In memoriam: Walter Weyhmann

Walter Weyhmann Photo

Walter Weyhmann, professor emeritus of physics and former head of the School of Physics and Astronomy, died September 24 in New Brighton, Minnesota. He was 69.

Weyhmann received a bachelor of science with distinction from Duke University in 1957 and a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 1963. He joined the University of Minnesota faculty in 1964 as an assistant professor of physics. His research area was experimental low-temperature physics.

Weyhmann served as head of the School from 1975-82 and as acting head from 1973-74. He was appointed the Graduate School's associate dean for research in 1989 and continued in this position until 1993. During this period he also served as acting dean of the Graduate School for two quarters. Weyhmann retired in 2001 but continued his research activities until about a year ago.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 1, at 11 a.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church, St. Anthony, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.