Marjorie Corcoran, American particle physicist, Died at 66


Marjorie Diane Blasius Corcoran ( born Marjorie Blasius ) was born in 1950 and died on February 3, 2017.

She was an American particle physicist.

She worked as a professor at Rice University.

Corcoran grew up in Beavercreek, Ohio, and was 1968 co-valedictorian of Beavercreek High School.

Corcoran earned a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1972 from the University of Dayton, graduating summa cum laude, and in the same year married Christopher Corcoran, taking his surname.

He was a graduate student at the Indiana University, she began doing high-energy physics research at Fermilab.

Corcoran’s 1977 doctoral dissertation, Measurement of the polarization parameter in proton-proton elastic scattering for beam momenta ranging from 20 GeV/c to 200 GeV/c, was supervised by Homer Neal.

Corcoran joined the Rice University faculty in 1980.

Corcoran died while bicycling in Houston, from a collision with a METRORail train.

Marjorie Corcoran passed away at 66 years old.