Daniel S. Koltun

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Koltun, Daniel S.

Haverford, PA: Daniel S. Koltun, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of Rochester who made important contributions to the field of nuclear physics, died on April 9, 2014, in Haverford, Pa. He was 80. Koltun joined the University in 1962 and was a professor of physics until his retirement in 2004. A theoretical physicist, Koltun's research interests and activities were largely focused on the study of nuclear structure. Koltun received an A.B. degree from Harvard University and earned his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University. He was long associated with the scientific program of the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility, and he was a visiting professor at Tel Aviv University (1976-77), and the Hebrew University Jerusalem (1985). He had been awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. He was a fellow of the American Physical Society. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judith; two children, Naomi Koltun-Fromm (Ken Koltun-Fromm) and Joshua (Chau); four grandchildren, Ariel, Talia and Isaiah Koltun-Fromm and Mila Koltun; and two sisters, Victoria Kelman (Rabbi Stuart Kelman) and Elizabeth Koltun. The University's flag will be flown at half-mast on Thursday, April 24, in his memory.

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Apr. 23, 2014
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