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Physicist Stanley M. Forman Dies

The Cooper Union Physics Professor and developer of the proton gyroscope was a member of the Academy for 42 years.

Published October 19, 2009

Stanley M. Forman, a Professor Emeritus of Physics at Cooper Union College, died on September 16th, 2009, at the age of 90, after a nine-year battle with prostate cancer. He was a member of the New York Academy of Sciences from May 1967 through April 2009. Forman's work developing a nuclear-energy operated gyroscope at Republic Aviation was described in a 1962 TIME Magazine article. He also worked for the U.S. War Department's ArmyService Forces Corps of Engineers in the Clinton Laboratories in Chicago where, in 1945, he participated in work essential to the production of the atomic bomb.