368249 Howard Brenner: Scholar and Friend

Sunday, November 16, 2014: 3:55 PM
A601 (Marriott Marquis Atlanta)
William Schowalter, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

I met Howard Brenner in 1961, and our paths intersected up to the time of his death, sometimes infrequently and sometimes on a daily basis.  Over those 53 years I came to know Howard well, on both a professional and a personal basis.  His professional activities were driven by two objectives: clarity and generality.  His personal traits, at least in my experiences with him, were marked by gentleness and a wonderfully droll sense of humor.  This talk will be a series of Brenner “case studies” to highlight those four qualities of a remarkable scholar and a treasured friend.

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