George G. Shor, Jr. (1923-2009) passed away on July 3, 2009 at his home in La Jolla, California. Shor was professor emeritus of geophysics at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He began his career at Scripps in 1953 as an assistant research geophysicist. Shore continued working within the Marine Physical Laboratory at Scripps until his retirement in 1991.
Dr. Shor was world renowned for his work in developing the nation’s fleet of research ships and the creation of the California Sea Grant program. To learn more about his life and his important contributions to the sciences, please visit the Scripps News page.
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