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while attending the Dmitri Volkov Memorial Conference in Kharkov (July 2000), next to Lev Landau's portrait.

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  • John S. Toll was John A. Wheeler's student at Princeton and came to the University of Maryland in 1953 to build the physics department. He served as the chairman of department until 1965. He hired me as an assistant professor in 1962, and I worked for him until 1965 when he went to Stony Brook as the university president.

    On the door of the chairman's office, he had a sign saying

      For administrative matters, make appointments with my secretary.
      For physics matters, come right in.

    We need more people like John S. Toll in physics. Is physics above money or money above physics? Click here.

    In 1978, Toll came back to Maryland as the chancellor of the State university System, and he became very happy whenever I invited Eugene Wigner to Maryland. Here is my photo with Toll and Wigner. The best thing Toll did for me was to asign me as Dirac's servant when he visited Maryland in 1962. Click here for a story.