Claud W. Lovelace, died on 09/07/2012. Professor Lovelace was a member of the Physics & Astronomy Department.
Professor Claud Lovelace died of cancer Sept 7, 2012. He was born in England on January 16, 1934. He later moved to South Africa and graduated from Capetown University in 1954. He did graduate work at Imperial College under under Abdus Salam, winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics, and went on to a prestigious theory position at CERN. Lovelace was one of the pioneers of string theory. He moved to Rutgers in 1971, and remained here for the rest of his career. A study in 2009 ranked him as the 14th most influential physicist in the world for the period 1967-1973.
Professor Lovelace was willed his estate to Rutgers, which will provide an endowed chair in Physics, an endowed graduate fellowship, and a research fund for young faculty doing research in condensed matter physics.