Biographical Memoirs

Published since 1877, Biographical Memoirs feature the life histories and selected bibliographies of deceased members. All of the memoirs published since 1877 are available online as PDFs:

Isadore Rudnick (1917-1997)

Isadore Rudnick (1917-1997) »
by Steven L. Garrett, Julian D. Maynard, and Seth J. Putterman (applied physical sciences)

R. Stephen Berry (1931-2020)

R. Stephen Berry (1931-2020) »
by Stuart A. Rice and Joshua Jortner (chemistry)

Marilyn Gist Farquhar (1928-2019)

Marilyn Gist Farquhar (1928-2019) »
by Dorothy Ford Bainton, Pradipta Ghosh, and Samuel C. Silverstein (cellular and developmental biology)

Joseph E. Rall (1920-2008)

Joseph E. Rall (1920-2008) »
by Ira Pastan and Michael Gottesman (medical physiology and metabolism)

Vera C. Rubin (1928-2016)

Vera C. Rubin (1928-2016) »
by Neta A. Bahcall (astronomy)

Robert W. Kates (1929-2018)

Robert W. Kates (1929-2018) »
by B. L. Turner II and William Riebsame Travis (human environmental sciences)

James L. Kinsey (1934-2014)

James L. Kinsey (1934-2014) »
by F. Fleming Crim, Robert F. Curl, and Bruce R. Johnson (chemistry)

Verne Grant (1917-2007)

Verne Grant (1917-2007) »
by Douglas Soltis (plant biology)

Charles B. Harris (1940-2020)

Charles B. Harris (1940-2020) »
by Michael D. Fayer (chemistry)

Charles Kittel (1916-2019)

Charles Kittel (1916-2019) »
by Marvin L. Cohen and Morrel H. Cohen (physics)

William Klemperer (1927-2017)

William Klemperer (1927-2017) »
by Joseph S. Francisco and Jeffrey I. Steinfeld (chemistry)

Wallace L. W. Sargent (1935-2012)

Wallace L. W. Sargent (1935-2012) »
by Charles C. Steidel (astronomy)

Jerome A. Berson (1924-2017)

Jerome A. Berson (1924-2017) »
by Robert Bergman and Marc Greenberg (chemistry)

Stirling Colgate (1925-2013)

Stirling Colgate (1925-2013) »
by David Arnett, Gordon Baym, and Necia Cooper (astronomy)

James B. Thompson Jr. (1921-2011)

James B. Thompson Jr. (1921-2011) »
by Douglas Rumble (geology)

Joachim W. Messing (1946-2019)

Joachim W. Messing (1946-2019) »
by Hugo K. Dooner, Robert M. Goodman, Pal Maliga, and Marja Timmermans (animal, nutritional and applied microbial sciences)

Tom L. Phillips (1931-2018)

Tom L. Phillips (1931-2018) »
by William A. DiMichele (plant biology)

Joseph G. Polchinski (1954-2018)

Joseph G. Polchinski (1954-2018) »
by Edward Witten (physics)

Arthur Pardee (1921-2019)

Arthur Pardee (1921-2019) »
by Alfred L. Goldberg and Thoru Pederson (cellular and developmental biology)

Ralph Cicerone (1943-2016)

Ralph Cicerone (1943-2016) »
by Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts, Diane E. Griffin, V. Ramanathan, Barbara Schaal, and Susan E. Trumbore (geophysics)

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