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Memorable Manitobans: Erich Wolfgang Vogt (1929-2014)

Physicist.

Born at Steinbach on 12 November 1929, he received degrees from the University of Manitoba (BSc 1951) and Princeton University (PhD 1955). From 1956 to 1965, he worked as a nuclear physicist at the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratory where he was involved in creation of the CANDU reactor. He joined the academic staff of the University of British Columbia in 1965. He was a founder of the TRIUMF national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, for which he was inducted into the Order of Canada (1974). He was Vice-President at UBC (1975-1981) and Director of TRIUMF (1981-1994). He retired in 1994. He died at Vancouver on 19 February 2014.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 February 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 February 2014

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