The Life of Sir Patrick Moore

On the 9th December 2012, famous astronomer Sir Patrick Moore passed away at age 89. This was a man who was close to the heart of many an amateur astronomer, thanks to the fact that he presented the BBC’s influential programme The Sky at Night for over 50 years, but he was also a man […]

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912 – 2007)

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker: 1912-2007. ‘The physicist and philosopher Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, who was the last surviving member of the team that tried and failed to build a nuclear bomb for Germany during the Second World War, died on 28 April at the age of 94. After the war, von Weizsäcker controversially claimed that […]

Raymond Davis Jr.

Nobel Laureate Raymond Davis Jr. Dies At 91. ‘Raymond Davis Jr., a chemist at Brookhaven National Laboratory who won the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the discovery of solar neutrinos, died on May 31 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 91. Davis started investigating neutrinos in various reactors in the […]

Henry Taube

Nobelist Henry Taube Dead At 89. ‘Henry Taube, the inorganic chemist who won the 1983 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his pioneering studies of electron-transfer reactions, died on Nov. 16. Just shy of his 90th birthday, Taube was still an active researcher and continued to go to his lab at Stanford University every day.’ MSU […]

Richard E. Smalley

Richard E. Smalley, 1943–2005. ‘The world lost a major intellect with the death on Oct. 28 of Richard E. Smalley from leukemia (see page 7). Smalley shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of the fullerenes, but by then he had become more focused on the potential of cousins of the fullerenes-carbon […]