Kurt-Nassau-Obituary

Dr. Kurt Nassau

83, Somerville, New Jersey

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(Courier News)DR. KURT NASSAUAGE: 83 LEBANON Dr. Kurt Nassau, 83, died December 18, 2010. Born in Austria in 1927, he was able to escape to England before the Nazi occupation of that country. Dr. Nassau attended grammar school and university in England before coming to the United States. He...

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Dr. Nassau's contribution will be remembered forever. It was my dream to c him once but .......... ::

I met Dr.Kurt Nassau at the 1999 GIA Symposium where I had asked him whether it would be possible to do diffusion treatment in low quality Chrysoberyls to get the enhanced color-changing effect, his answer was "...leave some gemstones alone!" I humbly bow down to the great soul!

Kurt will be missed by all in the gemological community especiallly by his friends at the DC GIA Alumni Chapter, President, Bobby Mann

Dr. Nassau thank you for the great contribution about the cause of color in your book The Physics and Chemistry of Color.

Warli Latumena FGA

Thank you, Dr. Nassau. We are all better gemologists and appraisers because of your tireless contributions to the field of gemology. Your life is truly appreciated and sorely missed.

Howard and I are saddened of Kurt's passing. We spent many hours deep in conversation on various topics gemological. He was a true renaissance man - stained glass, cooking, hydroponic gardening - and he was incredibly well read, appreciating the nuances of social and political situations. Kurt had such a restless intellect.

He had a lot to give and he gave selflessly ... to all.

Gail Brett Levine & Howard Rubin

I own almost every book Dr. Nassau ever wrote, and often refer to them in my appraisal practice. He will be missed.

Kurt was an outstanding scientist and a good friend. He will be missed.