Demonstrating versatility throughout his life, Dr. Dennis Wayne Sivers has led two distinct career paths in both the sciences and business management. Desiring to enter the scientific world due to his desire to understand the fundamental laws of nature, he obtained a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California Berkeley and was subsequently hired by Argonne National Laboratory in DuPage County, Illinois, in 1976. Remaining in that role for the following 15 years, he departed from the laboratory in 1991 and was employed by the Portland Physics Institute in Oregon as a physicist. He remains in this role through the present day.
Alongside his physics-related endeavors, Dr. Sivers has also served as the past president and chief executive officer of DW Sivers Companies in Portland, Oregon, assuming his prominent roles at the family-owned business in 1986. Recently stepping down from his posts in 2019, he focused his attention on real estate development matters for commercial properties throughout the Portland area. DW Sivers Companies was founded in 1952 by Dr. Sivers’ father, who was a construction manager and contractor before delving into real estate. Dr. Sivers subsequently took over the family business after his father’s passing.
An adjunct professor at the University of Michigan in his spare time, Dr. Sivers has also conducted research in the seminal calculations in perturbative quantum chromodynamics. He has maintained affiliation with the American Physical Society, and has also served on the national forum of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties since 1993.
Among the highlights of his career, Dr. Sivers recalls having a physical effect named the “Sivers Effect” in his honor after he provided an explanation for single symmetries and scattering experiments, which were measurements depended on the orientation of the proton spin. He also greatly invests his time in nuclear physics and wishes to write a paper concerning the conjuncture of the confinement of color in quantum field theory, which will allow scientists and readers to understand evolution.
A native of Greeley, Colorado, Dr. Sivers was born on January 20, 1944 to parents Wendell Clifford Sivers and Elizabeth Elvera Sivers. Formerly married to Penny Kathleen Welch, he has now been married to his wife E. Anne Crider since 1985. Dr. Sivers also has two children, Derek and Heidi, and four grandchildren: Aidan, Maxwell, Leo and Win. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, walking, reading and remaining abreast of politics.