Portrait of Robert Ristinen

In Memoriam - Robert Ristinen

Oct. 7, 2021

Physics Emeritus Professor Robert A. Ristinen passed away on September 10, 2021, at his home in Boulder at the age of 87. Bob grew up in the small town of Menahga, Minnesota, hunting, fishing, and trapping. Among other endeavors, he learned to repair automobiles and farm equipment, and became an...

In Memoriam - John Wahr

Nov. 12, 2015

Professor John M. Wahr passed away on November 11, 2015 at the age of 64. Professor Wahr was the first geophysicist to join the Department of Physics at CU-Boulder. He joined the department as an Assistant Professor in 1983, built the Geophysics Group within the Department, and had a highly...

In Memoriam - David Lind

March 19, 2015

Professor Emeritus David A. Lind passed away Friday March 6, 2015 at the age of 96. David earned a B.S. in Physics from the University of Washington in 1940, and a Ph.D. in Physics from CalTech in 1948. He joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin as an assistant...

In Memoriam - Masataka (Seth) Mizushima

June 3, 2014

Our friend and colleague Masataka (Seth) Mizushima passed away on May 28, 2014. Seth earned a Degree Rigakushi (B.A/M.A) in Chemistry from the University of Tokyo in 1946, and Rigaku-Hakushi (Ph.D.) in Physics from the University of Tokyo in 1951. He served as a postdoctoral research associate at Duke University...

In Memoriam - Sydney Geltman

April 4, 2014

Professor Adjoint Sydney Geltman passed away on March 17, 2014 at his home in Boulder. His career included over five decades of research and teaching. He moved to Boulder in 1961 to work with the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST). Syd Geltman was one of the founding members of...

Portrait Al Bartlett in DUAN G1B30 Lecture Hall

In Memoriam - Albert A. Bartlett

Sept. 30, 2013

Updated 10/11/13: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at 3:00 p.m. on the club level of Folsom Stadium on the CU Boulder campus to celebrate the life of Professor Albert A. Bartlett, who passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the age of 90. Professor Bartlett had a profound impact on the Department of Physics, the University of Colorado, the City of Boulder, and has had a transformative influence on science education and public policy. Al Bartlett joined the faculty of the University of Colorado Department of Physics in September 1950 as an assistant professor, and served on the faculty until his retirement in 1988. He has been a Professor Emeritus since that time. Before his scientific career, Al worked as a dishwasher and night cook on iron ore freighters in the Great Lakes. He did his undergraduate studies at Otterbein College and Colgate University, earning a B.A. in Physics summa cum laude from Colgate in 1944.

In Memoriam - Jack Kraushaar

Aug. 15, 2013

Jack J. Kraushaar was one of a handful of talented young physicists who moved to Boulder in the late 1950’s, and built a world-class cyclotron at the edge of the prairie. Jack earned a BS degree in Physics in 1944 from Lafayette College. He served in the Navy as a...

In Memoriam: Professor Dick Mockler — 1925 - 2011

April 21, 2011

University of Colorado Physics Professor Emeritus Richard C. (Dick) Mockler passed away April 6, 2011 in Los Alamos, NM. He is survived by his sons Ted and Fritz. Dick was born in Middleton, Ohio in 1925. He earned his B.S. in chemistry from Northwestern University in 1948, his M.S. in...