A Centennial Celebration of Charles Townes

There’s nothing like a spring day to clear the little gray cells and let the imagination wander. In fact, a spring day in 1951 in Washington, DC, helped lead to the development of the laser. Charles Townes was a physicist at Columbia University. He’d been trying to develop powerful beams of radiation, but he wasn’t […]

Charles Hard Townes (1915-2015)

Obituary You can read more about Charlie and his work, and share your memories at the UC Berkeley Department of Physics Memorial page.

Scott C. Moulzolf (1971-2013)

Scott C. Moulzolf, 42, of Walnut Creek, CA, formerly of Bangor, ME, and Babbitt, MN, passed away unexpectedly on November 9, 2013. He worked as an aerospace engineer at the Space Sciences Lab, University of California Berkeley and was highly regarded for his contributions to NASA and DOE programs. Scott was born July 12, 1971, […]

Karen Marie Meyer

From http://www.karenmariemeyer.com Our dear Karen passed fully into the arms of Jesus this morning at 8:04am. Rich and Pastor Dana Cunliffe were with her, as were a few friends. Her passing was gentle and peaceful, without agitation or pain. Details about memorial service/funeral arrangements are forthcoming.  

Our SSL colleague & friend, Karen Meyer

Many of you are aware that Karen Meyer, an SSL employee of over 15 years, and a founding staff member of the education group at SSL had a seizure last year, 2012, during Cal Day. It was discovered after that incident that she had brain cancer. She and her family set up a website about […]