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Memorial Services for Professor Weyhmann

                                                       

Professor Emeritus Walter V. Weyhmann, 69, died on Saturday, September 24th. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 1st, 11:00 a.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Road,

with a gathering 1 hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Professor Weyhmann, a graduate of Duke University, Class of 1957, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1963. He came to the University in 1964 as an Assistant Professor. Professor Weyhmann made important contributions to the area of experimental low temperature physics including pioneering techniques in nuclear cooling which enabled the study of the properties of real materials in mK and sub-mK temperature range and the discovery of nuclear magnetic ordering PrCu_6. The latter was the first observation of nuclear magnetic ordering in a metallic system.

Professor Weyhmann served as Head of the School for 7 years (1975-82) and acting head for one year (1973-74). He was appointed Associate Dean of the Graduate School for Research in 1989 and continued in this position until 1993. He also served as Acting Dean of the Graduate School for two quarters during this period. Professor Weyhmann retired in 2001, but continued his research activities in his sub-basement laboratory until about a year ago.

Professor Weyhmann is survived by his wife, Rose; daughter, Elizabeth (Brian) Freeberg; grandchildren, Michael, Anna, Darryl and Peter; sister, Anita (Victor) Brugh; brother-in-law, Chester (Mona Jean) Fossee; several nieces and nephews, numerous friends and colleagues.

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