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Arlin Crotts (1958-2015)

Professor, Astronomy

It is with great sadness that the Columbia Astronomical community announces the passing of Arlin Crotts (1958-2015). Professor Crotts received his B.A. in Physics from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago. He was a McDonald Postdoctoral fellow at UT Austin and a National Research Council fellow at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. On the faculty at Columbia, he received a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, and the A.A.S. Newton Lacey Pierce Prize.