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Celebration of Life in Honor of Sheldon Stone

October 7, 2022 at 4:00pm6:00pm EDT

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Syracuse University will hold a Celebration of Life service on Friday, October 7 to honor the life and legacy of Professor Sheldon Stone, in-person and over Zoom.

The ceremony will begin at 4pm in Hendricks Chapel with a special visual celebration of life and a mini-concerto. This will be followed by remarks from family, friends and colleagues, highlighting both his personal and professional life, as well as a number of prestigious speakers who will recognize his accomplishments throughout his career in science. The ceremony will close with a piano performance by Dr. Walter Freeman.

Sheldon Stone was a renowned particle physicist, among just a handful of leaders guiding the design and use of enormous particle detectors operating at accelerator laboratories in New York, Illinois and Switzerland. The research at these laboratories led to the confirmation of the astoundingly successful “standard model” for explaining the properties of particles based on quarks. Stone also sought to illuminate the profound problems that remain, such as the paucity of antimatter compared to ordinary matter throughout the observed universe. There will be several remarks to remember how important Sheldon’s contributions to this experiment were – from both students and leaders in the field of particle physics.

Sheldon is survived by his wife and close colleague Marina Artuso, also a professor of physics at Syracuse University, and his four children Jay, Rosalinda, Adam and Tamara.


This event was first published on September 15, 2022 and last updated on September 19, 2022.

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