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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
05/13/2019

Robert J. McEliece, 1942–2019

Robert Perkins
Alumnus and engineering faculty member Robert J. McEliece has passed away.
McEliece
02/20/2019

Jane Raymond, Longtime Chemistry Instructor, Dies at 80

Emily Velasco
Jane Shell Raymond, who was an undergraduate chemistry instructor at Caltech for 32 years, has died at age 80.
A black-and-white portrait of Jane Raymond
02/12/2019

Famed Oceanographer Walter Munk (BS '39, MS '40) Dead at 101

Elise Cutts
Caltech mourns the passing of alumnus and famed oceanographer Walter Munk.
Walter Munk
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
12/10/2018

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Fiona Cowie

Fiona Cowie, professor of philosophy at Caltech, passed away on Sunday, December 9, from complications due to cancer. She was 55 years old.
photo of Fiona Cowie
11/07/2018

Caltech Mourns the Loss of Trustee Walter Burke

Lori Oliwenstein
Burke, the longtime president and treasurer of the Sherman Fairchild Foundation and a life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees, passed away on November 1, 2018.
Walter Burke
10/02/2018

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Wilhelmus A. J. Luxemburg

Wilhelmus Luxemburg, emeritus professor of mathematics at Caltech, passed away on October 2, 2018. He was 89 years old.
Wilhelmus A. J. Luxemburg
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
02/09/2018

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Alumnus Joseph Polchinski, Renowned Physicist

Whitney Clavin
Joseph Polchinski, lauded for his fundamental contributions to string theory, passed away at age 63.
Joseph Polchinski
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