Grew up in Brooklyn, attended Alfred University and Penn State. Professor of Physics at Long Island University, Brooklyn, till retirement in 2013. Acted in Summer Stock from 1964 through '69, and at the N.Y Shakespeare Festival Theater. Co-produced and directed a play on the holocaust, and 2 films on Albert Einstein. Wrote the libretto for an opera based on The Dybbuk. Writes poetry, teaches adult ed, and practices Tai Chi. Married with 2 children, lives in Pomona, NY.