BOROWITZ, SIDNEY (1919– ), U.S. physicist. Borowitz was born in New York. He received his master's degree and doctorate from New York University and began his academic career as an instructor there. Apart from a two-year tutorial in quantum electrodynamics at Harvard University with Julian *Schwinger (1948–49), after which he returned to New York University as assistant professor of physics, he spent his entire academic life at nyu, teaching at both the Bronx and Washington Square campuses. He became chairman of the department of physics at the Bronx campus in 1961 and dean of the University College of Arts and Science in 1969. In April 1972 he was appointed chancellor and executive vice president of the university, the first alumnus of the university to hold the dual post since its creation in 1960. In 1965 he was awarded the John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship by the Weizmann Institute in Israel, spending a year in Reḥovot. Borowitz wrote some 30 scientific papers and three books.
[Ruth Rossing (2nd ed.)]