Douglas Scott Hall

May 30, 1940March 16, 2013

Douglas Scott Hall was born on May 30, 1940 and passed away on March 16, 2013 in Nashville, TN.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 24, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, March 24, 2013

Douglas Scott Hall

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March 28, 2013

Doug gave a seminal talk in Budapest, Hungary, in September, 1975, which was considered as a milestone for studying stellar activity. His proceedings paper has 480 references to date. At that time I have just finished MSc in astronomy and was given the lifelong subject of stellar activity for my career by the director of Konkoly Observatory, initiated by Doug's work. This research made me happy during the previous decades. I will never forget our common works, from an (at that time) isolated country, and his friendship and kindness. I am passing his his legacy to my students and colleagues. Doug has a special place in my life which will never be forgotten. Mimi, please accept my deepest sympathy. Katalin Olah, Hungary

Klaus & Elfi Strassmeier

March 27, 2013

Dear Mimi, Frank had just informed me on the sudden passing of Doug. My wife Elfi and me still remember the nice days we had when we were in Nashville. Doug was my mentor, and I thank him for this. Our deepest and sincerest condolances from overseas,

Kris McCall

March 26, 2013

Doug was one of my first connections to the Middle Tennessee astronomy community when I arrived in 1987. He was an honorable, kind, intelligent, funny, and caring person, and I shall miss him. My condolences to his family and wide circle of friends and colleagues. His stars will always shine brightly.

Fred Westfield

March 23, 2013

Dear Mimi,
I was saddened to hear of Doug's death and send my condolence. I will miss him also at our annual gathering with Edda.

Anthony (Tony) Kaye

March 21, 2013

Dear Mimi, I cannot tell you how saddened I was to hear that Doug passed away. He was, as you know, my mentor, my role model, and my friend. Even after I left astronomy for many years, I always thought of Doug, and always very fondly. His friendly, supportive, and relaxed manner belied a very deep intelligence, and a curiosity and love of both science and teaching. He will always be one of my role models and my friend. The many students, faculty, colleagues, and friends upon whom he left a very positive indelible mark, will miss him greatly.

Jack Coggins

March 20, 2013

A huge loss for family, friends, and the many people whose lives he touched.

Curt Porter

March 20, 2013

I am so sorry for the loss of Dr. Hall. He made such a positive difference in so many lives.

Walter Frey

March 20, 2013

Dear Mimi, My sincere sympathy to you and family members with the loss of Doug. I'm sorry that I will be out of town on March 24 but hope to be in touch with you soon. Kindest regards, Will Frey