Published: April 4, 2014

Portrait Sydney GeltmanProfessor Adjoint Sydney Geltman passed away on March 17, 2014 at his home in Boulder. His career included over five decades of research and teaching. He moved to Boulder in 1961 to work with the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST). Syd Geltman was one of the founding members of JILA in 1962. He and eight other physicists from the Atomic Physics Section of NBS (Lew Branscomb, Peter Bender, Earl Beaty, George Chamberlain, Gordon Dunn, Jan Hall, Lee Keiffer and Steve Smith) created JILA, and were the leaders in its becoming the premier atomic, molecular and optical physics program in the world. Syd served on the physics faculty for fifty-two years! He will be missed by his many friends and colleagues.

There will be a memorial gathering and reception on Sunday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the 11th floor Commons Room of the Duane Physical Laboratories.

View Professor Geltman's obituary.