Occasional Writing

"" "American particle physics at CERN and at home," Physics Today Online, May 31, 2013

"Long Live the Tevatron," my appreciation for the October 2011 CERN Courier

"Maurice René Georges Jacob," with J. David Jackson, obituary published in Physics Today 60, 72 (August 2007).

"Particle Physics," from my chapter, "Particles and the Standard Model," in The New Physics, edited by Gordon Fraser (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

"Remarks on Teaching Science and the Nature of Science," from my September 29, 2004, address to the DuPage Division of the Illinois Association of School Boards.

"A Scientist’s Responsibilities," closing remarks at the Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy Dialogue: Ethical Awareness for Tomorrow's Leaders, April 3, 2003.

"The Last Universal Physicist," a brief appreciation of Enrico Fermi on his hundredth birthday, from FermiNews, September 28, 2001.

"Memos for the Next Millennium," introductory remarks at the 1999 Fermilab Users Meeting (inspired by Italo Calvino).

"Welcome to Acqua alle Funi!" remarks for the first issue of an ephemeral graduate-student ’zine, March 17, 1999, which elicited an unexpected response from the forces of order.

"Elementary Particles: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," published in the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Beam Line 27, (1) 22 (Spring 1997), on the hundredth anniversary of the discovery of the electron.

"Top Matters" was prepared for the 1995 LAFEX International School on High-Energy Physics in Rio de Janeiro. The Portuguese translation, "Coisas de Top," is the work of Arthur Maciel.

"A Little Bit of the Gods" is based on my talk, "Golden Ages," at the International Symposium and Tribute in Honor of Robert R. Wilson on His 80th Birthday Celebrating an Era of Courage and Creativity, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, March 4, 1994.

"Postscript to Ideas," published in Particles and Forces: The Heart of the Matter, Readings from Scientific American, edited by R. A. Carrigan, Jr. & W. P. Trower (W. H. Freeman, New York, 1990), pp. 55–56.

"We Need the Supercollider Now," from the July 1, 1987, Wheaton Daily Journal.

"Where We Are in Physics," from the 1979 Fermilab Annual Report.

"Quarkonium Quantum Mechanics," published in CERN Courier 18, 215 (1978).

"Benjamin W. Lee," with Steven Weinberg, obituary published in Physics Today 30, 76 (September 1977).