Andrew J. Pearson, who had taught physics and was a coordinator of high-performance computing at Florida International University in Miami since 2011, died July 25 at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly. He was 30.
The cause was an aneurysm and complications from Marfan syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that can result in a torn aorta, said his wife, Renee Michelle Goertzen.
Andrew James Pearson was a native of Wolverhampton, England. He was a 2005 graduate of University of Manchester in England and received a doctorate in physics from the University of Maryland in 2011.
He returned to the Washington area in April and telecommuted for his job in Miami. He was a Riverdale Park resident.
He was a member of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics.
His hobbies included motorcycle riding and gardening.
Survivors include his wife of four years, Renee Michelle Goertzen of Riverdale Park; his parents, Frank and Gillian Pearson of Stafford, England; and a sister.
— Adam Bernstein