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Peter Schweitzer, code breaker, photographer; loved music; at 80

In his spare time, Mr. Schweitzer photographed the arts. Above, Susan Marshall’s dance troupe. In his spare time, Mr. Schweitzer photographed the arts. Above, Susan Marshall’s dance troupe. (Peter Schweitzer)
By Jaime Lutz
Globe Correspondent / November 17, 2011

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On long walks or simply sitting in the sun, Peter Schweitzer let his mind roam through the world of math. As a cryptographer, he worked with companies on encryption and breaking codes, matters beyond the intellectual realm of most he encountered. Mr. Schweitzer, who also was a well-regarded freelance photographer, died Oct. 13 in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge of a stroke. He was 80 and lived in Watertown.

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