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Department Alumnus and Former Faculty Member, Dr. Henry Horak: 1919 - 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dr. Henry Horak (BA Astronomy 1940, MA Astronomy 1947), who served for 17 years on the faculty at KU in the Department of Physics and Astronomy before beginning a distinguished career at Los Alamos, passed away on Oct. 11, 2011, after a long battle with Altzheimer's. Dr. Horak received his PhD at the University of Chicago under Nobel Laureate and astrophysicist, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.

An extended presentation of his life and career, compiled in 1998 as part of a history of the Astronomy program at KU, can be found at this link.