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…
Simone Pagan Griso, a graduate student at the Universita Degli Studi di Padova who worked on CDF, receives the URA Thesis Award from URA Executive Chair Steven Beering at the annual Users’ Meeting. Griso was one of two recipients of this year’s award, which recognizes graduate students’ research achievements. Photo: Reidar Hahn.
Xuebing Bu, a graduate student at the University of Science and Technology of China who worked on DZero, receives the URA Thesis Award from URA Executive Chair Steven Beering at the annual Users’ Meeting. Bu was one of two recipients of this year’s award, which recognizes graduate students’ research achievements. Photo: Reidar Hahn.
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford Linear Accelerator Center recently joined an international team in shattering the world network speed record.
At a Washington, DC ceremony today (Monday, June 13), scientist William Ashmanskas of the Department of Energy’s Fermilab will receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are in the early stages of establishing their independent research careers.
Physicists and computer scientists at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab can stake a larger claim on the future of high-energy physics-and on the next generation of computing-thanks to their part in the first-ever awards in DOE’s Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing Program (SciDAC), announced today (August 14) in Washington, D.C. by Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham.
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory, announced today (April 28) that Fermilab physicist William Bardeen has been elected to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.