In Memoriam

Roger Jay Phillips, American geophysicist, planetary scientist, and professor emeritus at Washington University in St. Louis, passed away on November 19, 2020. Phillips served as the Director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) from 1979 to 1982. Phillips received his Ph.D. in 1968 from the University of California, Berkeley. Following graduate school, he worked at […]
James Joseph (“Jim”) Papike, former Director of the Institute of Meteoritics (IOM) at the University of New Mexico and longtime member of the planetary science community, passed away on December 21, 2020, just two days after the loss of his wife and lifelong partner, Pauline. Papike received his Ph.D. in geology from the Department of Geology […]