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Milton Kerker

by Linda Wang
October 3, 2016 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 94, ISSUE 39

Milton Kerker
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Credit: Clarkson Library Archives
Credit: Clarkson Library Archives

Milton Kerker, 95, died on May 2 in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

“Milt was a world-renowned expert in aerosol and colloid science, a leading researcher in the use of light scattering to study aerosols and colloids, and author of over 200 papers. Milton is probably best remembered for coauthoring the book “The Scattering of Light and Other Electromagnetic Radiation.” He was also a pioneer in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and an excellent teacher and graduate student and postdoctoral mentor.”—Philip K. Hopke, colleague

Most recent title: professor of chemistry, Clarkson University

Education: A.B., chemistry, Columbia University, 1941; Ph.D., chemistry, Columbia University, 1949

Survivors: wife, Reva; daughters, Ruth Ann Hapner and Susan Langmann; and sons, Martin and Joel

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