Jim Gray : mystery continues

Those of us in the Virtual Observatory world have been puzzled and saddened over the last few days by the Jim Gray’s mysterious disappearance. Jim is a very well known computer scientist and database guru, and over the last few years has made a point of working with astronomers, especially with Alex Szalay and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins. Last Sunday he set off sailing from the California coast, intending to scatter his mother’s ashes; since a cellphone call later that day, he has not been heard from. Seas are calm; no one has any idea what has happened. The coastguard has called off the search but his friends are not giving up. There are many reports all over the Internet.. here is a report from the Seattle Times earlier today.

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