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Death Notice for Sir David Harrison aged 92, chemist and academic teaching at Cambridge University before various vice-chancellorships at Keele University, University of Exeter and the aforementioned Cambridge: http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/deaths/263303/harrison

 

For those who can't read it:

 

Sir David Harrison died peacefully at home as he wished in Cambridge aged 92 on 27th March 2023. He was a much loved husband of over 60 years, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a distinguished academic, university Vice Chancellor and tireless public servant. His funeral will be in Selwyn College where he was a fellow for 65 years. Details are available by emailing Sirdavidinmemoriam@gmail.com

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On 16/08/2022 at 18:42, msc said:

Mentioning as he was on my long list for the "interesting oldies" DDP team, but British historian Correlli Barnett died last month, shortly after his 95th birthday. Never picked for the DDP as an unlikely name outside of nerds like me or WEP, ahem. He got a Guardian obit for those testing the waters for aging academics.


Speaking of old academics, Ranajit Guha recently turned 99. He is one of the legit big names in his field and will quite probably get full broadsheet obit when the time comes.

Ranajit Guha dead at 99.

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Dame Rosemary Cramp (Wiki), British archaeologist and academician dead at 93

 

She was the first female professor appointed at Durham University and was Professor of Archaeology from 1971 to 1990. She served as president of the Society of Antiquaries of London from 2001 to 2004.

 

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On 02/05/2023 at 13:09, arghton said:

I expect more to die from that list soon. Covid in the CAE/CAS is over (I might post a longer list of the 90+ academics in the academics thread later) ....

Here...

 

Members of CAS (born 1929 or before)

Yang You (17 October 1917-) Doyen of CAS, Jiusan society member, National People's Congress delegate 1978-1988. His most notable student is Huang Xuhua. Has been in the East China/Huadong Hospital for atleast five years now.

Lu Yuanjiu (9 January 1920 - 6 June 2023) Physicist known for his work on INS and automation, purged during the cultural revolution and sent to a labor camp. Skeletal and ultrafrail, has been in a care facility for years now but still well enough to be interviewed now and then.

Wang Xiji (26 July 1921-) Designed T-7, China's first sounding rocket and Long March 1, first space launch vehicle. Also a IAA member and International Astronautical Federation hall of famer.

Wu Liangyong (7 May 1922-) Architect and urban planner.

Yang Chen-Ning (1 October 1922-) Nobel-winning theoretical physicist who needs no introduction here. Also Academicia Sinica's doyen or vice-doyen.

Hu Yuxian 胡聿贤 (12 October 1922 - 30 October 2023) One of China's most notable seismic engineers.

Li Desheng 李德生 (17 October 1922-) Chief geologist of Beijing Petroleum Exploration and Development Research Institute of China National Petroleum Corporation. Not to be confused with the more notable military guy.

Yin Wenying 尹文英 (18 October 1922 - 28 December 2023) Entemologist who studied prevention of parasitic diseases in fish.

Rudolph A. Marcus (21 July 1923-) Canadian/US chemist, nobel prize recipient, oldest foreign member of CAS.

Theodore Yatsu Wu 吴耀祖 (20 March 1924 - 16 December 2023) Chinese-American fluid mechanics scientist. Also a member of Academia Sinica.

Torsten Wiesel (3 June 1924-) Swedish neuropsychiologist, nobel prize recipient.

Zhu Qihe 朱起鹤 (12 July 1924-) Physical chemist

Chen Ziyuan (7 September 1924-) "Father of China's nuclear agriculture"

Dai Lixin 戴立信 (13 November 1924-) Organic chemist who was sent to camps during the Cultural Revolution.

Li Jilun 李季伦 (15 March 1925-) Microbiologist, has been very frail for a long time.

Huang Benli 黄本立 (21 September 1925-) Expert in Spectrochemistry.

Sun Jun 孙钧 (3 October 1926-) Underground construction engineer.

Li Deping 李德平 (4 November 1926-) Radiation safety & protection scientist, obese.

Tsung-Dao Lee (24 November 1926-) Nobel-winning theoretical physicist who needs no introduction here. Also Academicia Sinica member.

Chen Junwu (17 March 1927-) Oil-refinery engineer, Song Ping's brother-in-law, too ill to attend his sister's funeral in 2019.

Chen Xingdan 陈星旦 (6 May 1927-) X-ray optics pioneer.

Ye Shuhua (21 June 1927-) Astronomer known for achieving one of the world's most precise measurements of Universal Time in the 1960s and establishing VLBI and SLR in China.

Wang Dezi 王德滋 (29 June 1927-) Petrologist, former VP of Nanjing University.

Tian Zhiaowu 田昭武 (x June 1927-) Electrochemist.

Ouyang Yu 欧阳予 (26 July 1927-) Nuclear engineering expert.

He Zuoxiu (24 August 1927-) Nuclear physicist also notable for criticizing Falun Gong and believing in traditional medicine.

Chen Yizhang 陈宜张 (28 September 1927-) Neuropsychiologist.

Wang Geng 汪耕 (October 1927-) Electrical engineer.

Wan Zhexian 万哲先 (7 November 1927 - 30 May 2023) Mathematician.

Lin Xinyuan 刘新垣 (7 November 1927-) molecular biologist

Shen Yunguang 沈允钢 (2 December 1927-) plant physiologist. Looked fine in 2019.

Wu Yangjie 吴养洁 (1 January 1928-) organic chemist, decrepit

Zhang Cunhao (23 February 1928-) Physical chemist notable for his work on lasers.

Wang Kui 王夔 (7 May 1928-) inorganic chemist, looked very frail in 2018.

Yu Hongru 俞鸿儒 (15 June 1928-) Aerodynamicist.

Hu Hesheng (20 June 1928 - 2 February 2024) Mathematician, Chinese Mathematical Society VP.

Han Jisheng 韩济生 (17 July 1928-) Neurophyschiologist still in good health.

Gao Zhentong 高镇同 (15 November 1928-) structural fatigue expert.

Wang Fangding 王方定 (21 December 1928-) Radiochemistry expert

Lin Giao 林皋 (2 January 1929-)

Sun Jiadong (8 April 1929-) China's "Father of Satellites", chief designer for the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program

Zhao Bolin 赵柏林 (16 April 1929-) Atmospheric scientist

Wang Zikun 王梓坤 (21 April 1929-) Mathematician and former Nankai University President.

Zhou Guangzhao (15 May 1929-) Theoretical physicist, CAS President 1987-1997.

Shen Zhiyun 沈志云 (28 May 1929-)

Liu Guangjun 刘广均 (15 July 1929-) expert in isotope separation

Jian Shuisheng 简水生 (25 October 1929-) Optical fibre expert

Zhou Heng 周恒 (20 November 1929-) Fluid mechanics expert

Gong Gong 鞠躬 (22 November 1929-) Neuroscientist

Tang Chongti (26 November 1929-) China's likely most notable parasitologist.

 

 

Members of CAE born 1927 or before

Lu Yuanjiu (9 January 1920 - 6 June 2023) See CAS section.

Sheng Zhiyong 盛志勇 (1 July 1920- 27 January 2024) Burn/trauma surgery expert.

Wu Liangyong (7 May 1922-) See CAS section.

Liu Yuqing 刘玉清 (14 March 1923-) Radiology expert.

Shen Yucun 沈渔邨 (6 January 1924-) Psychiatrist

Wang Guangyuan 王光远 (25 March 1924-) Structural engineering expert

Feng Shuyu 冯叔瑜 (20 June 1924-) Explosives engineering expert

Pei Rongfu 裴荣富 (24 August 1924-) Ore deposit geology expert

Ren Jinzhou 任继周 (7 November 1924-) Agricultural scientist

Wang Zhenyi (30 November 1924-) pathophysiologist and hematologist who discovered a cure for acute promyelocytic leukemia.

Ye Minghan 叶铭汉 (2 April 1925-) experimental high-energy physics expert.

Cui Kun 崔崑 (20 July 1925-) metal expert, developed the GB1299-85 standard.

Xianzhong Wu 吴咸中 (28 August 1925-) "expert in the integration of traditional Chinese and Western medicine"

Shizhen Zhong 钟世镇 or Zizhen Zhong (24 September 1925-) Clinical anatomy expert who is called the "founder of contemporary Chinese clinical anatomy" and wrote "Complete Works of Modern Clinical Anatomy"

Zhou Jing 周镜 (21 December 1925-) geotechnical engineer

Zhang Luqian 张履谦 (1 March 1926-) expert in radar technology.

Huang Xuhua (12 March 1926-) Designed China's first nuclear submarines, Type 091 and Type 092.

Zhai Guangming 翟光明 (1 October 1926-) Petroleum geology expert.

Xu Chengen 徐承恩 (21 January 1927 - 3 December 2023) "expert in petrochemical engineering design and refining technology"

Qian Gaoyun 钱皋韵 (14 March 1927-) "expert in China's nuclear fuel engineering and isotope separation"

Wang Wenxiang 王文兴 (17 October 1927-) Environmental chemist

Cheng Tianmin 程天民 (27 December 1927-) pathologist, antigen expert

 

To be continued later - lots of future centenarians there. CAE should have much less nonagenarian members especially after half of them died from covid in December-January.

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Mark Stokes' memorial service is next Saturday (13th), which I feel means those of us who gambled on the DDP have until the 12th for an "Other Lives" write-up or else we can safely write him off as a points-scorer.

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Next CAE academic dead: Sun Jiulin, dead at 85.

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On 03/05/2023 at 14:11, arghton said:

Members of CAS (born 1929 or before)

Wan Zhexian 万哲先 (7 November 1927-) Mathematician.

Major Chinese mathematician and CAS member Wan Zhexian dead at 95. Last major student of Hua Luogeng.

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Sheep expert and CAE member Liu Shouren dead at 89.

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Next dead CAE member: Ling Yongshun, aged 86.

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French historian Jean-Jacques Becker (wikidead at 95.

Breaking news on Le Monde. Huge news in France. Whole country is crying. (Sorry, just channeling @Lafaucheuse)

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2 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:

French historian Jean-Jacques Becker (wikidead at 95.

Breaking news on Le Monde. Huge news in France. Whole country is crying. (Sorry, just channeling @Lafaucheuse)

I tried to find something funny to say but couldn't… I didn't even facepalmed your post… times are changing, I'm losing my sarcasm… 

Anyway not a breaking news and not a big news, everything is overshadowed by the death of Nahel in France these days. 

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2 minutes ago, Lafaucheuse said:

Anyway not a breaking news and not a big news, everything is overshadowed by the rioting, the looting and being on the verge of another revolution in France these days. 


FTFY.

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Middle Eastern historian Richard G. Hovannisian, who payed special attention to the First Republic of Armenia and the Armenian Genocide, died at 90 years:

https://massispost.com/2023/07/renowned-academician-professor-richard-g-hovhannisyan-passes-away-at-age-90/

In 1998, he edited Remembrance and Denial: The Case of the Armenian Genocide.

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Next CAE member dead: Wang Yingluo, aged 93.

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18 hours ago, TomTomTelekom said:

American philosopher Harry Frankfurt, who has been the professor emeritus of philosophy at Princeton University, died at 94 years:

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/17/books/harry-g-frankfurt-dead.html

Worth pointing out that he wrote one of the few modern philosophical classics, "On Bullshit".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Bullshit

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Times death notice for Alfred Thomas Grove (wiki), prominent Cambridge Uni geographer and climatologist, aged 99.
 

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GROVE Alfred Thomas “Dick”, University of Cambridge geographer and emeritus fellow of Downing College, died peacefully at home on 9th July, aged 99. All inquires to Peasgood and Skeates, 164 Histon Road, Cambridge CB4 3JP. Tel: 01223 791060.

 

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Estonian psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist Endel Tulving, who is best known for his influential research on human memory, died at 96 years:

https://novaator.err.ee/1609098653/suri-maluteaduse-korufee-endel-tulving

He won the Gairdner Foundation International Award, which is Canada's leading prize in biology and medicine, in 2005.

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