Oct. 25, 1925–May 10, 2016
Arthur L. Koch, Professor Emeritus has been described as “one of the true Renaissance scientists of the past several decades.” He published on diverse topics from metabolic rates and cell growth to bacterial shape to even problems faced by migrating sea turtles! His surface stress theory, among his most prominent achievements, describes how surface-tension-like forces determine bacterial shape. Arthur Koch was a one-of-a-kind gentleman—quirky, intelligent, and interested in many topics, including not only science but also music, plays, the outdoors, and his family and friends.
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