Myriam Sarachik 1933-2021

We mourn the passing of Professor Myriam Sarachik, Distinguished Professor in the Division of Science at CCNY at the City College; Barnard class of 1954 and Columbia PhD 1960. Among Professor Sarachik’s essential contributions to physics are her experimental discovery of the Kondo effect, the clarification of the physics of the metal-insulator transition, and foundational work on quantum tunneling in molecular magnets. Her work was recognized by the Oliver Buckley prize of the American Physical Society and by membership in the National Academy of Sciences.  She served as President of the American Physical Society in 2003, and worked tirelessly for the human rights of scientists, including chairing the American Physical Society International Committee on the Freedom of Scientists and serving as a National Board member of the Committee of Concerned Scientists.

October 12, 2021