Helen Edwards completed her bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in the Department of Physics at Cornell University before going on to work at the Accelerator Division of Fermilab. A recent article in Physics World, highlights her extensive career and research interests.
Helen Thom Edwards was the accelerator scientist who oversaw the construction and implementation of the Tevatron, from planning right until the end of its scientific operation. During her career, which spanned more than 40 years, the techniques she pioneered allowed us to push the frontiers of particle physics. A discerning physicist, Edwards was a force of nature in the field, and an ardent proponent of international collaboration.