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Lederman's Vision

in Fermilab

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226346236
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226346250 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.003.0010
Lederman's Vision

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This chapter discusses the leadership of Leon M. Lederman as director of the Fermilab. It provides a biographical background of Lederman and describes his leadership style. Like Robert R. Wilson, Lederman structured his vision for Fermilab on his self-image with a personae based on his all-embracing passion for physics. This chapter discusses how Lederman stabilized the laboratory, improved its funding environment and nurtured a vigorous megascience in a truly national laboratory whose frontier science was integrated within the cultural matrix of the American Midwest.

Keywords: Leon M. Lederman; Fermilab; leadership style; physics; megascience; national laboratory; American Midwest

Chapter.  5359 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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