Sidney Coleman has left the planet

sidneycoleman.gifInvestigator Betsy Devine writes with sad news:

It happened on Sunday, November 18, peacefully, without pain, after long illness.

To several generations of physicists, Sidney was guru, clown-prince, and zen-master. Sidney was the centerpiece of a thousand stories from the time that he was just a loud-mouthed brilliant fifteen year-old aka Squidney rampaging into Chicago?s sci-fi fan community.

Lubo? Motl collected a bunch of good Sidney Coleman stories on the occasion, in 2005, known as Sidneyfest. So did Jacques Distler.

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