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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

Tuck retirement

After more than 30 years of service, Helen Tuck, seen here with theoretical physicist Steve Frautschi, retired from Caltech's theoretical physics group on her 75th birthday in May. As secretary to physicists such as Richard Feynman and Murray Gell-Mann, Tuck has enjoyed a privileged position witnessing the evolution of modern physics. So much so that some of her memories found their way into the recent play, QED, and Alan Alda, who played Feynman, visited Tuck in her office to prepare for the part. She saw the play twice and thought Alda "did a wonderful job".