2016-17 Physics Awards Banquet RSVP

2016 UW National Academy of Sciences Member Luncheon

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

University Club Audubon Room
803 State Street
Madison, WI 53703


Cost: $16/person. Please pay by cash or by check at the lunch. Checks can be made payable to the Department of Physics.

Spring 2014 Office Computer Survey

Please fill out the form below.  This information will help us participate in a new University program that aims to replace some of the Department's aging computing equipment.  If you have any other computing concerns not covered by this form, please contact us.

Lou Bruch Symposium Registration

Saturday, May 10, 2014
5280 Chamberlin Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

We are having a symposium to honor and celebrate the work of Lou Bruch on Saturday, May 10, 2014. There will be a scientific program during the day in 5280 Chamberlin Hall, and a banquet dinner at Imperial Garden West at 7PM, 2039 Allen Blvd, Middleton, WI.


There is no registration fee, but please register if you plan to attend.  Up to one guest at dinner is free.  Additional guests will be $30 each.

Craig Heberer

Craig received his degree in Applied Mathematics, Engineering and Physics (AMEP) from University of Wisconsin - Madison and has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and a MBA from Duke University. Craig worked in various areas of aerospace engineering and now does consulting for start-up companies.

Wesley Traub

Dr. Wesley Traub received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (1968) and worked at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for 37 years. Since 2005, Wes has been the Chief Scientist for NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program and has a particular interest in coronagraphs and spectroscopy to image terrestrial planets discovered by the Kepler Mission in the habitable zones.

Dai Dee Pun

She received her Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear Physics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1987 and has spent over two decades in various high tech industries, mainly in the area of semiconductor technology and production.

Glen Porter

Glen Porter graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1978 with a BS in Political Science. With a lifelong interest in Physics, Glen nurtures his passion with board attendance while tending to his duties in the family business.

Greg Piefer

Dr. Piefer received Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison before entering graduate school in the Nuclear Engineering program.  In graduate school, he studied nuclear fusion under Dr. Gerald Kulcinski earning his Ph.D. in 2006. He is the founder and CEO of SHINE Medical Technologies a leader in safe, clean, affordable production of medical tracers and cancer treatment elements.

Robert (Bob) K. Leach

Dr. Robert (Bob) K. Leach completed his Ph.D. in low temperature physics in 1972 under the direction of Professors Paul Moran and William Fitzsimmons. He held a number of research positions over thirty years in the Minneapolis MN area at Honeywell and Alliant Techsystems, then finished his career with 11 years at SAIC.


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