Last fall, September 12, 2008, Dr. Elihu Boldt passed away. Dr. Boldt was the first head of the X-ray Astrophysics Branch in the Laboratory of High Energy Astrophysics. He built and guided the X-ray group from 1964 to 1995* and was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland. He continued to work with colleagues and post doctoral fellows as an Emeritus after his retirement in 2004. He was the principal investigator for the A2 instrument on the first High Energy Astrophysics Observatory (HEAO-1). His interests in astrophysics were wide. Some who worked with him are honoring his memory with talks on subjects that he worked on or to which their work has evolved in a half day symposium on the morning of Nov. 6.
* This history is recorded by Dr. Boldt at the site:
Studying the Universe with High Energy Astrophysics, A Memorial to Elihu Boldt
10 minute talks.
The following contribution could not be made in person.