David Hawkins

philosopher of science and historian
Born: Feb. 28, 1913
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas

Hawkins was Robert Oppenheimer's assistant on the Manhattan Project and served as the project's official historian. At the University of Colorado, Hawkins and Herbert Simon developed the Hawkins-Simon condition, a theory about the connectedness of several sectors of the economy. Hawkins was among the first recipients of the MacArthur Foundation genius grants.

Died: Boulder, Colo., Feb. 24, 2002