Norman Milton Gailar, Ph.D., 95, passed away on Feb. 23 at the Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center.
He was born in Alfred, N.Y., the middle child of three. Norman had a sister, Silvia (deceased), and a brother, Owen, all of whom were physicists.
Norman attended Syracuse University, where he received a B.S. degree in physics. He was elected into Phi Bata Kappa and was the salutatorian of his graduating class. He went on to earn an M.S. degree in physics from Syracuse and was later drafted into the U.S. Air Force during World War II and served as a navigator. [Read more…]