Friday, June 14, 2013

In Memory of Eugen Merzbacher

I wanted to take a moment to recognize the passing of our friend Eugen Merzbacher last Thursday, June 6.

He was the advisor for our production of "Copenhagen."  He and his wife Ann were most kind to us. They invited John and I to their home and told us stories of meeting Niels and Margrethe Bohr during their year at the institute.  They provided us with biographical material, and even shared pictures with us.  It was such a thrill to talk to people who actually knew the people involved in our story, and Eugen literally wrote the book on quantum mechanics.  Eugen and Ann's kindness and assistance brought a richness to our production that we would not have had otherwise.  We will miss Eugen and our thoughts and prayers are with Ann.

John Honeycutt, Eugen Merzbacher, and Brook North

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