Ralph John Cicerone was born on May 2, 1943, in New Castle, Pennsylvania and died on November 5, 2016.
He was an American atmospheric scientist and administrator.
Ralph was the chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, from 1998 to 2005
Bewteen 2005 to 2016, Cicerone was the president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
Cicerone graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in electrical engineering, and obtained masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois.
He was also a member of the USA Science and Engineering Festival’s Advisory Board and a Foreign Member of the Royal Society.
Cicerone was named after The baseball field at UC Irvine’s Anteater Ballpark, in 2009
Ralph died at his home in New Jersey.
Ralph J. Cicerone passed away at 73 years old.