Israeli educator and activist Rona Ramon was born on April 16, 1964, in Kiryat Ono and died on December 17, 2018. She was an open extremist STEM influencer and supporter of the instruction and headway of youth in Israel. Ramon was the widow of Colonel Ilan Ramon, the main Israeli space explorer. In 2003, Ramon ..
Politician and Academic administrator Thomas Kent Wetherell was born on December 22, 1945, in Daytona Beach, Florida, and died on December 16, 2018. The American politician and educator served as president of Florida State University (FSU) from 2003 through 2009. Wetherell compensation positioned among the main ten for state funded college presidents in the U.S. ..
Indian yoga teacher Geeta S. Iyengar was born on December 7, 1944, Pune and died on December 16, 2018 She was the eldest daughter of Yogacharya B. K. S. Iyengar. She was a yoga teacher credited with advancing yoga for women’s health. Her father was the founder of the worldwide Iyengar yoga method, Yogacharya B. ..
Māori rugby union player, school principal, and civil servant Edward Te Rangihiwinui “Hiwi” Tauroa was born in 1927, in Okaiawa, near Hawera in Taranaki and died on December 11, 2018. He was of Ngāpuhi descent, was born the son of a Methodist minister. Hiwi Tauroa’s parents moved around a lot, which led to him starting ..
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 ..