Professor Weiser was born in Vienna, escaped after the Nazi takeover in 1938, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a First Lieutenant. He graduated from Harvard and earned a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell in 1954. His dissertation was entitled “Thermodynamics of polymer solutions: Polyisobutylene-cyclohexane.”. He worked at the Sarnoff Research Center for RCA in Princeton and spent 18 years with IBM, first in Poughkeepsie and then as a Senior Scientist with the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. He remained a consultant for IBM while on the faculty of the Technion. Dr. Weiser moved with his family to Israel in 1973. He passed away in a car accident in 1999.