Charles P. Bean, 72, a physicist known...


Charles P. Bean, 72, a physicist known for his analyses of superconductivity and magnetism, died of a heart attack Monday in Fairfax, Va. A professor emeritus at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., he was best known for a theory of superconductivity, the flow of electricity through a material with no resistance.

Jerry Rivers, 68, a fiddle player for Hank Williams Sr. in his band the Drifting Cowboys, died Friday of cancer in Nashville. Mr. Rivers played in Mr. Williams' band from 1949 until Mr. Williams' death in 1953. Mr. Rivers' fiddle playing could be heard on "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Your Cheatin' Heart."

Pub Date: 10/06/96

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