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Herbert Morawetz (1915-2017) was a Czechoslovakian-American chemical engineer. He was a professor of chemistry at NYU. His work focused on polymer chemistry[1] and macromolecules.

Herbert Morawetz
ResidenceNew York, NY
NationalityCzechoslovakian, American

Personal lifeEdit

Herbert's wife Cathleen Synge Morawetz was a prolific mathematician at NYU. His sister Sonja Morawetz Sinclair revealed in 2017 she was a WW2 codebreaker after seven decades of secrecy by Bletchley Park Signals Intelligence. He helped organize the defection of Mikhail Barishnikov from the USSR 1974.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Herbert Morawetz Obituary". Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ Karen Longwell (25 August 2010). "From Baryshnikov to Bigwin, a piece of Muskoka history". Muskoka Region. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Present At the Defection". Maclean's. 11 July 1994. Retrieved 17 December 2018.