Ziggy Peacock Memorial Scholarship

Zigmund J Peacock "Ziggy or Zig" was a fixture at the University of Utah in the Physics department.   


He was a legend among physics laboratory demonstrators marking 28 years building one of the largest physics lecture demo facilities in the nation. The 3,700-square-foot facility housed over 4,000 demos. Ziggy designed and built many of the demos himself in the department’s machine shop. He would take his Mr. Wizard show on the road to area schools and organizations. He always got a thrill when one of his shows would lead to a future student telling Ziggy they were studying physics or engineering after seeing his show. He touched multiple thousands of lives through his work in the Physics department and his lively demo shows.   His work led to opportunities to serve with AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) and PIRA (Physics Instruction Resource Association).   His input and experience greatly bolstered the Demonstration Bibliography and demonstration workshop.

Ziggy couldn't go anywhere without running into someone who knew him and wanted to catch up, or someone with whom he just created a new friendship.

With his passing the family would like to create a scholarship in his name for Physics at the University of Utah.    We feel that a scholarship in his name would be something he would be proud and provides a way for us to give back to a great man who influenced many with his friendship, humour, and knowlege. 

All donation proceeds will go directly into the scholarship fund to be established.

We know he is smiling down on us all from his new fishing grounds!


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Zig Peacock 
Syracuse, UT
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