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Remembering Jay Melosh, Planetary Scientist


Writer(s): Cheryl Pierce

Dr. H. Jay Melosh, University Distinguished Professor of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) passed away on Sept. 11, 2020. A memorial was held at the Slayter Center for Performing Arts on October 13, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST at Purdue University. 

Friends, family, and colleagues from around the world gathered to share their memories in person and virtually.  Jay will forever be remembered through his science, his publications, his loving family, the untold number of scientists he helped, the asteroid which carries his name (Melosh 8216), and as the man who added the P to EAPS.  Planetary sciences are forever altered due to Dr. Melosh's impact.  

Friends, colleagues and family are encouraged to share memories of Dr. Melosh here.  

The program was as follows:

Dan Cziczo

Personal Reflection
Adeene Denton

Michelle Thompson

Personal Reflections
Alina Alexeenko
David Minton
Marc Caffee

Invitation for Sharing

Personal Reflection
Briony Horgan

Moment of Silence

Mike Sori

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