Sam Roweis died unexpectedly on January 12, 2010.

He was a truly wonderful person; a beloved son, husband and father; and a treasured friend and colleague.

This is a place for all of us who were lucky enough to know Sam to share our memories and to help celebrate his life.
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There is also an album of photographs for which contributions are welcome. Instructions on how to contribute appear next to album.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

from Abeer Alwan

I am very saddened by Sam's death.
I interacted with Sam a lot while he was a graduate student at CalTech and I was an Assistant Professor at UCLA. He was an 'honorary' member of my group, attending group meetings and classes, and was always in his lively, happy, and energetic mood. Everyone looked forward to his visits and provocative questions! He was an incredibly bright and kind person, and will be missed. Sincerest condolences to his family.
''Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body,
answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.'' K. Gibran

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