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  • F. Sherwood Rowland dies at 84; UC Irvine professor won Nobel Prize

    F. Sherwood Rowland dies at 84; UC Irvine professor won Nobel Prize
    F. Sherwood Rowland, the UC Irvine chemistry professor who warned the world that man-made chemicals could erode the ozone layer, has died. He was 84.
  • Joan Hinton dies at 88; physicist joined Maoist revolution after helping develop the atom bomb

    Joan Hinton dies at 88; physicist joined Maoist revolution after helping develop the atom bomb
    In the anti-Communist hysteria of early 1950s America, nuclear physicist Joan Hinton was labeled "The Atom Spy Who Got Away." Recruited at 22 to help develop the atom bomb, she was so repulsed when the U.S. dropped it on Japan during World War II that...

    Maurice Goldhaber dies at 100; noted nuclear and particle physicist

    Maurice Goldhaber dies at 100; noted nuclear and particle physicist
    Maurice Goldhaber, one of the pioneers of modern physics whose experiments helped create the current understanding of how the world works, died May 11 at his home on Long Island, N.Y., after a short illness. He had celebrated his 100th birthday less...

    UC Irvine Nobel winner F. Sherwood Rowland dies

     
    F. Sherwood Rowland, the UC Irvine chemistry professor who warned the world that man-made chemicals could erode the ozone layer, has died. He was 84. Rowland, known as Sherry, died Saturday at his home in Corona del Mar, the university...

    Jack Cover dies at 88; scientist invented the Taser stun gun

    Jack Cover, an aerospace scientist who invented the Taser stun gun -- a device used by thousands of law enforcement agencies to subdue unruly offenders with electrical shocks -- has died. He was 88. Cover had Alzheimer's disease and died of pneumonia...