George Andrew Olah was born Oláh György on May 22, 1927, and died on March 8, 2017. He was a Hungarian and American chemist. Olah’s research involved the generation and reactivity of carbocations via superacids. He was given a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1994 “for his contribution to carbocation chemistry”. Olah has also been ..
Ronald William Prest Drever was born on October 1931 and died on March 7, 2017. He was a Scottish experimental physicist. Drever served as the Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology, co-founded the LIGO project, and was a co-inventor of the Pound–Drever–Hall technique for laser stabilisation. His work was instrumental in the first ..
Stephen Alan “Steve” Ross was born on February 3, 1944 and died on March 3, 2017. He was the inaugural Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Ross was known for initiating several important theories and models in financial economics. Ross was also a well known published author in ..
Herbert Bramwell Cook was born on February 11, 1936, in Gujarat, India, and died on March 3, 2017. He was a New Zealand gastroenterologist. He was noted for his research into the diagnosis and treatment of coeliac disease. He spent his working life from 1960 to 2002 at hospitals in Christchurch, apart from five years ..
Thomas Earl Starzl was born on March 11, 1926, in Le Mars, Iowa, and died on March 4, 2017. He was an American physician, researcher, and expert on organ transplants. Starzl performed the first human liver transplants and has often been referred to as “the father of modern transplantation. Thomas Starzl attended Westminster College in ..
Mostafa Abdel Hamid el-Abbadi was born on October 10, 1928, Cairo, and died on February 13, 2017, Alexandria. He was a prominent historian of Greco-Roman Egypt and an Egyptian public intellectual. Before his death, he was the Emeritus Professor in Classics at the Alexandria University, he was credited with proposing the revival of the ancient ..
Edwin Kessler III was born on December 2, 1928, and died on February 21, 2017. He was an American atmospheric scientist. Kessler oversaw the development of Doppler weather radar and was the first director of the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL). He was the oldest of three sons, born to Edwin Kessler, Jr. and Marie ..
Dag Østerberg was born on November 9, 1938, in Trondheim and died on February 22, 2017. He was a Norwegian sociologist, philosopher, and musicologist. His parents were police officer Erling Østerberg and Jørgine Sofie Kleven. Dag Østerberg was a central contributor to the so-called positivism debate in the 1960s and 1970s. Østerberg was appointed a ..
Jan M. Hoem was born on April 17, 1939, in Kristiansund, Norway and died on February 25, 2017. He was a distinguished scientist in population studies. Hoem studied actuarial science and mathematical statistics in Oslo. Hoem became a lecturer at the University of Oslo and later moved on to found and head the Socio-Demographic Research ..
Mushi Santappa was born in 1923 and died in 2017. He was an Indian polymer chemist, leather technologist and a vice-chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University and the University of Madras. Santappa was one of the founder directors of Avanti Leathers Limited and was known for his researches on the synthesis of graft copolymers, the properties ..