— GS Class of 1953

Nov, 2018

Tom N. Cornsweet ’53 ScM, ’55 PhD, of Prescott, Ariz.; Nov. 12, 2017, after a lengthy struggle with multiple illnesses. He was an experimental psychologist and inventor of ophthalmic instrumentation. He was a professor of psychology at Yale, UC Berkeley, and UC Irvine, where he was awarded the American Academy of Optometry’s highest award, the Charles F. Prentice Medal, in 1985. He has written several papers and books and at the time of his death was working on a new book in reference to the theory of how we see color. He is survived by his wife, Diane; three daughters; two grandchildren; and a sister.


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