View Full Version : Jim Westphal, 1930-2004

2004-Sep-14, 01:17 PM
Jim Westphal has died, aged 74. He was one of the key players in moving astronomy into the CCD era at the end of the 1970s, and principal investigator for the original Wide-Field/Planetary Camera (WF/PC) launched with HST. His talent and imagination made him that rarest of Caltech professors, one who never had the need to do a Ph.D. More information is at http://today.caltech.edu/today/story-display.tcl?story_id=4262 .

Whitford, Spitzer, Whipple, Westphal - I doubt anyone will be too offended if I quote from Genesis - "There were giants in the earth in those days".