Erich W Vogt, the Canadian nuclear physicist and UBC professor who helped found Canada's national nuclear and particle physics lab and Science World BC, passed away on February 19, 2014.
The Erich Vogt First Year Student Research Experience Endowment gives outstanding first year students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working on a summer research project. These internships will help students apply their knowledge, and may ignite a passion for physics discovery. This award honours Dr. Erich Vogt (1929-2014), one of the most distinguished Canadian nuclear physicists of his generation.
I first met Erich when I was a teenager in the 1960's at the home of my sister Lois in West Vancouver. Erich and Barbara were visiting and my sister and I were entertaining the company with our piano playing prowess (which was not all that remarkable)...... Erich then sat down at the baby grand and…
- Ann Gorseth
Cousin by marriage
Having had the good fortune to have known Erich for almost 50 years, it’s hard to know where to begin – or stop – and following the other tributes, to say anything fresh. But there are a couple of areas where I have particular reason to be grateful to him, and which in any case deserve emphasis.
- Mike Craddock
Colleague at UBC and TRIUMF
Erich Vogt Memorial Tribute:
On behalf of my sister, my brothers and our extended families, I welcome you here this afternoon.
One of my father’s gifts was in bringing people together. He would therefore have been tremendously pleased by your joining us here this afternoon.
We have planned a simple…
- Lisa Vogt