The Passing of Dr. Peter Fox

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Holly Gilbert, HAO director, informed our community of the heartbreaking news of the recent passing of Peter Fox. Peter was at HAO from 1991 to 2008. He was a Scientist until 1995, and Chief Computational Scientist from 1995 to 2008. While at HAO he wrote detailed technical schema that remains decades ahead of its time to this date. Early in 2008, while employed at HAO, Peter was being actively recruited by a number of academic and research organizations in the U.S.A. and internationally. In September 2008 he accepted a Chaired Full Professor appointment with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York. Peter was the third senior chair in the Tetherless World Constellation (TWC). He is remembered as a visionary, brilliant, kind, empathetic, poetic, funny, generous, influential, and an exceptional mentor.

Read tribute from Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President, Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Professor of Engineering Sciences

Close-up head shot of the late Dr. Peter Fox
Dr. Peter Fox