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Dr. Robert Fassnacht

In Memoriam

 
 
Dr. Robert Fassnacht Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, March 17, 2011
1. Dr. Robert Fassnacht Marker
Inscription.  This is the site of the Sterling Hall bombing, which occurred at 3:40 AM on August 24, 1970. An outstanding research scientist, Dr. Robert Fassnacht, was killed in the bombing while working during the night in his laboratory on a physics experiment studying a basic mechanism for superconductivity in metals. Three others were injured. Dr. Fassnacht was 33 years old, married, and had three young children.
 
Erected 2007.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1970.
 
Location. 43° 4.464′ N, 89° 24.329′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Charter Street and University Avenue, on the right when traveling north. The marker is at the top of the driveway between Sterling Hall and Chamberlin Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reform and Revolt (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Statue (about 500 feet away); The Power of Ideas
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(about 600 feet away); Global Vision (about 600 feet away); The School of Pharmacy (about 600 feet away); Black Hawk (about 600 feet away); The First Dance (about 700 feet away); North Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for the Sterling Hall Bombing. (Submitted on March 18, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
 
Dr. Robert Fassnacht Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, March 17, 2011
2. Dr. Robert Fassnacht Marker
The marker is on the south side of Sterling Hall between the windows in the bottom center area of this photo.
Sterling Hall 40 years later image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, June 16, 2010
3. Sterling Hall 40 years later
The marker is up the driveway on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 776 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on June 16, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.

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