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James Quirk, 1926–2020
10/18/2021

James Quirk, 1926–2020

Emily Velasco
James Quirk, former professor of economics and noted scholar of sports economics, died at age 93.
In this black-and-white photo, James Quirk sits casually in a chair, laughing and biting a pencil. He appears to be mid conversation
David Grether, 1938-2021
09/14/2021

David Grether, 1938-2021

Emily Velasco
David Grether, the Frank Gilloon Professor of Economics, Emeritus, and former chair of the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences has died at age 82.
A portrait of David Grether. He smiles at the camera and wears a blue polo shirt.
Caltech Mourns the Passing of Professor Kim Border (1952–2020)
11/21/2020

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Professor Kim Border (1952–2020)

Whitney Clavin
Longtime professor of economics Kim Border passed away November 19. He was 68 years old.
Kim Border
Caltech Mourns the Passing of Louis Breger (1935–2020)
07/01/2020

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Louis Breger (1935–2020)

Whitney Clavin
Louis Breger, a professor of psychoanalytic studies, emeritus, at Caltech, has passed away at age 84.
Louis Breger
Caltech Mourns the Passing of Fiona Cowie
12/10/2018

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Fiona Cowie

Fiona Cowie, professor of philosophy at Caltech, passed away on Sunday, December 9, from complications due to cancer. She was 55 years old.
photo of Fiona Cowie
Stephen A. Ross, 1944–2017
03/04/2017

Stephen A. Ross, 1944–2017

Alumnus and senior trustee Stephen A. Ross (BS '65), whose work helped shape the development of the field of financial economics, passed away on March 3, 2017. He was 73 years old.
Stephen Ross, 1944–2017
Frederick B. Thompson (1922–2014)
07/01/2014

Frederick B. Thompson (1922–2014)

Douglas Smith
Frederick Burtis Thompson, professor of applied philosophy and computer science, emeritus, passed away on May 27, 2014. The research that Thompson began in the 1960s helped pave the way for today's "expert systems" such as IBM's supercomputer Jeopardy! champ Watson and the interactive databases used in the medical profession. His work provided quick and easy access to the information stored in such systems by teaching the computer to understand human language, rather than forcing the casual user to learn a programming language.
Caltech Professor of Applied Science and Philosophy Frederick B. Thompson
Burton H. Klein, 92
05/13/2010

Burton H. Klein, 92

Jon Weiner

Burton H. Klein, professor of economics, emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) passed away on February 12 at a retirement home in Santa Barbara, California. He was 92.

Eleanor M. Searle, Caltech Professor of History, Dies
04/09/1999

Eleanor M. Searle, Caltech Professor of History, Dies

Sue McHugh
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