In Memoriam

Robert N. Clayton, a Canadian-American chemist and academic, died in his sleep on December 30, 2017, after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Clayton was the Enrico Fermi Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Chicago. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Clayton graduated from Queen’s University with undergraduate and master’s degrees. He completed a Ph.D. […]
Von R. Eshleman died peacefully on September 22, 2017, five days after his 93rd birthday. Although he began his career in radar astronomy, he is best known as a pioneer in the use of spacecraft radio signals for precise measurements in planetary exploration — specifically, the radio occultation method for profiling planetary atmospheres and ionospheres, which has […]
Elmar K. Jessberger passed away on November 29, 2017, at the age of 74. Jessberger was a Fellow of The Meteoritical Society since 1994 and chairman of the Leonard Medal Committee from 2001 to 2002. He was organizer of the Society’s 66th annual meeting 2003 in Münster. Main belt asteroid 16231 Jessberger, discovered in 2000, was named […]