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2023

ARTHUR PANCOE, BENEFACTOR AND FRIEND OF NU MATHEMATICS PASSED AWAY JAN 16, 2023

 Jan 18, 2023

Arthur Pancoe, benefactor and longtime friend of the mathematics department, died on Jan 16, 2023 at the age of 97Arthur Pancoe received a Masters degree in mathematics at Northwestern after returning from service in the Pacific in the second world war.  In 1995, Arthur and Gladys Pancoe endowed the Pancoe Chair of Mathematics.  In 1997 Arthur gave a colloquium talk in our department, titled “Some Reflections on Mathematics, Technical Analyses and the Efficient Market Theory”.   He was a philanthropist and generous donor to Northwestern.  In 2003, the Arthur and Gladys Pancoe NSUHS Life Sciences Pavilion was opened at Northwestern and dedicated to his granddaughter Beth Elise Pancoe.

The Pancoe Chair is currently held by Prof. Zhihong Jeff Xia who wrote, “Art was a very dedicated professional and passionate person.  I have a lot of fond memories of the times my wife and I spent together with him and his wife Hap. We will miss him greatly.”

BRYNA KRA ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE CHILEAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Jan 18, 2023

NU Mathematics faculty member, Prof. Bryna Kra, has been elected a Corresponding Foreign Member of La Academia Chilena de Ciencias, the Chilean Academy of SciencesThe members of the Academy are of four categories: Number, National Correspondents, Foreign Correspondents, and Honoraries.

MMMM2023 MAY 20-21

Jan 10, 2023.  

Northwestern University will host the 2023 May Midwestern Microlocal Meeting on May 20-21, 2023.  The MMMM2023 organizers are Kiril Datchev (Purdue University), Antônio Sá Barreto (Purdue University), David Sher (DePaul University), and Jared Wunsch (Northwestern University).

The MMMM23 Conference is free and open to the mathematical public but participants are asked to register online.

PROF. YURI I. MANIN, 1937-2023

Jan. 10, 2023
Professor Emeritus Yuri Manin passed away on January 7, 2023 at the age of 85.  He was Board of Trustees Professor of Mathematics at Northwestern from 2002 until 2011. Yuri Manin was a leading mathematician of his generation.  His wide interests included algebraic geometry, diophantine geometry, logic, mathematical physics and quantum computing.   Among his many accolades, Manin was the first winner of Northwestern's Nemmer Prize in Mathematics, in 1994.  It was an honor for the department that he joined us as a faculty member eight years later.  We mourn the loss of a great mathematician.

 

PROF. ZASLOW APPOINTED AS NEW NOYES CHAIR

Jan. 5, 2023
NU Mathematics faculty member, Prof. Eric Zaslow, has been appointed as the new Henry Sanborn Noyes Chair in Mathematics. This endowed chair is one of the oldest in the university.  It was established in honor of  Henry Sanborn Noyes, one of the first two faculty members in the university and acting president from 1854-1856 and 1860-1867. This appointment acknowledges Eric's many accomplishments in research, teaching and service. 
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