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In Memoriam: Experimental Physicist George Gidal

George Gidal, a distinguished experimental particle physicist and longtime member of the Physics Division, died March 1st at the age of 78. He joined Berkeley Lab as a new postdoc in 1961, met his wife, Toby, a computer programmer, here, and based his entire career at the Lab, where he was also an early member of Scientists for Sakharov, Orlov, and Sharansky (SOS). Gidal retired in 1999 but remained active in physics until 2004, contributing to many important 20th-century discoveries that elucidated fundamental particles and interactions, with a special interest in matter-antimatter asymmetry. More>