News articles tagged with "obituary"

09/16/2014 15:36:37
Douglas Smith
Frank Earl Marble (Eng '47, PhD '48), Caltech's Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Jet Propulsion, Emeritus, was one of the fathers of modern jet engines.
Frank Marble
03/07/2013 13:42:29
Douglas Smith
Francis H. Clauser (BS '34, MS '35, PhD '37), the Clark Blanchard Millikan Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, passed away on March 3, 2013, at age 99. Born in the decade following the Wright Brothers' first powered flight, he was a founder of modern aeronautics and helped usher in the Space Age.
11/12/2012 20:12:54
Douglas Smith
David G. Goodwin, professor of mechanical engineering and applied physics, emeritus, passed away at his home in Pasadena on Sunday, November 11, 2012, after a five-year battle with brain cancer and a struggle with Parkinson's disease that began in 1998. He was 55 years old.
10/30/2012 10:31:06
Wallace L. W. Sargent, Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on October 29.
10/03/2012 19:37:00
Kathy Svitil
Robert F. Christy, one of the last people alive to have worked on the Manhattan Project and whose later research in astrophysics contributed to our understanding of the size of the universe, passed away on October 3 at his home in Pasadena. The former provost and acting president of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he was a longtime professor, was 96 years old.
07/24/2012 07:00:00
Katie Neith

Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and a former Caltech trustee, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012. She was 61.

05/01/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Jay Wilson Heefner II, an electrical engineer who contributed greatly to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) project over the course of 18 years at Caltech, has died. He was 51.

04/03/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

Hardy C. Martel, professor of electrical engineering, emeritus, at Caltech and an expert on information theory and electric-circuit theory, passed away on March 29 at his home in Altadena He was 85. 

03/05/2012 08:00:00
Katie Neith

Nobel Laureate Renato Dulbecco, who spent nearly 15 years as a biology researcher at Caltech, passed away on February 19. He was 97. Dulbecco, who studied virology, won the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for "discoveries concerning the interaction between tumour viruses and the genetic material of the cell,” according to the official press release

 

01/26/2012 08:00:00
Marcus Woo

Roy John Britten, a pioneering molecular biologist who studied the organization of the animal genome, and Caltech's Distinguished Carnegie Senior Research Associate, Emeritus, passed away on January 21. He was 92.

01/12/2012 08:00:00
Marcus Woo

Harold Zirin, a leading figure in solar astronomy and professor of astrophysics, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on January 3. He was 82.

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