A memorial celebration of Dr. George Cowan’s life and achievements will be held from 1-4 p.m. in the Lumpkins Ballroom of the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Sunday, May 20.
Dr. Cowan, 92, renowned scientist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist passed away at his home on April 20.
Dr. Cowan, a Massachusetts native, participated in the Manhattan Project and had been a scientist and researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1949.
Dr. Cowan served on numerous boards in his lifetime and was appointed to the White House Science Council during the Reagan administration.
Former U.S. Sen. Pete V. Domenici said in a statement, “We can truly say that our country lost a true hero today. He cannot be replaced, but let’s hope he left footprints for us to follow.”
In 1964, Dr. Cowan and his wife Helen “Satch” Cowan became founding investors in Los Alamos National Bank, and he served as its chairman for 30 years.
Dr. Cowan helped established the Santa Fe Institute in 1984, and he and Satch created The Delle Foundation, a philanthropic organization, in 2004.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Delle Foundation.