In Memoriam: Dr. Baruch S. "Barry" Blumberg 1925 - 2011
NASA Astrobiology Institute | Wendy Dolci | 2011 Apr 06
Nobel Laureate Baruch S. Blumberg died of an apparent heart attack on April 5, while attending a conference at NASA Ames Research Center. He was 85.
Known to friends and colleagues as Barry, Dr. Blumberg served as the first director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute (1999-2002) and an advocate for astrobiology ever since. At the time of his death, he was Distinguished Scientist at the both the NASA Astrobiology Institute and the NASA Lunar Science Institute.