Monday, June 22, 2009

Frank James Low, 1933-2009

Frank J. Low, a pioneer in infra-red astronomical detector design, passed away on June 10th, 2009.

Of particular note is his work on detectors for Kuiper Airborne Observatory, IRAS and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

The NYT has an obituary by Dennis Overbye: "Frank J. Low, Who Helped Drive Field of Infrared Astronomy, Dies at 75".

Another biography of him associated with his winning of the ASp's 2006 Bruce Medal can be found here.

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