Roger Boesche was born on January 24, 1948, in Tulsa, Oklahoma and died on May 23, 2017. He was an American political theorist. Boesche was the Arthur G. Coons Distinguished Professor of the History of Ideas at Occidental College. He taught American and European political thought at Occidental College from 1977 to 2017. He had ..
Jean E. Sammet was born on March 23, 1928, and died on May 20, 2017. She was an American computer scientist who developed the FORMAC programming language in 1962. Sammet received her B.A. in Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College in 1948 and her M.A. in Mathematics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1949. Sammet ..
Ben Rudolph Finney was born on October 1, 1933, and died on May 23, 2017. He was an American anthropologist. He was known for his vast knowledge in the history and cultural and social anthropology of surfing, Polynesian navigation, and canoe sailing, and in the cultural and social anthropology of human space colonization. As “surfing’s ..
Stefania Jabłońska was born Szela Ginzburg on September 7, 1920 and died on May 8, 2017. She was a Polish physician and professor. Jabłońska specialized mostly in dermatology. Jabłońska worked at the Medical University of Warsaw. During 1972, Jabłońska theorized the association of human papilloma viruses with skin cancer in epidermodysplasia verruciformis. During 1978, her ..
Peter Nicholas Tarling was born on February 1, 1931, and died on May 13, 2017. He was a historian, academic, and author. Tarling had mostly specialized in Southeast Asian history, and wrote on 18th- and 19th-century Malaysia, North Borneo, Philippines, and Laos, especially regarding foreign involvement in those countries. Nicholas Tarling passed away at 86 ..
Alain Colmerauer was born on January 24, 1941 and died on May 13, 2017. He was a French computer scientist and the creator of the logic programming language Prolog. Following the completion his Ph.D. at the Ensimag of Grenoble, Alain Colmerauer spent 1967–1970 as Assistant Professor at the University of Montreal, where he created Q-Systems, ..
John William Michael Bliss was born on January 18, 1941, in Leamington, Ontario and died on May 18, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario. He was a Canadian historian and award-winning author. Some of his early works focused on business and political history, he has written several important medical biographies, including of Sir William Osler. He was ..
George A. Thompson was born on June 5, 1919, in Swissvale, Pennsylvania and died on May 12, 2017. He was an American geologist. During 2008 he was awarded a Penrose Medal for his participation in helping to build a geophysics department. Throughout his life he served as a chair at such departments as Geophysics from ..
Amotz Zahavi was born on January 1, 1928, and died on May 12, 2017. He was an Israeli evolutionary biologist. Zahavi was a Professor in the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University, and one of the founders of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (known as the “SPNI”). Amotz Zahavi’s main ..
Dilbagh Singh Athwal was born on October 12, 1928, and died on May 14, 2017. He was an Indian geneticist, plant breeder, and agriculturist, He was well known to have conducted pioneering research in plant breeding. Athwal was a former professor and the Head of the Department of Plant Breeding at Punjab Agricultural University and ..