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I was born in 1923 into a middle class Jewish family in Vienna, a few years after the end of World War I, which was disastrous from the Austrian point of view.
I was fortunate to find an extraordinary mathematics and applied mathematics program in Toronto.
My commitment to a humane and peaceful world continues to this day.
During one or two summers, as well as part-time during the school year, I worked for a small Canadian company which developed electrical instruments for military planes.
I have just joined the Board of the Population Institute because I am convinced that early stabilization of the world's population is important for the attainment of this objective.
Originally I had planned to revert to nuclear physics there, in particular the structure of the deuteron.
My father, who had lost a brother, fighting on the Austrian side in World War I, was a committed pacifist.