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R. Duncan Luce (1925–2012)

Science  28 Sep 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6102, pp. 1619
DOI: 10.1126/science.1229851

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Robert Duncan Luce, a mathematician who sought to provide axiomatic formulations for the social sciences, died on 11 August 2012 in Irvine, California, at the age of 87. His passing was marked by an outpouring of sadness at the loss of a revered colleague and expressions of veneration for his many substantive, institutional, and personal contributions to the mathematical social sciences.