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From Página 12, Sept. 12, 2020: Recibió el reconocimiento “Nuevos Horizontes en Física 2021” en el marco de los premios Breakthrough. Se recibió en la UBA y desde hace años investiga en el Fermilab de Chicago, el laboratorio de física de partículas más importante de Estados Unidos.

In memoriam: James Wiss

Fermilab user and UIUC professor emeritus James (Jim) Wiss died at his home July 12. From the 1970s through the 1990s, Wiss worked on a string of heavy quark experiments in Proton Area, E87, E400, E687 and FOCUS. He was a leader of the proposed BTeV experiment. Wiss received UIUC awards for his teaching. In 1982, he received a Sloan Research Fellowship for early-career researchers and was named an American Physical Society fellow in 2000.

Axion space

Flashback Friday: In February 2018, scientists working on quantum sensor R&D to search for axion dark matter rejoice in their new space in Lab B. Among them is the late, great Alvin Tollestrup, second from right. people Photo: Leticia Shaddix

Flashback Friday: In February 2018, scientists working on a project to search for axions rejoice in their new space in Lab B. Among them is the late, great Alvin Tollestrup, second from the right.

Fermilab senior scientist Yuri I. Alexahin, 72, died of a sudden stroke on Sept. 8 at the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois, just miles from Fermilab, where for two decades he was a leading beam physicist. He was born on Jan. 27, 1948, in the Russian town of Vorkuta. After studying physics and graduating from Moscow State University, he worked from 1971-1988 at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, and received his Ph.D. in…