Georgy Koshlakov was born on February 8, 1936 and died on July 7, 2017. He was the deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan. On January 23, 1989, after the Gissar earthquake occurred, Georgy quoted as saying: “The earthquake caused a burst of mud from the foothills which poured down on the villages. The quake was up ..
Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan was born on April 15, 1934 and died on July 11, 2017. He was an Indian forensic expert and writer. He served as the former director of the Department of Forensics Sciences of the Government of Tamil Nadu. Sekharan was best known for his contributions in the investigations in the Rajiv Gandhi ..
Xuejun Chen was born on March 5, 1919 and died on July 4, 2017. He was a Thermal power engineering scientist, professor and former deputy president of Xi’an Jiaotong University. Xuejun Chen graduated from the National Central University and got the bachelor’s degree in engineering. Chen studied in the graduate school of Purdue University in ..
Orri Vigfússon was born on July 10, 1942 and died on July 1, 2017. He was an Icelandic entrepreneur and environmentalist. Vigfússon’ s stated objective was to “restore the abundance of wild salmon that formerly existed on both sides of the North Atlantic”. During 2004 Time magazine named him a “European Hero”. Vigfússon was awarded ..
Peter Ludwig Berger was born on March 17, 1929 and died on June 27, 2017. He was an Austrian-born American sociologist. Berger was known for his work in the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of religion, study of modernization, and theoretical contributions to sociological theory. Berger was best known for his book, co-authored with Thomas ..
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 ..