Talk:Leon M. Lederman

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Removed Statement[edit]

I have removed this statement: "He gave the keynote speech at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science's 2004 graduation." No doubt the statement is true but, barring some truly extraordinary circumstances, a high school graduation speech is too minor an event to be mentioned in an encyclopedia article.


A Proposal[edit]

I propose that the text about directing any specific scientist while at Fermilab be removed (e. g., Daniel Kaplan). During Dr. Lederman's tenure, many prominent physicists were at Fermilab and singling any out is not appropriate. Bryan MacKinnon (talk) 23:18, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


Dr. Leon Lederman Essay[edit]

Dr. Lederman wrote an essay for Newsweek, entitled "What We’ll Find Inside The Atom" for a September 2008 issue of Newsweek. I found it at the Newsweek web site. Maybe it will be useful for this article: http://www.newsweek.com/id/157516 Ti-30X (talk) 01:04, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Washington, D.C. — 14 November, 2000 — The Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named recipients of four AAAS annual awards honoring scientists and engineers for outstanding achievements. The awards will be presented in a ceremony at the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Francisco on 17 February, 2001.

Dr Lederman is awarded the AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize is awarded annually to a public servant for exceptional contributions to advancing science, or to a scientist or engineer for a distinguished career of scientific achievement and service to the community.

...the classification of fundamental particles into what is now known as “The Standard Model.” His discovery led to high-energy neutrino physics, which continues to dominate research at the major accelerators today. Dr. Lederman began his career as an associate in physics at Columbia University in 1952, became Professor of Physics in 1958 and was named director of the Nevis Laboratories in 1962. He left Columbia in 1979 to run the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois. During his decade as Director of Fermilab, he built the world’s first superconducting accelerator, enabling Fermilab to maintain its world leadership in high-energy physics. He also took time for civic pursuits, initiating 15 educational programs for children in grades K – 12 and teachers at all levels of instruction. http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2000/achievement.shtml
Ti-30X (talk) 02:38, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

whaddabout gawd?[edit]

Pretty much the main claim this guy has to wiki notability (this thread is about missing content not the subject's notability) is calling the Higgs the "God Particle". Yet nowhere here or in the book article can I find any indication of his actual beliefs what so ever. There are three likely outcomes, in order of probability: plain atheist like most scientist, "spiritual not religious" or similar prevarication which would tend not to play well in the physics community, and one of the religious denominations of Judaism. Whatever is almost certainly discoverable and reportable and the article needs this fact. 72.228.190.243 (talk) 00:13, 11 January 2013 (UTC)