Arun Saha, long-time Physics Division staff scientist, passed away during the early hours of May 9 due to complications from recent heart surgery. He will be missed by his many colleagues, friends and associates, who will remember both his kind and gentle spirit and his many contributions to nuclear physics. Arun is recognized world-wide as a leader in the study of nuclear structure through experiments in which protons are “knocked out” from nuclei using electron beams. He led these studies over a broad range of nuclei, from the simplest system, the deuteron, to one of the heaviest, the lead nucleus. He has worked closely with scientists scattered all over the world, and co-authored many publications with them. He was also highly appreciated in the accelerator physics community for his technical expertise in beam line instrumentation.
He became part of the JLab (then CEBAF) community in February 1987.
Family members are planning to have an informal memorial service at his house on Wednesday, May 11, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The address is:
102 Queen Anne Dr.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Please RSVP to Arun's son Joe Saha (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) if you plan to attend. Family members are planning to have some Cheese Shop sandwiches and select Bengali snacks, but invite those attending to bring any additional potluck entrees you would like.
Due to limited parking, the family requests that people car pool as much as possible.
Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 2:00pm