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Gen Shirane

Gen Shirane, a giant in the field of neutron scattering, died suddenly on Sunday, January 16, 2005. Gen had a 50 year career in neutron scattering, most of it working at Brookhaven's High Flux Beam Reactor. He performed many seminal experiments and published more that 700 papers on a wide variety of topics ranging from ferroelectricity to low dimensional solids and High Tc.

A Memorial tribute to Gen was held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005 in the Physics Department's Seminar Room at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Click here for a steaming video of the tribute.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Gen's name be sent to the Student Conservation Association, c/o H.Montgomery, PO Box 550Charlestown, New Hampshire 03603-0550, an organization which provides volunteer conservation service opportunities to high school and college students.

Contact Steve Shapiro (shapiro@bnl.gov) for further information.

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