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02/12/2019

Famed Oceanographer Walter Munk (BS '39, MS '40) Dead at 101

Elise Cutts
Caltech mourns the passing of alumnus and famed oceanographer Walter Munk.
Walter Munk
01/05/2019

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Harold Brown

The Caltech president, emeritus; life member of Caltech's Board of Trustees; and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense, passed away on January 4, 2019. He was 91 years old.
photo of Harold Brown
12/10/2018

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Fiona Cowie

Fiona Cowie, professor of philosophy at Caltech, passed away on Sunday, December 9, from complications due to cancer. She was 55 years old.
photo of Fiona Cowie
11/07/2018

Caltech Mourns the Loss of Trustee Walter Burke

Lori Oliwenstein
Burke, the longtime president and treasurer of the Sherman Fairchild Foundation and a life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees, passed away on November 1, 2018.
Walter Burke
10/02/2018

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Wilhelmus A. J. Luxemburg

Wilhelmus Luxemburg, emeritus professor of mathematics at Caltech, passed away on October 2, 2018. He was 89 years old.
Wilhelmus A. J. Luxemburg
03/14/2018

Caltech Mourns the Loss of Stephen Hawking

Whitney Clavin
Stephen Hawking, the author of A Brief History of Time and a frequent visitor to Caltech, has passed away. He was 76.
photo of Stephen Hawking
02/09/2018

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Alumnus Joseph Polchinski, Renowned Physicist

Whitney Clavin
Joseph Polchinski, lauded for his fundamental contributions to string theory, passed away at age 63.
Joseph Polchinski
11/27/2017

J. N. Franklin, 1930-2017

Robert Perkins
Joel (J. N.) Franklin, who taught mathematics at Caltech for nearly a half-century, passed away on November 18 at the age of 87.
Franklin
11/16/2017

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Former Campus Counselor Kevin Austin

Austin, who led Caltech Health and Counseling Services for a quarter of a century, retired in 2015.
Kevin Austin
11/10/2017

Caltech Mourns Professor Emeritus Jerry Pine

Whitney Clavin
Longtime Caltech professor of physics Jerome "Jerry" Pine passed away on November 8, 2017.
Jerry Pine
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