Friday, April 20, 2007

Loss of another astronomy giant

Image credit: Astronomical Society of the Pacific

This morning I received an email from colleagues saying that Bohdan Paczynski (pronounced puh-CHIN-skee), an astronomer at Princeton, died yesterday.

I never met Paczynski, but I am certainly very aware of his large body of work. Paczynski studied gravitational lenses, gamma ray bursts, and other high-energy physics. It is sad to hear of his passing, and a great mind has been lost.

You can read a biography of Paczynski from Wikipedia, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, or his web page.

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