“[Roche] was the consummate host, the consummate professor, the consummate Spencerian, the consummate mentor, an extraordinary friend. And one of the most caring, wicked, hilarious, big hearted people I know,” reflected John Smelcer ’98, a founding member of Princeton Shakespeare Company (PSC), in an email to The Daily Princetonian.
Despite his mathematical contributions to the theories of quantum electrodynamics, Dyson did not receive the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics alongside Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga. The theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg GS ’57, who shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics, told the New York Times in 2009 that the Nobel Prize Committee “fleeced” Dyson by not awarding him a prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics.
For his first experiment, Piroué was effectively on his own. For his last, he worked with the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and collaborated with more than 3,000 scientists.
In his senior thesis, Volcker criticized how the Federal Reserve dealt with inflation in the wake of WWII. Thirty years later, becoming Chairman of the Federal Reserve among economic turmoil, he began a crusade against inflation that would define his career.
“Jim Doig was far and away the best thing about my Princeton education and the same is true for many others,” Andrew D. Hurwitz ’68 wrote. “But Jim’s mentorship did not end when you graduated … he was always available to comment on your work and regularly asked [you] to comment on his.”
Samuel Hynes, a World War II veteran, as well as the University’s Emeritus Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature and emeritus professor of English, passed away at his home in Princeton on Oct. 10 at the age of 95.
Krueger is most well-known in the field of economics for his research on the effects of minimum wage on employment. His study with Harvard economist Lawrence Katz and UC Berkeley economist David Card showed that an increase in the minimum wage did not result in a reduction in employment.