Dr. E. Ward Plummer Dr. E. Ward Plummer

Plummer Elected to the National Academy of Sciences (April 2006)

LSU Honors two of the Top University Researchers at the LSU vs McNeese Football Game (October 16, 2010)

Plummer named Boyd Professor, highest professional rank awarded by the University (Dec.2017)

Brief Scientific History Brief Scientific History     

Full CV Full CV     

Research Highlights Research Highlights     

Books, Workshops, Panel Reports Books, Workshops, Panel Reports     

Previous Students and Postdocs Previous Students and Postdocs     

Present Research Group Previous Students and Postdocs     

EliashMEM Program Brief Scientific History     

research image Nature

"God made solids, but surfaces
were the work of the devil!"

-Wolfgang Pauli

Devil in the Mirror

"Surfaces are the playground of Solid State Physics"

-Ward Plummer


Professor Ward Plummer
229-C Nicholson Hall, TowerDr.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001
(225) 578-3300 | Fax: (225) 578-5855

"I tell my students and postdocs that if you write a research proposal which is funded and at the end of the grant you have accomplished what you wrote, it is a failure.  You should have found something new and be going in a new direction."

-Ward Plummer

"--- my legacy will be the minds I molded; not the papers I wrote or the prizes I won."

-Ward Plummer