Ernest Orlando Lawrence died on August 27, 1958. His death brought forth an outpouring of tributes. Here is a small sample of what was said:
own career in science has a great deal of its foundation in Ernest Lawrence's
contributions and generosity, his buoyant optimism, and his invincible
spirit. He was one of a rare company of men in history who lend majesty
and hope to human existence."
Lawrence was one of the greatest pioneers of science in worldhistory and
one of the greatest administrators of scientific research."
"The achievements of Ernest Lawrence represented the highest standard
of scholarly excellence, but it is of Ernest the man I am thinking today;
of his vitality and integrity, his friendliness and modesty."
"His loss is a tragic one for the United States and for the entire
"His were truly magnificent attainments and were all geared to the
eventual attainment of peace in our world and the betterment of humanity
helped solve the most fantastic problems ever faced by scientists and
will go down in history as a distinguished scientist, a distinguished
inventor, and a distinguished administrator."
"The real difficulty is that there isn't an Ernest Lawrence anymore."