This memorial website was created in the memory of my beloved husband, Ulrich Baur who was born on May 24, 1957 and passed away much too soon on November 25, 2010. I miss him every day and will remember him forever.

Posted by Petra Mueller on November 25, 2011
Hallo Yvonne,

ich denk an dich, drück dich ganz fest und wünsche dir weiterhin viel Mut und Kraft.
Posted by Simone Sartore on November 25, 2011
Liebe Yvonne,

ich wünsche Dir heute ganz besonders viel Kraft und hoffe sehr, dass die schönen Erinnerungen überwiegen werden! Big Hug! Simone
Posted by Felizitas Kruesmann on November 25, 2011
Liebe Yvonne, wir wünschen Dir für den heutigen Tag Kraft und nur schöne Erinnerungen an eure gemeinsame Zeit. Ulrich wird bei Dir sein und viele liebe Gedanken von netten Menschen auch.Lass Dich fest drücken. Felizitas & Peter
Posted by Anne Kathrin Sommer on November 25, 2011
Hello Yvonne

On this day i think of you. I wish you strength and mostly positiv memories.

"The greatest memorial a person/human can gets, is in the hearts of other people/humans." by *Albert Schweitzer*
Posted by Robin Erbacher on May 24, 2011
Remembering Uli on the anniversary of his birth. He is truly missed!

-Robin Erbacher, UC Davis
Posted by Robert Brown on May 24, 2011
Dear Yvonne and everyone, I still can't believe Uli is gone. The physics was great, of course.  But perhaps uniquely I came away feeling really good after every one of the many interactions I had with him. Uli was the best, Bob Brown
Posted by Simone Sartore on May 24, 2011
Liebe Yvonne,

ich wünsche Dir heute ganz besonders viel Kraft und denke ganz fest an Dich! Alles Liebe, Simone
Posted by Anne Kathrin Sommer on May 24, 2011

I send you a big portion of strength and very big hug over the ocean. I thought about you both today. And Ulrich where ever you are now I lit a birthday candle for you

Posted by Robert Szalapski on May 23, 2011
I only learned the news recently. I met Uli while I was a graduate student in Madison around 1990. Our paths have crossed many times since including here in Rochester and Buffalo, NY. My heart-felt condolences to his family. We'll all miss him.
Posted by Ian Hinchliffe on March 24, 2011
Dear Yvonne, I only just learned of this tragic loss. Uli was a delight to work and interact with. He will be much missed.
Posted by Sanjay Raina on March 3, 2011
Dear Yvonne,
I only learned about this tragedy recently.Prof Baur was on my doctoral committee and I considered him both as a mentor and a friend I do not have the words to express deep sense of loss on a personal level. He was anextremely helpful and a cheerful person.
My deepest condolences to you on your loss.
Sanjay Raina
Posted by Robert Brown on February 17, 2011
This is such sad and shocking news. I didn't find out until the Physics Today came out. Uli was a great and greatly unique physicist: a theorist with marvelous ideas who could really make them practical. He helped me so much in keeping up with particle physics while my day job kept me elsewhere, and so I learned of his wonderful personality. I'll share more with his family when I get the chance.
Posted by C.-P. Yuan on January 21, 2011
Dear Yvonne, Uli was a great physicist, emphasizing the importance of precision calculation to nterpret experimental data. Uli presented his talk via video at the 2010 Topical Program at National Center for Theoretical Sciences (NCTS) in Taiwan on Oct. 27 and Nov. 1. The NCTS LHC Physics program has benefited greatly from his participation. We will miss him. -- C.-P. Yuan (Michigan State U.)
Posted by Juergen Reuter on January 14, 2011
It is difficult to believe that Uli is no longer with us. I write this in the language we mostly used for our conversations. He was not only a great colleague to whom I owe very much, but what is so hard to find, a true friend. He always encouraged me and gave me hope and understanding, as he took all things with a smile and good humour. Uli, I miss you...
Posted by Fred Olness on December 28, 2010
Dear Yvonne,
Please accept our sincere condolences for the sudden loss
of our friend and colleague Uli. We'll miss him dearly at the Pheno meetings and the LHC-TI discussions--Uli made such a significant contribution to these endeavors.
His friendship will be long remembered.
Posted by Karl-Heinz Schwarzer on December 21, 2010
Dear Yvonne and Baur family, after accompanying Uli to his final repose in the Munich Waldfriedhof let us again express our deepest sorrow for this totally unexpected loss - we share your grief with you. We lost a close friend for many decades and will miss him dearly, Karl-Heinz and Setsuko
Posted by John Womersley on December 20, 2010
Dear Yvonne, you have my deepest sympathy and condolences for this untimely loss. I knew and worked with Ulrich for more than 20 years, starting in Tallahassee. I will miss both his scientific insights and his friendly smile. All the best, John Womersley
Posted by Petra Mueller on December 19, 2010
Mit tiefer Anteilnahme und Trauer fühle ich mit dir und Ulrichs Familie. Ich bin froh Ulrich persönlich kennen gelernt zu haben, es war eine Bereicherung, die ich nicht missen möchte. Petra
Posted by David Callender on December 17, 2010
Dear Yvonne, I am trully shocked to hear of Professor Baur's passing. He was a mentor and a wonderful Professor. We will definitely be missed.

-David Callender
Posted by Olivia Emrich on December 17, 2010
Yvonne and the Baur family - you are in our thoughts and prayers this morning as you gather to remember Uli. The flowers are at his office door and the candle is lit to commemorate this morning's services. We will be with you in thought.
Posted by Yvonne Baur on December 15, 2010
thanks again for all your kind and heart warming words. The whole Baur family really appreciate it a lot. It shows how much he will be missed by all of you.Especially for me it is still hard to believe that he is gone.
I really miss you so much!!!
Posted by Yvonne Baur on December 15, 2010
the funeral is scheduled for December 17th, 2010 and will take place in Munich, Waldfriedhof, Alter Teil at 11:30 am.
There is also a requiem and Memorial service at 9 am. It will be held in the St. Joachim Kirche, Munich, Maisinger Platz 22.
Posted by Greg Landsberg on December 14, 2010
Dear Yvonne,

Ulrich's untimely passing is a shock and tragedy for many of us who knew him very well. Ulrich was my de facto second thesis advisor back in 1994, when I did an experimental thesis on the work made possible by major theoretical contributions from Ulrich. I've since used his wisdom and his advice many times.

My deepest condolences on your loss - our loss...

Sincerely, Greg Landsberg
Posted by Brajesh Choudhary on December 14, 2010
Dear Yvonne,
Please accept my deepest condolence and sympathy. I knew Ulrich since 1992 when we collaborated on multiboson physics, a subject to which Ulrich contributed immensely. He was a dear friend and a colleague whose insight into physics was always helpful to many of us. I will miss him personally. Sincerely, Brajesh Choudhary.
Posted by Arnd Pralle on December 9, 2010
Dear Yvonne, missing Uli's friendly smile in the hallways of Fronczak, makes me realize which void Uli left in the department as colleague, friend and teacher. When I asked my PT if he remembered physics, he described excitedly how 15 years ago as freshman he spent time in Dr. Baur's office to learn mechanics. Uli left many great lasting memories with all of us.Please accept my sincere condolences
Posted by Margarete Muehlleitner on December 8, 2010
Dear Yvonne, dear Baur family, please accept my deepest sympathy. It was terrible to hear about Uli's death, and it is still hard to believe. I only knew Uli smiling, and it was always a pleasure to meet him at conferences. He was so warm-hearted, and he always had a nice word. We lost a great person and an excellent physicist.
Posted by Tariq Ali on December 7, 2010
"Dear Yvonne,I am saddened by the news of Dr.Baur passing.I was a student of Dr.Baur.I will always remember him as a great teacher and a wonderful person.Please accept my condolences.
Posted by Elena Brewer on December 7, 2010
Dear Yvonne and Baur family, it was a shock to learn about such tragic loss. Please accept my sympathy and support in this extremely hard time. Dr. Baur was my teacher and mentor during the grad student years. He was always there to help, always with a smile. His enthusiasm was truly contagious and will be missed by us. Please remember that as long as he lives in our hearts, he still lives.
Posted by Matt Smith on December 6, 2010
Dear Yvonne, I am very saddened to learn of Dr. Baur's passing. I was a student of his a many years ago and never forgot the time that he gave me in his office hours. He was a gifted teacher and I thoroughly enjoyed his class. Please accept my condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.  Matt Smith
Posted by Joseph Zennamo on December 6, 2010
Dear Yvonne, I didn't only view Dr. Baur as a mentor but also as a friend. His ever present smile and love for talking things through was something I always enjoyed. He was great advisor, a great teacher, and a wonderful person. We will all miss him and our thoughts and best wishes are with you.
Posted by Manfred Lindner on December 4, 2010
Dear Yvonne and the Baur Family, we knew Uli for 28 years since our student days in Munich. Later we met only occasionally, but we kept in contact and exchanged over the years an uncountable number of emails on physics and many other subjects. We were shocked to hear about his death and we will always remember him as a very good friend. Best regards Roswitha and Manfred Lindner
Posted by Marlena Noe on December 4, 2010
Liebe Yvonne.

Ich denke an dich und hoffe dass dich dieser kleine Spruch ein ganz klein wenig tröstet:

""Wenn Liebe einen Weg zum Himmel fände
und Erinnerungen Stufen wären,
würden wir hinaufsteigen und Dich zurückholen.""

Du hast unser tiefes Mitgefühl.

Harald und Marlena Noe
Posted by Arnulf Quadt on December 3, 2010
Liebe Yvonne,
mein herzliches Beileid zu diesem unerwarteten und schmerzhaften Verlust. Ulrich war wissenschaftlich und menschlich eine herausragende Persoenlichkeit und ein Vorbild fuer uns alle. In addition to being an excellent scientist, he reminded us always that there is life beyond physics. He will live on in our memories.
Herzliche Gruesse,
 Arnulf Quadt (Goettingen)
Posted by Satya Nandi on December 3, 2010
Dearv Yvonne: I was schocked to hear this sad news. My deepest condolence to you and Baur family. I know Ulrich for over 20 years as a good friend, an excellent physicist and a valued colleague. He has also done a tremendous job in expanding the HEP Program at Buffallo. He will be greatly missed by all of us. - Satya Nandi at Oklahoma State University.
Posted by Anne Kathrin Sommer on December 3, 2010
Hello Yvonne, Dear Family Baur

I seldom was so schocked, speechless and also sad, when I heard about Ulrichs death. I knew him mostly over the Discover America Forum. Fortunately I was able to meet him 2 times. He was such a friendly, heartily and helpful person."The best memorial, which a person/human (can) gets, is in the hearts of the humans (being)/person. " by Albert Schweizer
Posted by Mark Trodden on December 3, 2010
Dear Yvonne, We only met once - in Detroit last year - but I knew Uli from many meetings and seminar visits over the years. He was a talented physicist, and I always left our discussions having learned something. But more than anything I will remember him as a joyful and warm person, who always had a kind word for everyone. I will miss him.
Posted by Simone Sartore on December 2, 2010
Liebe Yvonne, obwohl wir uns erst vor einigen Wochen persönlich kennengelernt haben und ich nie das Glück hatte, Deinen Uli zu treffen, trifft mich Dein unsagbar schwerer Verlust bis ins tiefste Innere. Es tut mir so unendlich leid und ich wünsche Dir alle Kraft der Erde weiterzumachen und die Erinnerung an Uli zu erhalten. Wenn ich irgendwie helfen kann lass es mich wissen. Ich umarme Dich, Simon
Posted by Yvonne Baur on December 2, 2010
Thank you for all your condolences and kind and heart warming words, I really appreciate it a lot.Thanks for all your support. I still can't really find the right words to express what his loss means to me, he left such a big hole in my heart. Honey, I miss you so much and you will always be with me. And every time I see the star lit sky, I know you are there. I love you

Yvonne Bau
Posted by Friedrich Bergmann on December 2, 2010
Dear Yvonne, we are deeply sorry to hear of your loss. We have such great memories of the times we all had together when we met in Munich. We wish you the strength to get you through this difficult time and our deepest feelings are with you.
Both of us are happy to have known Ulrich and we will always remember him as a lovely person with a great humor.
Our deepest sympathy
Yours Renate und Fritz
Posted by Paul Langacker on December 2, 2010
Dear Yvonne. We never met, but I knew Uli fairly well. I admired him very much as a person and as a scientist, and was shocked to hear of his tragic death. My condolences to you and your family.
Posted by Mark Kruse on December 2, 2010
Dear Yvonne, please accept my most heartfelt sympathies. Uli was always a
pleasure to see and talk to at every opportunity. He was a great physicist,
and a compassionate and joyful human being who will be profoundly missed.
I am deeply saddened by his passing.
Sincerely, Mark Kruse
Posted by Rolf R. Safferthal on December 2, 2010
"I am not dead I am only changing rooms I live in you and walk through your dreams" (Michelangelo)

Dear Yvonne!
The sad news about Ulrich's dead shook me to the core! Although we never met personally I believe devoutly that he was that kind of fellow human being where one always wish there were much more people like Ulrich on this earth. I will miss him sadly.

Rolf R. Safferthal
Posted by Katja Hannappel-Fein on December 2, 2010
Liebe Yvonne, es war uns nicht vergönnt Deinen Mann Ulrich kennen zulernen. Trotzdem hat uns die Nachricht von seinem plötzlichen Tod sehr geschockt. Eure gemeinsame Zeit war viel zu kurz. Es ist schwer einen geliebten Menschen zu verlieren. In dieser schweren Zeit wünschen wir Dir sehr viel Kraft. Unser tief empfundenes Mitgefühl gilt Dir und allen die um Ulrich trauern. - Kate & Frank
Posted by Petra Mones on December 2, 2010
Dear Yvonne, Roland and I were deeply saddened when we heard of Uli's death. Please accept our sincere condolences. We never met your husband but all the words written here and the way he wrote in our forum indicate that he was a wonderful man. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Posted by Sabine Lammers on December 2, 2010
When I first met Uli as a student, he struck me as exceptionally kind and open. He was such fun to talk with at conferences. My deep condolences to his family. --Sabine Lammers, Indiana University
Posted by John Wang on December 2, 2010
Dear Yvonne, The loss of Ulrich is very sudden and saddening. I knew him these past couple of years although that time now feels much too short. He was a wonderful person who was so easy to talk. He was very cheerful and encouraging and will definitely be sorely missed. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Posted by Shigeji Fujita on December 2, 2010
shigeji fujita lit a candle on 2nd december 2010.
Dear Yvonne, I learned a sad news from Olivia. Sachiko and Shigeji offer our deepest condolences. He will be missed. Please have a strength to recover from sadness.
Posted by Richard Egger on December 2, 2010
Liebe Yvonne,

als wir Ulrich und Dich in München das erste Mal getroffen haben merkte man sofort was für ein wunderbarer, netter und lustiger Mensch Ulrich war.
Wir werden Ulrich vermissen.

Wir wünschen Dir alle Kraft dieser Welt die Du jetzt brauchst.

Unser tief empfundenes Mitgefühl gilt Dir und der Familie
Richard und Christine
Posted by Ann Heinson on December 2, 2010
Dear Yvonne, I am shocked and saddened by this news. It was always a pleasure to meet Uli at conferences or Fermilab and I will miss him. My deepest condolences on your loss.
Posted by Stephen Godfrey on December 2, 2010
Dear Yvonne and family, I was shocked and saddened to hear about Uli. I always valued his enthusiasm, consideration, and his cheerful demeanor. You have my sincere condolences. Uli will be greatly missed by all his friends. Steve Godfrey (Carleton)
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Mike, Kim, Michael and Victoria
Posted by Natalie Adler on November 25, 2019
Lieber Ulrich, du musstest viel zu früh diese Welt verlassen, aber in unseren Erinnerungen bleibst du für immer!
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Shared by Yvonne Baur on December 15, 2010


Stairway to Heaven

If tears could build a stairway
And memories a lane
I would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you back again
No farewell words were spoken
No time to say "Goodbye"
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knows why
My heart still aches with sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to love you
No one can ever know
But now I know you want me
To mourn for you no more;
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much more is store
Since you'll never be forgotten
I pledge to you today-
A hollowed place within my heart
Is where you'll always stay

by Desiree




In loving Memory.....

Shared by Yvonne Baur on December 2, 2010


The Deep Blue Sea


Come along, come with me,
Take a dive in the deep blue sea.
Put on your gear, let's explore
All the way to the ocean floor!

See that snail wrapped in curls?
Look! An oyster wearing pearls!
Watch the octopus oh so dark,
But don't you dare to pet the shark!

Dive on down, seaward bound,
Motion in the ocean is all around!
Dive on down, seaward bound,
Motion in the ocean is all around!

Now we're very far below,
The lantern fish are all aglow.
Is that a tiny shock you feel?
You just met an electric eel!

Giant blue whales start to stir,
Bigger than dinosaurs ever were!
Wave good-bye to the squid and sponge,
This is the end of our deep-sea plunge!

Dive on down, seaward bound,
Motion in the ocean is all around!
Dive on down, seaward bound,
Motion in the ocean is all around!


Meish Goldish


I remember how excited Uli got, after I showed him my pictures I took while I was snorkeling. He wanted to see this wonderful world by himself. I taught him how to snorkel and after a while he really liked it. He could see by himself what a wonderful underwater world was waiting for him to explore. And he was so excited to see his first ray in the shallow water, it was almost floating towards him.


Honey, I miss you so much and you left a big big hole in my heart. It hurts so much to be alone. You were my everything, my soulmate, you brightened my day with your presense. Your laugh was so catching. There are so many things I wanted to tell you, but now you're gone. I don't know how to live without you. In loving memory,



Shared by J Sperhac on November 30, 2010

In October 2006 a tremendous early snowstorm hit Buffalo, NY. Two feet of heavy snow fell on trees that were still fully in leaf, knocking out electrical power in the area for a full week. For a few days during this unusual event, Ulrich stayed at our house. With his quiet good cheer and wry humor, he seemed to be everywhere, helping us to shovel the heavy snow and clear branches, and washing dishes after meals. In the evenings, we all joked and told stories by candlelight; he quietly befriended our old dog. This is how I really came to know Ulrich.

Yvonne and Baur family, we are so very sorry for your loss. We miss Ulrich very much.