Alvin Tollestrup (1924-2020): A Life in Science



Chris Quigg (Fermilab), Elliott McCrory (Fermilab), Mark Palmer (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Vladimir Shiltsev (FNAL)

A session in the 2020 Virtual Users Meeting at Fermilab honoring the recently departed scientist Alvin Tollestrup.

We have set up an independent web site to honor Professor Tollestrup at,

You can use this special URL,, to submit your remembrances of Tollestrup.

    • 10:10 AM 10:15 AM
      Introduction 5m
      Speaker: Vladimir Shiltsev (FNAL)
    • 10:15 AM 11:05 AM
      Remembering Alvin Tollestrup
      Convener: Chris Quigg (Fermilab)
    • 11:05 AM 11:20 AM
      Remarks from Fermilab's Director 15m
      Speaker: Nigel Lockyer (Fermilab)
    • 11:20 AM 11:30 AM
      Remarks from the URA; Announcement of the 2020 Tollestrup Award Winner 10m
      Speakers: Marta Cehelsky (URA), Ted Wackler (URA)
    • 11:30 AM 11:55 AM
      Tollestrup Award Talk: Adi Ashkenazi (MIT) 25m

      20 minute talk + 5 minutes of questions

      Title: "Probing ν interactions for ν physics"

      Speaker: Adi Ashkenazi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    • 11:55 AM 12:00 PM
      Final Remarks 5m
      Speaker: Vladimir Shiltsev (FNAL)
    • 12:00 PM 12:01 PM
      Submit your recollections of Alvin Tollestrup 1m

      Visit to submit your remembrances of Alvin.

      This shortened URL points to

      Longer contributions, or photographs, may be submitted by email to McCrory or to Shiltsev.

      (This is not actually a talk - just a placeholder for you to find the submission URL).