Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Two Men Sentenced in Crash That Killed Students

More than four years after three UC Berkeley graduate students were killed in a high-speed crash, the two Oakland men responsible were sentenced Friday. Paul Alivisatos, director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, who worked closely with Boussert and Adessor as an adviser in the College of Chemistry, said the students' deaths were a loss because no one would know the contributions the two students could have made. "These were two really capable young scientists," Alivisatos said. "They were doing great Ph.D. work. Nobody really knows what they would have done for the world." More>