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In the middle of the summer of 1976 a newly minted physicist came to Fermilab. No one could have guessed what his diverse interests, capabilities and perseverance would develop into at the laboratory. Peter Garbincius, a.k.a. “Peter G,” served in numerous leadership roles and served in multiple experiments during his time at the lab. He also organized the Ask-a-Scientist program to help Fermilab visitors understand the world-class science that goes on in their neighborhood.

The first undergraduate on the Event Horizon Telescope to receive junior collaborator status thrives in the unknown. In his nearly two years with the team, he has developed computer libraries for data analysis and modeling, made movies of black holes and assisted with weather prediction.

University Colorado professor and former Fermilab user Uriel Nauenberg died on Dec. 31, 2019, at the age of 81. After an assistant professorship at Princeton University, he accepted a position as a faculty member in the Physics Department at the University of Colorado Boulder in 1969. Although he officially retired in 2011, after 42 years of service, he remained active in research and teaching until 2015 as an emeritus professor. Nauenberg chaired the Fermilab User Organization, as well as the…

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(1/3) Throwback Thursday: Fermilab employees encounter a large soft-shelled turtle on Main Ring Road on June 14. nature, wildlife, people, reptile, turtle Photo: Chris Ader

Throwback Thursday: Fermilab employees encounter a large soft-shelled turtle on Main Ring Road on June 14.

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, a flagship astronomy and astrophysics project currently under construction on a mountaintop in Chile, will be named for astronomer Vera Rubin, a key figure in the history of the search for dark matter.

The Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers names Fermilab scientist Vladimir Shiltsev an IEEE fellow. The honor is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

(1/2) The afternoon of Dec. 17, 2019, found a couple of hockey players enjoying the pond in front of Wilson Hall. Here, they're clearing the snow and checking the ice. winter, lab life, snow, people Photo: Marguerite Tonjes

The afternoon of Dec. 17, 2019, found a couple of hockey players enjoying the pond in front of Wilson Hall. Here, they’re clearing the snow and checking the ice.

Flashback Friday: Someone studies in November 2018 in the Wilson Hall atrium. The early sunset at that time of year means that a lot of people are working into the darkness. people, Wilson Hall, building Photo: Elliott McCrory

Flashback Friday: Someone studies in November 2018 in the Wilson Hall atrium. The early sunset at that time of year means that a lot of people are working into the darkness.