.Leon M. Lederman, PhD Leon M. Lederman, internationally renowned
high-energy physicist and one of the "founding fathers" of the Illinois
Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), joined IMSA's staff in September
1998 to lead the newly-established Great Minds Program as its Inaugural
Dr. Lederman also is Director Emeritus of Fermi National Accelerator
Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, and holds an appointment as Pritzker
Professor of Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology in
Chicago. In addition, he served as chairman of the State of Illinois
Governor's Science Advisory Committee and was President of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest scientific
organization in the United States, from 1991 to 1992.
Dr. Lederman has received numerous awards including the National
Medal of Science (1965), the Elliot Cresson Medal of the Franklin
Institute (1976), the Wolf Prize in Physics (1982), the Nobel Prize
in Physics (1988) and the Enrico Fermi Prize given by President
Bill Clinton in 1993.
Dr. Lederman is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and
serves on the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board. He also serves
on the Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and
is a member of the Committee on Capacity Building in Science of
the Paris-based International Council of Scientific Unions. Dr.
Lederman is the author of numerous scientific publications and several
books. His current emphasis is on the restructuring of science and