Peter Lindenfeld discusses his new memoir, Fragments of Time: "From a secure childhood in prewar Vienna to the challenges of emigration, adaptation, and pursuits in science and in educational and social change."
Sponsored by Everyone’s Books, this online discussion will be on Sunday October 24th at 4pm. To register for this free event and get sent the Zoom link go to: https://peterlindenfeldfragmentsoftime.eventbrite.com
"It was a time of destruction of lives and futures and of rebirth and rebuilding. In his lively style with a wide sweep of insights Peter Lindenfeld recounts his personal and often intimate experiences, a microcosm of life during a time spanning nearly a century. The seemingly stable atmosphere of his childhood in Vienna is destroyed by the Anschluss, the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany. The forced exodus leads him to North America, first to Vancouver, then to New York and a life that melds his original culture with that of his new environment, creating a richness - in science and music, and in intellectual and political life - that transcends both.
He was a member of the physics department at Rutgers University for 46 years, retiring as Distinguished Professor. His textbook Physics: The First Science, coauthored with Suzanne White Brahmia was published by the Rutgers University Press in 2011. He was awarded the Warren I. Susman prize for excellence in teaching by Rutgers, and the Robert A. Millikan medal by the American Association of Physics Teachers. His research career parallels his activities in education and with high school teachers in the United States and in India. A focus of his work is to make physics less remote and its teaching more widely accessible and less abstract. Peter lives in Princeton, NJ where he is active in the Princeton Community Democratic Organization which he cofounded in 1967."
Peter Lindenfeld is the father of Naomi Lindenfeld, co-founder of Brattleboro Clayworks and Ceramics teacher at The Putney School.
Fragments of Time is available locally at Everyone’s Books.