In Memoriam: Professor Walter Kohn


Walter Kohn, founding director of what is today named the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara and 1998 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of the density functional theory, passed away on April 19. Professor Kohn will be dearly missed by our entire UC Santa Barbara family.

In a 2014 video and article by the UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications, Nobel laureate Kohn recalled life under the Austrian Nazi regime, the death of his parents at Auschwitz, and the good people who rescued him. Read "We Would Be Separated, Quite Likely Forever."

News Date: 

Thursday, April 21, 2016