THE EINSTEIN OF THE OCEANS
For those who had the honor to meet or spend time with Walter, you know that he was pure magic. Known as the “Einstein of the Oceans”, Walter played an integral role in founding Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Walter and his wife helped shaped SIO, its the pride and joy of La Jolla and UC San Diego. Among a lifetime of achievements, Walter is also credited with helping our Allied troops during landings in North Africa and on D-Day during the Normandy invasion. In 2016, we got to chat at a private event he had hosted for the Kyoto Prize. Little did I know, that I’d been in that very same house, his home, twenty years prior in 1996 for a special event while attending a summer school in politics and media course with UC San Diego. Funny how life came full circle. And later that year, one of the greatest moments, was introducing my son Leo to this local legend. Admired and revered, he will me missed. And we love having this dish in his honor.