|The judges have chosen the winning entries in the
first-ever FermiNews essay contest. FermiNews received a total of 36 entries
by the May 5 deadline. All were sent to the judges "blind," identified
only by letters of the alphabet, not by author.
Contest judges were :
We asked the judges to rank their top four choices in order. A first choice
received five points, a second choice three points, a third choice two
points and a fourth choice one point. The two essays with the most points
Robert Eisenstein, Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
of the National Science Foundation;
Peter Rosen, Associate Director for High Energy and Nuclear Physics of
the Department of Energy;
Curt Suplee, science writer and editor for The Washington Post;
Michael Witherell, Chair of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.
First-place winner Glen Crawford, an experimental
physicist from Stanford Linear Accelerator Facility, will receive
a bottle of Moët et Chandon Dom Pérignon Cuvée 1990
Second-place winner Joe Lykken, a theorist
from Fermilab, will receive a flag flown over the
U.S. Capitol in his honor, presented by Representative Vern Ehlers
(R-MI), a physicist and a member of the House Science Committee.