Fermilab At 50 (Hardback)
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Fermilab At 50 (Hardback)

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Hardback 316 Pages / Published: 08/12/2017
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Fermilab - originally called the National Accelerator Laboratory - began operations in Illinois on June 15, 1967. Operated and managed by The University of Chicago and Universities Research Association, LLC for the US Department of Energy, it has the distinction of being the only US national laboratory solely dedicated to the advancement of high-energy particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. It has been the site of major discoveries and observations: the top and bottom quarks; the tau neutrino; direct CP violation in kaon decays; a quasar 27 billion light years away from us; origin of high-energy cosmic rays; and confirmation of the evidence of dark energy, among others. For 25 years it operated the world's highest energy particle collider, the Tevatron. Fermilab contributed collaboratively to the Tevatron's successor, the Large Hadron Collider, which discovered the Higgs boson in 2012. Fermilab's core competencies in accelerators, superconducting technologies, detectors and computing have positioned the laboratory for a bright future at the frontiers of science. Today Fermilab scientists, engineers, technicians together with partners from 50 countries are working to explore the nature of the elusive neutrino, enable future x-ray photon science facilities, and construct and exploit higher-energy and higher-intensity particle accelerators. Fermilab is a designated 'American Physical Society Historic Site'.In this commemorative volume, scientific leaders from around the world celebrate Fermilab's 50th anniversary with thoughts on the laboratory's past, present and future.

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9789813227453
Number of pages: 316

In the last 50 years, Fermilab has been true to this legacy that continues to inspire, shape and enrich the lives of countless young scientists resulting in such world-class fundamental discoveries as the bottom quark, the top quark and the tau neutrino. -- T D Lee "Nobel Laureate"
Enrico Fermi is one of the greatest physicists of all time whom I have personally known and worked with. Fermilab should be very proud of being named after Fermi. It is a major laboratory of particle physics ... my best wishes ... on its 50th anniversary. -- J Steinberger "Nobel Laureate"
What an amazing half century of discovery this has been! Neutral currents, high energy neutrino interactions, jets, bottom quarks, top quarks, tau neutrinos, tests of quantum chromodynamics and the full Standard Model Fermilab has played a central role in an epochal period. There is much to be proud of as we look back, and hopefully the next half -- Ed Witten "Princeton University"
My 40 years of association with Fermilab has been exciting and memorable. I have worked with many very competent, dedicated and sometimes colorful characters with whom I have made friends. I look forward to a continuing collaboration ... Happy 50th anniversary Fermilab! -- Lyndon Evans "Director, Linear Collider Collaboration"
It's been a pleasure watching Fermilab over the years as it has produced some of the most significant discoveries in physics and now as an involved participant as Fermilab aspires to carry out the world's most ambitious experiments. -- Eric Isaacs "VP for Research and Innovation, University of Chicago"
As Fermilab celebrates its 50th in 2017, I am gratefully reminded of the contributions and support to our laboratory at critical times of its development by scientists and scientific leaders from around the world. This commemorative book captures the sentiments of some of these special colleagues, especially what Fermilab has meant to them and thei -- Nigel Lockyer "Director, Fermilab"
Congratulations to Fermilab on 50 years of service and leadership to the particle physics community ... in collaborations for experiments in underground laboratories such as SNOLAB. Fermilab scientists are an integral part of the SNOLAB community ... we look forward to many years of great science. -- A McDonald "Nobel Laureate and N Smith, SNOLAB Director"
On the occasion of Fermilab's 50th birthday I am happy to offer my congratulations on the lab's past successes and best wishes for its future. There has been much technical and scientific collaboration between Fermilab and SLAC over the last 50 years. -- Burton Richter "Nobel Laureate"
Jim Cronin ... decided to have another look at the energy vs. time graph Fermi had plotted ... The point in the graph corresponding to Fermilab's initial run lies a little below the Fermi line and the one for the Tevatron a little above it, in large part due to Bob Wilson, Fermilab's visionary first director. -- Gino Segre "Emeritus Professor, University of Pennsylvania"
Robert Wilson had a vision of the laboratory as a cultural, recreational and educational center for the surrounding community, as well as a global research center open to the international scientists ... Bob Wilson's legacy survives at Fermilab, in the surrounding communities and in the world of science. -- Mike Witherell "Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory"

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