E.G. D. Cohen, 1992. Photo by Robert Reichert
Cohen, Ezechiel Godert David (1923-2017) was a Dutch-American physicist who is widely recognized for his contributions to statistical physics. In 2004 Cohen was awarded the Boltzmann Medal, jointly with Prof. H. Eugene Stanley.
Cohen was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1923. A survivor of the Holocaust he was hidden in safe houses throughout the war; his parents perished at Auschwitz. He earned his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Amsterdam, and he was a postdoc at the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University, and then a faculty member at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam before joining Rockefeller as a professor in 1963.
Years at The Rockefeller University: 1963-1993; emeritus 1993-2017
Ezechiel Godert David Cohen