May 2008

Father of wetsuit passes away at age 92
Hugh Bradner, renowned physicist and professor emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, died May 5, 2008, in San Diego, Calif. after a prolonged illness. He was 92 years old. Bradner's scientific career incorporated both science and ocean exploration to design many notable ocean technologies, including the first neoprene wetsuit. [Read eulogy] -- Posted Monday, May 12, 2008 by chb