Wallace L. W. Sargent
Wallace Leslie William Sargent (February 15, 1935 – October 29, 2012) was a British-born American astronomer. He was often known as Wal Sargent. Although he became a U.S. citizen, he was born in Elsham, England. He received his Ph.D. in 1959 from Manchester University before coming to work at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) where he worked ever after, excepting an absence of four years during which he claims to have had to go back to England to find himself a wife, Anneila Sargent.
He was married to fellow Caltech astronomer Anneila Sargent from 1964 until his death.
- Helen B. Warner Prize (1969)
- Heineman Prize (1991)
- Bruce Medal (1994)
- Henry Norris Russell Lectureship (2001)
- Numerous others
Named after him
- 10/30/2012. "Caltech Mourns the Passing of Wallace L. W. Sargent | Caltech". Caltech.edu. Retrieved 2012-10-31.
- "Wallace Leslie William Sargent ", Astro.caltech.edu. Retrieved 16 January 2012
- "Fellows (of the Royal Society)". Royal Society. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
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