|Erich Wolfgang Vogt|
November 12, 1929|
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
|Died||February 19, 2014
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Institutions||University of British Columbia|
|Alma mater||University of Manitoba
|Notable awards||Order of Canada
Order of British Columbia
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Born in Steinbach, Manitoba, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951 and a Master of Science degree in 1952 from the University of Manitoba. He received a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1955 under the direction of Eugene Wigner.
In 1965, he started teaching at the University of British Columbia. From 1975 to 1981, he was the Vice President (Faculty & Student Affairs). He retired in 1994, although he came back in 2001 to teach several 100 level physics courses. He is best known as one of the founders of TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory of nuclear and particle physics, which utilizes a particle accelerator, located on the University of British Columbia. He was the director from 1981 to 1994.
In 1976, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his "role in the creation the new multi-million dollar cyclotron at the University of British Columbia, which is a major achievement in Physics in Canada". In 2006, he was awarded the Order of British Columbia. In 1970, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
On December 4, 2009, he gave his final lecture at the UBC Hennings Building, room 201, to his class of Physics 107 students. This lecture was also attended by faculty members as well as former students.
He continued to work at TRIUMF.