Robert Wilson (1914 - 2000)

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Born in Wyoming in 1914, he was the youngest group leader at Los Alamos. At Los Alamos, he worked closely with Fermi and Oppenheimer and was known for his brilliance, enthusiasm and his "get-it-done" resourcefulness.

He served as the director and builder of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (better known as Fermilab) from 1969 to 1978. Wilson retired as professor emeritus at Cornell University.

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