Arthur Isaac Namenson

Arthur Isaac Namenson

Dr. Arthur “Asher” Isaac Namenson, 79, of Washington, DC, died Aug. 25, 2016. He was born in New York City.

Dr. Namenson, a graduate of Bronx High School of Science, earned a B.E.E. degree from Cooper Union and a PhD in Physics from Columbia University, both in New York City.

He worked at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, from 1966 to 1997, where he authored articles, handbooks, and guidelines related to cosmic ray physics. He also developed computer codes and mathematical methods for extracting data relating to missiles. During his time with the Naval Research Laboratory, he spent a year in Grenoble, France, doing experiments on thermal neutron capture gamma rays at Institut Laue-Langevin.

An artist, he was known for his pen and ink drawings and political caricatures. Fluent in French and Hebrew, he was also a member of Kesher Israel in Washington, DC.

He is survived by a brother, Tobias (Ardith) Namenson; a niece, Leah (Shawn) Neufeld; a nephew, Chanoch Namenson Ne’eman; and two great-nephews.

Services were held Aug. 29 at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, NY, with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Kesher Israel.

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