I got a phone call at about 8:30AM one Friday in April 1992. Professor Platt was on the other end of the line. After the pleasantries, he asked “David, do you want to graduate this year?” You see, I hadn’t turned in my lab book, since it wasn’t quite done. In fact, it wasn’t close. I figured I’d lost any chance of graduating, and I was already starting to contemplate a life without a diploma. Prof. Platt wouldn’t let that be an option. He took my sucesss in this one-unit Physics Lab as a personal goal. He helped me finish the lab and get to the end of my HMC career. Without his help, I wouldn’t have graduated, and I wouldn’t be where I am today. I’ll never forget that phone call. T
Thank you, Prof. You are legend.