Deaths

Science  01 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5731, pp. 49c
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5731.49c

Climate science pioneer. Atmospheric chemist Charles Keeling, who was the first to confirm that the burning of fossil fuels was leading to an accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, died of a heart attack at his home in Montana on 20 June. He was 77.

An inventor departs. Electrical engineer and Nobelist Jack Kilby, who took the world into the computer age by inventing the integrated circuit, died on 20 June at the age of 81.

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