News & EventsJanuary 11, 2013
Prof. Emeritus M. Parker Givens passes away
M. Parker Givens, professor emeritus and former acting director of the Institute of Optics died peacefully Jan. 11 at age 96. Givens, a renowned teacher to generations of students ,was a professor at the University since 1947. He made important contributions to the development of optical data processing and synthetic holography, and was a beloved instructor. While very successful in research, Parker said the main focus object of his career was helping people to learn.