Professor Rowe had a long and distinguished career in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto, and was internationally known for his work in theoretical nuclear and mathematical physics and understanding nuclear dynamics in terms of interacting neutrons and protons.
There were 12 speakers and 24 participants, some attending in person and some accessing remotely. The attendance was representative of David’s broad influence, with speakers and attendees from Australia, Singapore, the UK, Greece, and from the United States and Canada.
There were talks from Professor’s Rowe’s colleagues on topics such a nuclear symmetries to his commitment to education.
Also, on display were works of art by Professors Rowe’s daughter Amanda Rowe. Amanda’s work is a tribute to her father’s work in Quantum Physics. You can see more of her work here.
The symposium was organized by Professor Hubert de Guise of Lakehead University and Professor Arthur Ryman of Toronto Metropolitan University. Professor de Guise was a graduate student with Professor Rowe and Professor Ryman was a post-doctoral fellow. Professors Joe Repka and John Sipe from the University of Toronto Math and Physics Departments respectively were also involved in making the day a success.
After the symposium there was a reception organized by Professor Rowe’s family at the Saint George Hotel.