Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza

Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza known to his students and colleagues as Luca passed away on August 31, 2018. He was 96.

He was a legendary intellectual and a professor of Genetics at the Stanford University Medical School. The press release from the Stanford University summarized his contributions to science.  He was a pioneer in blending anthropology, genetics and linguistics to gain insights into the human migration patterns.

I have discovered Cavalli-Sforza when I read his book “Genes, Peoples, and Languages.” My main interests are spiritual philosophy, metaphysics and physics but I am also very interested in Linguistics. I was so inspired by his book “Genes, Peoples, and Languages” that I have spent almost two years reading papers in population genetics. I learned a lot but I never wrote about it. I have also spent an inordinate amount of time studying the mystery of human origins. I was obsessed about this subject for a while but never wrote about it either.

Cavalli-Sforza’s immense contributions to science will be remembered.

Other links

The Scientist article

Medium article

Insitome article

About Suresh Emre

I have worked as a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory. I am a volunteer for the Renaissance Universal movement. My main goal is to inspire the reader to engage in Self-discovery and expansion of consciousness.
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