MEXICO CITY – Physicist Marcos Moshinsky, 1988 recipient of Spain’s Prince of Asturias prize for scientific research, has died in Mexico City, his publisher said. He was 88.
Born to a Jewish couple that emigrated from Ukraine when he was 3 years old, Moshinsky became a Mexican citizen in 1942, the government-funded FCE publishing house said in a communique.
In 1981 FCE published “On the Einstein Centennial” in which Moshinsky compiled a series of essays by distinguished scientists honoring Albert Einstein.
Moshinsky graduated from Princeton University, was professor at the Autonomous National University of Mexico and in 1968 was awarded the National Arts and Sciences Prize. EFE