Joseph Polchinski has died

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Sadly, theoretical physicist Joseph Polchinski has passed away at 63 after a longer struggle with cancer. Among many other contributions, Polchinski may be best known to students as the author of a series of textbooks on string theory.
 
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This is very sad. I knew Joe as an undergraduate at Caltech. We were not close, but I remember him. He was truly gifted.
 
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Someone cure cancer please!
My grandfather passed away after being defeated in maxillofacial cancer. His last days were really pathetic, too pathetic for me to write here.

Cancer doesn't discriminate between the rich and the poor, the scientist and the common man. Even if a person has passed away, his soul shall always be in this universe, as the soul cannot be burnt in fire, dried in air or wetted by water. Joseph Polchinski shall be alive in our memories forever.
 
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