The Passing of Prof. John Madey

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

With a heavy heart, we relay the sad news received during the weekend regarding the passing of Prof. John Madey in Hawaii. He passed away on July 5, 2016.

Professor Madey was a pioneer in the FEL research, and a prominent, world-class physicist. He was the founding director of the Duke FEL laboratory. From 1988, for a decade, he led the development of the Duke storage ring and various light source projects at the lab. John is survived by his son Andrew and his brother Julius M.J. Madey.

A card will be placed in the physics department front office. Those who wish to expression their condolence are welcome to sign it before this Friday (July 29). The card will be sent to Professor Madey’s family early next week.

A memorial service will be held at the University of Hawaii. More information may be found here.