Entries by Shakeh Kalantarmoradian

In Memoriam: Ronald Miech

UCLA Mathematics Emeritus Professor Ronald Miech recently passed away. Ronald served the Department for 44 years and was instrumental in the history of actuarial mathematics at UCLA.  In 1978, Ronald and Ira L. Boyle, FSA, founded the actuarial program to help meet a growing need for actuaries. The actuarial program at UCLA has grown exponentially […]

In Memoriam: Robert Steinberg

I have had a good life (Ik heb een goed leven gehad) The quotation (in English and Dutch) above was exactly how Tonny Springer, a famous mathematician from Utrecht in Holland, and one of Robert Steinberg’s closest friends both personally and mathematically, wanted his life described after his death. It is also a perfect description of Robert Steinberg’s life. Bob was […]

In Memoriam – Robert J. Blattner

Robert J. Blattner (1931—2015) The UCLA Department of Mathematics lost a distinguished member of its faculty with the passing away on June 13, 2015, of Professor Emeritus Robert J. Blattner. He joined UCLA in 1957 and remained there till his retirement in 1992. His work was mainly in the theory of representations of Lie groups […]

In Memoriam: Philip C. Curtis Jr.

The UCLA Department of Mathematics lost a cherished and distinguished member of its faculty with the passing away on December 19, 2016, of Professor Emeritus Philip C. Curtis Jr. Among his many accomplishments at UCLA, Phil was instrumental in the development of the UCLA California Mathematics Project and played the key role in founding the Department’s Joint […]

In Memoriam: Peter Smereka

UCLA mathematics mourns the sudden untimely death of a colleague and friend, Peter Smereka.  Peter was 56 years old and a professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan since 1994.  He received his PhD from UCSB and spent three years at UCLA (1991-1994) as a postdoc, with Stan Osher and Russ Caflisch as his advisors. […]

In memoriam: Lowell J. Paige, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, 1919 – 2010

Professor Emeritus Lowell J. Paige died on his birthday in Carmichael, Calif., on Dec. 10. He was 91. Paige served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II from 1942 to 1946. He received his PhD in mathematics in 1947 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the supervision of Richard Hubert […]

In Memoriam: Lloyd Shapley

UCLA mourns the passing of Nobel laureate Lloyd Shapley, 92 Shapley, widely considered a father of game theory, was a professor emeritus of economics and mathematics Lloyd Shapley, a UCLA emeritus professor of economics and mathematics and co-winner of the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, died on March 12. He was 92 years old. […]

In memoriam: Leo Sario, Professor Emeritus, 1916 – 2009

Professor Emeritus Leo Sario died of a heart attack at his Santa Monica home on August 15, 2009. He was 93. In Finland during World War II, Sario was recognized as an excellent teacher and officer who made key contributions to the defense of the country, all while diligently pursuing his mathematical studies. After the […]

In memoriam: Jonathan Rogawski Professor of Mathematics, 1955 – 2011

Professor Jonathan Rogawski passed away on September 27, 2011, after a long battle with cancer. Rogawski was a key figure in the dynamic and central field of automorphic forms. He was 56 and had been ill for nearly a decade. Rogawski was raised in the Brentwood district of Los Angeles and attended the Palisades public […]