IN RECOGNITION OF DR. PELLEGRINI'S RECEIPT OF ENRICO FERMI AWARD
(Extensions of Remarks - October 26, 2015)

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[Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 157 (Monday, October 26, 2015)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1531]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




    IN RECOGNITION OF DR. PELLEGRINI'S RECEIPT OF ENRICO FERMI AWARD

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                             HON. TED LIEU

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, October 26, 2015

  Mr. TED LIEU of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize 
Dr. Claudio Pellegrini for his remarkable and groundbreaking work in 
the scientific community. On October 20, 2015, Dr. Pellegrini received 
the Enrico Fermi Award for his research on relativistic electron beams 
and free-electron lasers. This honor is among the most respected and 
prestigious awards for scientific achievement.
   Throughout his lifetime, Dr. Pellegrini has held many prominent 
positions and earned numerous impressive awards. After studying at the 
University of Rome, he became Director of the laser division at the 
Frascati National Laboratories in the 1970s. He later served at the 
Brookhaven National Laboratory and at the Nordic Institute of 
Theoretical Physics. In recent years he has worked at the SLAC National 
Accelerator Laboratory. He is the distinguished recipient of a 
Fulbright fellowship and the FEL Prize. Still, these include only a 
fraction of Dr. Pellegrini's accomplishments.
   I am especially pleased to recognize Dr. Pellegrini's position as a 
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of 
California Los Angeles. Widely considered an expert in electron and 
photon beams physics, his research contributed to the development of 
the first hard x-ray free-electron laser and helped advance high-energy 
physics more generally. The university and surrounding community has 
undoubtedly benefited from Dr. Pellegrini's presence.
   I am confident that Dr. Pellegrini's work will continue to benefit 
the scientific community in the United States and throughout the world. 
Today, California's 33rd Congressional District is proud to 
congratulate Dr. Pellegrini as a Fermi Award recipient and as a 
tremendous scientist and individual.

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