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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Melvin Pomerantz posted a condolence
Tuesday, July 16, 2019Anyone who reads this has known John. I dare say that your experience was like mine. He was the purest of humans, both in his personality and work. He was gentle in treating others; always helpful. His grace and humility made his achievements seem easy. As a colleague at IBM, I went to him for an explanation of experimental results on coupled ferromagnetic films. He soon had a complete theory of the data. He later had the insight and made a brilliant analysis of spin-transfer between ferromagnetic films. He earned my everlasting respect and admiration as a person and as a scientist. Thank you, John, for the privilege of having known you. And to his family, who have lost the most by his passing, I wish you continued comfort in your memories.
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Thursday, June 6, 2019
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
James J. Wynne posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 5, 2019I first met John and his family upon my arrival in Zurich in September 1969 to start my job at IBM's Zurich Research Laboratory (ZRL). This was my first job after completing my doctoral studies, and this was where John would spend a year on sabbatical leave from IBM's Watson Research Center. We became instant friends. When my wife had to return to the U.S. for several weeks to visit her father, who was ill, the Slonczewskis “adopted” me. During that time, I often had dinner at their apartment, where Esther, John’s wife, fed me delicious meals, preventing me from suffering from malnutrition. This experience cemented our friendship for the rest of John’s life.
Robert J. von Gutfeld posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 4, 2019John will be remembered not only for his brilliance in physics, but for his kindness and caring. John was an aristocrat in physics and the best of colleagues. We will long remember him and wish Esther and John's family our warmest condolences. Bob and Deanna von Gutfeld