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Berkeley Lab Physicist Wins 2018 URA Tollestrup Award

Richard Bonventre of the Lab’s Physics Division recently won the 2018 Universities Research Association (URA) Tollestrup Award for his work on the Mu2e experiment, which is based at DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The award recognizes outstanding postdoctoral research done at Fermilab or in collaboration with Fermilab scientists.

“I’m very gratified Fermilab has recognized Richard’s contributions to the Mu2e experiment with the 2018 Tollestrup award,” said David Brown, a senior scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division who serves as Bonventre’s supervisor. “This award credits Richard’s resourcefulness and technical expertise in constructing and testing a prototype of the Mu2e tracker, the most sensitive detector in the experiment. Richard’s prototype work and corresponding simulations demonstrate that the detector and electronics design meet the exacting requirements for Mu2e to meet its scientific goals.” More>