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In Memoriam: Kenneth Crowe, 1926 – 2012

Distinguished nuclear physicist Kenneth Crowe, at Berkeley Lab from 1956 and a professor of physics at UC Berkeley from 1958 to 1991, died Feb. 1. Crowe was precocious and skipped his high-school senior year to attend Brown University, graduating in 1948. He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1952, with Luis Alvarez and Wolfgang Panofsky on his committee, and in 1957 was co-author of the influential “Fundamental Constants of Physics.” His career focused on medium-energy experiments, in particular on the muon, the electron’s massive cousin. An enthusiastic cellist and sailor, Crowe is survived by his wife, Penny, and his six children. An obituary will follow later. More>