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Dr. Wolfgang Korsch

Dr. Wolfgang Korsch was born in the central part of the former West Germany and attended a high school with a focus on arts, especially music, classic languages and sciences – a real ‘Humanistisches Gymnasium.’ Although Wolfgang has always been fascinated by classical music, his main interest is science. 
 
Growing up he played the trumpet in orchestra and brass ensembles. After graduation from high school and one year of military service, he enrolled at the Phiipps-University of Marsburg as a physics major. Following his undergraduate studies he pursued a PhD in Nuclear Physics at a Max-Planck-Institute in Heidelberg.. At the end of his PhD. studies, he met a lovely woman, Dr. Susan Gardner, whom he married in 1998. After receiving his PhD, he was a research scientist at MIT in Cambridge, MA, and at CalTech in Pasadena, California, for a few years before joining the physics faculty at the University of Kentucky in 1996. 
 
Susan and Wolfgang enjoy living in Lexington, and both are enthusiastic fans of the UK Opera program. He is proud to serve as a board member of OperaLex. Whenever time permits, Wolfgang loves to ride his bicycle, and he participates regularly in organized bike rides which are a great way of enjoying Kentucky’s beautiful natural scenery.