Led the effort to design and build the
Tevatron, at present the world'
highest energy particle accelerator
- the first high-energy accelerator completely based on superconducting
The Tevatron was one of the first high-energy antiproton-proton colliders. It requires the
storage of antiprotons for days in order to produce the luminosity necessary for the
program at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory which has resulted in important new discoveries in physic
such as the top quark.
There is a
consensus in the profession that, as Professor
Claudio Pellegrini has said:
"Her design work and the technical decisions which she took were critical to the success of the Tevatron project."
energy proton ring is based on the technology
pioneered at the Tevatron.
Edwards, Helen "The Tevatron Energy Doubler" Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Physics, Vol 35:605-660, 1985
Edwards, Helen "Energy Saver Test & Commissioning History" Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on High Energy Accelerators, Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, Aug 11-16, 1983
E.O. Lawrence Award, U.S. Department
of Energy 1986
MacArthur Foundation Fellowship1988
National Medal of Technology1989
1966-70 Research Associate, 10 GEV Electron
Synchrotron, Cornell University [ncs1995oa]
1970-87 Associate Head of the Booster Group,
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
1987-89 Head, Accelerator Division, Fermi
National Accelerator Laboratory [amw1994]
1989-92 Head & Associate Director,
Superconducting Division, Superconducting
Supercollider Laboratory, Dallas [amw1994]
1988- MacArthur Fellow [amw1994]
1992-present Guest Scientist, Fermi National
Accelerator Laboratory [nwps1997ds]
B.A. Cornell University 1957
M.S. Cornell University 1963
Ph.D. Cornell University 1966
Helen Edwards, Claudio Pellegrini, Jaime Rosenzweig, and
[amw1994], [ncs1995oa], [nwps1997ds]
Cf., Article by Darin Savage in "Notable Women in the Physical Sciences" [nwps1997ds].
Field Editor: Professor Claudio Pellegrini