Pegi Young, Bridge School Co-Founder and Neil Young’s Former Wife, Dies at 66
Pegi Young, who co-founded the Bridge School with her former husband of 36 years Neil Young, has died after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was 66.
“With great sadness, we confirm that on January 1st, after a yearlong battle with cancer, Pegi Young – mother, grandmother, sister, auntie, musician, activist and co-founder of the Bridge School – passed away surrounded by her friends and family in her native California,” reads a statement posted to her official Instagram account. “We request that the families’ privacy be respected at this time.”
Georges Loinger, Wartime Rescuer of Jewish Children, Dies at 108
Georges Loinger, a physical education teacher in France who saved hundreds of Jewish children from deportation to concentration camps by helping to smuggle them into Switzerland, died on Dec. 28 at his home in Paris. He was 108.
Sir Michael Atiyah, one of the great mathematicians of the last century, passed away Friday at age 89. He was awarded the Fields Medal and Abel Prize, generally considered the two highest awards of mathematics, among other prizes, for work in topology and geometry and their relation to theoretical physics. He was also president of the Royal Society (UK) from 1990-95
We seem to have missed this one in December:
Roy Glauber, Nobel Laureate in physics for his work on quantum optics (the quantum mechanical properties of light), passed away on December 26 at age 93. He was one of the last living people to have witnessed the original atomic bomb tests, having joined the Manhattan project theory division at age 18. And he was a a big supporter of the Ig Nobel prizes, playing a part in the award ceremonies annually.