Sadly, the next day Professor Farrell died at his home in San Francisco. He was 46.
I am personally deeply saddened by this. He was one of my best friends’ thesis advisor. The attendees of that talk were probably some of the last few people to see him alive.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Farrell’s memory be made to the Alex Farrell Memorial Scholarship Fund, Energy and Resources Group, 310 Barrows Hall, #3050, Berkeley, CA 94720-3050. Please make checks out to “Regents of the University of California.”
You can read the obituary here.