Memorial Service for Robert A. Gross

The Columbia Engineering community mourns the loss of Robert A. Gross, a scientist and educator, who founded the plasma physics laboratory in 1962, was an inaugural member of the Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics Department, and served as the 11th dean of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science at Columbia University from 1982 until 1990. 

The APAM Department will host a memorial service on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in St. Paul's Chapel on the Morningside Heights Campus.  
Memorial Service for Robert A. Gross
Friday, April 27, 2018

6:00 PM
St. Paul's Chapel
Morningside Heights Campus, Columbia University
1160 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027

The service will be followed by a reception from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the APAM Department, 200 Mudd, 500 W. 120th Street.

To R.S.V.P., please send an email to or call the APAM Department at (212) 854-4457  by April 14, 2018.

We have also created a memorial tribute page where guests can leave a message or share a memory.


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