News articles tagged with "obituary"

07/01/2014 12:19:52
Douglas Smith
Frederick Burtis Thompson, professor of applied philosophy and computer science, emeritus, passed away on May 27, 2014. The research that Thompson began in the 1960s helped pave the way for today's "expert systems" such as IBM's supercomputer Jeopardy! champ Watson and the interactive databases used in the medical profession. His work provided quick and easy access to the information stored in such systems by teaching the computer to understand human language, rather than forcing the casual user to learn a programming language.
Caltech Professor of Applied Science and Philosophy Frederick B. Thompson
10/18/2011 03:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Aron Kuppermann, professor of chemical physics, emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) passed away October 15 at his home in Altadena, California. He was 85 years old.

 

04/26/2011 07:00:00
Katie Neith

Caltech remembers and celebrates the life of alumnus W. Barclay Kamb, Barbara and Stanley R. Rawn, Jr., Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Emeritus, who died at his home on April 21. He was 79.

04/14/2011 07:00:00
Lori Oliwenstein

Caltech mourns the loss of trustee Sidney Harman, who died in Washington, D.C., on April 12 of complications from leukemia. He was 92. 

12/01/2010 00:00:00
Marcus Woo

Thomas J. Ahrens, the Fletcher Jones Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, at Caltech, died at his home in Pasadena on November 24. He was 74.

 

11/11/2010 08:00:00
Kathy Svitil

Richard J. Bing, who worked with the aviator Charles Lindbergh and the Nobel Laureate Alexis Carrel at the Rockefeller Institute on an early version of the artificial heart and the perfusion of human organs, and whose musical compositions led to a friendship with the composer Carl Orff, died Monday, November 8, 2010. 

11/09/2010 00:00:00
Kathy Svitil

Eugene W. "Bud" Cowan, professor of physics, emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), passed away November 4 in Menlo Park, California. He was 90.

10/08/2010 07:00:00
Lori Oliwenstein

Thad Vreeland Jr., emeritus professor of materials science at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), passed away August 9 in San Gabriel, California. He was 85 years old.

09/27/2010 23:00:00
Jon Weiner

Jerrold Eldon Marsden, the Carl F. Braun Professor of Engineering, Control and Dynamical Systems, and Applied and Computational Mathematics at Caltech, passed away on the evening of September 21, 2010, with his wife and daughter by his side. He was 68.

 

08/23/2010 23:00:00
Jon Weiner

Ralph W. Kavanagh, professor of physics, emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) passed away August 16in Pasadena, California. He was 86.

06/18/2010 07:00:00
Jon Weiner

Edwin S. Munger, professor of geography, emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), passed away peacefully June 15 at his home in Pasadena, California. He was 88 years old.

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