Edwin L. Goldwasser
Edwin L. Goldwasser ("Ned") was the lab's first Deputy Director, serving in that position from 1967 to 1978. He was chosen for the position by the lab's first director, Robert R. Wilson, and he played an important role in the development of the lab.
Goldwasser grew up in New York City. He received his undergraduate degree in physics from Harvard University in 1940. During World War II he served as a civilian physicist with the U.S. Navy in the San Francisco Bay area before beginning graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley in 1945. He completed his PhD in physics in 1950. He spent a year as a research associate as Berkeley until 1951, when he joined the University of Illinois. He became a full professor in 1959. In 1967, Goldwasser took an extended leave of absence from the university to become the new National Accelerator Laboratory's deputy director. In 1978, he returned to the University of Illinois as Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate College. He continued to hold leadership positions at the University of Illinois for the remainder of his career there, and he also served as associate director for the Superconducting Super Collider. He retired from the University of Illinois in 1990. He passed away in 2016.
Edwin L. Goldwasser Content
- Planning Seminar — April, 1969
- E. L. Goldwasser Joins University of Illinois — June, 1978
- Vignettes of Fermilab History: Remarks Made at the Robert R. Wilson Celebration — April 27, 1979
- Ned Goldwasser, Fermilab’s First Deputy Director, Dies — December, 2016
- Edwin L. Goldwasser Photo Gallery