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Title: From the Bronx to Batavia and Beyond: Leon Max Lederman (1922–2018)

Abstract

Leon Max Lederman was a towering figure in the world of elementary particle physics in the second half of the 20th century. His experiments shaped our understanding of the world of particle physics. Included in the long list of his accolades was the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics, which he shared with Melvin Schwartz and Jack Steinberger for the discovery that the muon neutrino is distinct from the electron neutrino. Among his many science leadership roles, he served for a decade as Director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Lederman was a spokesperson and champion for science and one of the most visible physicists of his generation. In his remarkable career Lederman journeyed from his youth in the Bronx, NY, to the directorship of Fermilab in Batavia, IL, to become an international proponent for physics beyond any one institution.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Box 500, MS109, Batavia, IL 60510, USA
  2. Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics and Department of Astronomy &, Astrophysics, University of Chicago, 5640 South Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1593917
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0009924
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Reviews of Accelerator Science and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 01; Journal ID: ISSN 1793-6268
Publisher:
World Scientific
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Kolb, Adrienne W., and Kolb, Edward W. From the Bronx to Batavia and Beyond: Leon Max Lederman (1922–2018). United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1142/S1793626819300160.
Kolb, Adrienne W., & Kolb, Edward W. From the Bronx to Batavia and Beyond: Leon Max Lederman (1922–2018). United States. doi:10.1142/S1793626819300160.
Kolb, Adrienne W., and Kolb, Edward W. Thu . "From the Bronx to Batavia and Beyond: Leon Max Lederman (1922–2018)". United States. doi:10.1142/S1793626819300160.
@article{osti_1593917,
title = {From the Bronx to Batavia and Beyond: Leon Max Lederman (1922–2018)},
author = {Kolb, Adrienne W. and Kolb, Edward W.},
abstractNote = {Leon Max Lederman was a towering figure in the world of elementary particle physics in the second half of the 20th century. His experiments shaped our understanding of the world of particle physics. Included in the long list of his accolades was the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics, which he shared with Melvin Schwartz and Jack Steinberger for the discovery that the muon neutrino is distinct from the electron neutrino. Among his many science leadership roles, he served for a decade as Director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Lederman was a spokesperson and champion for science and one of the most visible physicists of his generation. In his remarkable career Lederman journeyed from his youth in the Bronx, NY, to the directorship of Fermilab in Batavia, IL, to become an international proponent for physics beyond any one institution.},
doi = {10.1142/S1793626819300160},
journal = {Reviews of Accelerator Science and Technology},
issn = {1793-6268},
number = 01,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}