northwestern University and then…

Scientist and 2021 URA Early Career Award winner stands at a chalkboard working on equations.

Fermilab’s Pedro Machado has won the 2021 Universities Research Association Early Career Award for his theoretical work on neutrino science that helps experimentalists with novel search strategies and scientific questions worth exploring.

The annual Universities Research Association Thesis Award recognizes outstanding work for a thesis conducted at or in collaboration with Fermilab. Zhang’s winning Ph.D. dissertation included insights into both physics searches and equipment upgrades at the Large Hadron Collider’s CMS detector. Fermilab serves as the U.S. hub for CMS.

A new fellowship created by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will provide engineering students in underrepresented groups in STEM immersive learning experiences on world-leading particle accelerator projects at Fermilab, starting with the new PIP-II accelerator that will power the world’s most intense neutrino beam. Applications for 2022 open September 2021.