Good Bye Mark November 6, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in life, physics life.
Mark McDermott (on the right) passed away yesterday morning. He was first an atomic physicist, and then later in his career the chair of the UW physics department. I arrived here after he was done being chair, however. He remained deeply involved in departmental affairs right up until he retired last year. He was a good friend of my wife’s so I ended up getting to know him well. He and Lillian, his wife and another member of the department, invited us over for dinner often (he prepared a mean (good) slab of salmon).
Bye Mark. You will be missed.