Von Russel Eshleman, professor emeritus of electrical engineering, developed methods of studying distant planets with radio waves and oversaw experiments between the Stanford Dish and Pioneer space probes.
William Miller was a scholar of Silicon Valley who shared his knowledge of entrepreneurship throughout the world and particularly in Asia. He also was one of the early contributors to the application of computation in math, science and business.
Stanford political scientist John W. Lewis was a pioneer in establishing some of the first university programs in contemporary Asian politics in the United States, while also advocating peaceful resolutions to international conflicts.
John Ross, a professor of chemistry at Stanford and recipient of the National Medal of Science, was a forward-thinking researcher known also for his humor and wisdom. He passed away after a brief illness on Feb. 18 at the age of 90.
A passionate teacher and civil rights proponent, Marshall taught a popular Stanford class on American public policy for more than three decades and served on selection committees for Rhodes, Truman and Marshall scholarships.
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.