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:

E. Bright Wilson Jr. (1908-1992)

E. Bright Wilson Jr. (1908-1992) »
by Dudley R. Herschbach (chemistry)

Kenneth O. Emery (1914-1998)

Kenneth O. Emery (1914-1998) »
by David G. Aubrey (geology)

Daniel D. Joseph (1929-2011)

Daniel D. Joseph (1929-2011) »
by Katepalli R. Sreenivasan (engineering sciences)

Joseph G. Polchinski (1954-2018)

Joseph G. Polchinski (1954-2018) »
by Raphael Bousso, Fernando Quevedo, and Steven Weinberg (physics)

Henry Taube (1915-2005)

Henry Taube (1915-2005) »
by Peter C. Ford and Thomas J. Meyer (chemistry)

Robert Wasserman (1926-2018)

Robert Wasserman (1926-2018) »
by Robert J. Cousins and Sylvia Christakos (animal, nutritional, and applied microbial sciences)

Bertram Kostant (1928-2017)

Bertram Kostant (1928-2017) »
by Nolan Wallach (mathematics)

Martha Vaughan (1926-2018)

Martha Vaughan (1926-2018) »
by Joel Moss, Edward D. Korn, Christopher Wanjek and Michael Gottesman (medical physiology and metabolism)

Roy D'Andrade (1931-2016)

Roy D'Andrade (1931-2016) »
by Richard A. Shweder (anthropology)

Thressa Stadtman (1920-2016)

Thressa Stadtman (1920-2016) »
by Vadim N. Gladyshev, P. Boon Chock, and Rodney L. Levine (biochemistry)

Armand Borel (1923-2003)

Armand Borel (1923-2003) »
by Mark Goresky (mathematics)

Arno G. Motulsky (1923-2018)

Arno G. Motulsky (1923-2018) »
by Stanley M. Gartler and Gail P. Jarvik (medical genetics, hematology, and oncology)

Robert A. Berner (1935-2015)

Robert A. Berner (1935-2015) »
by Donald E.Canfield (geology)

Vernon Mountcastle (1918-2015)

Vernon Mountcastle (1918-2015) »
by Michael Merzenich (systems neuroscience)

Konrad Bloch (1912-2000)

Konrad Bloch (1912-2000) »
by Christopher T. Walsh (biochemistry)

Dorothy Cheney (1950-2018)

Dorothy Cheney (1950-2018) »
by Joan Silk (anthropology)

David Chandler (1944-2017)

David Chandler (1944-2017) »
by Hans C. Andersen, Arup K. Chakraborty, and John D. Weeks (applied physical sciences)

Fotis Kafatos (1940-2017)

Fotis Kafatos (1940-2017) »
by Christos Louis and Marian R. Goldsmith (cellular and developmental biology)

E.L. Hahn (1921-2016)

E.L. Hahn (1921-2016) »
by Alexander Pines and Dmitry Budker (physics)

John Archibald Wheeler (1911-2008)

John Archibald Wheeler (1911-2008) »
by Kip S. Thorne (physics)

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