Leon M. Lederman (1922- )
PhD 1951, Faculty 1951-89
Leon M. Lederman was the director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where he supervised the construction and utilization of the first superconducting synchrotron, which became the highest energy accelerator in the world. He was also one of the foremost stimulators of young American students' interest in science. With clarity and wit, he has presented easily understandable scientific explanations to the lay public during appearances on numerous public television programs.
Submitted by Gerald Maurice Padawer, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1963, who is solely responsible for the content.