The Miller Institute expresses its deepest sympathy to the families and friends of our former members who passed away.

  • Sir Patrick Bateson, Visiting Miller Professor 1986, a key figure in ethology, the biological study of animal behaviour. Passed away on August 1, 2017.

  • Elias Burstein, Visiting Miller Professor 1996, a pioneering physicist whose research helped pave the way for the development of silicon semiconductors. Passed away on June 17, 2017.

  • Marina Ratner, Miller Professor 1985 - 1986, mathematician specializing in ergodic theory and its connections with other parts of mathematics. She earned many honors, including the Ostrowski prize and the John J. Carty Award. Passed away on July 7, 2017.

  • David ChandlerSenior Miller Professor 2016, Miller Professor 1999-2000, Executive Committee of the Miller Institute 2002-2008, Professor Emeritus of the Graduate School Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley. Passed away on April 18, 2017.

  • Mildred Dresselhaus, Advisory Board Member 1994 -2000, a pioneer in the electronic properties of materials, the first woman to win the National Medal of Science in Engineering in 1990 and the Medal of Freedom in 2014. Died on February 20, 2017.

  • Bertram Kostant, Miller Professor 1958 - 1959, an innovative mathematician who made key contributions to representation theory and Lie theory. Passed away on February 2, 2017.

  • Gerald (Jerry) McClearn, Miller Professor 1962 - 1963, an American behavior geneticist and professor emeritus of health and human development and biobehavioral health. Died on January 5, 2017.

  • Kwok Yung (Fred) Lo, Miller Fellow 1976 - 1978, director emeritus of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and renowned researcher. Died on December 16, 2016.

  • Ignacio Tinoco, Miller Professor 1963 - 1964, chemist, pioneer in RNA folding. Died on November 15, 2016.

  • Adam Dziewonski, Visiting Miller Professor 1995. Passed away on March 1, 2016.

  • Sir Harry Kroto, member of the Miller Institute Advisory Board 2009 - 2015. Passed away on April 30, 2016.

  • Walter Freeman, Miller Professor 1978 - 1979. Died on April 24, 2016.

  • William Craig, Miller Professor 1965 - 1966. Passed away on January 13, 2016

  • Ernest S. Kuh, Miller Professor 1965 - 1966. Passed away on June 29, 2015.

  • Stephen P.L. Diliberto, Miller Professor 1958. Passed away in 2015.