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Jonathan F. Ormes (Ph.D., Physics, 1967)


I am married to my wife Janet (University of Minnesota alum).

We have two children and four grandchildren. From 1967 to 2004 I was an astrophysicist for NASA. I served as the director of Space Science from 2000 to 2004 as well as Research Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of Denver Research Institute. My favorite memory from the University was walking past the lobster tank to a lab in the basement of the physics building.