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Paul D. Boyer (1918–2018)

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Science  27 Jul 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6400, pp. 334
DOI: 10.1126/science.aau6601

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On 2 June, 2 months before his 100th birthday, Paul Boyer died peacefully, surrounded by family, including Lyda, his wife of nearly 79 years. Paul was deeply admired by his students, colleagues, and friends for his many talents. He was skilled in mechanics, science, diplomacy, administration, and athletics. Beyond his scientific success, culminating in a share of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Paul contributed to the community by serving as a role model, demonstrating the wisest path forward in tough situations.