KENNETH LEVY *49 *55, a world authority on early Christian and Byzantine music and the Scheide Professor of Music emeritus, died from complications of Parkinson’s disease Aug. 15 in Skillman, N.J. He was 86. Levy, who also was a scholar of medieval and Renaissance music, joined the faculty in 1966. His popular “Introduction to Music” course enabled a wide range of students to share his joy and deep knowledge of music. After his retirement in 1995, Levy was a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge.
Nuclear physicist RUBBY SHERR *38, an architect of the Atomic Age, died July 8 in Haverford, Pa., at 99. A Princeton professor for nearly 40 years before retiring in 1982, Sherr remained active in physics research until shortly before his death. Sherr was at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico in 1945 to witness the first atomic explosion. The bomb that was detonated used an initiator design that Sherr had developed.
Philosopher ARTHUR SZATHMARY, whose work probed the philosophical significance of art, died July 1 in Princeton. He was 97 and had been a member of the faculty from 1947 to 1986. Szathmary concentrated on the aesthetic criticism of art and was intrigued by how art enables people from different cultures to understand each other. He was known for his close bonds with his students.
JOSEPH NOTTERMAN, an experimental psychologist, died June 28 in Plainsboro, N.J., at 90. A trained psychoanalyst, Notterman was a member of the faculty for 35 years. He wrote five books and dozens of articles, and especially enjoyed advising undergraduates on their independent studies.
SARAH CHARLESWORTH, a photographer whose award-winning work is part of numerous museum collections, died of an aneurysm June 26 in Connecticut at 66. Charlesworth, who had been a visiting lecturer at Princeton since 2012, was a seminal figure in the “Pictures Generation,” a group of photographers who emerged in the 1970s.