Frank Rawle Haig, S.J., Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astrophysicist, Has Passed Away

Recently, a great name in the field of physics, an acclaimed astrophysicist, Frank Rawle Haig, S.J., aka professor emeritus of physics, at the age of 95, sadly passed away at in the Manresa Hall Jesuit Community in Philadelphia.

Fr. Haig had a significant influence and massive role in the modern science world. His teaching, along with his intellectual attainments, contributions to education, and steadfast commitment to the ideals of scholarship and service, earned him massive recognition around the globe.

His death was announced to the public through social media, and people started sending condolences and tributes to their beloved, respected professor.

Cause of death:

The exact cause of his death isn’t known at this time, nor the circumstances surrounding his demise; he left a void that no one can fill; his legacy will continue, and the contributions he made as a scholar, professor, and astrophysicist won’t be forgotten.

Early Life, Education, and Career:

Fr. Haig, S.J. was born on September 11, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He got his Ph.D. in Physics from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and his Licentiate in Philosophy from Bellarmine College in Plattsburgh, NY, following his graduation from Woodstock College in Woodstock, MD.

He had a great passion for pursuing education, and he can’t stop here; he also graduated from Woodstock College with a Bachelor of Sacred Theology and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology. On June 19, 1960, he was consecrated as a priest.

He was not an ordinary teacher; he had excellent knowledge and passion, so he taught physics at Wheeling Jesuit University for three years following his completion of a postdoctoral scholarship at the University of Rochester. In 1966, he was elected as the university’s third president and held the position for six years. In 1972, he moved to Maryland to teach physics at Loyola College, where he spent nine years.

He was offered to lead a Jesuit university once more in 1981; this time, it was Le Moyne College in Syracuse, where he spent six years. After that, he spent almost 20 years teaching physics at Loyola College, which was what he loved to do the most. In 2005, he was granted a 14-year term as Professor Emeritus of Physics at Loyola University Maryland.

He dedicated his entire life to the study of cosmology, nuclear structure, elementary particle physics, and theoretical physics.
The Washington Academy of Sciences awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. He was also a member of the Maryland Academy of Science’s Scientific and Educational Council. Fr. Haig relocated to the Manresa Hall Jesuit Community in Philadelphia in 2019 with the aim of praying for the Society of Jesus and the Church.

Funeral details:

Details regarding the funeral services and last rituals will be made available soon so people can pay him homage. The part he played in modern science and education can’t be denied, and the contribution he made through his tenure won’t be forgotten. May his soul rest in peace.

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