Kent Estabrook, a former Lab physicist, died Dec. 22, 2019. He was 76.
Estabrook was born in Astoria, Oregon; he was the son of Jerry and Brownie Estabrook. He received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. in plasma physics from the University of Tennessee. After graduating from Tennessee, he had a postdoctoral fellowship at École Polytechnique in France, followed by an Oak Ridge Associated Universities postdoctoral fellowship at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He was a senior research physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 26 years, and a fellow in the Plasma Division of the American Physical Society.
In retirement he enjoyed his lifelong interest and talent for photography. His greatest joy was his family. He loved going on trips with them to national parks, the West and the East Coasts, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Experiment in International Living, Scholarship Fund.