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Rife’s rafters

We lost Jim Rife, our friend and colleague for many years, to cancer this past March. Jim's office sat on a small mezzanine in the Industrial Center Building, supported by the building structure. When they returned to work in May, the technicians Jim worked with paid him this tribute. He is always in our thoughts. people, accelerator Photo: Tom Nicol

We lost Jim Rife, our friend and colleague for many years, to cancer this past March. Jim’s office sat on a small mezzanine in the Industrial Center Building, supported by the building structure. When they returned to work in May, the technicians Jim worked with paid him this tribute. He is always in our thoughts.

This shows the octupole channel in the Fermilab Integrable Optics Test Accelerator, or IOTA, in November. A set of 17 independently powered octupole magnets is installed in one of the straight sections of IOTA. The channel is used for experiments on nonlinear integrable optics and on the physics of dynamical systems. These experiments study new ways to stabilize high-intensity beams for research at the frontiers of particle physics. IOTA, accelerator, accelerator science, accelerator technology, magnet Photo: Giulio Stancari

This shows the octupole channel in the Fermilab Integrable Optics Test Accelerator, or IOTA, in November. A set of 17 independently powered octupole magnets is installed in one of the straight sections of IOTA. The channel is used for experiments on nonlinear integrable optics and on the physics of dynamical systems. These experiments study new ways to stabilize high-intensity beams for research at the frontiers of particle physics.

Geese on Swan Lake

Two geese swim on Swan Lake on March 4. Wilson Hall is reflected in the water as white vertical lines. nature, wildlife, animal, bird, goose, pond, lake, water Photo: Greg Cisko

Two geese swim on Swan Lake on March 4. Wilson Hall is reflected in the water as white vertical lines.

Maclura pomifera tree

The fruits are not generally eaten, and human use is limited to the tree's wood, for instance in bow making (bois d’arc). These trees were imported in Europe in the early 18th century and become a source of different legends, ergo their European names: "pomme d'Adam", "pomo d'Adamo", "nuez de Adán." nature, tree, fruit, plant Photo: Luciano Elementi

A few osage oranges (Maclura pomifera tree) are still hanging by the Site 50 barn entrance from Batavia Road. The fruits are not generally eaten, and human use is limited to the tree’s wood, for instance in bow making.

In October 2018, Gallery 201 at Argonne National Laboratory hosted “Art & Science: More Alike Than Different.” The exhibiting artists were Fermilab 2014 artist-in-residence Lindsay Olson, 2017 artist-in-residence Jim Jenkins, Wind Flow Photography, and Fermilab Art Gallery Curator Georgia Schwender.