The Trent community was saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Peter Demos on September 18, 2012.
Mr. Demos, a world-class physicist, received an honorary degree from Trent in 1981. An article in the Trent Fortnightly, a former Trent publication, stated, “his scientific endeavours have involved exploration of sub-atomic physics at the frontiers of knowledge and the development of the particle accelerators which enable such basic research…His work on powerful electron accelerators and their application to nuclear physics has had a significant and universal influence on the direction this science has taken in the last 30 years.”
Born and raised in Peterborough, Dr. Demos attended PCVS before obtaining a B.Sc. degree in mathematics from Queen’s University in 1941. His career led him to MIT where he was Professor Emeritus in the department of Physics and the Laboratory for Nuclear Science.
The University extends its condolences to all those who knew Dr. Demos in the Peterborough and Trent communities. In honour of Dr. Demos, the flag atop the Bata Library has been lowered to the half mast position.