Cepeda was a mechanical technician in the Engineering Division. He passed away on Sept. 5. Cepeda started with the Lab in 1976 and retired last year. A celebration of Cepeda’s life will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Music Lovers, 2116 Blake St. in Berkeley.
The senior scientist with the Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division’s Center for Beam Physics died on August 30. He was renowned for designing and building particle accelerators. Details on a memorial will be announced in TABL when confirmed. He started at the Lab as a grad student in 1967 and as a staff member in 1974. More>
Judith (Judy) Goldhaber, author of more than 1,000 science stories during her 35-year career as a science writer at Berkeley Lab, and wife of renowned physicist Gerson Goldhaber, passed away on May 26, following a hemorrhagic stroke. She was 81. More>
Henle worked at the Lab from 1979 until 1992. She also served as the treasurer and activities director for the Ex-L’s retirement group until 2004. A memorial for Henle will be held on Saturday, May 30, in Walnut Creek. Go here to read a full obit, which include details on the memorial.
Nichols worked at the Lab from 1950 to 1996, and continued on as an affiliate until 2007, making seminal contributions to lipoprotein research. He led a series of studies identifying dietary effects on lipoproteins that underlie the recommendations for reducing heart disease risk still in place today. More>
White, who served as administrator for ALD Kathy Yelick for the last three years, died unexpectedly on Jan. 31. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. at World Assembly in Oakland. More>
The UC Berkeley emeritus professor passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the age of 99. He shared the 1964 Nobel Prize for inventing the laser and pioneering its use in astronomy. Townes was also affiliated with Berkeley Lab. In addition to numerous prizes, he wrote a seminal paper in 1966 on “The Convergence of Science and Religion.” More>
Novakov, a Serbian-American physicist, passed away as a result of natural causes at the age of 85 on Jan. 2. He was a distinguished member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and a Senior Scientist with Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division. More>
The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Albany Tap Room. Miller, who passed away in October, was a long-time Lab employee and Advanced Light Source staff member. He retired from the Lab in 2000. Contact Gerard Menut for more information. Go here for a remembrance of Miller.
Gill served as the deputy director for operations for the Chemical Sciences Division before her retirement in 2013, after 15 years with the Lab. She passed away on Nov. 7 while traveling with friends in Taiwan. Go here to read a remembrance written by her CSD colleagues.