Tony Tuzzolino Symposium
May 12, 2006

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Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2006 03:23:46 -0400
From: Jacques L'Heureux
To: My LASR List
Subject: Tony Tuzzolino Symposium

The symposium on May 12 to honor Tony Tuzzolino's retirement from LASR was a great success with several alumni coming from out of town.

Pictures were taken by Tom Economou and by Richard Northrop. See them at
Look for faces that you have not seen in a long while like Ed Stone, Bruce McKibben, Jim Connell, Murry Perkins, Ellen LaRue, Gene Drag, Fred Sopron, Pasquale DiDonna, Gene Murphy, Bill Dietrich, Dietrich Müller, Joe O'Gallaher, Eugene Parker to name a few.

On the next to last picture, Tony can be seen with his daughter Nancy and his son Sam. The bench they are sitting on was a retirement gift.

Tony still lives in the house he has lived in for the past 45 years at
6615 N. Knox, Lincolnwood, IL, 60712.

Jacques L'Heureux, Columbia, Maryland
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Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 09:44:45 -0500
From: Thanasis Economou
To: "Jacques L'Heureux"
Subject: Re: Tuzzolino symposium


The mini symposium for Tony was a big success. We had some 70 people attending and a good speaker program. Tony was very happy. The EFI presented him with a nice outdoor teak bench (see last photo) with a dedication plaque.

Here are a few pictures from his party.

Best regards,

Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 14:48:18 -0500
From: Thanasis Economou
Subject: Tuzzolino symposium

Dear LASR friends,

As you know, the Enrico Fermi Institute of the University of Chicago is organizing on May 12 a mini-symposium in occasion of Tony Tuzzolino's retirement. The attached file describes this event and gives all the necessary information.

I hope that many of you will be able to come and help us celebrate Tony's lifetime career in space exploration and his achievements that contributed so much to the successes of the Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research.

With best regards,

--tom economou--

Thanasis Economou, Senior Scientist
Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research
Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago
933 East 56th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Tel.: 773 702-7829, FAX: 773 702-6645

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Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 17:22:55 -0600
To: Tom Economou
From: Eugene M. Murphy
Subject: Re: Tony Tuzzolino's retirement

Cc: Jacques L'Heureux

Hi Tom,
Sure, I can be there on May 12.

Tony has always been one of the best, most positive, easy going yet hard working people that it has been my great pleasure to know and work with.

You mentioned the number of spacecraft that Tony's work provided the detectors for. Those spacecraft are numbered below in a list that you might find useful. Most of it came from John Simpson's Curriculum Vitae:




1 PIONEER-2:Inner Radiation Belt (1958)
2 RANGER 1 Rocket Failure
3 RANGER 2 Rocket Failure
4 PIONEER-5: (The first deep space probe (1960)
5 PIONEER-6: First Solar Orbiting Satellite (1965)
6 PIONEER-7: Solar Orbiting Satellite (1968)
7 PIONEER-10: First to Jupiter and to 71 Astronomical Units (1972)
8 PIONEER-11: Jupiter, First to Saturn and Solar System Escape (1973)
9 MARINER-4: First U.S. Probe to Mars (1964-1965)
10 MARINER-10:First to Mercury (1974)
11 Ulysses: First spacecraft to go over polar regions of the Sun and Heliosphere (1990) *


12-14 Discoverer Nos. 29, 31, 36 (1961-62)
15 Explorer 6 (1959)
16-23 IMP-1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -7, -8 (1963-1973)
24-26 OGO-1, -3, -5 (1964-68)
27-28 OGO-2 (1965), OGO-4 - J.A.S. later transferred to
E.C.Stone, Caltech
29 S81-1 (Phoenix 1) (1982)
30 Chemical and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES) (1990)
31 NOAA-13 (EHIC) (1993)
32 Co-I Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE)


33-34 VEGA-1, -2:Probes (U.S.S.R.) to Halley's Comet (1986)
35 Co-I Cassini (1997)
36 Co-I Argos (1998)
37 Co-I StarDust (1999)


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Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 17:27:24 -0600
From: Thanasis Economou
Subject: Tony Tuzzolino's retirement

Dear friends of LASR,

Tony Tuzzolino is retiring after being with the University of Chicago for more than 50 years and the Enrico Fermi Institute is planning a half a day mini symposium on May 12, 2006, to celebrate this event. As you all know. Tony contributed significantly over his career to the successes of the LASR. His pioneering work on the development of the solid state charge particle detectors in the early sixties was the basis for more than 35 space instruments that flew from the LASR investigating cosmic ray particles and also used in many other planetary missions. He also developed the PVDF technique that was used on VEGA 1&2, ARGOS, STARDUST and CASSINI to measure planetary and cometary dust particles. I know that many Ph.D. theses were based on his work.

I hope you will be able to help us celebrate Tony's lifetime achievements. For scheduling purposes, please, let me know ASAP, if you will be able to attend.

With best regards,

--tom economou--

Thanasis Economou, Senior Scientist
Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research
Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago
933 East 56th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Tel.: 773 702-7829, FAX: 773 702-6645

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