GS Class of 1946
Judith Ullman Chernoff ’46 ScM, of Roslindale, Mass., formerly of Chicago; June 9, after a month-long struggle with cholecystitis. She worked at the Museum of Science in Chicago doing computations for Army projects while her husband completed his post-doc work. She and her family first moved to Palo Alto, Calif., then in 1974 to Massachusetts. She worked at the survey research center at the University of Massachusetts, as a bookkeeper for an Asian publishing company in Boston, and as an English as a Second Language teacher to MIT faculty and student wives. She was an active member of the League of Women Voters and Hadassah. She enjoyed traveling and is survived by her husband, Herman Chernoff ’45 ScM, ’48 PhD, and several nieces and nephews.
George Springer ’46 ScM, of Newton, Mass.; formerly of Bloomington, Ind.; Feb. 18. He was professor emeritus of mathematics and computer science at Indiana Univ. His career began as an instructor of mathematics at MIT, leading to his appointment as assistant professor of mathematics at Northwestern Univ. He then moved to the University of Kansas and served as associate professor, then professor of mathematics. He concluded his academic career as professor of computer science at Indiana University in 2003. He also worked in administration at Indiana University, serving as mathematics department chair, associate dean for research and development, and as acting dean of research and graduate development. In 2012 the University’s School of Informatics honored him with its Distinguished Service Award. He was a Fulbright lecturer and visiting professor of mathematics at the University of Münster; taught as a visiting professor at Mackenzie University of São Paulo; and was a Fulbright lecturer and visiting professor at both the University of Würzburg and Imperial College London. In addition to teaching, he served as a consultant and examiner for the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. He also worked for 14 years as a consulting editor for McGraw-Hill Book Company and a year as program director of the division of mathematical sciences of the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. He authored several publications, including textbooks Introduction to Reimann Surfaces and Scheme and the Art of Programming. He was a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and Sigma Xi. He enjoyed hiking, cycling, canoeing, sailing, photography, and the theater. He is survived by three children and their spouses; two grandsons; and a brother and sister-in-law.