Eminent physicist Stanley Flatté dies

To: UCSC Community

From: Chancellor George Blumenthal

I am sorry to inform you that longtime UCSC physicist Stanley Flatté died earlier this week after a lengthy illness. A professor emeritus of physics, Stan was an eminent researcher who made important contributions in a wide range of fields.

As a particle physicist early in his career, Stan participated in some of the first experiments at the Stanford Linear Accelerator. At UCSC, the focus of his research shifted to the theory of wave propagation. Stan's impressive interdisciplinary work in this area led to fundamental advances in the fields of atmospheric optics, ocean acoustics, and seismology.

Stan's distinguished career is described in much more detail in an obituary distributed today by our Public Information Office: www.ucsc.edu/news_events/text.asp?pid=1716

Please join me in extending condolences to Stan's wife Renelde, their children, and other family members, as well as to Stan's many colleagues and friends.

Stan's family has informed the campus that a memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 11, at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, in Aptos.