We mourn the passing for Frances Townes, wife of Charles Townes, on her 102nd birthday. You can read her obituary Berkeleyside.
Bill Donakowski, mechanical engineer, runner and a quick wit… Remembering Hall of Fame Distance Runner Bill Donakowski By Kyle Terwillegar The University of Michigan cross country and track and field programs are mourning the death of Hall of Famer Bill Donakowski, who passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, at the age of 61. One of the
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On January 27, 1967, Apollo 1 sat on its launch pad, they were doing a plugs out test, i.e. a powered test with the astronauts in their space suits, strapped into their seats in the Apollo 1 capsule. A frayed wire, a spark, a pure oxygen environment. Fire in the capsule with no way to
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There’s nothing like a spring day to clear the little gray cells and let the imagination wander. In fact, a spring day in 1951 in Washington, DC, helped lead to the development of the laser. Charles Townes was a physicist at Columbia University. He’d been trying to develop powerful beams of radiation, but he wasn’t
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Obituary You can read more about Charlie and his work, and share your memories at the UC Berkeley Department of Physics Memorial page.
Scott C. Moulzolf, 42, of Walnut Creek, CA, formerly of Bangor, ME, and Babbitt, MN, passed away unexpectedly on November 9, 2013. He worked as an aerospace engineer at the Space Sciences Lab, University of California Berkeley and was highly regarded for his contributions to NASA and DOE programs. Scott was born July 12, 1971,
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From http://www.karenmariemeyer.com Our dear Karen passed fully into the arms of Jesus this morning at 8:04am. Rich and Pastor Dana Cunliffe were with her, as were a few friends. Her passing was gentle and peaceful, without agitation or pain. Details about memorial service/funeral arrangements are forthcoming.
Many of you are aware that Karen Meyer, an SSL employee of over 15 years, and a founding staff member of the education group at SSL had a seizure last year, 2012, during Cal Day. It was discovered after that incident that she had brain cancer. She and her family set up a website about her journey over the last year and a half.
Yesterday, Karen’s dear friend, Bora, posted the following message: