Kurdish linguist, mathematician, and writer Jamal Nebez was born on December 1, 1933, and died on December 8, 2018. Jamal Nebez was a student of Islamic law, philosophy, theology, physics and mathematics at the University of Baghdad in the 1950s. During 1956, Jamal Nebez organized a stenciled script on algebra and in 1960, succeeded in ..
French philosopher, historian of philosophy, and theologian Xavier Tilliette was born on July 23, 1921, Corbie, Somme and died on December 10, 2018, in Paris. Tilliette was the former student of Jean Wahl and of Vladimir Jankélévitch, Tilliette was a member of the Society of Jesus (1938) and professor emeritus at the Catholic Institute of ..
Norwegian electrical engineer and academician Inge Johannes Tjernes Johansen was born on May 21, 1928, in Gjerpen and died on November 5, 2018. Johansen was born to an electrician and a homemaker. He took the siv.ing. degree, and in 1957 the dr.techn. degree. He was the professor of high voltage technology at the Norwegian Institute ..
Ivorian academic, politician and short-story writer Zacharie Séry Bailly, or Séry Bailly was born on March 13, 1948, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in Abidjana and died on December 2, 2018. He was the Chairperson of Harris Memel-Fotê-Jean Jaurès Fondation in Abidjan. Séry Bailly was also vice-chairman of the Academy of sciences, arts, cultures of Africa ..
Zimbabwean Academic and chairman Phineas Makhurane died on December 1, 2018. He served as an academic and chairman of the Zimbabwe National Council for Higher Education. Makhurane was the first Vice-Chancellor of the National University of Science and Technology and a previous Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe. He was one of the first Africans ..
Italian mathematician and astronomer Andrea Milani Comparetti was born in 1948 and died in November 2018. Andrea Milani was based at Pisa University, his main subject were celestial mechanics, asteroids, Near Earth Objects (NEO), and the BepiColombo mission. He was also a student of asteroid impacts. He co-authored of a book with his wife Anna ..
Australian educator and indigenous activist Bonita Mabo was born in 1943, in Halifax, Queensland and died on November 26, 2018. She was an Australian South Sea Islander of Ni-Vanuatu drop whose precursors were “blackbirded” to work in the sugar stick industry in Queensland. Her granddad was “blackbirded” from Tanna in what is currently Vanuatu. In ..
Indian poet, scholar, and writer Meena Alexander was born on February 17, 1951, in Allahabad, India and died on November 21, 2018. She was raised in India and Sudan, Alexander resided and worked in New York City, where she was Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College and at the CUNY Graduate Center in the ..
Leading American academic and author James Hadley Billington was born on June 1, 1929, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and died on November 20, 2018. Billington showed history at Harvard and Princeton before serving for a long time as CEO of four government social establishments. Billington filled in as the thirteenth Librarian of Congress in the ..
Hong Kong academic, businessman, and politician Lau Nai-keung was born in 1947 and died on November 21, 2018. He holds a few positions in the legislature of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and different colleges and organizations. He emphatically advocates more prominent political and financial combination between the Hong Kong SAR and territory China. ..