Texas A&M physicist and string theorist Melanie Becker, pictured in her office within the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy. (Credit: Ryan Carmichael / Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy.)

Texas A&M Mourns Loss of Physicist and String Theorist Melanie Becker

Mar 18, 2020
"Melanie Becker was a highly regarded string theorist and a dedicated scholar who made valuable contributions in the areas of M-theory, supersymmetry breaking, and inflation. She was driven by the intellectual challenge of very deep theoretical questions. She was a candid and sincere colleague to fellow physicists as well as a caring mentor to her doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. Her courage in the face of health adversity was inspirational, and her untimely death is a tremendous loss for the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M."
Dr. Bhaskar Dutta, Texas A&M physicist and Mitchell Institute Director