V. Gordon Lind joined Utah State University's Department of Physics in 1964 and served as a professor, researcher and department head. Read more about his research.

The USU College of Science mourns the passing of Emeritus Professor of Physics Vance Gordon Lind.

Funeral Services for Dr. Lind will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Hyde Park 8th Ward LDS Chapel at 480 North 100 West. A viewing will be held Friday evening, January 17th, from 6-8 p.m. at Allen Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street in Logan.

Condolences and remembrances may be sent to Dr. Lind's wife, Linda Lind, at 376 North 1000 East, Hyde Park, UT 84318 or shared online at www.allenmortuaries.net.

Dr. Lind was a professor of Physics and Astronomy at Utah State University for 35 years, and served as head of the Department of Physics for eight of those years.

Dr. Lind is remembered as a kind, caring and gentle intellectual giant, who was well-loved by his students. Even after his retirement, he continued to volunteer his services for science outreach.

A native of Brigham City, Utah, Dr. Lind earned a bachelor's degree from Utah State in 1959 and continued his education at the University of Wisconsin, where he completed a master's degree in 1961 and a doctorate in 1964.

He accomplished seminal work in elementary particle physics, intermediate energy nuclear physics and solar energy. Dr. Lind also contributed to techniques to enhance the detection of malignant growth in mammograms and helped to establish and develop a magnetic laboratory to develop advanced magnets and magnetic systems.

He is survived by this wife, Linda Sue Wilson Lind, and their 11 children and 29 grandchildren.

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