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Anatol Brodsky Obituary
Anatol Brodsky

On December 28th 2013, Anatol M. Brodsky passed away suddenly at his home in Seattle after a long happy life.

Anatol was born in Leningrad, USSR, in 1927. He graduated from the Physics and Chemistry Departments of the Moscow State University and became a leading scientist receiving PhD degrees in both fields. His research spanned various fields: structure of the universe, chemical physics, electrochemistry, and nuclear physics. He worked closely and published with many world-renowned scientists, such as L. Landau, Y. Zeldovich, A. Bogolyubov, and A. Aleksandrov. While in the Soviet Union, he authored and coauthored six books and published over 300 articles in leading international scientific journals.

In 1989, at the age of 62, Anatol fulfilled his dream of immigrating to the United States with his family. After a few years at the University of Pennsylvania, he moved to the University of Washington in Seattle, where he worked as a research professor for sixteen years. While in the US, Anatol wrote over 100 more research articles, and his last book, Nanoparticles, came out in 2011.

Anatol was an avid reader, and was passionate about history, international politics, Jewish identity, and keeping track of current events. He loved Seattle parks and forests and was a mushroom enthusiast. His family was always his main passion; he loved his wife and his children and was dearly loved by them. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sulamif Brodsky, children Mikhail, Yuliy, and Maria, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was interred at the Rolling Hills Memorial Park in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.
Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 26, 2014
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