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Kenneth Appel, 80 (1932 - 2013)
The Associated PressDOVER, N.H. (AP) — Kenneth Appel, a mathematician who was the first to use a computer to prove a century-old major mathematical theorem, has died at age 80 in Dover, N.H.The Tasker Funeral Home confirms that Appel, who was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, died April 19 in hospice care.Appel was a longtime educator who chaired the University of New Hampshire mathematics...
Efraim "Efi" Arazi (2013)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Efraim "Efi" Arazi, a pioneer of Israel's powerful high-tech industry who helped develop technology that allowed for a video recording of the first moon landing, has died. He was 76.Arazi founded three groundbreaking high-tech firms, Scitex, Electronics for Imaging, and iMedia, each specializing in aspects of digital photography or video.Although Arazi did...
Nancy Cook de Herrera (2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Pioneering meditation teacher Nancy Cooke de Herrera has died. She was 90.Maria Luisa de Herrera says her mother died Feb. 28.Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Judd Apatow and Paula Abdul were among the students who learned Transcendental Meditation techniques at de Herrera's home in Beverly Hills, Calif.She studied meditation in India in 1968 alongside Mia Farrow and...
Robert C. Richardson (2013)
The Associated PressITHACA, New York (AP) — Robert C. Richardson, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, has died. He was 75.Richardson died Tuesday in Ithaca from complications of a heart attack, Cornell said Wednesday.He and fellow Cornell researchers David Lee and Douglas Osheroff were awarded the Nobel for 1996 for their 1971...
Xu Liangying (2013)
CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, The Associated PressBEIJING (AP) — Xu Liangying, a renowned Chinese rights advocate, physicist and translator of Einstein, has died in Beijing. Xu was 92.Xu's death on Monday was widely reported on academic discussion boards and confirmed by a doctor reached by phone at Haidian Hospital's intensive care unit in Beijing's university district where Xu lived for many years. The...
Rita Levi-Montalcini (2012)
FRANCES D'EMILIO, The Associated PressROME (AP) — Rita Levi-Montalcini, a biologist who conducted underground research in defiance of Fascist persecution and went on to win a Nobel Prize for...
Eagle Keys (2012)
The Associated PressVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Eagle Keys, the Canadian Football Hall of Famer who played in the 1954 Grey Cup on a broken leg and coached Saskatchewan to its first CFL...
Elwood Jensen (1920 - 2012)
AMANDA LEE MYERS, The Associated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — Elwood Jensen, an award-winning University of Cincinnati professor nominated for the Nobel Prize for medicine for work that opened the door...
Bryce Bayer, 83 (2012)
The Associated PressROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Bryce Bayer, a retired Kodak scientist and the inventor of a widely used color filter array that bears his name, has died. He was 83.Bayer, of Brunswick,...
Paul Kurtz, 86 (1925 - 2012)
CAROLYN THOMPSON, The Associated PressAMHERST, New York (AP) — Paul Kurtz, who founded an international center devoted to debunking psychics and UFOs and promoting science and reason over what he...
Stan Ovshinsky, 89 (1922 - 2012)
COREY WILLIAMS, The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Stan Ovshinsky, the self-taught inventor who developed the nickel-metal hydride battery used in the hybrid vehicle industry, has died at his...
Keith Campbell, 58 (1954 - 2012)
SYLVIA HUI, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Keith Campbell, a prominent biologist who worked on cloning Dolly the sheep, has died at 58, the University of Nottingham said Thursday.Campbell, who...
Robert F. Christy, 96 (1916 - 2012)
SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER, The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Robert F. Christy, a former California Institute of Technology professor who helped design the trigger mechanism for the atomic...
Barry Commoner, 95 (1917 - 2012)
DEEPTI HAJELA, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Commoner, a scientist and activist who raised early concerns about the effects of radioactive fallout and was one of the pioneers of the...
Bill Moggridge (1943 - 2012)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Bill Moggridge, a British industrial designer who designed an early portable computer with the flip-open shape that is common today, has died. He was 69.The...
Neil Armstrong, 82 (1930 - 2012)
LISA CORNWELL, The Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Neil Armstrong was a quiet, self-described "nerdy" engineer who became a global hero when as a steely nerved U.S. pilot he made "one giant...
Bernard Lovell, 98 (1913 - 2012)
SHAWN POGATCHNIK, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Pioneering British physicist and astronomer Bernard Lovell, who developed one of the world's largest radio telescopes exploring particles in the...
Martin Fleischmann, 85 (1927 - 2012)
PETER SVENSSON, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — British chemist Martin Fleischmann, who stunned the world by announcing that he had achieved nuclear fusion in a glass bottle, has died after a...
Sally Ride, 61 (1951 - 2012)
SETH BORENSTEIN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sally Ride, who blazed trails into orbit as the first American woman in space, died Monday of pancreatic cancer. She was 61. Ride died...
Antonin Holy, 75 (1936 - 2012)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Antonin Holy, a renowned Czech scientist whose research significantly contributed to the development of antiviral drugs, has died, his long-time research institute...
Norman Sas (2012)
MATT SEDENSKY, The Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Norman Sas, a mechanical engineer who created electric football, a tabletop game with a vibrating metal field and unpredictable...
William S. Knowles, 95 (1917 - 2012)
JIM SALTER, The Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — William S. Knowles, a longtime chemist who shared the Nobel Prize for discoveries that led to a treatment for Parkinson's disease and various...
Eugene Polley, 96 (2012)
CARLA K. JOHNSON, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Couch potatoes everywhere can pause and thank Eugene Polley for hours of feet-up channel surfing. His invention, the first wireless TV...
George Rathmann, 84 (1927 - 2012)
The Associated PressTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — George Rathmann, who as founding CEO took Amgen Inc. from a small company with an unclear mission in a strange new field and helped turn it into...
George Cowan, 92 (1920 - 2012)
SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Devoted to finding a way for science to help society, not much escaped the influence of chemist George Cowan. From the...
Sir Paul Callaghan, 64 (1947 - 2012)
The Associated PressWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Sir Paul Callaghan, a top New Zealand scientist who gained international recognition for his work in molecular physics, has died after a long...
Sanford "Sandy" McDonnell, 89 (2012)
JIM SUHR, The Associated PressST. LOUIS (AP) — Sanford "Sandy" McDonnell, a former Boy Scout who went on to work on the first atomic bomb before heading aerospace behemoth McDonnell Douglas Corp.,...
F. Sherwood Rowland, 84 (1927 - 2012)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — F. Sherwood Rowland, the Nobel prize-winning chemist who sounded the alarm on the thinning of the Earth's ozone layer and crusaded against the use of man...
James Q. Wilson, 80 (1931 - 2012)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — A prominent political scientist whose "broken windows" theory influenced a nationwide move toward community policing has died at a Boston hospital.A hospital...
Roy J. Britten, 92 (1919 - 2012)
The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Roy J. Britten, a pioneering molecular biologist who discovered the crucial fact that humans and animals have multiple copies of some DNA segments,...