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Matthew J. Cunningham (M.S., Physics, 1971, B.S., Physics, 1964; )


I have one daughter and seven grandkids.

I enjoy following developments in physics and astronomy. I play in our senior tennis league. In 1997, I retired from the City of Minneapolis as systems analyst and programmer. What a memorable time when Dr. Ney entered the lecture room carrying a suitcase with a heavy gyroscope revved up and hidden inside, and then he made a quick left turn! The students roared. It was wonderful to have a class (Classical Mechanics) taught by Dr. Nye. Later on, I was pleased to serve as his chief teaching assistant. Also, the wise and kind advice of Professor Gasiorowicz was extremely helpful.