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In Memoriam: Dr. Robert Detenbeck, Emeritus Professor of Physics

Dr. Robert Detenbeck, Emeritus Professor of Physics, passed away on August 8, 2013.  Professor Detenbeck was a member of the UVM physics faculty for 28 years.  He received his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University in 1962 and taught at the University of Maryland eight years before coming to UVM.  Professor Detenbeck received the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award in 1995, honoring his excellence in teaching at UVM.  He was very active in the American Association of Physics Teachers, receiving their award for distinguished service in 1968.  He leaves a lasting legacy of the many students he has influenced and mentored over his career.   Click here to read his obituary in the Burington Free Press.