|Game collaborator: Irene Schensted|
Irene Verona Schensted was born in Brooklyn, New York, but grew up in the Boston area. She attended Radcliffe College, where her love affair with mathematical physics began. It led to a Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the University of Michigan and a career in research and teaching math and physics.
She also loved reading, walking, and the company of family and friends, and enjoyed playing games, especially the series invented by her then-husband Craige Schensted with the mathematician Charles Titus. These games included, in addition to The Game of Y and *Star, the edgematching set Kaliko and the playable book Mudcrack Y, published by NEO Press and also available from Kadon. NEO Press was a small company founded by Irene and Craige, devoted to publishing books and games. Irene remembered fondly her attendance at the birth and development of all these great games.
A long-time resident of Peaks Island, Maine, Irene later moved to Miami, Florida, to live with her sister, Marcia Verona. Irene was writing a book on math-physics with two mathematician collaborators until her death on February 14, 2018.
Irene was an enthusiastic advocate of public transportation. Her latest book was Daytrips from Boston by Public Transportation, the first volume of a series entitled Savoring New England Car-Free. Her other books include A Course on the Application of Group Theory to Quantum Mechanics and a translation from the Russian of A. S. Davydov's Quantum Mechanics.
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