April 27, 2019 — Wilhelm F. Hagen, 80, passed away at his home in Florence on Monday, March 18, 2019.
He was born Sept. 18, 1938, in Marktredwitz, Germany, to Karl and Anna Hagen.
He studied physics, married and immigrated to the United States in his 20s.
He lived with his family in Minnesota, Connecticut and California as job opportunities drew him to his work at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory designing laser systems.
He continued his work in particle physics after retiring and returned to Germany to start his own company building lasers.
He returned to the states and settled in Florence and worked on developing his own theory of particle physics which he described as “Matter in the form of toroidal electromagnetic vortices (EM-vortices or Energiewirbel).”
He later had the opportunity to acquire a parcel of land adjacent to his home and spent years working on designing and building his dream home.
Bill enjoyed being outdoors walking and enjoying nature, dancing and spending time with family and friends. He was generous and active in his community wherever he was.
He is survived by his elder brother and younger sister, two children, four grandchildren, one niece and three nephews.
He was laid to rest on his beloved home site in Florence.
No formal service is planned as per his wishes.