These individuals received degrees through Fermilab’s Tuition Assistance Program. Pictured, front row from left: Andrea Varry (WD), MS Library and Information Science; Rebecca Johnson (AD), BA Business Administration; Shannon Fugman (AD), BS Accounting. Back row from left: Timothy Zingelman (AD), MS Network Communications Management; Nick Gurley (AD), AA Electronics Engineering Technology; Michael Geelhoed (AD), AA Web Graphic Design; and Jason Ormes (CD), MS Telecommunications and Information Systems. Other degree recipients not pictured include: Scott Crowell (AD), MBA; Quinton Healy (CD), MS Engineering Management; Brian Schupbach (AD), MS Electrical Engineer/Applied Electromagnetics; and Bradly Verdant (AD), BS Mechanical Engineering. Photo: Cindy Arnold, CCD
Helen Edwards, whose work in the early days of the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is a foundation of past, present and future scientific achievements, and whose current work is helping shape the next generation of particle accelerators, has been awarded the 2003 Robert R. Wilson Prize by the American Physical Society.
Robert R. Wilson, physicist, sculptor, environmentalist and pioneering particle accelerator builder, came home today to the laboratory he created on the Illinois prairie over 30 years ago.
Robert Rathbun Wilson, a Wyoming cowboy who built the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator laboratory with the eye of an artist, the shrewdness of a banker and the conscience of a human rights activist, died late Sunday night at a retirement home in Ithaca, New York, near Cornell University. He was 85.