Yuri Alexahin Obituary

Yuri  Alexahin
Yuri Alexahin

September 8, 2020
Born in Russia
Resided in Batavia, Illinois


A beloved husband of Marina and father of Vadim; Fermilab senior scientist Yuri I. Alexahin, 72, died of a sudden stroke on Sept. 8 at the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois, just miles from Fermilab, where for two decades he was a leading beam physicist

Yuri joined Fermilab’s Accelerator Division in 2000. He made seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear beam-beam compensation by electron lenses and was deeply engaged in the Tevatron proton-antiproton collider Run II (2001-11). He became one of the “Tevatron heroes” whose efforts led to outstanding luminosity progress of then the world’s most powerful accelerator.

Yuri authored more than 200 scientific papers and reports, and was a respected member of American Physical Society.

He will be remembered by his colleagues, friends and family as a very intelligent, friendly and soft-spoken person. An excellent mentor, Yuri generously shared his knowledge with students and younger colleagues, and many world-renowned physicists are happy to call him their teacher. While being a workaholic, he loved to ski in his leisure time and was an avid sports fan.

Remembrances may be left by friends and family on his memories webpage [https://memories.net/timeline/yuri-alexahin-85895].




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