Wednesday, March 17, 2004

"In 1964, Prof. Katz became director of the LINAC laboratory and ushered in what Prof. Bergstrom argues was a golden age of nuclear-physics research at the university with students and visitors coming from all over the world."(Globeandmail.com | Saskatchewan's atomic champion By STEPHEN STRAUSS)

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:: note :: . . . it was Dr. Katz who brought my father to Saskatoon to conduct research on the LINAC . . . I remember these exact words . . .
"What he didn't do, he would later tell people, is accept an offer to work on the development of the atomic bomb -- a weapon he considered should never have been dropped on Japan."

. . . the values which surround one growing up, whether expressed or simply lived, nuture the path one follows . . . I distinctly remember Dr. Katz as a paradoxical kind, gentle and fierce man who admired my father and coaxed him into being his successor as Head of the Physics Department . . . I saw him through my fathers eyes as his mentor . . . I learned that in our lives we will have mentors . . . those who will shape our being . . . those who with their energy and force will create our "golden age" . . . it is important to select (be selected) by the generous, by the respectful, by the humble, by those with an unbiding love of knowledge . . . peace be with you and those loved . . .