Professor David Wolfe is Emeritus Professor in physics and astronomy from the University of New Mexico. He retired from the faculty in 2001. He started his academic career as a research associate at the University of Chicago’s Enrico Fermi Institute. In 1999, he founded the Oppenheimer Institute for Science and International Cooperation, a small organization devoted to cooperative threat reduction in the Former Soviet Union. He still maintains extensive ties with staff at Russia’s nuclear cities.
One of Professor Wolfe’s main passions is teaching, for which he is the recipent of several awards. He is about to take up a position in South Africa, in an effort to bring students from disadvantaged background into physics careers.
Andreas Persbo, VERTIC’s Executive Director, said ‘I am very pleased to welcome David Wolfe back to the VERTIC family. I have known him for several years and have always been impressed by his brilliant scientific mind, as well as his eagerness to transfer his knowledge to younger generations. In David, I hope to have found a true mentor for our many interns who pass through our offices every year. I am very much looking forward to working with him in the years to come’.