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In Memoriam

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F.W. (Bill) Dalby (1928-2018)

Bill Dalby was born in Edmonton on May 5, 1928, and had fond memories of his Alberta childhood: running to school in the snow in moccasins, duck hunting with his father and brother, and poring over books in the local library. He was an exceptional student, interested in virtually everything, but in high school he fell in love with Physics and became the first in his family to attend university. Read More ( 


Erich Vogt (1929 - 2014)

Erich Wolfgang Vogt was best known among his many accomplishments for being a co-founder of the TRIUMF laboratory and its longest-serving Director. Erich was born in Steinbach, Manitoba on November 12, 1929, the second (with a twin brother) of six boys. He was especially proud of his small-town Canadian prairie origins, and of the colour, diversity and richness of his nation's immigrant heritage. He received his academic degrees at the University of Manitoba (B.Sc. Honours 1951, M.Sc. 1952), where he was awarded the Gold Medal in Science upon his graduation, and at Princeton University (Ph.D. 1955) as the student of Eugene Wigner, with whom he attended the last scientific lecture given by Albert Einstein. Read More ( 

David Lindquist (1924 – 2016)

David was born on October 28th, 1924 in Long Beach, California. As a child he moved to Burnaby to be looked after by his maternal grandparents. Soon after graduating from High School there, he joined the US army in 1944 and fought in the Pacific theatre. While fighting in the jungles he contracted Hepatitis and had to be hospitalized. Just before the end of the war he was waiting with thousands of others in the largest armada ever gathered to invade Japan. Fortunately, the war ended before he had to resume fighting. Soon after, he went to Tokyo to serve on General McArthur's Honour Guard. He was later involved with restoring Tokyo’s phone lines. Read More ( 

Dr. Myer Bloom (1928-2016)

Myer joined the UBC Physics Department in 1956 and initiated a broad program in NMR that continues to this day. His retirement in 1993 was celebrated with a magnificent symposium at Whistler attended by a large number of colleagues from around the world. He is very well known internationally for his fundamental contributions to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Physics, and to the applications of NMR to probe the structure and dynamics of biological membranes. Read More ( 


Dr. David Measday (1937-2015)

Born just before the Second World War, David was evacuated to the countryside twice to avoid the bombing of London. Educated at Kings College School, Wimbledon, he went to Wadham College, Oxford for his B.A. and D. Phil. Degrees. After moving to Boston, he spent three years as a post-doctoral fellow (PDF) at the Cyclotron Laboratory, Harvard University, where he developed a mono-energetic neutron beam and made several measurements of the neutron-proton interaction. Read More (


Dr. Michael K. Craddock (1936-2015)

Michael joined the UBC faculty in 1964 as a leading expert in accelerator physics. He was deeply involved with the building and operation of the TRIUMF facility, and served as the Head of the Accelerator Research Division for 13 years among other roles. Read More on TRIUMF website (




Dr. Peter Rastall (1931-2015)

Peter was a Lincolnshire lad. His very first memory was of pushing a ball between the rails of a third-floor flat in the city of Bath (to which his parents had temporarily moved), and watching it fall to the ground below and go bouncing down the road. This was perhaps the first sign of an interest in physics, and in gravitation in particular. Read More (


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