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FermilabPhysics, the Frontier, and Megascience$
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Lillian Hoddeson, Adrienne W. Kolb, and Catherine Westfall

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226346236

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.001.0001

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Lederman's Vision

Lederman's Vision

(p.227) Nine Lederman's Vision
University of Chicago Press

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

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