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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, Physics

Dr. Jeffrey M. Cohen, associate professor of physics, died on October 12 at the age of 63 from complications from multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Cohen received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, N.J. and his master's and Ph.D. in physics from Yale University in 1964 and 1966 respectively. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton from 1969 until 1971 where he found a calculation that allowed him to compress hundreds of formulas into several pages and prove Albert Einstein's conjecture that space, time and matter interact with one another and that observers on different planets would see different views of the same phenomenon.

In 1971, Dr. Cohen joined Penn's physics department as associate professor of physics. In 1990, Dr. Cohen was awarded the Franklin Institute's Best Invention of the Year Award for a solar device based on his research on high-efficiency solar collectors.

He is survived by his wife, Marion Deutsche Cohen; a daughter, Marielle; three sons, Arin, Bret and Devin; his mother, Hilda; two grandchildren; and two brothers.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Jewish National Fund, Tree Planting in Israel, 78 Randall Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570.

 

Mr. Farnese, UPM Gallery Namesake

Mr. Andrew N. Farnese, for whom the Farnese Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania Museum was named, has died at the age of 89.

Mr. Farnese was a founding director of Lincoln National Bank and founder of the former William Penn Bank in Philadelphia. He was a lawyer, banker and civic activist and a former president of the Board of Education of the Philadelphia School District.

As a tribute to Mr. Farnese's work in the Italian American community, the Philadelphia Italian American community raised funds to name the Farnese Gallery in his honor. The Gallery was dedicated as part of the Roman World exhibit in 2001.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a son, Lawrence; two brothers; and four grandsons.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Farnese Gallery, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

 

 


  Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 9, October 21, 2003

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