"This is indeed sad news. Jerry has been an inspiration in his impeccable standards and dedication to the goals of the Physics Department, Courant Institute and NYU. A small comfort of our having faculty meetings by Zoom, has been that Jerry was often in attendance this year, albeit quietly, I noticed."
- Glennys Farrar (Professor of Physics; Collegiate Professor)
"Jerry lived a long, productive, and full life, both at work and with his family; this is sad news indeed."
- Gregory Gabadadze (Professor of Physics; Dean for Science)
"This is very sad news. Jerry was one of the giants of liquid structure theory and had a real knack for "rescuing" graduate students who were at risk of not completing their degrees. He had been attending all of the online CSMR Seminars, which perfectly underscores his lifelong dedication to science."
- David Grier (Professor of Physics; Director of the Center for Soft Matter Research)
"What sad news indeed! When I met Jerry for the first time, I could not convince myself that he was "that same" Percus of so many things in the physics of liquids. I vividly remember our discussions and his insights on single file diffusion, on teaching of statistical physics, exchanging impressions after seminar talks. His dedication to physics was a wonderful inspiration."
- Alexander Grosberg (Professor of Physics)
"Jerry had a very distinguished career and has been teaching at NYU since 1958. He will be missed."
- Matthew Kleban (Professor of Physics; Chair of the Department of Physics)
"Prof. Percus taught my graduate course in Stat. Mech in 1974. The assigned text was his own manuscript which still sits on my office shelf. It was a well taught rigorous class and I recall one instance in particular. Of the homework he said: “the two-stared problems at the end of the chapters are of course harder than the ones with one star. If you solve ones with three stars, I suspect they're publishable”. Fond memories."
- Frank A. Moscatelli (Clinical Professor of Physics; Chief of Staff of Physics)