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Gary Steigman

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Steigman Gary Steigman, age 76, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Columbus, OH. Preceded in death by his parents Charles and Pearl Steigman and sister Leslie Bayor. He is survived by his wife and partner of 37 years, Sueli Viegas; step-daughter, Cibele Aldrovandi; and step-son, Leonardo Aldrovandi, both from Brazil. Professor Steigman was a widely recognized international scholar. He is considered to be one of the founding fathers of astroparticle physics, and among his contributions helped establish the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe, and first opened the door for the marriage between early universe cosmology and grand unified theories of elementary particle physics. He taught at Yale, Cambridge, Stanford, Cal Tech, and most significantly, Ohio State University, where he spent the larger part of his career and was a Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Professor Steigman was also a visiting scholar in Astro-Physics and Cosmology throughout universities in both Europe and Brazil, and Professor Emeritus in the Physics and Astronomy Departments. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the EPSTEIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 3232 E. Main St., Columbus, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred in his memory to: WWF - World Wildlife Fund. Online guestbook at www.epsteinmemorial.com


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 13, 2017
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