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In Memory of Tom Bergeman  
Thomas (Tom) Bergeman passed away on 27 October 2018, two weeks before his 85th birthday..

There will be a memorial service Sunday November 25, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Moloney's Central Islip Funeral Home. The posting can be found here.

Tom joined the department in the mid 1970's to help with a thesis on molecular spectroscopy, and later did many important calculations on Rydberg atoms. He then turned his attention to atom cooling and his 1987 paper on magnetic traps has become a classic, paving the way for Bose condensation experiments. He has worked on molecular structure to guide the field of cold molecules, on a variety of many body problems, and had been engaged with dozens of collaborators world-wide. He was an undergraduate at Caltech, did his Ph.D. at Harvard with Bill Klemperer, a post-doc at Columbia, and came here after a few years at Fordham.

2018-10-27

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