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Marvin Goldberger dies at 92; physicist served as Caltech president
Marvin Goldberger dies at 92; physicist served as Caltech president

Marvin L. "Murph" Goldberger, a prominent physicist who as Caltech's fifth president substantially enlarged the prestige and endowment of the Pasadena institution, including launching the construction of the powerful Keck I telescope in Hawaii, died of cancer Wednesday in La Jolla. He was 92. His death was confirmed by his son Joel. Goldberger, who began his career during World War II as a particle physicist with the top-secret Manhattan Project, was teaching at Princeton University when he was named Caltech president in 1978. During his nine-year tenure, he oversaw the doubling of Caltech's endowment with major gifts that included a record-breaking $70-million...

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