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Piermaria J. Oddone

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Dates

March 26, 1944 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Biography

Abstract

Piermaria Oddone was Director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (2005-2013). Other institutional affiliaions include Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and California Institute of Technology. His research interests include high energy physics. In 2005 he was awarded the American Physical Society's Panofsky Prize for his idea to use an Asymmetric B-Factory to carry out precision measurements of CP violation in B-meson decays.

Important Dates

March 26, 1944Birth, Arequipa (Peru).

1965Obtained BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1969 – 1972Research Fellow in Physics, California Institute of Technology.

1970Obtained PhD in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1972 – 2005Physicist, Physics Division (1972-1976); Staff Scientist, Physics Division (1976-1978); Senior Staff Scientist, Physics Division (1978-1987); Spokesman, Positron-Electron Projet Collaboration (1984-1987); Director, Physics Division (1987-1991); and Deputy Director (1989-2005), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley (Calif.).

2005Awarded W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics, American Physical Society.

2005 – 2013Director, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia (Ill.).

2011Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Arequipa (Peru)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Batavia (Ill.)

Subjects

Accelerators.

Electron accelerators.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Alivisatos, P.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bahcall, John N.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bardeen, William A.

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Barish, B. C. (Barry Clark), 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Brown, Harold, 1927-2019

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Diamond, R. M.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Grunder, Hermann

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Hellwarth, Robert Willis, 1930-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Kryder, Mark H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lee, Yuan Tseh, 1936-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lyneis, Claude, 1943-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Nagamiya, S. (Shoji)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Nygren, David R.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Peoples, John, Jr.

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Perlman, Isadore

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Rosenfeld, Arthur H., 1926-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Sciulli, Frank J.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Shirley, David Arthur, 1934-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Thorne, Kip S.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tollestrup, Alvin

Both employed at California Institute of Technology and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Tsuei, Chang C.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Zweig, George

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Research Fellow in Physics.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Director.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Physicist, Physics Division; Staff Scientist, Physics Division; Senior Staff Scientist, Physics Division; Spokesman, Positron-Electron Project Collaboration; Director, Physics Division; and Deputy Director.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Deputy Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 2005 W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1965).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1970).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Pier Oddone, 2013 July 2 and 8.

History and Archives Project Office, MS-109

Fermilab

PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 90510, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Selected Experiments: SLAC-PEP-004-009: The Time Projection Chamber and 2-Gamma Detector at PEP, 1990-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA