Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS April Meeting 2019
Volume 64, Number 3
Saturday–Tuesday, April 13–16, 2019; Denver, Colorado
Session J03: Honoring Leon Lederman
1:30 PM–3:18 PM,
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Sheraton Room: Plaza E
Sponsoring Unit: DPF
Chair: Pier Oddone, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Abstract: J03.00002 : In Leon’s company, it seemed that anything might be possible*
2:06 PM–2:42 PM
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Leon Lederman was an early and vigorous advocate for the “Truly National Laboratory,” realized as the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. He led a series of influential experiments at the new laboratory that culminated in the discovery of the Upsilon particles, bound states of a new fifth quark, b, and its antiparticle. Lederman served as Fermilab’s director from 1978 to 1989, a decisive period for the construction of the Tevatron superconducting synchrotron and its exploitation as a proton–antiproton collider. This talk will focus on Leon’s time as Director and his contributions to Fermilab’s science and spirit.
*Fermilab is operated by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics.
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