Celebrity Deaths in Science

  • Ralph Baer, 92 (1922 - 2014)

    Ralph Baer

    The Associated PressMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game Simon and led the team that developed the first home video game console, has died. He was 92.Baer, a longtime resident of Manchester, died at his home Saturday, the Goodwin Funeral Home in Manchester confirmed Monday.Born in Germany, Baer escaped...

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  • Lester Brodeur, 75 (1939 - 2014)

    Lester Brodeur

    Talented scientist and inventor, Lester Brodeur, dies in Rockwall, TX. He was 75.

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  • S. Donald Stookey, 99 (1915 - 2014)

    S. Donald  Stookey

    DAVID PITT, The Associated PressDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — S. Donald Stookey is no household name, but his best-known invention truly is: CorningWare, the durable, heat-resistant ceramic glass used since the 1950s to make millions upon millions of baked lasagnas, tuna casseroles and other potluck-dinner dishes.The scientist, who died Tuesday at 99, created a type of glass so strong that the...

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  • Joan Quigley, 87 (1927 - 2014)

    Joan Quigley

    The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan's schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87.Quigley died Oct. 21 at her San Francisco home after an unspecified illness, the San Francisco Chronicle, quoting Quigley's sister, Ruth, said Friday.Nancy Reagan...

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  • Martin Perl, 87 (1927 - 2014)

    Martin Perl

    The Associated PressPALO ALTO, California (AP) — Martin Perl, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist from Stanford University who discovered a subatomic particle known as the tau lepton, has died at age 87.The university said the retired professor, one of two American scientists who shared the Nobel Prize for physics in 1995, died at Stanford Hospital on Tuesday.He was recognized for work he did...

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