people

The Emergency Communications Center on the ground floor or Wilson Hall are busy at work, and everyone is practicing social distancing. people Photo: Jessica Jensen

Kathy Flores makes sure the lab’s mail continues to circulate during this unusual time. The Emergency Communications Center on the ground floor or Wilson Hall are busy at work, and everyone is practicing social distancing.

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…

Fermilab scientist Sergei Striganov died March 25 of a sudden heart attack. He was a lab employee for almost 20 years, personally mentored by Nikolai Mokhov since his formative years as a theoretical physicist. He grew up as a physicist at the Institute for High Energy Physics (with Ph.D. in high-energy physics in 1992) and the Superconducting Super Collider. Sergei has an extensive record of theoretical and experimental work in physics, as well as his radiological calculations as part of…

Operators are keeping busy in the Main Control Room by responding to any issues with the systems they have running while maintaining social distancing. Whether addressing issues with the water distribution system, troubleshooting vacuum hardware or assisting experts when their machine sends an alert, ops are still here, staying safe and working hard! Pictured are photographer Cassidy Mayorga in the foreground, Michael Guzman in the background and Donovan Tooke, just visible at the crew chief desk. people Photo: Cassidy Mayorga

Operators are keeping busy in the Main Control Room by responding to any issues with the systems they have running while maintaining social distancing. Whether addressing issues with the water distribution system, troubleshooting vacuum hardware or assisting experts when their machine sends an alert, ops are still here, staying safe and working hard! Pictured are photographer Cassidy Mayorga in the foreground, Michael Guzman in the background and Donovan Tooke, just visible at the crew chief desk.

Evan Angelico, graduate student at the University of Chicago, sets up the time-of-flight experiment (T-1553) at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility. The experiment studies techniques to identify high-energy particles based on their velocity by measuring their positions and arrival times with novel large-area picosecond photodetectors, known as LAPPDs.

These four pressure-tested this vessel to check for leaks and certify it for use. This is the pressure-containing vessel for a new liquid-argon bubble chamber being constructed by the SBC collaboration. The vessel will be used for coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering detection at a reactor after taking calibration data underground at NuMI. An identical chamber will be built at SNOLAB to search for WIMPs as well. From left: TJ Whitis, Matt Bressler, Rocco Coppejans, Eric Dahl. people, bubble chamber, Photo: Leticia Shaddix

These four pressure-tested this vessel to check for leaks and certify it for use. This is the pressure-containing vessel for a new liquid-argon bubble chamber being constructed by the SBC collaboration. The vessel will be used for coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering detection at a reactor after taking calibration data underground at NuMI. An identical chamber will be built at SNOLAB to search for WIMPs as well. From left: TJ Whitis, Matt Bressler, Rocco Coppejans, Eric Dahl.

Jeff was a huge asset to every project he became involved with. Jeff was open to growth through learning new things, and he didn’t mind sharing his knowledge with others. Jeff became friends with many people across the lab and he will truly be missed by all.

NuSTEC focuses on neutrino-nucleus interactions and facilitates conversation between experimental and theoretical physicists in the nuclear and particle communities who confront the challenges of this area of physics. By bringing together experts in different areas, NuSTEC schools help educate new members of the community, while NuSTEC workshops and publications highlight the community’s specific concerns.

LPC Distinguished Researcher Freya Blekman talks at the CMS Data Analysis School in front of a photo of her at the CMS detector at CERN on Jan. 13. people, CMS, CERN Photo: Marguerite Tonjes

LPC Distinguished Researcher Freya Blekman talks at the CMS Data Analysis School in front of a photo of her at the CMS detector at CERN on Jan. 13.