Notable Deaths 2020: Science and Technology

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Heather Ashton, 90

Doctor who helped people quit anxiety drugs

June Bacon-Bercey, 90

First Black female meteorologist

Gary Starkweather, 81

Inventor of the laser printer

Louis Nirenberg, 94

“One of the great mathematicians”

Stanley Cohen, 97

Nobel Prize-winning biochemist

Rajendra K. Pachauri, 79

Leader of Nobel-winning climate agency

Lawrence Tesler, 74

Pioneer of personal computing

Katherine Johnson, 101

Mathematician who broke barriers at NASA

Freeman Dyson, 96

Math genius turned technological visionary

Philip Anderson, 96

Nobel laureate in physics

William Frankland, 108

Pioneering allergist

E. Margaret Burbidge, 100

Astronomer who blazed trails on Earth

Takuo Aoyagi, 84

Inventor of the pulse oximeter

Tomisaku Kawasaki, 95

Pediatrician pinpointed a mysterious disease

Flossie Wong-Staal, 73

Helped establish H.I.V. as the cause of AIDS

William English, 91

Helped build the computer mouse

Frances Allen, 88

Paved way for lightning-fast apps of today

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