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Patrick Fox Fermilab scientist Patrick Fox was recently awarded the Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers for his work in theoretical physics. Roughly 500 Humboldt Research Fellowships are given annually. They go to scientists who work at the level of assistant professor or junior research group leader or have a record of several years of independent academic work. The fellowship allows researchers to carry out long-term research in Germany. Applicants choose their own topics of research and their academic host. Fox’s…

Last week Fermilab became one of 17 recipients of the first EPEAT Purchaser Award, which recognizes excellence in the green procurement of electronics. Fermilab was also one of nine three-star award winners, the highest level that can be achieved. The combined efforts of the 2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award winners resulted in enough energy savings to power more than 6,500 U.S. households for one year and carbon reductions equal to removing more than 11,000 passenger cars from the road for a…

Jeffrey Eldred Jeffrey Eldred was recently awarded the NPSS Graduate Scholarship Award from the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society. The award recognizes contributions to the fields of nuclear and plasma sciences. Up to four awards are made annually of $1,500 and a one-year paid membership to NPSS. Eldred is a Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University Bloomington in the Department of Physics and the Joint University-Fermilab Doctoral Program in Accelerator Physics and Technology. He studies under the joint supervision of…

Vladimir Shiltsev The Editorial Board of the Physical Review Special Topics – Accelerators and Beams has bestowed the 2015 Robert H. Siemann Award for outstanding contributions to Fermilab scientist Vladimir Shiltsev, director of Fermilab’s Accelerator Physics Center. Shiltsev was an outstanding member of the PRST-AB Editorial Board for six years. The award citation emphasizes his numerous initiatives as an Editorial Board member to make PRST-AB optimally serve the accelerator community, to render it ever more attractive and to increase its…

Valery Lebedev The American Physical Society has recognized Fermilab physicist Valery Lebedev for his outstanding contributions as a referee for APS journals. The list of recognized scientists also includes Bill Bardeen and Tanaji Sen of Fermilab. The APS Outstanding Referee program was instituted in 2008 to recognize scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in the APS journals. The highly selective program annually recognizes about 150 of the roughly 60,000 currently active referees. Like fellowship in…

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass. U.S. scientists played a significant role in advancing the theory and in discovering the particle that proves the existence of the Higgs field, the Higgs boson.

Don Lincoln is a familiar name around Fermilab. His byline frequently appears after Fermilab Today articles. He’s given numerous public talks at the laboratory. And every time he’s asked to address a student group, whether they’re undergraduates visiting the laboratory or kindergartners in their classrooms, he happily obliges. On Oct. 25 Fermilab Director Pier Oddone presented Lincoln with the Director’s Award, given annually to an employee, user, graduate student, retiree or guest scientist who contributed significantly to Fermilab’s K-12 education…

August 16, 2011 — Alex Romanenko, a materials scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, will receive $2.5 million from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science to expand his innovative research to develop superconducting accelerator components. These components could be applied in fields such as medicine, energy and discovery science. Romanenko was named a recipient of a DOE Early Career Research Program award for his research on the properties of superconducting radio frequency cavities made of niobium metal. The prestigious…

Tom Schwarz, a CDF collaborator from the University of California-Davis, receives the Tollestrup Award from Alvin Tollestrup at the 2011 annual Users’ Meeting. Schwartz received the award for his postdoctoral work on measurements of top quark properties. Photo: Reidar Hahn.