Stuart Freedman, 68, long-time Berkeley Lab physicist with the Nuclear Science Division, passed away unexpectedly this past Friday (Nov. 9) while attending a conference in Santa Fe. Freedman was a leading authority on neutrinos who has been at the forefront of participation by the United States in the CUORE neutrino-less double beta decay experiment at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory in Italy. Previously, he was a leader and spokesperson for the U.S. team at the KamLAND anti-neutrino detector in Japan. Freedman was also a UC Berkeley physics professor and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. An obituary and more information will be forthcoming.