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 Edward Gerjuoy, emeritus professor of physics

and astronomy in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, died Jan.

31, 2018, at 99 following a long and varied career as a theoretical physicist,

environmental lawyer and human rights activist. Born in Brooklyn, New York,

Gerjuoy studied quantum mechanics at the University of California-Berkeley

under Robert Oppenheimer (known as “father of the atomic bomb”), earning his

Ph.D. in 1941. Not wishing to be involved in Oppenheimer’s atomic weapons research,

Gerjuoy chose to work in a shipyard during World War II and then moved to New

London, Connecticut, to research new Navy sonar technology. He helped develop

anti-submarine strategies for Allied destroyers. He joined the University of

Southern California faculty in 1946, then discovered Pittsburgh during the

summer of 1952, when he worked at Westinghouse Laboratory. That fall, he became

a University of Pittsburgh faculty member. After a stint back in industry

beginning in 1958 — at the General Atomics Laboratory in San Diego and RCA Labs

in Princeton, working on plasma physics — Gerjuoy returned to Pitt as a full

professor in 1964. He researched nonrelativistic collision theory and

electron-atom collisions through the early 1970s. After spending a sabbatical

year in 1974 as a first-year law student at Hastings College of Law in San

Francisco, he enrolled in Pitt’s School of Law and graduated in 1977. He was

appointed to the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board by Gov. Richard

Thornburgh in 1981 and served until 1987. Gerjuoy was editor-in-chief of the

American Bar Association’s Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and

Technology for six years, published a number of legal papers concerning the

qualifications of scientific expert witnesses and worked on environmental law

cases for the Pittsburgh law firm Rose Schmidt, 1987 to 2002. Gerjuoy was also

involved with several prominent human rights cases, including serving on the

defense team for Los Alamos employee Wen Ho Lee, who had been accused of espionage.

Physics and astronomy department chair Arthur B. Kosowsky noted that Gerjuoy’s

contributions to their field continued long after his retirement. Starting in

2002, when he was named emeritus professor, Gerjuoy began his sixth decade of

research by investigating the theory of quantum computing. One of his last

articles, “Memories of Julian Schwinger,” concerning his former classmate, a

Nobel Prize winner, appeared in the Asian Journal of Physics in 2014.



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