Champion of nuclear nonproliferation, former deputy director of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and winner of numerous prestigious awards, Sidney Drell was a groundbreaking researcher and outstanding leader who wanted to make the world a better place.
The “Einstein of the Statistics Department” was also the first Stanford professor arrested for protesting apartheid. Although he rarely published his work, Stein leaves behind a distinctive, intriguing life story.
Keller’s foundational theories were deeply creative and playful, providing both greater understanding to the natural world – such as how worms wriggle and joggers’ ponytails bounce – and also pivotal applications to radar, stealth technology and antenna design.
John McMordie was a member of the class of 2015 and would have received his coterminal degree in mechanical engineering in 2017. He is being remembered as a natural leader, innovative engineer and inspiring teacher and mentor.