This past June (2022), there was a conference on orthogonal polynomials and special functions, dedicated to Dick Askey, held (remotely) at CRM in Montreal. There was a day’s program with talks from former students and …

# Emeritus

## In Memoriam: Donald Crowe

Donald Warren Crowe, 94, passed away on July 4, 2022 in Madison, Wisconsin. He was born October 28, 1927 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Lawrence and Vera (Pereau) Crowe. Donald was a distinguished professor of mathematics …

## UW-Madison mourns an important mathematician and beloved mentor

Georgia Benkart, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at UW-Madison, died unexpectedly on April 29 in Madison, Wisconsin, leaving behind a worldwide network of colleagues and former students who considered her not only a gifted mathematician, but …

## In Memoriam: Fred Brauer

Fred Brauer, professor emeritus, died on 10-17-2021 in Vancouver, BC. Fred obtained his PhD in 1956 at MIT and was a member of our department 1960-1996. He served as department chair 1979-1982. Mathematics Genealogy lists …

## In Memoriam: Michael Voichick

Professor Emeritus Michael Voichick died on July 1, 2021. Michael Voichick received his PhD from Brown University in 1962 where his thesis was on function theory. He was the John Welsey Young Research Instructor at …

## Walter Rudin Centenary

May 2, 2021 marks what would have been Walter Rudin’s 100th birthday. Walter Rudin was one of the preeminent mathematicians of his generation. He worked in a number of different areas of mathematical analysis, and …

## Benkart helps pen 50th AWM anniversary notice

Georgia Benkart, Emerita Professor, has coauthored an article on the the 50th anniversary of the Association of Women in Mathematics (AWC) in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Link: https://go.wisc.edu/6vw066

## In Memoriam: Louis Solomon

Emeritus Professor Louis Solomon passed away Wednesday, November 18, at his home. He attended Harvard for his undergraduate education, and after two years of service in the Army, returned for graduate study, receiving his PhD …

## In Memoriam: Josh Chover

Josh Chover died on October 11, 2020. He received the PhD from the University of Michigan in 1952. After three years at Bell Labs and one year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, …

## In Memoriam: Ken Kunen

Ken Kunen died peacefully on 8/14/2020. He was born in New York City in 1943 and got his undergraduate degree at Caltech. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 1968, under the direction of …