Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Myles Thayer retires this week, after 45 years with the Department of Physics. Myles has been an electronics technician, skillfully designing and building many devices for research and teaching over the years, including for Antarctic research which Myles got to experience in person a couple of years ago. Myles has also contributed to the department through his memorable physics demonstrations in first-year lectures. He has served as the Health and Safety Officer for the department for many years, and recently enabled some of the Physics Department labs to open under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 for essential and time-critical research and teaching. Myles will be missed by everyone, and was farewelled at a recent afternoon tea with gifts from staff and students, including Antarctic memorabilia.