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Eddie H. Oshins ’66

Edward H. Oshins ’66, October 11, 2003, in California. Eddie attended Reed for a year, then transferred to Renssaeller Polytechnic Institute before studying at Yeshiva University on an NDEA Fellowship in 1969. He earned his MA in physics from Yeshiva in 1970, a BA from Reed in physics in 1971, and an MS in Urban and Policy Sciences from SUNY-Stony Brook in 1974. Beginning in 1978, Eddie worked as a visiting scientist in the theory group at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, focusing on the theory to adopt quantum physics to the logic of human reasoning. Oshins was the scientific representative outside of the USSR for Yuri F. Orlov’s "wave logic" from 1980 to 1986, and edited Orlov’s work for publication. He also worked at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, and was an instructor in the San Francisco Wing Chun Student Association.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2004

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