Professor emeritus Elias P. Gyftopoulos dies at 84
June 27, 2012Longtime faculty member in nuclear and mechanical engineering was among the foremost thermodynamicists of his time.
George Gardner, longtime MIT Corporation member, dies at 94
May 31, 2012
George Koster, physics professor emeritus, dies at 85
May 21, 2012
William F. Brace, professor emeritus in EAPS, dies at 86
May 8, 2012Geologist helped develop systematic descriptions of key physical properties of rocks.
Yaron Segal dies while in custody in Colorado
April 19, 2012Postdoc worked in Photovoltaics Research Laboratory
Also labeled: Staff
Lois Craig, former associate dean in the School of Architecture + Planning, dies at 82
April 19, 2012A trusted and valued adviser and colleague
MIT community mourns the death of junior Brian G. Anderson
February 20, 2012An investigation is under way.
Also labeled: Students
Historian of science Charles Weiner dies at 80
February 1, 2012Longtime faculty member was a pre-eminent analyst of the political, social and ethical dimensions of contemporary science.
David White, founding director of the MIT Energy Laboratory, dies at 89
January 18, 2012
Gene Chamberlain, longtime MIT staff member, dies at 91
December 15, 2011Worked in MIT’s International Students Office for 32 years
Harold Somers Mickley, alumnus and former chair of the MIT faculty, dies at 93
December 7, 2011
Charles ‘Hank’ Spaulding ’51, longtime MIT Corporation member, dies at 84
November 30, 2011
David Staelin, longtime professor in EECS and RLE, dies at 73
November 15, 2011Researcher led a career distinguished by abundant accomplishments, widespread impact in his 55 years at MIT.
Gobind Khorana, MIT professor emeritus, dies at 89
November 10, 2011Nobel-winning biochemist made seminal contributions to genetics, was a loyal teacher and mentor.
Robert Silbey, former MIT dean of science, dies at 71
October 27, 2011'Excellent teacher' spent 45 years as faculty member, administrator.
Jane Phillips, employee in Office of Vice President for Finance, dies at 65
October 13, 2011
Sir William R. Hawthorne, former professor of mechanical engineering, dies at 98
September 22, 2011Pioneer of jet-engine technology fostered trans-Atlantic, Cambridge-to-Cambridge collaboration.
Robert Rathbone, MIT professor emeritus, dies at 95
May 19, 2011Writer and editor helped shape Institute’s humanities program, taught skills for communicating science and technology.
Jerome Lettvin, MIT professor emeritus, dies at 91
April 29, 2011Dynamic cognitive scientist made key contributions to neurophysiology and vision science.
Longtime Corporation member John Haas, SM ’42, dies at 92
April 11, 2011Successful businessman was philanthropic, modest
Pioneering filmmaker Richard Leacock, former MIT professor, dies at age 89
March 25, 2011Inventive MIT filmmaker helped create cinéma vérité style with path-breaking documentaries