Reader reaction to Reuters news
He’s not 84…
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) awards the 2005 National Medal of Science to Ralph A. Alpher (The Dudley Observatory) during the awards ceremony for the National Medals of Science and Technology in the East Room of the White House, July 27, 2007. REUTERS
I have a question about a photo that ran today. President Bush is giving a medal to a man identified as Ralph Alpher. I’d like to know what kind of diet Mr. Alpher was on, because the news story says he died at 86. If the man in the picture is in his 80s, we could all learn something from his nutritionist!!
Yes, well, unfortunately our caption was wrong in our photo archive, and that wasn’t the right Alpher. It was his son, Victor Alpher. We corrected it: GBU Editor