In Memoriam: R. Duncan Luce (1925-2012)

  • Stephen Link University of California, San Diego
  • Louis Narens University of California, Irvine
  • James Townsend


R. Duncan Luce, age 87, awarded the National Medal of Science in 2003, passed away in his sleep at his home in Irvine, California on August 11, 2012. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, daughter Aurora, her husband, and two granddaughters. At a family memorial he was eulogized by his friends and colleagues as a generous, thoughtful, scientist with a wry sense of very good humor and a happy family life.

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