Laura Weller-Brophy

Honoring Dr. Brian J. Thompson

Submitted by Laura Weller-Brophy

Professor Brian Thompson was my thesis advisor at The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, during work on my MS degree. I knew him as an articulate and expert teacher, and grew to appreciate him as a valued mentor. I marvel at the high quality of his work, with measurements made several decades before mine having stunning precision. He taught me to honor scientific honesty, encouraging unexpected results to be reported frankly so that their value might be pondered in the future.

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