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 (email@example.com) for further information.
Last Modified: Monday, 14-Feb-2005 10:05:10 EST