Dr Shore was my research mentor for couple of years in mid 1990's. I am always grateful for the kindness and confidence he showed to me when I was at OSU undergrad. All the best to his family..
The Ohio State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will celebrate Dr. Sheldon Shore's life and accomplishments on April 25, with the annual Shore Lecture and an open Memorial for all who wish to join with us. See this link: https://chemistry.osu.edu/seminars/shore/2014
Dr. Shore was my first chemistry professor, and I was inspired by his enthusiasm and kindness. I would like to say to the family that he was a cornerstone of my education, as I imagine he was for so many others as well. I'm deeply sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Sheldon Shore! This is a very sad loss.
Prof. Francesc Teixidor and I always had a very good relationship with him that initiated when Prof. Ralph Rudolph died in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1981 while we were in his research group. Prof. Shore offered to University of Michigan to act as a supervisor of the Rudolph's team after his death. Because of the proximity between Ann Arbor and Columbus, Prof. Shore travelled some times by his own plane to Michigan and we made a few short visits by car to him.
We always appreciated his affection and certainly his enormous talent. We will miss him!!
To the Shore family:
We are greatly saddened by the passing of our dear friend, mentor, and colleague Sheldon.
We have each known him and worked with him in some capacity for over 20 years, and our lives have been forever changed by knowing him.
He was a brilliant scientist, but perhaps more importantly we will also remember him as one of the “good guys”.
He maintained a youthful spirit his entire life, and often joked that one day he'd have to get a “real job” when he grew up!
He was fortunate enough to spend a lengthy career doing exactly what he loved, and leaves a lasting legacy in his field.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We will miss him, but rest assured his memory will always be with us, and with all of those who knew him.
Sheldon was a friend, collaborator and mentor. He made enormous contributions ot our mutual field of study. He will be missed by many but his legacy lives on in the papers, ideas and mentees he left behind.
Sheldon was my mentor from the beginning of my academic career and it was he who made me what I am today; I miss him very much!
Part of the story got left off the earlier post. Included in the properties of the clear colorless liquid that boiled at 100 degrees C and melted at 0 degrees C was that it contained only hydrogen and oxygen, and had a molar mass of 18.0 g/mol.
Mostly I will miss his very dry sense of humor and his strong ethical position on his science. You had to show that you could reproduce the results several times before he even considered publication. One story is that his research advisor wanted him to publish and said to him, "Sheldon, if someone brought you a clear colorless liquid that melted at 0 degrees C and boiled at 100 degrees C you would say 'It is probably water'." He was a very fair advisor and cared deeply for his OSU family - his students and post docs (and his cats).