Dan Golomb (1928 – 2013)

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Dan Golomb, member of our Editorial Board, passed away at the age of 84. 

Dan Golomb of Waban was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Environmental, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Lowell.

Golomb was born in Wurzburg, Germany on August 4th, 1928. He grew up in Munich and Zagreb, Yugoslavia. In 1944 he was deported to Auschwitz and then to Muehldorf, a work-camp satellite of Dachau, from which he was liberated by American forces in April, 1945.

After the war, Golomb completed gymnasium in Subotica and began studies at the University of Belgrade. In 1948 he emigrated to Israel. In 1954 he married Claire Schimmel. In 1958 he completed a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the Hebrew University.

In 1961 Golomb came to the U.S.A. to work with the Air Force at the Hanscomb Field Station (in the field of atmospheric research), then – in 1977 – moved to the EPA: Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC and the Massachussetts Institute of Technology in 1981. He joined the faculty of University Mass Lowell in 1989. In the years 2009-2013 he was also a member of Editorial Board of Problemy Ekorozwoju/Problems of Sustainable Development journal.

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