Saman Kelegama died on June 23, 2017. He was a Sri Lankan economist, author and the Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies(Sri Lanka) (IPS) Kelegama joined the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) in 1990 and served as a Research Fellow until 1994, and was appointed Executive Director in 1995. Kelegama ..
Dick Warner was born on July 19, 1946 and died on June 16, 2017. He was an Irish environmentalist, writer and broadcaster. He was mostly remembered for presenting three series of the half-hour documentary programme, Waterways, in which he explored Ireland’s canals by barge. During 1991, Waterways was first broadcast on Ireland’s national TV station, ..
David Fromkin was born on August 27, 1932 and died on June 11, 2017. He was a American author, lawyer, and historian. He best known for his historical account on the Middle East, A Peace to End All Peace (1989), in which he recounts the role European powers played between 1914 and 1922 in creating ..
Charles Patrick “Chuck” Thacker was born on February 26, 1943, in Pasadena, California and died on June 12, 2017. He was an American pioneer computer designer. Thacker worked on the Xerox Alto, which is the first computer that used a mouse-driven Graphical User Interface. He died after complications from a short battle with esophageal cancer, ..
Jerry Earl Nelson was born on January 15, 1944, Los Angeles County, California and died on June 10, 2017. He was an American astronomer. He was known for his pioneering work designing segmented mirror telescopes, which led to him receiving the 2010 Kavli Prize for Astrophysics. Nelson the principal designer and project scientist for the ..
Father Peter Hoken was born on June 22, 1932, in Brighton, Eng and died on June 10, 2017. He was a British theologian and historian of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and the Pentecostal movement in the twentieth century. He was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Northampton in 1964. ..
Angela Hartley Brodie was born on September 28, 1934, in Manchester and died on June 7, 2017. She was a British cancer researcher. She pioneered development of steroidal aromatase inhibitors. She went on to study chemical pathology to a doctoral level and was awarded a fellowship sponsored by National Institutes of Health. Then some time ..
Zhang Tianfu was born on September 21, 1910 and died on June 4, 2017. He was a Chinese agronomist and expert in tea processing. He was known for promoting processing of oolong. Tianfu was also a tea connoisseur. His first wife died in the early 1990s. Tianfu married an acrobat, Zhang Xiaohong, in February 2010. ..
Michael Francis A’Hearn was born on November 17, 1940 and died on May 29, 2017. He was an American astronomer. He was the astronomy professor at the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. A’Hearn was also the principal investigator for NASA’s EPOXI mission. Michael A’Hearn passed away at 76 ..
Fred Kummerow was born on October 4, 1914 and died on May 31, 2017. He was an emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois and a centenarian who was active in research as of 2014. During 2013, Kummerow filed a lawsuit against the FDA after it ignored his petition calling for ban ..