Sunday, September 23, 2007

Wedding Announcement

No, not mine! :)

I've never done any wedding announcements on here. But this is a bit different. I've always been curious to see how off-springs of famous physicists turn out. Many of course follow in their parent's footsteps and become physicists themselves.

If you've read my essay here on the late John Bardeen, you'd know that I consider him as the most influential physicist that has ever lived. So I was trolling the news and read something related to the wedding of one of his grandsons.

The bridegroom, 33, is the director of corporate development for The New York Times Company; he helps manage mergers and acquisitions and other corporate strategies. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and has an M.B.A. from Columbia.

He is a son of Nancy Thomas Bardeen and James M. Bardeen of Seattle. The bridegroom’s mother is a tutor at the Loft Writing Center of North Seattle Community College. His father is an emeritus professor of physics at the University of Washington in Seattle.

The bridegroom’s paternal grandfather, the late John Bardeen, was a recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics in 1956, for helping to develop the first semiconductor transistor, and in 1972, for a theory of superconductivity.

Obviously, being smart and well-educated runs very much in that family. Congratulations to the bride and groom!


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