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In memoriam: Norman J. Brown, Jr., LLNL precison optical fabrication engineer

29 September 2010

Norman J. Brown, Jr., died of a stroke on 3 September at the Veterans Hospital in Livermore, California. He was 79.

Brown spent his career as an engineer with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He began his career working on nuclear reactors before pursuing his interest in precision optical fabrication. He participated in the upgrades made to the Hubble Telescope. He retired in 1994.

Brown was an SPIE Member, and served as an instructor for the SPIE Precision Optical Fabrication professional development course. He was awarded the Rudolph Kingslake Medal and Prize in 1978.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Brown, and many family members.

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