Henry Teofil Wadzinski, PhD

Title: Retired Physicist
Company: Air Force Lab of Boston College
Location: Arlington, Massachusetts, United States

Henry Teofil Wadzinski, PhD, Retired Physicist at the Air Force Lab of Boston College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics.

Inspired by his mother, who was a high school general science teacher, Dr. Wadzinski became intrigued by her books on trees, birds and stars. His father, who was an attorney and president of a local bank, wanted him to go into medicine or law. However, he was hooked on science from a young age, especially astronomy. Dr. Wadzinski earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1960 and received a Master of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley in 1963. Continuing with his education, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy from John Hopkins University in 1968.

Dr. Wadzinski commenced his career in 1968 as a physicist at the Laboratory Aime-Cotton in Orsay, France, where he remained until 1970. He then became a senior analyst at the Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory at Harvard College, where he excelled from 1970 to 1978. In 1978, Dr. Wadzinski joined Bedford Research Associates as a physicist and analyst, until 1986. From 1986 until his retirement in 1994, he was a physicist at the Air Force Lab of Boston College. As a testament to his success, Dr. Wadzinski received a Skylab Achievement Award and a Skylab Group Achievement Award from NASA in 1974. Along with these career accomplishments, Dr. Wadzinski is particularly fond of his memories of taking his sons on camping trips to the western parks every other year in their Volkswagen camper van. To attest to his legacy, he is also listed in the second edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

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