Piermaria Jorge Oddone
26 March 1944
|Nationality||United States, Peru|
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
|Known for||Fifth director of Fermilab|
|Awards||W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics|
|Institutions||Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory|
|Doctoral advisor||Maurice Bazin, Alfred T. Goshaw|
From 1972, Oddone worked at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In 1987 he was appointed Director of the Physics Division at Berkeley Lab, and later became the Laboratory Deputy Director for scientific programs. In 1987, he proposed the idea of using an Asymmetric B-factory to study the violation of CP symmetry in the decay of B-mesons.
In the late seventies and early eighties, Dr. Oddone was a member of the team that developed the first Time Projection Chamber (TPC). This technology was subsequently used for many particle and nuclear physics experiments. He led the TPC collaboration from 1984 to 1987.
He was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1990 "for significant research in elementary- particle physics and contributions to the development of apparatus as well as of the infrastructure required for future advances of the field" 
In September 2012, Oddone announced he would retire on July 1, 2013, after 8 years serving as lab director.
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