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David G. Madland (Ph.D. 1970, M.S. 1969, Advisor: Norton Hintz)

                                                       

My advisor in Nuclear Physics was Professor Norton M. Hintz. After graduation, I did a postdoc at Indiana University.

I retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division. I married a musician, a pianist, and we have three children, a daughter and two sons, and six grandchildren. We hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 11 times on different back-country trails. I worked over 30 years in Theoretical Division at LANL with seven years as Deputy Group Leader of Nuclear Physics Group. My favorite memory is my Ph.D. thesis defense and the celebratory party at my thesis advisor's home, N.M. Hintz. It was a blast. My favorite and most respected professor was Ben Bayman who taught Theoretical Nuclear Physics. I took his course once for credit and it was so good that I audited a second time.