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Joseph L. Birman 1927-2016

The Mathematics department offers our condolences to professor emerita Joan Birman, on the loss of her husband of 66 years, Joseph Birman, who passed away on October 1.

Joseph Birman was a Distinguished Professor of theoretical physics at the City College of New York, and known for his work on human rights (the Committee of Concerned Scientists has an obituary here).

The New York Times has an obituary here.

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