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Gerhard R. Barsch, Emeritus Professor of Physics and of the Materials Research Institute, died yesterday at the Foxdale Retirement Community.

He joined Penn State as a Research Associate in 1952 and was an original member of the Materials Research Laboratory. After his retirement from Penn State in 1992, Dr. Barsch continued his theoretical research on ferroelastic domain transformations and his interdisciplinary research spanned many material systems, from ferroelectrics to high temperature superconductors. Dr. Barsch’s family is planning a memorial service in State College.