…poet of physics – Robert R Wilson

Robert Rathbun Wilson, a renowned physicist, was part of the Manhattan project at the age of 29. After World War II he helped build the Fermilab and became its director from 1967 to 1978.

In 1969 Wilson was called before the Congressional Joint Committee on Atomic Energy to justify a 250 million budget. The budget would be used to build the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, often referred to as Fermilab.

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