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Pictures courtesy of Engineering: Cornell Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 2, October 1978. Published four times a year, in April, July, October, and December, by the College of Engineering, Carpenter Hall, Campus Road, Ithaca, New York 14853.
We regret to inform that a pillar of science, Donald Farley, passed away at his home in Ithaca, NY on May 13 of 2018.
Don Farley served as a professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Cornell University. He worked on the theory of the incoherent scatter radar (ISR) since the early days. The ISR is a technique used to perform ionospheric observations at the Arecibo Observatory (AO). He graduated more than ten graduate students working on projects related to AO. Additionally, he was the Director of the Jicamarca Radio Observatory in Perú. During his years at Jicamarca and as a Cornell Faculty, he collaborated with AO in many initiatives and projects focused on updating the instrumentation systems at the facility. His legacy at AO is expanding since most of his students are part of the new generation of ISR scientists, many of them are users and part of the AO staff. We will deeply miss him.
"It is hard to overstate how accessible and approachable Prof. Farley was. His office was right across the hall from students in Rhodes Hall at Cornell University. If you had a new idea, you just walked into his office and bounced it off of him. If he said, 'oh that's clever', then you knew your idea had some merit. If he said 'well, you have to think about x and y', then you knew you had more work to do. No matter the outcome, you always learned something from talking to him and his door was always open." - Dr. Asti BhattReference Links
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