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Charles "Bucky" Wilson
Charles "Bucky" Wilson was a professor of physics at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks from 1961 until his retirement in the mid-2000's. His research and teaching focused on glaciology, cosmic rays and auroral-magnetic phenomena. Bucky was an avid mountain climber, who made many first ascents, and much of his field research occurred in the mountains of Alaska, including the Wrangell-St. Elias range, as well as in Antarctica. In 2000, he participated in the afternoon storytelling session at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and shared some of his memories of working there in the early years. Bucky Wilson passed away in 2017 at age 88.