Peter Fischer received his Ph.D. in Physics (Dr.rer.nat.) from the Technical University in Munich, Germany in 1993 on pioneering work with X-ray magnetic circular dichroism in rare earth systems. Since 2004 he has been with the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley CA. He is Senior Scientist and Principal Investigator in the Non-Equilibrium Magnetic Materials Program. His research program is focused on the use of polarized synchrotron radiation for the study of fundamental problems in magnetism.

Terry Calarco

As Senior Business Manager, Teresa (Terry) Calarco supports the MSD Division Office, overseeing division finance and business processes, buildings, and safety. She is chair of the MSD Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA) committee, co-chair of Berkeley Lab’s APS-IDEA committee (part of the American Physical Society IDEA network), and represents MSD on Berkeley Lab’s Women’s Support and Empowerment Council (WSEC). Prior to joining the lab, Terry was an R&D operations executive in the Biotech/BioPharma industry. She has a degree in Molecular Biology from UC Berkeley.