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The University of Michigan Honors APS Vice President Homer Neal

Homer Neal award photo
Photo: Okunawa and S. Lemons

Homer Neal (right) with Alan Krisch, UM physics professor emeritus, after presentation of a sculpture by Jens Zorn showing collisions of protons at the D0 and ATLAS experiments at CERN.

In April 2014, colleagues and friends from around the world gathered at the University of Michigan (UM) in Ann Arbor for a symposium to honor Homer Neal. Neal was elected in 2013 to the APS presidential line and will take office as APS president in 2016.

The first three sessions of the symposium focused on Neal’s experiments at Brookhaven, Argonne, SLAC, Fermilab, and CERN. The fourth session focused on his contributions to the U.S. government as a member of the National Science Board, and to the Smithsonian Institution as a regent. The symposium presentations are available at the University of Michigan CARMA Service website.

Note: Adapted with permission from the January/February 2015 issue of the CERN Courier.

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