Scientific Community Loses Venerable Leader

    Charles M. Vest, former president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National Academy of Engineering, passed away on Dec. 12. Vest, an expert in holography who received an honorary doctorate from the University of Arizona in 2010, was a stalwart advocate of diversity in higher education and the sciences.

    For further information on his many accomplishments and contributions, please see news releases provided by MIT, NAE and SPIE.