Technology News Room: Gordon Hopkinson (1952-2010) has passed away on Sept 24, 2010. At Leicester University (UK) Hopkinson developed ground breaking techniques for achieving low noise performance from CCDs and together with David Lumb wrote the definitive paper on the subject. These techniques were subsequently applied to the new breed of space imaging missions and are still used to this day. He has several publications in this field and numerous citations.
Thanks to P.R. for sending me the link!