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Caltech Remembers Eugene Parker, 1927–2022
03/18/2022

Caltech Remembers Eugene Parker, 1927–2022

Whitney Clavin
Pioneering astrophysicist Eugene Parker passes away at age 94.
Eugene Parker
Felix H. Boehm, 1924–2021
09/03/2021

Felix H. Boehm, 1924–2021

Robert Perkins
Caltech mourns the passing of physics professor Felix Boehm
Felix Boehm working in a lab
Caltech Remembers Ward Whaling (1923–2020)
01/22/2021

Caltech Remembers Ward Whaling (1923–2020)

Whitney Clavin
Ward Whaling, professor of physics, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on December 15, 2020. He was 97 years old.
black and white picture of Ward Whaling
Caltech Mourns the Passing of Murray Gell-Mann (1929–2019)
05/24/2019

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Murray Gell-Mann (1929–2019)

Nobel Laureate Murray Gell-Mann, who predicted quarks, has passed away.
Murray Gell-Mann
Caltech Mourns the Passing of Harold Brown
01/05/2019

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Harold Brown

The Caltech president, emeritus; life member of Caltech's Board of Trustees; and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense, passed away on January 4, 2019. He was 91 years old.
photo of Harold Brown
Wilhelmus A. J. Luxemburg (1929–2018)
10/02/2018

Wilhelmus A. J. Luxemburg (1929–2018)

Wilhelmus Luxemburg, emeritus professor of mathematics at Caltech, passed away on October 2, 2018. He was 89 years old.
Wilhelmus A. J. Luxemburg
Caltech Mourns the Loss of Stephen Hawking
03/14/2018

Caltech Mourns the Loss of Stephen Hawking

Whitney Clavin
Stephen Hawking, the author of A Brief History of Time and a frequent visitor to Caltech, has passed away. He was 76.
photo of Stephen Hawking
Remembering Joseph Polchinski (BS '75)
02/09/2018

Remembering Joseph Polchinski (BS '75)

Whitney Clavin
Joseph Polchinski, lauded for his fundamental contributions to string theory, passed away at age 63.
Joseph Polchinski
Caltech Mourns Professor Emeritus Jerry Pine
11/10/2017

Caltech Mourns Professor Emeritus Jerry Pine

Whitney Clavin
Longtime Caltech professor of physics Jerome "Jerry" Pine passed away on November 8, 2017.
Jerry Pine
Father of Keck Telescope Passes Away
06/14/2017

Father of Keck Telescope Passes Away

Whitney Clavin
Caltech alumnus Jerry Nelson was the principal designer for the W. M. Keck Observatory—the world's largest observatory atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
Jerry Nelson
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