Your Columbians
Leon M. Lederman

Leon M. Lederman (1922- )
PhD 1951, Faculty 1951-89

Leon M. Lederman was the director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where he supervised the construction and utilization of the first superconducting synchrotron, which became the highest energy accelerator in the world. He was also one of the foremost stimulators of young American students' interest in science. With clarity and wit, he has presented easily understandable scientific explanations to the lay public during appearances on numerous public television programs.

Submitted by Gerald Maurice Padawer, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1963, who is solely responsible for the content.

Your Turn
Columbians list their favorites.
Write Columbia's History
Columbia's history, as seen by those who have studied, taught, and worked here
Ahead of Their Time
From Alexander Hamilton to Eric Kandel, Columbians have changed the world and how we see it.
C250 Celebrates | C250 Perspectives | C250 Forum | C250 Events | C250 To Go |
Contact C250 | Privacy Policy | About This Web Site | © Copyright 2004 Columbia University