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  • Ira Michael Heyman dies at 81; led UC Berkeley, Smithsonian

    Ira Michael Heyman dies at 81; led UC Berkeley, Smithsonian
    Ira Michael Heyman, a champion of affirmative action who led UC Berkeley as its chancellor during the 1980s and later became the first non-scientist to lead the Smithsonian Institution, has died. He was 81. Heyman died at his Berkeley home Saturday after...
  • Leonard Searle dies at 79; astronomer's work provided key information on the Big Bang

    Leonard Searle dies at 79; astronomer's work provided key information on the Big Bang
    Astronomer Leonard Searle, a former director of the Carnegie Observatories whose observations provided crucial information in determining the conditions of the Big Bang that created the universe and helped explain how heavy elements are produced in stars,...
  • Roger Kennedy dies at 85; former National Park Service director

    Roger Kennedy dies at 85; former National Park Service director
    One day deep in the administration of George W. Bush — a time of tumult among environmentalists and conservationists — Roger Kennedy found himself shaking his head and sighing. The Endangered Species Act was in the cross hairs of a...
  • PASSINGS: Peter Breck, Philip Bruns, Jim Lloyd, Harry Keough, Antoni Tapies, Florence Green, Morgan Jones, Bill Hinzman

    PASSINGS: Peter Breck, Philip Bruns, Jim Lloyd, Harry Keough, Antoni Tapies, Florence Green, Morgan Jones, Bill Hinzman
    Peter Breck Actor on 'The Big Valley' Peter Breck, 82, an actor who played a son of ranch owner Barbara Stanwyck on the 1960s TV western "The Big Valley," died Monday in Vancouver after a long illness, his wife, Diane, announced on the website The Big...
  • Benoit Mandelbrot dies at 85; mathematician known as the father of fractals

    Benoit Mandelbrot dies at 85; mathematician known as the father of fractals
    What do coastlines, clouds, cauliflower and the stock market have in common? Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot may not have conceived the question, but he provided an answer — one that was compelling in its originality and startling in its usefulness...
  • John B. Fenn dies at 93; shared Nobel Prize in chemistry

    John B. Fenn dies at 93; shared Nobel Prize in chemistry
    Chemist John B. Fenn, who shared the 2002 Nobel Prize in chemistry for work that made possible the rapid analysis of the structure of proteins and other biomolecules through mass spectrometry, died Friday in Richmond, Va. He was 93 and died of...
  • PASSINGS: Grant McCune, Roger Milliken

    PASSINGS: Grant McCune, Roger Milliken
    Grant McCune Effects artist shared Oscar for 'Star Wars' Grant McCune, 67, a member of the team that won the Academy Award for visual effects in 1978 for George Lucas' "Star Wars," died Monday at his home in Hidden Hills, said his wife, Kathy. He had...
  • Edward Shanbrom dies at 87; hematologist developed blood-cleaning process

    Edward Shanbrom dies at 87; hematologist developed blood-cleaning process
    As pioneering hematologist Dr. Edward Shanbrom looked for simple solutions to complex problems, his home was often his laboratory and common household items his scientific ally. When he needed a filter to test a concept, one made for coffee would do just...
  • Anne Tyng dies at 91; architect collaborated with Louis Kahn

    Anne Tyng dies at 91; architect collaborated with Louis Kahn
    Anne Tyng, a pioneering female architect whose ideas about geometry influenced Louis Kahn's modernist buildings and who later had a child with him, has died. She was 91. Tyng died Dec. 27 in Greenbrae, Calif., where she lived, said her daughter,...
  • Henry S. Ruth Jr. dies at 80; Watergate special prosecutor

    Henry S. Ruth Jr. dies at 80; Watergate special prosecutor
    Henry S. Ruth Jr., who served a year as Watergate special prosecutor after Archibald Cox was fired and Leon Jaworski resigned, died in Tucson on March 16 after a stroke, his wife, Deborah Mathieu, said. He was 80. Ruth investigated organized crime for...
  • Leonard Weinglass dies at 77; defense lawyer in Pentagon Papers case

    Leonard Weinglass dies at 77; defense lawyer in Pentagon Papers case
    Leonard Weinglass, a crusading lawyer who championed radical and liberal causes and clients in some of the most controversial trials of the 1960s and '70s, including the Chicago 7 and Pentagon Papers cases, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 77. The...