Martin Joseph Beckmann was born on July 5, 1924, Ratingen, Germany and died on April 11, 2017. He was a professor for Economics and Applied Mathematics. Beckmann was professor at the University of Chicago, University of Yale and Brown University, as well as the University of Bonn and Technische Universität München. Martin had received honorary ..
Ion Lazarevich Degen was born on June 4, 1925, in Mohyliv-Podilskyi and died on April 28, 2017, Givataim. He was a Soviet and Israeli writer, doctor and medical scientist in the field of orthopedics and traumatology. In World War II Ion served in the armoured troops of the Red Army. Degen obtained Doctor of Medicine ..
Burton DeWitt Watson was born on June 13, 1925, and died on April 1, 2017. He was an American scholar and translator of both Chinese and Japanese literature. Watson received awards including the Gold Medal Award of the Translation Center at Columbia University in 1979, the PEN Translation Prize in 1982 for his translation with ..
Jerzy Adam Gracjan Vetulani was born on January 21, 1936, and died on April 6, 2017 He was a Polish neuroscientist, pharmacologist, and biochemist, professor of natural sciences, member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Academy of Learning, one of the most frequently cited Polish scientists in the field of biomedicine after ..
Alicia Appleman-Jurman was born on May 9, 1930, and died on April 8, 2017. She was also known as Alicia Ada Appleman. She was a Polish-born Israeli–American memoirist. She was born in Rosulna, Poland (present-day Rosilna, Ukraine). She has written and spoken about her experiences of the Holocaust in her autobiography, Alicia: My Story. Alicia ..
Evangelina Villegas was born on October 24, 1924 and died on April 24, 2017. She was a Mexican cereal biochemist. Evangelina Villegas work with maize led to the development of quality protein maize (QPM). Together with Surinder Vasal, she shared the 2000 World Food Prize for this achievement. Evangelina Villegas passed away at 92 years ..
Hubert Lederer Dreyfus was born on October 15, 1929, and died on April 22, 2017. He was an American philosopher and professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Dreyfus’ main interests included phenomenology, existentialism and the philosophy of both psychology and literature, as well as the philosophical implications of artificial intelligence. He was ..
Georgy Mikhaylovich Grechko was born on May 25, 1931, and died on April 8, 2017. He was a Soviet cosmonaut. Grechko flew on several space flights including Soyuz 17, Soyuz 26, and Soyuz T-14. He graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Mechanics with a doctorate in mathematics. Grechko was a member of Communist Party of ..
Eugene Michael “Gene” Lang was born on March 16, 1919, and died on April 8, 2017. He was an American philanthropist. Lang was the founder REFAC Technology Development Corporation in 1951. The REFAC has patents relating to LCDs, ATMs, credit card verification systems, bar code scanners, VCRs, cassette players, camcorders, electronic keyboards, and spreadsheets, and ..
Leonard Reiffel was born on September 30, 1927, in Chicago and died on April 15, 2017. He was an American physicist, author, and educator. He was an electrical engineering student for a number of years before entering into research fields; he has since collaborated with Enrico Fermi, Carl Sagan and members of Operation Paperclip. He ..