Chris Quigg (Fermilab)

Chris Quigg graduated in physics from Yale in 1966 and received his Ph.D. at Berkeley in 1970. After four years in the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook, he moved to Fermilab, which has been his scientific home ever since. He was for ten years Head of Fermilab's Theoretical Physics Department, and held a joint appointment at the University of Chicago from 1974 to 1991. In 1987 he returned to Berkeley to serve for two years as Deputy Director of the Superconducting Super Collider Central Design Group. He has held visiting appointments at École Normale Supérieure in Paris, Cornell University, and Princeton University; and as Erwin Schrödinger Professor at the University of Vienna.

Quigg's research on electroweak symmetry breaking and supercollider physics set the agenda for the Large Hadron Collider under construction at the European Lab for Particle Physics in Geneva. A new edition of his textbook, Gauge Theories of the Strong, Weak, and Electromagnetic Interactions, is in the works.

Chris Quigg is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Physical Society, and was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. He was Editor of the Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science from 1994 to 2004. As Chair of the APS Division of Particles and Fields, he led the organization of Snowmass 2001: a Summer Study on the Future of Particle Physics.

Quigg was a charter member of Saturday Morning Physics, Fermilab's enrichment program for high school students. He is a Trustee of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. He was featured recently in The Ultimate Particle, a road movie of particle physics broadcast on ARTE in France and Germany. Outside the laboratory, he enjoys cooking, music, and hiking the long-distance paths in France.

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