Wading River Obituaries

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  • Thursday Aug 4 | via Shelter Island Reporter 

    Gordon Danby, co-inventor of Maglev and ally of East...

    Gordon Danby, a noted physicist who helped pioneer the use of Maglev transportation technology while working at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and a devoted member of the Wading River community, died Tuesday. He was 86. Mr. Danby worked in the physics department at BNL but rose to fame after his work with James Powell, a nuclear engineer at the lab, paved the way for a new method of high-speed transportation.